IBISWorld Industry Research Reports Database

We are happy to announce the addition of a new industry research database – IBISWorld Industry Market Research.  IBISWorld industry reports provide researchers with up-to-date, detailed information about 700+ U.S. Industries.  Here’s what you should know about IBISWorld:

  • IBISWorld provides reports for all of the 723 U.S. industries as categorized by NAICS, enabling you to look into any sector across the entire U.S. economy.
  • Each report is approximately 25-30 pages in length and is updated regularly (many are updated as often as 3 times per year), ensuring that they reflect the current state of an industry.
  • Supplementary Recession Updates are also now available for all industries. These updates provide a briefing on today’s rapidly changing economy and the short-term implications for an industry.
  • IBISWorld reports contain trends, statistics and analysis on market size, market share of competitors and industry growth rates. Major market segments are identified and also those forces affecting demand and supply within the industry. Performance analysis includes emerging industry trends as well as recent production performance.
  • Each comprehensive study also examines details such as: the barriers to entry, operating cost structure (industry averages), technology & systems and domestic & international markets.  Tables and statistics include: industry revenue, exports, imports, wages and number of companies in the industry
  • Drawing on the depth of information IBISWorld also provides 5 year forecasts for each industry.

Try it today! IBISWorld is accessible from both on and off-campus.  Go to the library’s Databases A-Z page and click on IBISWorld. We want your feedback: Please send us an email to let us know what you think about IBISWorld.   If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact the Reference Desk.

Changes to Library & Cafe Hours: August 8 – September 7

Summer session is ending and the library and cafe hours are changing.  Starting on Saturday, August 8, the library will be closed evenings, weekends, and Labor Day.  The Deloitte Cafe will remain closed Friday, August 7, through Monday, September 7.

Library Hours*
Saturday, August 8 through Monday, September 7

Monday – Thursday:  8:00am-6:00pm

Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

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Monday, September 7 [Labor Day Holiday] : CLOSED

* Deloitte Cafe is CLOSED Friday, August 7, through Monday, September 7

The library and cafe will resume regular hours with the start of the Fall Semester on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. For more information about the hours please check our online hours calendar.

New & Improved CCH IntelliConnect

CCH Tax Research Network & OmniTax are now combined as CCH IntelliConnect.
What are the key features of IntelliConnect?

  • Intuitive and innovative research capabilities: IntelliConnect is easy to learn and use with its simple, modern interface. Everything is accessible from one screen.
  • Easy searching and browsing: Use either or both Search or Browse to find desired information or documents. To begin a search, simply type in your search term — there’s no need to pre-select what publications to search.
  • IntelliConnect rapidly searches all the content in your subscription so you don’t miss important documents.
  • Multiple searches saved in tab format: Never lose your place while you work!
  • Search within a search for refined results: Easily refine results by conducting a search within a set of search results.

Update: Internet & Databases Will Be Available In Library On Saturday, July 11

UPDATE TO YESTERDAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE NETWORK OUTAGE ON SATURDAY, JULY 11:

The Bentley Help Desk has notified the campus of a planned campus-wide network outage for Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 6:00am – noon, due to new network equipment being installed in the Lindsay Data Center.  During this time, the library’s catalog and databases will be unavailable to all users (on and off-campus).

  • During this time the internet and online library databases will be available in the library only (ask at the Reference Desk for assistance with accessing the databases).
  • The library catalog will not be available from either on- or off-campus.
  • Off-campus users will not have access to the library databases.

Please contact the Reference Desk if you have questions or need further assistance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Your Very Own Cone of Silence: Library Introduces Cell Phone Booths

If you’ve stepped into the Reading Room or visited the top floor of the library you’ve probably noticed our new cell phone booths. After all, how could you miss those towering shiny black cylinders?  In order to satisfy student requests for a quieter library environment, while at the same time accepting the reality that cell phone conversations are going to happen, we’ve installed six cell phone booths on the main and upper levels of the library.  Just step inside, slide the door shut, and chat away.  The booths are not completely sound-proof, but if you speak in a normal tone of voice you will enjoy privacy and those around you will enjoy a much quieter library.