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Database of the Month

Database of the Month: Kanopy

By Matthew Van Sleet
June 23, 2022

In Spring 2022, Kanopy upgraded its website to a new design aimed at creating a more user-centered platform. Many of these enhancements were derived from user feedback and implemented to create a more intuitive viewing experience. Below are details of some of these improvements.

New Top Navigation
The top navigation bar of your library’s Kanopy website has been redesigned for simpler browsing, searching, and account management.


Database of the Month: Simmons Connect Plus on MRI-Simmons Insights

By Lisa Curtin
May 17, 2022

If you're a fan of the MRI-Simmons Insights database we have some great news for you! The library has recently renewed our subscription to MRI-Simmons Insights and added a new module to the platform—Simmons Connect Plus—that will provide detailed insights into the digital behaviors of consumers.


Resource of the Month: 1950 Census

By Kimberly Morin
April 6, 2022
Image of the 1950 Census Logo

The National Archives just released The 1950 Census and these records are now available and searchable from this dedicated website


Database of the Month: Financial Times Online (

By Viral Amin
March 25, 2022

Financial Times Online ( goes beyond conventional business and financial analysis to cover the external drivers and trends shaping markets. A good example is its Moral Money newsletter that compiles news around the theme of Social Responsibility. And with Alphaville, you can take the pulse of markets through blog posts and aggregation of information from around the web on current business and finance topics. also carries out special investigations.


Database of the Month: Safari Online Tech Books

By Macee Damon
February 17, 2022

Within the O'Reilly database, Safari Tech Books offers books, audiobooks, case studies, videos, conference content and interactive tutorials on technology, computing, and business topics. 

Search for Titles

O'Reilly provides a basic search box at the top of the home page that can be used to execute a keyword search for books, videos, live events, and more. 


Database of the Month: Foundation Directory Online - Professional

By Matthew Van Sleet
November 17, 2021

Whether you are currently seeking funding for a project, or just curious about where to look for help with grant writing, the Foundation Directory Online Professional is a valuable resource to consult. This database provides information on grantmakers and their philanthropic activities and includes over 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S., and over 3 million recently awarded grants. 

Searching the Database


Database of the Month: Europa World

By Katie Leahy
October 21, 2021

Researching a country? 

Europa World provides profiles of over 250 countries and territories, including extensive sections on political history, foreign affairs, and economic affairs. 

Europa World Homepage



Resource of the Month: Company Research Guide

By Lisa Curtin
September 27, 2021

The Bentley Library can help you take your company research to the next level!

Anyone tasked with researching a company will probably start by examining the company’s website and searching Google, but where do you turn next? Where do you look for more detailed information, data, insights, and analysis from trusted sources? 


Resource of the Month: EDGAR

By Kimberly Morin
August 14, 2021
Image from EDGAR search from SEC

The EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval) database is an electronic filing system created by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to increase the efficiency and accessibility of corporate filings.


Database of the Month: Statistical Abstract of the United States

By Macee Damon
July 8, 2021

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. The site provides data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. 

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