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Click on the images in the posts to the left to watch helpful videos about business research tips, tools, and techniques.

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I've assembled quite a few videos for some of the more popular (and occasionally difficult-to-use) databases. Click on the links below to find all videos on a specific resource.

Bizminer

Mediamark(MRI)

Mergent Online

Passport Gmid

Research Insight

S&P NetAdvantage

SimplyMap

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Business Research Videos

Need to know a how to use a specific database or how to find a particular piece of information? These videos show you how to use databases, find information, and become a more efficent researcher. The newest videos appear at the top of the page.


A quick overview of Alden’s new home page

A quick overview of Alden’s new home page

Alden Library just launched a new website and you may be wondering “where’s InfoTree?”, “what’s this Articles Plus thing,” or “where can I find books or a specific journal title?”. This video highlights the powerful new search options that allow … Continued

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How I make instructional videos for the Business Blog

How I make instructional videos for the Business Blog

I often get questions about how I make the videos on this site, so I put together a short instructional video on the process. This video shows the basics of making library instructional (or other educational) videos and screencasts. The … Continued

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How to find consumer finance, consumer spending, and debt information in Passport GMID

How to find consumer finance, consumer spending, and debt information in Passport GMID

Live from the American Library Association 2012 Annual Conference, this video demonstrates how to find consumer debt, consumer finance, and credit information in Passport GMID.

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How to download economic, equity, and financial information with Datastream

Datastream, an advanced economic and finance tool

If you are looking for historical equity pricing, economic series information (GDP, CPI, employment, etc), or other historical financial information, Datastream can be a great tool to use. This video shows you the basics of finding and downloading data in … Continued

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How to an research an industry’s supply chain, suppliers, and buyers in Passport GMID

How to an research an industry’s supply chain, suppliers, and buyers in Passport GMID

If you are researching the supply chain of an industry, including suppliers and buyers, you will definitely want to check out the Industrial Reports in Passport GMID. This video shows you how.

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How to analyze home improvement retail companies with Mergent Online

How to analyze home improvement retail companies with Mergent Online

When comparing companies in the same industry, you’ll want to look at financial comparisons, equity (stock ) reports, and more. This video shows you how to find the essential information for the home improvement industry in Mergent Online.

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How to find information for your PEST analysis with Passport GMID

How to find information for your PEST analysis with Passport GMID

When you are doing a PEST analysis, you will want to look at a variety of factors affecting the Political, Economic, Social, and Technological environment around your industry. This video demonstrates how to use Passport GMID to find risk, vulnerabilities, … Continued

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How to track a company’s interest in the news and stock market with Factiva

How to track a company’s interest in the news and stock market with Factiva

Factiva has a really nifty feature that allows you to trace the volume of stock being traded over the past quarter for an individual company. You can look at volume for a particular day, and then track the news on … Continued

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How to find coffee consumption (and more!) by location in SimplyMap

How to find coffee consumption by location in SimplyMap

Ohio University business cluster students are working on a feasability study of opening a coffee/crepe/smoothie store in Athens, Ohio. This video demonstrates how to find relevant product consumption information in Athens, as well as other locations. While SimplyMap/Simmons does not … Continued

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How to find industry financial averages and ratios for the coffee shops, cafes, bakeries and more in Bizminer

How to find industry financial averages and ratios for the coffee shops, cafes, bakeries and more in Bizminer

If you are doing a feasability study for bringing a coffee shop or cafe to town, you might want to look at how well the industry is doing overall. Bizminer allows you to look at financial ratios and more for … Continued

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How to find demographics for consumers of pastries and coffee

How to find demographics for consumers of pastries and coffee

This video demonstrates how to use Mediamark Reporter to find consumer demographic information for people who purchase and consume coffee, pastries, and more.

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How to find market research analysis on cafes and food kiosks

How to find market research analysis on cafes and food kiosks

This video demonstrates how to find market research reports and analysis for cafes and food kiosks using Passport GMID.

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How to find demographic information about NASCAR (and other sports) fans

How to find demographic information about NASCAR (and other sports) fans

This video demonstrates how to find demographics of NASCAR fans using the Mediamark Reporter database. With this resource, you can find a lot of really useful information about the fan market, such as age, income level, home value, race, magazine … Continued

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How to find financial information for nonprofit organizations

How to find financial information for nonprofit organizations

If you are looking for financial information for nonprofit organizations, you’ll want to check out Charity Navigator and GuideStar.

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How to find stock reports in Onesource

How to find stock reports in Onesource

If you are looking for investment information or analyzing a company, you will definitely want to look at stock reports. While SP may be the first choice that many go to when looking for stock reports, it helps to have … Continued

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