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What to do if the “Datatypes” button is disabled in Datastream

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When using Datastream, what do you do if the “Datatypes” button is disabled, or the “No datatype” box is greyed out? There are two common reasons why this happens, with easy but unexpected resolutions.

This only applies to Datastream Desktop, (we use version 5.1).

Datastream request typeReason 1: Static request or report

You may have chosen to perform a static request, under the option “Analysis, Single Series – Data, Static Data”. In this case, the datatype is selected under the blue “Settings” button (above the “Run Now!” button). From here, you can select up to nine datatypes using the “Datastream Navigator” button Datastream Navigator button in static request.

If you have chosen a report, such as “Analysis, Overview of Company Performance”, no datatype selection is available.

Reason 2: Time series request button bug

If you have chosen to perform a time series request, under the option “Analysis, Single Series – Data, Time Series Data”, the “Datatypes” button should be clickable. Next to it is a “No Datatype” tick box which will enable and disable the “Datatypes” button.

Occasionally, this tick box gets stuck. You can fix it by doing the following.

  1. Tick the “Expert” tick box
  2. Untick the “Expert” tick box
  3. Now you can untick the “No datatype” box
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Changes to MBS Library facilities

19 March 2015 1 comment
Illustration of new MBS Library

Illustration of new MBS Library

The next phase of the University’s £1 billion campus redevelopment, which will transform over 20,000 square metres of teaching and learning facilities in MBS, is about to begin. To support the development, important changes to MBS library facilities are announced.

Between Monday 9 March and Monday 13 April, Eddie Davies Library, located in Devonshire House, will be vacated and its facilities will transfer across two sites. All printed resources will transfer to the lower floor of Precinct Library.

Specialist resources, including the Finance Zone and Bloomberg Suite, will transfer to a new facility at Dover Street, which will open on Monday 13 April.

Eddie Davies Library will close to all library users on Friday 20 March.

Library facilities will remain operational during the transition period, but users will experience some temporary disruption to stock access and services. Here is a summary of the key dates, activities and impact for users:

    • Week commencing Monday 16 March
    • Week commencing Monday 6 April
      • Usual lending and stock access to resume at Precinct Library from Tuesday 7 April.
    • Week commencing Monday 13 April
      • New Dover Street facility to open to library users on Monday 13 April.
      • Access to Finance Zone and Bloomberg Suite available at Dover Street.

During this phased program of activity, partial closures and contingency measures, including a retrieval service for borrowing books, will be in place at Precinct Library from Monday 9 March.

There will be also be reduced access to Finance Zone and Bloomberg Suite resources at Precinct Library, until Dover Street opens on Monday 13 April.

Precinct Library will remain operational during the transition period, but it is expected to be busier than usual and less study space will be available.

Students requiring study space are encouraged to consider other library sites across the campus, most notably Joule and Kantorowich libraries. Students should also consider accessing online resources whenever possible.

For enquiries about library services and facilities during the transition period, please speak to a member of library staff at Precinct or Eddie Davies, email libdesk@mbs.ac.uk or telephone 0161 306 3200.

MBS and University Library Twitter followers can also track key updates using the hashtag #MBSchanges.

ThomsonONE.com has replaced Thomson ONE Banker

17 March 2015 Leave a comment
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Example screen of ThomsonONE.com

As you may or may not be aware, Thomson ONE Banker (the service platform for company data) is no longer supported by Thomson Reuters. We have been running Thomson Reuters’ new service platform ThomsonONE.com, in parallel with Thomson ONE Banker, for over a year now. This is a necessary transition arrangement as staff and students require training and adjustment in the new ThomsonONE.com.

Recently, we have received feedback from our users that keeping the both Thomson ONE Banker and ThomsonONE.com in the Library’s Database list is rather confusing. We have reviewed Thomson ONE Banker again and have found the platform tired looking and slow performing. With advice from academic staff in Manchester Business School, we have therefore decided to withdraw Thomson ONE Banker from the Library’s Database list from 1 May, 2015.

Thomson ONE Guide

A short hand-out guide is available for those new to ThomsonONE.com. Please visit Getting Started Guides in the Library’s Business and Management Subject Guide pages.

Please note, ThomsonONE.com requires Internet Explorer 9. If you are using IE 10 or later, you must use Compatibility View. See our earlier post Thomson ONE.com Browser Compatibility for more details.

How to access Harvard Business Review

30 August 2012 3 comments

The Electronic Journals A to Z list is now accessed through Library Search – selecting the eJournals A-Z tab and searching for “harvard business review” gives access through EBSCOhost Business Source Premier. (University of Manchester username and password) [Update October 2014]

The University of Manchester Library has changed its Electronic Journals A to Z list so this is a revised version of “How to access Harvard Business Review” – an essential skill for all. (Link removed – eJournals A-Z is now in Library Search and is slightly different from the image below.)

You find an interesting Harvard Business Review (HBR) article on the web and want to read the full-text.

HBR website - article

You have found your article – keep title, author, year and issue (i.e. the bibliographic details) to hand.

University of Manchester students and staff do not have to pay but you do have to access HBR via a journals database.

If you are accessing from a mobile device you can use the   EBSCOhost app.

Using a browser, follow these steps:

1. Goto the e-journals A-to-Z list.

(For example goto www.mbs.ac.uk/library  select e-Resources – Electronic Journals and then A-Z Electronic Journals)

HBR on e-journals A to Z list (click to expand)

2. Find details of UoM subscription to the HBR journal

Search for all journals with the words “harvard business review ” in their title.

The result indicates that the University subscribes to HBR through the journal database EBSCOhost Business Source Premier.

