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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. 


Database of the Month: PrivCo - Private Company Research

By Viral Amin
June 23, 2021

PrivCo enables you to learn and research the world of private markets, both the companies seeking investment, and the firms and people that make that investment happen. Private markets are constantly evolving, with new companies and industries popping up to meet new needs. While other directories update company profiles periodically, PrivCo reflects changes soon after they happen giving you the current M&A information needed to discern trends in buyer behavior relative to financials, investment type, and valuation.


New Database: MRI-Simmons Insights

By Lisa Curtin
May 17, 2021

The library is very pleased to announce the addition of MRI-Simmons Insights to our collection of marketing and consumer research databases. MRI-Simmons Insights is replacing Mediamark University Reporter, which will be deactivated at the end of June.  

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What is MRI-Simmons Insights?


Resource of the Month: Libby for OverDrive!

By Katie Leahy
April 14, 2021

With the warmer weather and summer on the way, why not take your reading with you on the go?


Database(s) of the Month: Gale's Diversity Studies and Gender Studies

By Matthew Van Sleet
March 15, 2021

Gale Diversity Studies and Gender Studies Databases

This month the Bentley Library is highlighting two notable selections from our Gale OneFile collection of databases: Diversity Studies and Gender Studies. These resources support the University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives both in and out of the classroom.


Database of the Month: Gale EBooks

By Dominique Winn
February 17, 2021

Gale EBooks is an excellent assist for online education, especially for those working remotely. Instructors can embed content on a website or in a Blackboard site. Gale EBooks needs no special downloads or apps, making it a friendly resource for various types of device and student skill levels. There is no limit to the number of people who can view the item at one time, and users can access the book without a checkout. 


Database of the Month: Salem Press

By Kimberly Morin
December 8, 2020

Salem Press is a collection of online reference books published by Salem Press, Grey House Publishing, and H. W. Wilson. These 150+ titles provide excellent overviews and set the stage for successful research projects.

Why use Reference Books?

Locating background information in subject specific encyclopedias and other reference resources will help you put information in context.


Database of the Month: D&B Hoovers

By Macee Damon
November 19, 2020

D&B Hoovers is a robust source of information about U.S. and international companies and industries and their executives and employees. Primarily marketed in the business sector as a sales prospecting database for its excellent list-building and filtering features, academic users and others can also conduct company and industry research, find news, and read reports related to forecasting and trends.


Resource of the Month: Guide to Citing Sources Using APA Style (7th ed.)

By Lisa Curtin
October 14, 2020

If you have written a paper for a business, psychology, or sociology class here at Bentley, you've probably been required to cite your sources using APA Style. The Bentley Library's Citing Online Business Resources Using APA Style guide has always been one of our most popular help guides, logging over 25,000 views annually!


Database of the Month: PrivCo

By Viral Amin
September 16, 2020

PrivCo is an indispensable tool for company and industry research.  Its primary focus is on private, public, and foreign companies in specialized industries like On-Demand Services, e.g. Grubhub, DoorDash, or Transferwise.    

What sets it apart from other company directories are the up-to-date funding and M&A histories, which are cross-listed with company and investor profiles directly on PrivCo. 

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