Are business databases all they're cracked up to be?
Please Note: Printouts from our subscription databases cost 20 cent per page for A4 black and white.A database is an electronic collection of information containing full text documents, citations or abstracts of articles. May also contain newswires, blogs and press releases.Periodicals and Newspaper Research DatabasesEuropean Business ASAP Online (INFOTRAC): Abstracts and full text international business management and economic journals. Coverage 1992 - present; printouts available.*Irish Times Archive Online: Newspaper Articles (1859 - present). Keyword searching available. Births and Deaths searches - November 2004 to present; printouts available.*Irish Newspaper Archive: Available online for Internet users at all branches of Dublin City Public Libraries.*Dictionary of Irish Biography: Available online for Internet users at all branches of Dublin City Public Libraries.Emerald Online: Publishes the world's widest range of management and library information journals. Printouts available from 58,000 articles.Company Research DatabasesVision - NET Online: Provides access to documents filed in the Irish Companies Registration Office. Information available includes Irish Company & Business addresses, activities, directors, profit & loss, assets etc., updated daily; printouts available.*Business.ie: Information on over 140,000 Irish companies. Search all businesses in Ireland by location, sector, employee size, type or product.*MarketLine Advantage: Company, industry, financial, city and country business data, case studies, data and statistics for every major marketplace in the world.Consumer Research DatabasesMINTEL (Ireland) online: MINTEL is the Irish Lending Consumer Market Analyst. It contains a vast amount of corporate and individual expertise in monitoring all aspects of consumers' economy. Mintel publishes an extensive range of reports covering the following sectors: automotive, beauty, personal goods and toiletries, clothing footwear and accessories, consumer lifestyles, marketing, promotion, drink and tobacco, electrical goods, household/house and home, health and wellbeing, holidays and travel, industrial, leisure time, media, books and stationery, miscellaneous, personal finances, retail and technology/telecoms. Printouts available*Euromonitor International - Passport Markets: brings together Euromonitor International’s intelligence on 115 million industries, countries and consumers in just one information system. The database covers Europe, Australasia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, North America and the world. Printouts available.MarketLine Advantage: Company, industry, financial, city and country business data, case studies, data and statistics for every major marketplace in the world.Consumer Choice Online. The online version of the hugely popular consumer magazine.** Available on computers in the Business Information Centre via our Business Information Gateway.For more informationBusiness Information Centre.Business Information Gateway.Electronic Journals available via the various business databases (selection).Dublin City Public Libraries' eResourcesTel. 01 8734333. Email [email protected]
The Business Library, in the Central Library has subscriptions to 150+ magazines covering all kinds of niche interests and industries, many of them the kind of titles beloved of “Have I Got News For You”. But by far and away the most popular titles are the current affairs and business titles. Now with the library closed for the time being, I’d like to encourage people to take a look at Pressreader and RBdigital.I know looking at a screen is not the same thing, but lots of things aren’t the same thing anymore. And while you won’t get the tactile pleasure of flicking through a glossy new magazine, you will be able to make yourself a coffee and, without stirring from the house, peruse all the leading titles over breakfast. And that’s just what I did today. Here’s a flavour of what I found.Pressreader: Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and Newsweek. Bloomberg Businessweek looks at Covid 19 and airbnb and the future of travel. Forbes told me about the history of Zoom, a name I didn’t know a month ago! Newsweek has a feature on who are the likely candidates for Joe Biden’s running mate. To access Pressreader, sign in with your Dublin City library card number and choose Dublin City Libraries from the provided list. Pressreader has extended its activation period for users from 30 to 60 days for all customers. Watch our how to video here.RBdigital: Time, The Economist and NewsweekTime focussed on hope and asked the great and the good for their thoughts. Margaret Atwood, as always, was worth reading. The Economist had a worrying analysis of the behaviour of autocrats during this epidemic and a more enjoyable analysis of the relationship between disease and architecture; for instance consider the “sanatorium aesthetic” of clean white Le Corbusier buildings. Like most people, I am religiously tuning in to the Irish news bulletins for my Covid 19 information but magazines can give you an international view, a longer term view, and a reminder that there are other things happening in the world too.Download the RBdigital app: Google Play - Android | iTunes - iOS | Kindle Fire. Watch our how to video here.Submitted by Sandra in the Business Information Centre.