Your subject-specific guide to using library resources.
HS Talks - The Business & Management Collection includes over 1,200 specially commissioned, online multi-media videos, online lectures, case studies and case study interviews by leading experts in academia, industry and commerce. Topics include marketing, management, finance, accounting, strategy and more.
The collection is categorised into 6 broad subject areas and further organised into 90 series, each overseen by an editor who is a key expert in the field. Speakers are chosen based on their expertise and each talk is produced together with the speaker especially for the collection. The collection is reviewed and updated monthly. Once you have selected a subject area or applied your keyword you might like to filter using some of the options such as length of video or date published.
Academics can also embed the videos in the VLE. You can either do the whole video or sections. Details of how to do this can be found here.
There are different types of videos on HS Talks
Some of the talks come with additional Powerpoints which can be downloaded, along with transcripts of the interview. Viewers can also enable close captions.
Orbis Crossborder Investment looks at globalization via projects and deals and delivers information on the companies behind these investments – both listed and private. It tracks information daily, and monitors announced, completed and cancelled/withdrawn projects and deals, as well as rumours and intentions.
• Greenfield FDI projects – such as a company setting up (or expanding) a physical presence in a foreign market
• Crossborder M&A deals – defined as having more than 10% foreign ownership and including acquisitions, mergers, demergers, joint ventures, minority stakes and IPOs
• details of the investor, acquirer or target companies, including financial data, their structures and their people
• project size estimates when data isn’t available
• an indication of a company’s propensity to invest
• deal comments and rationale and linked deals/projects
• project financials, job creation, motives, incentives, sources of finance, comments, rationale, contacts, business function and links to other relevant projects/deals
Access Orbis via Library Search.
Once you are logged into Orbis there is further guidance such as creating searches and using tools such as the pivot analysis and the geographic heat map at the Orbis Crossborder Investment Learning Zone - click on 'Help' at the top right of the screen.
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a web-based business data research service from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. They have a mixture of free and additionally subscribed databases from this one uniform platform.
If you need access to data which includes stock markets indices, bond prices, interest rates, stock ownership, trading volumes and information on companies and industry reports.
Through this platform we have access to:
DMEF Academic Data
FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance)
Fama French and Liquidity Factors
Federal Reserve Bank
Penn World Tables
SEC order execution
Through additional paid subscriptions we have access to:
COMPUSTAT (S&P Capital IQ's Compustat North America) This is a database of financial, statistical and market information on active and inactive global companies throughout the world. Provides data for historical companies which is standardised.
CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices) The database provides information on security prices, return and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets.
CSMAR (China Stock Market and Accounting Research Database) This database provides access to data on China stock markets and the financial statements of China's listed companies.
200 Ivy DB US (Optionmetrics) This is a comprehensive database of historical price, implied volatility and sensitivity information for the entire US listed index and equity options markets.
All Business School staff and PGT/PGR students can register for an account via :http://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu/wrds/
Each platform features comprehensive online help. If you require further help or support please ask your Supervisor or Module Leader.
NB., You must be logged in, and have an account on WRDS, to access the help features.
The Business School provides access to Bloomberg for all Students. It is available on 20 computers located in the cluster on the 4th floor in the Newcastle University Business School building with priority going to Bloomberg users.
The Bloomberg Terminal is a computer software system provided by the financial data vendor Bloomberg L.P. that enables professionals in the financial service sector and other industries to access the Bloomberg Professional service through which users can monitor and analyse real-time financial market data and place trades on the electronic trading platform. The system also provides news, price quotes, and messaging across its proprietary secure network.
Refinitiv Workspace combines exceptional data, news and content coverage with cutting-edge web technology that is fast, light and intuitive. Refinitiv Workspace provides access to company financial data and economic indicators as well as news, analytics and productivity tools. Full functionality is accessible via the University Horizon software and some capability through web and mobile platforms. The database incorporates both Datastream and ThomsonONE.com which used to be on separate platforms.
All Thomson Reuters functionality and data which was previously accessible via Thomson One/T1.com, such as Mergers and Acquisition, Ownership and IPOs is now available in Refinitiv Workspace.
Further information about content on the platform for students can be found here.
To use Refinitiv please speak to your academic tutor in the Business School who will be able to arrange access.
Telephone: 0191 208 7662
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