Friday, April 29, 2005
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Friday, April 22, 2005
There are many articles and studies being done on the impact of this law. However, not all the articles use "impact." As you work with the students, ask them if they want to focus on a particular aspect of implementing the law. Section 404, dealing with compliance, has a great deal written about it.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005
Here are the paths for CCH and RIA :
Once logged onto CCH Business & Finance, click Securities tab.
Then scroll down to the SEC Accountants' Module (near the bottom)
Select Financial Accounting Standards (FASB)
The EITF Abstracts are one of the sections that can be search.
Either select the EITF Abstracts and look for the numbered abstracts or
Click on Find by Citation and type in the number of the abstract that is needed in the appropriate search box for the EITF.
(You could search by Citation as soon as you are logged on to the database, but this will result in several pages of search boxes, and scrolling down to the EITF. I think since this is the first time the students are using the database, going first to the Financial Accounting Standards is easier.)
The advantage of using RIA Checkpoint is the internal links in the EITF abstracts, which CCH does not offer. These links are a quick way to get to any referenced material without doing a new search.
For RIA Checkpoint.
After logging on, Change the practice area to WG&L Rptg & Management. (The default is tax, which won't get this assignment done.)
The fast way here:
Click More under Find by Citation, FASB Original Pronouncements. (Far left column, under Keyword Search)
This provides the search boxes for the EITF documents. Type in the desired number.
Alternative route (more scenic route?)
After logging on to RIA Checkpoint,
change to WG&L Rptg & Management.
Click on Table of Contents,
Select W G & L in the list,
Then select FRM Source Materials
Then Select FASB
Then select EITF Abstracts
The list of EITF abstracts appear. They are numbered by year and then within a year.
The appropriate EITF abstract would need to be selected.
I hope that this is helpful.
I do not plan to offer any more FARS workshops this year. The attendance was light at the workshops that I gave and no students contacted me when I posted the schedules to the accounting students' email to suggest alternative times.
Prof. Heinrich's assignment to use the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature for stories related to the Cuban Missile Crisis
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Friday, April 15, 2005
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
'WISE GUYS': GREAT MINDS ON GREAT ISSUES
April 13, 2005
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The New York Public Library, Science, Industry and Business Library
Lower Level Conference Room 014/015
If you can take time during your lunch break, John Ganly, Assistant Director, Collections, has invited us to participate as readers or as part of the audience. The list of book selections includes some of your favorite business titles.
Monday, April 11, 2005
Date of Death: 4 July 1826
According to http://www.who2.com/thomasjefferson.html
This feature is worth knowing about but maybe not worth relying on in any regular way.
- Atlanta Constitution (1868-1925)
- Boston Globe (1872-1901)
- Chicago Tribune (1860-1969)
- New York Times (1851-2001)
- Wall Street Journal (1889-1987)
At the moment, there is no link on our Information Resources page that gets you straight to this collection of old newspapers, which is formally called ProQuest Historical Newspapers. But if you go into any of the ProQuest databases already listed on the Information Resources page (ABI/Inform Global, American Periodicals Series, New York Times 1851-2001, and Wall Street Journal 1889-1987), you can then select from within the ProQuest interface one of the other databases with the newspapers listed above.
UPDATE: As noted in an Oct. 3, 2005, post on this blog, access to these additional titles has ended.
Friday, April 08, 2005
I was in touch with Kate Jashari, our ProQuest/Factiva "account developer and trainer" regarding the scope of dissertations who wrote back:
"Here is a statement from Jackie Adams, our ABI/Inform product manager: They were chosen from the existing pool of PQ dissertations using a search on multiple subject codes related to: Business Administration, Economics, Education/Business. I looked them over to make sure they were subject appropriate to ABI. There are approx. 75% Doctoral Dissertations and 25% Master Theses. In general we stayed between 1999 - 2002. There are some earlier dissertations that were chosen because they matched the authors in Scholar Universe. Here's information about the Scholar Universe Author Profiles she mentions. You can see some profiles by searching ABI for AU(James Hoffman) and viewing the indexing of any of his articles.Author Profiles from scholar Universe are available in ABI/INFORM! – The web's fastest growing collection of accurate, regularly updated, and richly linked Authority Profile™ content covering faculty members, published authors, professional researchers and their organizational affiliations is linked inside of ABI/INFORM®. "
(Scholar Universe seems to be some sort of product ProQuest recently acquired. I still plan to be in touch with Kate. If you have questions or comments, please let me know).
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
For The World Trade Center report, issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology today,including links to a summary, the press briefing and full report, go to http://wtc.nist.gov/
Beyond the sources listed in the Guide, students can use composite data from a group of comparable companies such as that found in the Factiva Comparision Report, the S&P Stock Reports, Value Line, etc.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
> > Good morning, > > I'd be interested in finding out if searchers are finding fewer and fewer > fulltext business trade journals in popular online publication databases, from > vendors like Gale and ProQuest. Doing searches on files like 13 (BAMP),15 > (ABI/INFORM),16 (PROMT) and 148 (TRADE & INDUSTRY) on Dialog seem to no longer turn > up as many high profile business trade journals as in the recent past. > > Have others had this or related experiences? > > Thanks for any feedback, > > Bob Berkman, editor > The Information Advisor > www.informationadvisor.com > > = - = -
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Right on, Bob. Here are a couple of excerpts from my Oct 04 column in
Business Information Alert.
...Now journal and newspaper publishers are changing the locks on the
online information storehouses, transferring their special features to
separate, paid databases. ÜSuperBrandsß (Brandweek) and ÜLeading
National Advertisersß (Advertising Age) are among the most prominent
journal features that are turning us back to the printed page.
No one can dispute the reference value of the well-researched rankings
and analyses that these trade journals provide, but managing a disparate
collection of one-trick ponies is an added burden for libraries. Some
publishers have not only introduced a premium charge for special reports,
but have removed their archives (leaving a gap if the print subscription
was discontinued) to yet another fee based service. Pay for the current
edition. Pay more for the archives. Pay still more for the special
reports or supplements. How many more ways can you slice the sausage?
....Think you¬re safe if you¬re an EBSCO database customer? Dream on.
These special features are generally no longer provided to aggregate
vendors, a blow to Proquest, EBSCO and other vendors whose customers may
now question the value of products with diminishing content. I suppose
we¬ll eventually see a database that rounds up all these feral fee
Terese M. Terry. Lippincott Library. Wharton School. U of PA. USA
Columnist, Business Information Alert.