COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law

COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law is a brand new database available via HeinOnline focusing on issues related to the ongoing global pandemic from a U.S. perspective. Continue reading COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law

Dealogic and Mergers & Acquisitions databases

Doing a project on M&A? Library Resources has many resources available remotely for Mergers and Acquisitions. The most popular include:

  • Zephyr – Web-based database providing data on all kinds of deals including Mergers & Acquisitions, IPOs, private equity and venture capital. Add data about details of deals and download into Excel. Access it with your City username and password.
  • Eikon – Use the Deal Screener in Excel or the Mergers & Acquisitions Advanced Search (MASRCH) in the web version to find M&A to find data. For access please email businesslibrary@city.ac.uk
  • SDC Mergers & Acquisitions and SDC New Issues via WRDS – Access some data in SDC over the web. This is a very advanced database, and it helps if you have a sample before you begin.
  • CB Insights – Global database of private companies and their activities including venture capital, angel investor-backed private startups. For access please email businesslibrary@city.ac.uk.

Continue reading Dealogic and Mergers & Acquisitions databases

Extra online resources – temporary access

In order to support students, academics and researchers during the coronavirus pandemic, a number of academic publishers are choosing to make some of their content temporarily free to access online.

We’ve created a special Library Guide to highlight the resources which are now available to you, with instructions on how to access them if a separate log-in or other method is needed.

The guide includes some sources specifically related to the coronavirus pandemic itself, plus there are links to Senate House Library which is also providing special online access to students.

We are updating our guide all the time, so watch out for more databases, e-book platforms and multidisciplinary resources being added in the coming weeks.

If you do come across something which might be useful for your research, assignment or project, please remember that access to these resources and services is time-limited.

If you have problems accessing these resources please contact us via Online Chat.

Services and Resources Status Updates

Have you ever wondered why a library resource is not working or wanted to check if there is any upcoming system maintenance? You can now quickly do so, by checking our Current status of library services and resources page!

We knew that having a centralised place to check would make your life easier, so we worked hard to produce a tool that would clearly show you the status of Library Services’ core systems and services. So now, in one place, we are able to highlight to you known issues and periods of service disruption, and provide you with information on alternatives where necessary.

On that page you will be able to check the status of our online resources, services and spaces. Specific major issues are highlighted at the top, but you can click on each category to get more details on what is happening (an alert shows next to a category when there is an issue related to it), and learn about other potential issues:

  • In Online resources are listed current issues with library resources and news items about upcoming maintenance, as well as workarounds for known issues. If you have found an issue with a resource, this page may tell you why. If not, you can report the issue to e-access@city.ac.uk
  • By checking the status of our Services, you will know if any of them is disrupted – did you know that all but one are available at the moment?
  • Currently all our physical Spaces are closed, of course, but this will be a useful page to remember checking when we reopen.  

Give it a quick try at https://libanswers.city.ac.uk/systems –  see what’s happening and what will be happening soon!

Eikon and Dealogic

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to work with two of our suppliers to bring temporary off-campus access to two important resources that are normally only available on specific PCs: Eikon and Dealogic.

To get access to either resource, email casslibrary@city.ac.uk from your City email account, and a username and password will be issued to you for up to 23 hours. Each username and password is valid from 10:00 BST until the following day at 09:00 BST.  You can request another session by emailing casslibrary@city.ac.uk. We have a limited number of licences for each database, so if all usernames and passwords have been issued, we will add you to a queue and issue you with details when it is your turn.

Refinitiv Eikon

Eikon contains news, analytics and financial content. It also includes a range of prices for multiple assets, fundamentals, estimates and charts. Eikon users can find data from Worldscope, I/B/E/S, Lipper and Asset 4. Use the Excel Add-In to download data and access Datastream.  You can use Eikon via the web or, if you’re on a Windows machine, download it. For more information please see the Cass Library Guides: https://libguides.city.ac.uk/cass.

Dealogic 

Dealogic is a platform used by investment banks to identify M&A opportunities, cover the right clients, evaluate investor appetite and execute deals.  You can use Dealogic via the web. Please follow the instructions available on the Cass Library Guides: https://libguides.city.ac.uk/cass.

A new look for two databases: Fame and IBISWorld

Two of our databases, IBISWorld and Fame have recently updated their interfaces and added some exciting new features.

IBISWorld – Industry Research database for the UK, US, China and global reports has streamlined its look and added the following product developments:

  • Interactive charts
  • Downloadable formats including Word, Excel, PDF and PowerPoint
  • Easier navigation.

Fame, a financial database for company accounts data in the UK and Ireland has officially switched to a new and improved look. The design has been available for a preview, so you might have already seen it. Fame’s new interface:

  • Allows for more seamless searching
  • Enables users to create graphs including data not only from companies but now from indexes too.
  • Provides greater clarity in the definitions of terminology and how they’re calculated.