Note the access information, especially if you are off-campus.

Click on the link. This takes you to the FindIT@UML for HBR – click GO.

EBSCO login page for HBR

login page off-campus (click to expand)

3. Authenticate your access to Business Source Premier

This step will vary depending on whether you are on-campus or on-campus.

On-campus, your PC is recognised as belonging to the University and no additional authentication is required.

If you are off-campus you need to login using your University username and password. [Updated instruction added 1 Sept 2013]

[Original now out of date] If you are off-campus you need to select the Shibboleth login link and provide your details (for more detail see previous access Harvard Business Review post).

If you are off-campus and using the VPN software then you are “virtually on-campus” – your PC behaves as an on-campus PC.

HBR All issues

HBR all issues (click to expand)

4. Select the HBR issue

When you get to the HBR page on Business Source Premier (EBSCO host):

Expand the year (from the article’s bibliographic details) and then select the relevant issue.

Or

Use the search within this publication link.

HBR article

HBR article (click to expand)

5. Get the article

When you get to the page for a HBR issue:

Scroll through the articles to find the one that you want

Or

Amend the search at the top of the page with further details e.g. author surname, title keywords …

You can download the full-text by selecting the PDF full text link.

Use the add to folder link and then the folder view and export to add the bibliographic details to your reference management system.

Finally

For articles from other journals the stages are the same but the details will vary depending on the journal database. For more information look at our research guides or FAQ answers on e-journals.

How to access Harvard Business Review

21 January 2012 1 comment

You find an interesting Harvard Business Review (HBR) article on the web and want to read the full-text.

Note – newer version with latest Electronic Journals A to Z list – How to access Harvard Business Review (Aug 2012)

HBR website - article

HBR website – article (click to expand)

You have found your article – keep title, author, year and issue (i.e. the bibliographic details) to hand.

University of Manchester students and staff do not have to pay but you do have to access HBR via a journals database.

If you are accessing from a mobile device you can use the   EBSCOhost app.

Using a browser, follow these steps:

HBR on e-journal A-to-Z list

HBR on e-journal A-to-Z list (click to expand)

1. Goto the e-journals A-to-Z list.

(For example goto www.mbs.ac.uk/library  select eResources – Electronic Journals and then A-Z Electronic Journals)

2. Search Electronic Journals A-to-Z list

Search for all journals with the words “harvard business review ” in their title.

The result indicates that the University subscribes to HBR through the journal database Business Source Premier.

Note the access information, especially if you are off-campus.

EBSCO login page for HBR

login page – off-campus (click to expand)

3. Authenticate your access to Business Source Premier

This step will vary depending on whether you are on-campus or on-campus.

On-campus, your PC is recognised as belonging to the University and no additional authentication is required.

If you are off-campus you need to select the Shibboleth login link and provide your details (for more detail see previous access Harvard Business Review post).

If you are off-campus and using the VPN software then you are virtually on-campus.

HBR All issues

HBR All issues (click to expand)

4. Select the HBR issue

When you get to the HBR page on Business Source Premier (EBSCO host):

Expand the year (from the article’s bibliographic details) and then select the relevant issue.

Or

Use the search within this publication link.

HBR article

HBR article (click to expand)

5. Get the article

When you get to the page for a HBR issue:

Scroll through the articles to find the one that you want

Or

Amend the search at the top of the page with further details e.g. author surname, title keywords …

You can download the full-text by selecting the PDF full text link.

Use the add to folder link and then the folder view and export to add the bibliographic details to your reference management system.

Finally

For other articles from other journals the stages are the same but the details will vary depending on the journal database. For more information look at our research guides or FAQ answers on e-journals.

How Business News can enhance your Research

23 June 2011 7 comments

Business news can be very useful for gaining a detailed international, national and even regional perspective on current and/or historical company/industry  events.  Search across international news sources, eg: newspapers, news feeds, magazines and industry trade publications, to find up-to-date information and to place events and issues in a social or political context.

 How can Business News Help Me?
Use Business News to complement and enhance your company / industry research, many sources may not have the most up to date information for company / industry events. Business news can help you understand what is happening right now and monitor events as they unfold.

  • Gain a detailed perspective on current/historical political issues and events
  • Keep up to date with company/industry events as they unfold
  • Examine political, economic and market trends
  • Track company announcements/results
  • Examine historic / current mergers, acquisitions, deals
  • Research key political, economic or company personnel
  • Gain a competitive advantage for job applications/interviews

Our primary source for business news is Factiva, providing international news (in many languages) from global, national and regional sources including newspapers, news websites, newsfeeds, stock exchange feeds, and business/industry specific magazines.

Factiva will provide news dating back to the early 1980’s. For further historical research you can also consult our Financial Times and Economist archives which provide a full text archive of every issue of the Financial Times and the Economist from the mid 1800’s including market listings, photos, adverts and indicator tables.  These are great resources for understanding the impact of historical events on company/market/economic developments.

For further information see our “How to Research: Business News” and our guide to searching “Factiva” available from the Helping You section of the MBS Library website:

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New look to the University’s secure login pages

16 June 2011 1 comment

From Monday 20 June, you will see a new screen whenever you are asked to login to a secure University web page via CAS (central authentication system). You will come across this screen when accessing many of the library’s online databases either on or off-campus.

secure log-in screen

The new login screen is designed to be more user friendly and to work better with mobile devices such as smartphones and portal hand held devices.

Don’t worry none of your login details need to change and, as always, IT Services recommends that you follow some simple rules to stay secure:

  • Always check the address of any web page that asks for your University username and password.
  •  Never respond to an email that asks for your University username and password.