Au menu du “café-livre” du 24 septembre

Voici les livres du jour :

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Le laitier de nuit, d’Andreï Kourkov

Le langage secret des fleurs, de Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Les sirènes de Bagdad, de Yasmina Khadra

Ce que le jour doit à la nuit, de Yasmina Khadra

L’attentat, de Yasmina Khadra

Carnets d’orient (BD), de Jacques Ferrandez

Le syndrôme E, de Franck Thilliez

Des grives aux loups ; Les palombes ne passeront plus ; L’appel des engoulevents, de Claude Michelet

A year in Provence, de Peter Mayle

On the road, de Jack Kerouac

Ce qu’il advint du sauvage blanc, de François Garde

Ma Ramotswe, de Alexander McCall SMith

La solitude du docteur March, de Géraldine Brookes

Tamara Drewe, de Posy Simmonds

Man, de Kim Thuy

Merci de votre participation, bonne lecture et à bientôt !

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The hidden resources of Lexis Nexis

Learn how to access company profiles, biographies, country studies ….

Lexis- Nexis is a database of international press and legal news. But did you know you can also find company profiles, biographies, financial and sector specific data?

In effect, Lexis- Nexis holds a wealth of small treasures hidden within its sources. Here is how to find them!

Company financials

From the home page of Lexis- Nexis , click the “ Company Profiles ” tab to access a search of businesses and select your sources, including in particular :

Hoover’s Company Profiles : profiles of over 40,000 businesses including a brief summary of the history of the company , the list of officers and members of the Board , its main competitors , products and services, information relating to its business sector and a financial balance sheet.

Worldscope : Provides access to financial data updated each week for 28,000 companies
Dafsaliens : Provides access to information on the 500 largest French groups (and their subsidiaries)

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Biographies

From the home page of Lexis- Nexis , click the ” Biographies ” tab. You have access to 22 biographical databases including:
Who’s Who in the European Business Industry : biographical access to more than 4500 directors and European leaders
ICC Directors : contains information about 2 million executives and boards of directors of companies based in the United Kingdom.

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Economic data by country

From the home page of Lexis- Nexis , click the ” Countries” tab. You can access information on country risk , economic news, forecast, …
• IHS Global Insight provides access to some articles from the database of economic and industrial forecasts covering 200 countries and 170 industries.
• PRS Group Country Risk Guides : These guides provide detailed descriptions of each factor which may affect the business, trade and investment of a country. Each report focuses on economic policy and the financial situation of a country and a diagnosis of financial position.

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Lexis -Nexis now holds (almost) no more secrets for you !

How can I easily find a journal ?

Whether  you are searching for a specific journal title, only have one or two words of the title, or you want to see all the journals available on one particular subject , it isn’t always easy to find exactly what you want amongst the 10,000 electronic  journal  titles available through the library’s resources. 

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Don’t worry!

There is a quick, easy and efficient system to help you : the ‘’Journal Finder’’

A Journal Finder ? What is it ?

It is an eletronic directory which allows you to search, locate and acess all the journals, newspapers and magazines which the library subscribes to.

Accessible via the homepage of the library website , it contains the contents of the news and academic literature databases, as well as the websites of journal publishers where you can gain access to the full text of the articles.

And how does it work ?

It’s very simple !

To search for a journal or review from the “Search” tab, simply type the exact title or words from the title into the search bar.

If you don’t have this information, you can also search by the publisher’s name, the subject, the ISNN etc.

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If you want to find all the journals available in a particular discipline, for example ‘”accounting’’ use the ‘’Subjects” tab, and select the area from the drop-down list.

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Finally, in the “Index” tab you will be able to see a list of available titles offered by each resource.
For example:  a list of journals found in ‘Business Source Complete’

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A small search engine will then allow you to browse through the list of answers.

And then?

In the search results,  the Journal Finder will show for each review:
– It’s location
– The time period available (e.g.  2001-present)
– The ISSN (if it has been registered)
– The Editor

Example :

Journal of Business Studies Quarterly

        Business Source Complete 2011 to present 

        DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals 2009 to present 

Resource Type: Journal

ISSN: 2152-1034 Online ISSN: 2156-862

Publisher: Journal of Business Studies Quarterly (JBSQ)

 All that is left to do is to click on the resource of your choice, for example Business Source Complete, and you will be redirected to the journal page.

And there you go 😉