 

Both of these databases are great for anyone investigating particular companies or industries for their coursework, but they are also excellent when you are job-hunting: use them to gain insight into the industries your target company is involved in, and information on their finances and how they compare to their peers.

 

New Year, New Look: a new look for Fame and IBISWorld

Autumn Specials

Autumn Specials: A series of drop-in sessions at Northampton Square and Cass Libraries
This autumn Library Services will host a series of drop-in sessions and workshops at the Northampton Square and Cass Libraries. These sessions form our Library Services Autumn Specials. They will be an excellent opportunity to meet the people behind these resources and learn about how to get more out of library resources.

See the table below for dates and times of each session. Select the links to find out more information and book your place.

Autumn Specials at Northampton Square

 

Event Date Time Location
Successful Employability with the Financial Times Tuesday 24th September 12-12:30pm A110 College Building
Financial Times Drop-in Tuesday 24th September 1-3pm Northampton Square Library Level 2
Euromonitor Passport Drop-in Monday 7th October 12-3pm Northampton Square Library Level 2
Gale Cengage Roadshow Wednesday 17th October 11am-2pm Northampton Square Library Level 2
SAGE Research Methods Thursday 7th November 11am-2pm Northampton Square Library Level 2

Autumn Specials at Cass

Event Date Time Location
Successful Employability with the Financial Times Thursday 3rd October 12-12:30pm 2003, Bunhill Row
Financial Times Drop-in Thursday 3rd October 1-3pm Cass Library entrance, Level 1
Bloomberg Drop-in Tuesday 8th October 1-4pm Cass Library entrance, Level 1
Bureau van Dijk Drop-in Thursday 17th October 1-4pm Cass Library entrance, Level 1
Euromonitor Passport Drop-in Wednesday 23rd October 12-3pm Cass Library entrance, Level 1

 

Improved access to full-text articles via PubMed

It’s now easier than ever to check if the articles you’ve found on PubMed are available in full-text via CityLibrary.

Use the direct link to PubMed on the Databases A-Z and each time you search and select an article, look for the ‘isit@citylibrary’ link on the top right-hand side of the screen. This link will then:

  • display a pdf. if available
  • take you to a log-in screen, or
  • show information on how to use the Inter-Library Loan service to obtain a copy.

If you have registered for an account with PubMed you can also change your settings by logging-in to MyNCBI and changing the Outside Tool setting.

If you have any problems accessing full-text articles drop us an email, Ask Us or speak to a member of staff at a Help Desk during staffed hours.

New and updated Library Guides for Health Sciences

We are excited to announce Governmental, news and statistical resources, a new Library Guide for School of Health Sciences students, researchers and academics. It provides access to:

The guide formally known as Doing a systematic review has been updated and renamed Doing postgraduate research to cover all advanced dissertations and research projects, including systematic reviews.

Some new sections have also been added, including a Database Search Checklist which can be used after an initial database search to ensure the correct search strategies have been followed.

All of our guides for Health Sciences can be found here https://libguides.city.ac.uk/health.

Introducing Bloomberg Query Language

 

 

Attention Bloomberg users: Bloomberg has delivered a new API that you can use to download and save data from Bloomberg through the Bloomberg Excel Add-in. Introducing: Bloomberg Query Language (BQL). It works by:

  • Consolidating fields
  • Reducing the number of tickers you have to list
  • Aggregating data

Why use it?

  1. You can do more in Bloomberg without hitting Bloomberg’s download limit. This is because BQL uses much less data than the traditional way of using data in Bloomberg. Rather than taking the raw data and doing the calculations in Excel or another application, Bloomberg does the calculations for you on their end and then gives you the aggregate figures.
  2. You’ll save time because you won’t have to list tickers and work out the formula by trial and error. Bloomberg works with lists of tickers and aggregates sums.
  3. Knowing how to use BQL is a marketable skill. BQL requires that you know how to use complex Excel formulas, and the functionality of those formulas is not dissimilar to Python, another skill employers look for.

How can I use it?

  1. To get started, login to a Bloomberg terminal, sign into Bloomberg and open the Excel Add-in.
  2. Select the BQL Builder tool.
  3. Begin building your query. Refer to the BQL guide on Bloomberg for guidance – type BQLX <GO>

What resources can I use to get support?

  • BQL Cheatsheet, available on the Cass Library Moodle page
  • BQLX <GO> lists the complete guide to using BQL.
  • FLDS <GO> lists available fields that exist in Bloomberg

New to Bloomberg? Check out the Library Guide for Financial Information to learn about where to find it, how to sign up for access, and how to get help.