Try It: Mergent WebReports

Posted by: Diann Smothers


The library is now offering a chance to try Mergent WebReports through September 30, 2010.  After you’ve used it, let us know if you found it helpful.

Mergent WebReports is an online database that allows you to access a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents. WebReports contains more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries using an easy to navigate and reliable system.

This database trial includes the Digital Corporate Manuals and the Digital Municipal & Government Manuals, going back to the early 1900s.

Posted in: Business, Library News and Events


New resource, Ageline, fills a niche

Posted by: Katherine Herrlich


Interested in the future of Medicaid? Intergenerational issues? The health and psychology of aging?

Newly available from the Libraries is a search tool called Ageline. Ageline is produced by AARP and is now one of the Libraries’ best resources for coverage of social gerontology.

Particularly timely at this historic moment– in which we are witnessing the passage of the new Health Care Reform law– it covers public policy and the delivery of health care for the population aged 50+.

 A truly interdisciplinary database, it will prove useful to students of psychology, behavioral sciences, human services, geriatric nursing, anthropology, sociology, and business, as well as others.

An example of an article I found here (which happened to be full text, thanks to the Libraries’ subscription to the journal Social Science and Medicine) is “The influence of national policy change on subnational policymaking: Medicaid nursing facility reimbursement in the American states.

Those who are interested in Ageline might also want to check out the Geriatrics and Gerontology subject guide and Human Services subject guide.

For more information about Ageline and other library resources and how to effectively search and make use of them, please contact a subject librarian or request research assistance.

Posted in: Anthropology, Business, Economics, Health Sciences, Library News and Events, Research Online, Sociology


Create High Quality Thematic Maps Using SimplyMap

Posted by: Emily Sabo


From trial to subscription! The Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of SimplyMap, a web-based application that enables one to create high quality thematic maps, charts, and reports based on extensive demographic, business, marketing, and health data.

SimplyMap tools allow you to compare data across different geographical locations, down to the block group level. Included are variables such as ethnicity, transportation, language, housing, population, education, employment, and consumer expenditures. 

The data also includes estimates and projections so that you can analyze and plot current and future trends. SimplyMap also includes SimmonsLOCAL, a tool that tracks consumer behavior through over 200 media markets and includes over 450 product categories and 8,000 specific brands.

For the full press release, click here.

To get started with SimplyMap, click here.

Posted in: Anthropology, Business, Communication Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Information and Society, Library News and Events, Political Science, Research Online, Sociology


Get Started today with SimplyMap-A New Snell Library Trial

Posted by: Amy Lewontin



SimplyMap is a very exciting new web-based mapping application that lets you quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports, using thousands of US demographic, business and marketing data variables. Want to know the top 10 wealthiest ZIP codes in Massachusetts or Maine? How about the top 25 counties in California with the most elderly residents? With SimplyMap, the answers are at your fingertips.

SimplyMap includes all kinds of variables such as consumer expenditures, quality of life, retail sales, CPI, employment, education, income, housing, population, race, language, ethnicity, ancestry and transportation.  All can be built into your map!

Note: In order to save your work on SimplyMap, you need to create a free account.  All Northeastern students, faculty and staff are welcome this month to get started and create their accounts and save their work, or download it!  Please create your accounts from on-campus to get started, and then you will be able to use it from home.

To get started today, visit the Library’s trial page for SimplyMap

Posted in: Business, Library News and Events, Research Online