DoodleCastPro for iPad is now free


Hello everyone, You may already know DoodleCastPro, a very nice and useful app to create presentations on your iPad.

[DoodleCastPro] records your voice as you draw to create quick presentations. Doodlecast Pro saves videos to the camera roll making it easy to import them into popular video editors or presentation tools such as iMovie, Keynote, or iBooks Author. Perfect for teachers, students, business people and anyone needing an elegant way to share ideas.

Pretty great, isn’t it ?

You will be happy to learn that it is now free (it used to cost 2.99€)

The “iThoughts” app for iPad


Business Research Plus is the “research expertise from the MBS Library Service of The University of Manchester Library” blog.

All the posts are very interesting and this one particularly: The “iThoughts” app for iPad

“In the emerging world of mind mapping on the iPad, iThoughtsHD has taken an early lead with an incredible set of features that no other developer even comes one close to. More importantly, it contains the features and functionality that makes it eminently useful to academic users. And on the iPad’s large screen, it’s an absolute pleasure to use.”

Get Ithoughts here

Enhancing the Google scholar Experience

Connecting Library Resources with Google scholar

Did you know you can search HEC subscribed resources directly from Google scholar?

·         Simply connect to Google scholar, and click on settings
·         In the left hand tab, click on library links
·         Search for HEC and add “HEC Paris Library – HEC Paris – Full text
·         Save your changes
·         Perform a search using Google scholar

·         When the article is available in one of the library subscribed databases, the link “HEC Paris Full text” appears

·         Click on it to go directly to the full article text

For more information, consult the following guide, or ask for help at the library.

Have you got your ORCID numbet yet?

Have you got your ORCID numbet yet?

orcid logo

What is ORCiD?

ORCiD, or “Open Researcher Contributor Identification Initiative” is an alphanumeric code uniquely assigned to scientific and academic authors.


Why to get an ORCiD I.D.?

· Due to many duplicates or variations of a single personal name, one particular author’s contributions to academia can be hard to electronically recognize.
· Similarly, with name changes due to marriage, cultural differences in name order and differing writing systems, inconsistent use of a name and first-name abbreviations, and even false identities, many works can become lost or confused in a sea of “John Smiths”.
· Its free.
· An unchangeable and universally recognized identity, as offered by ORCiD, therefore makes attribution of works, and discovery of articles much easier; your work is much more easily distinguishable from others with similar names; you can therefore easily add your unique identity to research objects across disciplines without having to consistently re-enter the same data.
· Launched in October 2012, ORCiD now has over 65 member organizations, including many publishers, such as Elsevier, Springer, Wiley and Thomson Reuters Research.


How to register?

Visit and click on “register”
Registration takes no more than 30 seconds, and you can use your ORCID identifier whenever you submit works, on your peronal website, when applying for funding, or in any research workflow to ensure you get the deserved credit for your work.

What is Sherpa/Romeo ?

SherpaRomeo is a database run by the University of Nottingham, UK, which allows any author publishing in an academic journal to verify the open-access related policies of journals and publishers.

How does it work ?

Connect to their site and type in the journal title pr publishers name in the search field. SherpaRomeo uses data provided by Zetoc (British Library) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) to provide a summary of their exact publishing and copyright policies, in a clear and easy to follow coloured scale (see below.) It details whether pre-prints, post-prints, or publishers versions are permitted  to be shared on repositories such as SSRN or institutional repositories, and any other general conditions to be noted.

Why is it useful ?

Whilst close readings of publishers copyright policies are invaluable, SherpaRomeo provides an easy to follow and efficient method of understanding to what extent a journal will allow you to share your published articles, in what format, and under what conditions they will allow that sharing.

Why ask the library for help ?

The Library can help you with guidelines for uploading your work and ensure you fully understand publishers copyright implications. Similarly, the library can help clarify the grey areas of research sharing, and take contact directly with publishers on your behalf to ensure all guidelines are properly respected.

Go to SherpaRomeo now!

Looking for a company profile ?


From a simple Google search, it’s easy to find lots of information on all types of companies in France or abroad .

However, the most important data is accessible only through subscription databases .

Good news! the library holds subscriptions to many of them !

MarketLine (Formerly known as the ” Datamonitor 360 ‘)

MaketLine provides valuable information such as company reports, listed or unlisted , SWOT analysis , but also market studies, country reports, financial transactions etc …

Here’s how to find company profiles :

From the Home screen, type the name of a company in the search field and then  under ” All Research ” select ” Companies ” and launch the search.

MarketLine - companies menu

From the results page, the search can be refined according to various criteria using the menu that appears on the right of the screen
Click a report title to view the Table of Contents and download the report in Word or PDF format

MarketLine -CR

NB All reports are presented in the same way as follows :

– A brief description of the company
– Key business figures
– Biographies of its main leaders
– A presentation of its products and services
– An analysis of accounts
– A SWOT analysis
– Its main competitors
– Offices and subsidiaries

A SWOT analysis  is a 6-7 pages document which is a particularly useful tool as it allows you to obtain an overview of the internal organization of a company , its environment and its strategy.


Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete also provides access to company reports (almost 20 000!) and  SWOT analysis.

To find them , click on ” Company Information ” in the blue menu at the top of the page
Enter the name of a company , begin the search and select one of the proposed results .


You get the listing of the company, including the following:

– A brief description of its activity
– Key figures
– A list of subsidiaries
– Names of the main leaders

Useful Tip : SWOT analysis, which appear in the ” Related Information” menu on the left of the screen, allows you to further your knowledge of  the company and its sector by redirecting you to general press articles, and specialized or academic market data .


Factiva contains much more than articles of international press ! You can also find valuable information on companies and markets.

Here’s how :
Click on the ” Companies / Markets ” tab and then the “Companies” option


Find your desired business in the results list to view its profile.

Useful tip : Scroll to the bottom of the page to display graphs combining industry data , a ranking of major competitors and the latest news about the companies.


It’s almost magic 🙂
For further info or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us  on

Au menu du “café-livre” du 5 novembre

Voici les livres du jour :


– Un avion sans elle, de Michel Bussi

– Le bruit et la fureur, de William Faulkner.

Du même auteur : Sanctuaire. Lumière d’Aout. Tandis que j’agonise.

– Mémoires de porc-épic, Alain Mabanckou

– Les fiancées du pacifique, de Jojo Moyes

– La chambre des morts, de Franck Thilliez

– La mémoire fantôme, de Franck Thilliez

– La carte et le territoire, de Michel Houellebecq

– Pablo, de Julie Birmant

Merci pour ces échanges de lecture et à bientôt !