Get Your Daily News (Online) at the Library

We’ve all recently heard the news that the Collegiate Readership Program has been suspended.  We know that many of you will probably opt to read the newspapers we used to receive –  The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and The Boston Globe – online via their web sites.  However, while these websites provide the daily news for free, access to their archives often costs money.  We’d like to remind you that there are many ways you can get complete access to these newspapers (plus thousands more) for FREE via the library’s databases. This includes their archives!  We recommend that you visit our News Resources page for complete details, but here are a few quick links to get you started.

Each of the above newspapers is available via the ProQuest NewsStand database. Clicking the newspaper name will allow you to browse the newspaper by date and/or to conduct a keyword search of the newspaper to retrieve articles by topic.

If you have any questions about using the library’s databases please contact the Reference Desk.

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.

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.