Access to and Financial Times mobile apps through the Library

While most of the Library’s online access to newspaper is through one of our databases, we do have a direct subscription to the Financial Times that provides McGill students, faculty, and staff have free access to the web site, as well as their mobile apps (iOS and Android).

For information on how to create your account on, visit:

PMB Online is now Vividata Target Snapshot

Vividata recently discontinued the Print Management Bureau Online database and replaced it with Target Snapshot. We now have access to this database up and running, and you can access it from this page:

Note that if you are off-campus you will need to have McGill’s VPN software installed and running.

We’ve also noticed a problem where Vividata will timeout after 20 minutes or so of use, even if you are actively using the database. Make sure you save or export data you have found as soon as you can.

Anyone familiar with PMB Online will notice that the interface has changed quite a bit. We ourselves are still in the process of trying to figure it out, to see if we can access the same data that we had access to in PMB Online. Once we’ve figured that out we’ll be publishing an FAQ as well as a video to show how to use the database.

In the meantime, we thought we would share the link with everyone for those who want to explore the database on their own.

Please send any questions, comments, or feedback to me at


If you were just trying to access some data on consumer behaviour and preferences, you might want to try our new Mintel database. Mintel includes consumer behaviour data with its industry reports, as well as a “databook” Excel spreadsheet including details of consumer surveys. Just search for the industry/product you are interested in, read the “consumer” section of the report and download the databook.

New books in management and business at HSSL!

I’ve updated the list of new management and business titles to include the 20 or so new books that came into the Library over the month of September.

New Books in Management and Business

I’ve also included a list of the new titles below.

If there are any titles that we don’t have at the Library and that should be part of our collection, please feel free to send us your suggestions!

New Titles – Management and Business – September 2017

In Utting, P., Laville, J.-L., & United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. (2015). Social and solidarity economy: Beyond the fringe.

Geerlings, H., Kuipers, B., & Zuidwijk, R. (2018). Ports and Networks: Strategies, operations and perspectives. Abingdon: Taylor and Francis.

Corsi, P. (2017). Going past limits to growth: A report to the club of Rome EU-chapter.

Capriati, M. (2017). Capabilities, Innovation and Economic Growth: Policymaking for Freedom and Efficiency.

Lauer, J. (2017). Creditworthy: A history of consumer surveillance and financial identity in America.

Young, R. R., Gordon, G. A., & Plant, J. F. (2017). Railway security: Protecting against manmade and natural disasters.

Tickamyer, A. (2017). Rural Poverty in the United States. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Holiday, R. (2017). Perennial seller: The art of making and marketing work that lasts.

Iannuzzi, A. (2018). Greener products: The making and marketing of sustainable brands.

Ryan-Collins, J., Lloyd, T., MacFarlane, L., Muellbauer, J., & New Economics Foundation,. (2017). Rethinking the economics of land and housing.

Campbell, G. M. (2017). Succeeding with senior management: Getting the right support at the right time for your project.

Rosenberg, M. (2017). Strategy and geopolitics: Understanding global complexity in a turbulent world.

Craig, J. B., & Moores, K. (2017). Leading a Family Business. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Busby, N. (2017). The shape of change: A guide to planning, implementing and embedding organisational change.

In Seidel, M.-D., & In Greve, H. R. (2017). Emergence.

In Furusten, S., & In Werr, A. (2016). The organization of the expert society.

Thomas, R. J. (2017). Excuse me: The survival guide to modern business etiquette.

Zamagni, V. (2017). An economic history of Europe since 1700.

Ryscavage, P. (2017). The Riggs War, 1913 to 1916: Reform and revenge.

Rothstein, A. (2017). The end of money: The story of bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution.

Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. E. (2017). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership.

Varoufakis, Y. (2017). Adults in the room: My battle with Europe’s deep establishment.