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The Books Sauder Students are Reading

David Lam Library’s Great Reads collection of popular business books was launched in late August, 2013. The books began getting signed out almost immediately. The following books were the most frequently circulated during the fall term: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. This biography of creative entrepreneur, Steve Jobs, is based on extensive interviews with Jobs, […]

Trial Access to New Databases: Genderwatch and Nikkei Telecom 21

UBC Library is currently providing trial access to the following databases: Genderwatch: covers over 300 titles from an array of academic, radical, community and independent presses on issues related to gender and women’s studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) research. Researchers may access more than 219,000 full articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, […]

Worldscope added to Datastream

Thomson’s Worldscope database has been added to our corporate financial subscriptions. Worldscope offers fundamental data on the world’s leading public and private companies, including annual and interim/quarterly data, detailed historical financial statement content, per share data, calculated ratios, pricing and textual information. Components include: Full constituent coverage of the major benchmark indexes worldwide; as reported […]

Unique method of searching

The Social Science Research Network ( disseminates scholarly papers in the social sciences and provides an abstracting service which sends out announcements of new papers, typically long before they are published. is a premier venue for business faculty research, and contains many working papers published at the Sauder School of Business. One database subscribed to […]

Great Reads in the David Lam Library

This summer the David Lam Library joined UBC Library’s Great Reads, a program which highlights the Library’s collections of popular and leisure reading materials. Lam’s Great Reads includes popular and recommended business books. Look for the green Great Reads sign in the David Lam Library/Canaccord Learning Commons to browse and sign out these books in […]

New dataset – KLD via WRDS

Effective today, the University of British Columbia has access to the KLD (STATS) dataset from MSCI, via WRDS.  STATS, originally created by KLD Research, is a time series database of ESG ratings covering over two dozen datapoints. It has been updated annually since 1991 and is delivered to clients in Excel format. Company coverage initially included […]

Demand for forensic accountants growing

According to a new report in IbisWorld, a proprietary database subscribed to by the David Lam Library, demand for forensic accountants has surged in recent years, driving the growth of jobs, companies and opportunities within the industry. Spurred by financial reform following scandals such as WorldCom and Enron, the industry will prosper even during periods of […]

Enhance your classwork with streaming videos

Two streaming video databases are available to Sauder School instructors for use in preparing courses. Films on Demand is a multidisciplinary database of videos on various topics including business. Instructors can create playlists, easily clip segments from longer videos, embed those segments in Connect, show segments in class, create persistent links, etc. VAST is Alexander […]

New database trial

A trial has been arranged by a Sauder faculty member to the WRDS SEC Analytics Suite via WRDS. WRDS SEC Analytics Suite simplifies research by allowing researchers to quickly and easily develop tailored datasets from all SEC filings, parsing millions of regulatory reports based on custom criteria. WRDS SEC Analytics Suite is positioned for broad business […]

Statistical Support for Grad Students

This fall, graduate students will be able to receive one-on-one consultations and workshops related to statistical software support. The UBC Library has equipped Koerner 217 with Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS) software on all workstations, which allows the new services to be rolled out beginning in the fall term. Details of workshops and one-on-one […]