Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Orbis Tutorial 2: Creating Your Custom Search


In this tutorial, learn to do custom searches in Orbis. Find companies by financial data, geography, ratios, industry and more.

Financial Ratios Resources

Ratio books give industry averages for costs, profitability, inventory and other measurements. Find out what to expect and how to measure yourself.

Online

eStatement Studies - Online version of RMA Annual Statement Studies. More on this database here.


Print

All current ratio book are located on the Reference Business Table on the third floor
Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios.
Annual Statments Studies (Robert Morris and Associates)
Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios

Find an Individual Company's Specific Ratios

Use Mergent to see an individual company's ratios. Once you get to Mergent, do a company search, then click financials and you'll see Ratios.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

This is one of my go-to sources for in-depth introductions and entries on complex economic and financial topics. 


Palgrave Dictionary of Economics online here. You get the idea in the screen cap:

 

Friday, September 2, 2016

NOLO Law Books Are Great Legal Overviews

NOLO Law Books are great overviews of topics like divorce, property rights, tenants rights environmental law and more. They give you a basic understanding of the area you're researching, crucial cases, and what to expect in court.

There are two different links in the catalog.

One section is here.
The other section is here.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Lynda.com: Computer Tutorials Database

Learn about Lynda.com here

Also available on the databases page.

Lynda.com is a great database you can now access for computer help tutorials. Learn how to use spreadsheets, image editing software, and any other computer program! People really like this database.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

TV Ratings - Including Cable

Need to find out the current ratings for popular network and cable tv shows?

The best one is Nielsen weekly ratings from Zap2It. It also includes the top cable shows.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mathematics and Logic for Economics

Here's where those books on formal mathematics in economics are (official heading is economics mathematical).

Covers the use of symbols, rules of formal logic, sets, differential equations, theorems, variables and more. Check out one and curl up with it in front of the fire!