For those of you who are embarking on your International Business Plan Project this summer, here are some ways that the library can help.
The library subscribes to several great business databases that will help you with your research:
For country economic and political risk profiles and international industry analysis, look at Business Monitor Online. EIU Country Reports & Profiles is also a good database for current country economic and political profiles. LexisNexis, Proquest, and Business Source Elite will help you with your competitor analysis and market research. You’ll find market research reports and country marketing guides using STAT-USA.
All of these databases are linked to our Research Databases page. If you are off-campus, you’ll need to log onto your network account to access these and other subscription databases. Any questions about how to use these online resources, just ask!
If you’d like to refer to business plans from past years, you’ll find them in our Thesis Collection. Right next to the theses in the Fletcher Jones reading area, is our fabulous Business Reference Collection. This collection of international statistical yearbooks, country marketing guides, and company directories compliments our online research tools.
Stop by the display case in the front lobby to see some of the books we have on how to write a business plan. All of these books are available for checkout, so if you see something you’d like to use, just let us know.
Check out our latest web resource discoveries…
If you are interested in a current profile of Iran, go to the recently published Country Profile from the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.
Want to keep up with the latest news from the European Union? EurActiv.com is a great site for news and policy.
For current assessments of global financial markets, check out the IMF Global Financial Stability Report.
With only a week left of the semester, many of you are preparing to graduate or heading off to some exciting internship!
While you are busy with finals and packing, we want to take this time to remind you to keep a look out for library books. Sometimes they can get packed away with all your other belongings. If you are not sure if you have anything out you can check your account here.
Enter your first and last name, and your barcode from your student ID. This will let you view any books you have checked out, renew them, and also view any outstanding fines you may have. If you have any problems you can contact the front desk at 831-647-4133.
Interlibrary Loans: These will NOT show up on your MIIS library account. If you are not sure what you have out or when they are due, please contact Megan via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be sure to return any interlibrary loans before you leave as well!
PLEASE NOTE: Any requests for interlibrary loans made at this point will not be here in time for the last day of the semester.
Have a fun and safe summer!
Stop by the library front lobby to see the 3 winning photographs from this year’s MIIS Photo Contest:
People category, 1st place – Ravi Dutta
Ovahimba Mother and Child, Northwestern Namibia
Places category, 1st place – Addi Rose Matthews
Bamboo Raft, Yangshoo, China
Nature category, 1st place – Zachary H.B. Wells
Sunset in Kasonka, Kasonka National Park, Zambia
We are pleased to be able to display these wonderful photographs, as well as the prize winners from past years’ competitions.