Week One Topic One— University Tools
1 University Tools Primer
The University Tools Primer is designed to familiarize you with the myriad of tools provided by the University of Phoenix to assist in your success. For example, did you know that the University of Phoenix Library contains thousands of up-to-date journals, newspapers, industry reports, and research databases? This University Tools Primer sends you on a search to answer 14 questions similar to the following question:
Access the University Library page by going to the Library tab in your student portal and select the link for the University Library. On the lower right hand side, under the section titled Library Services, there is a link called Read the Library Handbook. Click on the link for the handbook and go to the Company Directories and Financials section. Which one of the following databases is listed under that section?
a) Datamonitor 360 provides detailed coverage of companies, countries, industries, marketing, and technologies. Included in this resource are news articles, information on financial deals, opinion pieces, reports and briefs, company information, countries profiles, and industry reports. This resource is recommended for courses in business and technology management. This resource was originally two separate resources, Business Insights and MarketLine Business Information Center, that have now been combined into a single platform.
b) Plunkett Research Online provides industry-specific research portals for important business sectors. For each industry covered, available components include market research and trends, company profiles, statistics, associations/organizations, and a glossary.
c) EIU® Viewswire® provides current coverage of political and economic trends in 195 countries. Risk analysis and economic forecasts are provided for virtually all nations. This resource is recommended for courses in economics and international business.