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Find information about newly acquired databases and other library materials to explore.

HS Talks Business & Management Collection is a recent acquisition which provides access to digital lectures and case studies specially commissioned from leading experts in industry, commerce, the professions, and academia. 

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Gallup Analytics has been reacquired by the library. This platform provides trends in public opinion polling and access to time-series data and Gallup poll data for the US Daily Poll and World Poll.  


The Mintel Global New Product Database is a new addition that provides in depth analysis on new product innovation, marketing, packaging, and design in the global food, drink, beauty, and personal care, health and hygiene, home care, and pet markets. Mintel banner

Data Explr is a newly licensed database that provides access to 45+ years of U.S. private company listings and includes access to the D&B Historical Data File.

Cortellis has been acquired for access to competitive and deal intelligence in the pharmaceutical industry. Cortellis can provide up-to-date information on global drug pipelines, companies, biopharma deals and patents. For access and questions please contact Cortellis banner

Passport will no longer be licensed by the library effective at the end of August. This was a joint decision with the Duluth campus based on declining usage and the acquisition of Statista which offers similar data from Euromonitor as an easy alternative to Passport.


1st Tuesday Speaker with Kweilin Ellingrud: Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company

[Online] December 1, 2020. 12 - 1p.m.

The Carlson School of Management's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The 1st Tuesday Speaker Series features top executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership. Register online here.

BizPitch Contest [Online] December 2, 2020. 12 - 1p.m.

Eight University of Minnesota undergraduate students will pitch their startup ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs, investors and attorneys for an opportunity to win $1,300 in prizes in the 26th BizPitch competition. Get more information.

Creating A Powerful Organization: Supercharging Your Talent Strategy Through DEI with Chaka Booker [Online] December 4, 2020. 10:30 - 11:30a.m.The Way We Work Series banner

Join Chaka Booker, managing director of The Broad Center and author, to learn specific practices that will leverage the complexities of identity and decision-making and improve how you manage your most important investment - your people. Register online.

Showcase of BIPOC Entrepreneurs + Chefs: A Culinary Exploration [Online] December 8, 2020. 5 - 6p.m.

Join the Food, Ag, Ideas Week for a showcase of BIPOC Entrepreneurs + Chefs! Tune into the event and see the chefs and entrepreneurs in action, make the dish at home, learn about each pair, and taste some delicious products!  Register Here

Business Librarians - Virtual Office Hours with the Toaster Toaster office hours logo with Maggie ParraFridays 1-3p.m.

Writing a research paper or business plan and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with an expert via Toaster Office Hours. Maggie Parra, Library Associate in Business Research Services is available most Fridays, from 1-3:00 pm.

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Career Events from the UMN Career Services Administration

Find information on the upcoming virtual career fairs, resumé & cover letter drop-in hours, & company hosted information sessions.

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2020 9:55 AM