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Owen Alumni: Library Resource Guide

Owen Alumni Library Support

This research guide is intended to act as a jumping off point to the resources available to you as an Owen alumni.

The Walker Management Library has purchased and licensed remote access for Owen Alumni for an select set of databases. In them, you'll find published industry studies, analyst reports, news articles, company profiles, market research, financial information, demographics, statistics and more. This is the kind of information you need to do a complete company, industry and country analysis.

Librarians are available for consultation throughout your career.  We are your business information partners - for life!

Reauthenticating Alumni VUNet ID's 

For off-campus access, alumni will need a current VUNetID which must be renewed every 12 months. To obtain or reset a VUNetID, submit a request via the link Ask a Librarian with your full name, school name and the year of graduation.

Free Resources

Searching the internet is quick and easy, and a great source for so much information. However, caveat emptor: evaluate the resources you use. Use the CRAP test for more information on how to assess Internet resources, such as personal Web pages, blogs and Wikipedia:

  • Currency - Is the information current? Is it updated regularly?
  • Reliability - Is the source reputable? Is it accurate?
  • Authority - Who created the information? Why?
  • Purpose/Point of View - Is there a balance of perspectives? Is the information biased?
Beyond the Web

Don't forget to look to your local and state libraries for databases and resources licensed for use by residents of your area. The following are great places to start to see what may be available to you:

Primary Research (Your Personal Network)

Reach out to industry experts: journalists that cover your industry, financial analysts, industry associations and academics. If you don’t know insiders in your network, identify them through publications, industry associations, and trade meetings. To find these easily, see the Trade Associations section of this guide.