Collection Spotlight: FAME has been updated

A collection spotlight

FAME has been updated. It is now more intuitive with an enhanced contemporary interface which is fast to use and tablet friendly.



FAME still has the same comprehensive information about UK and Irish companies but amongst its new features are

  • New navigation panel
  • New report types
  • New news section
  • Information presented in a graphic form

To access FAME go to the red library tile in iCity, select Links then Find Resources, then go to the A-Z of Resources.

If you need any further help using FAME please contact Carol Price (Learning, Teaching and Research Librarian – Business & Law)



Collection spotlight: trial of Statista

A collection spotlight

We’ve got trial access to the statistics database Statista until the 5th December 2016.

You can access this on-campus only, via the A-Z of Resources on our iCity pages.


This database contains market and industry reports and forecasts, including digital media.

Got any feedback about this database? Email us!


Discovering the wonders of the Business and IP Centre at the Library of Birmingham

On Friday 5th August the BCU Library’s Employability group ventured across the city to visit the Library of Birmingham.

This wasn’t purely to sample the wonders of the architecture or to roam in the rooftop gardens, but the main purpose was to discover the wonders of the Business and IP Centre on Level 3.

Business and IP Centre

Nitaya, Carol and James at the Business & IP Centre

As we were to discover, the centre offers one of the largest collections of business and IP information in the UK, with access to market research databases, company information and a team of expert staff to offer guidance.

A wide range of workshops are available on topics including intellectual property and market research and regular networking events are held for like-minded entrepreneurs.

One to one expert advice is also available to discuss business ideas, legal information, education law and careers.

In addition the Business and Learning team has joined forces with the British Library and 5 other cities (Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and Leeds) to form the Business & IP Network which ensures good practice between Local Authorities to deliver business & IP advice and workshops across the country.

For more information visit

Links to this service will be provided in the upcoming Employability Libguide in collaboration with Student Services and the Centre for Academic Success.

The Employability group are also working on collaborative initiatives with BCU Graduate Plus and BCU Alumni.

For further information about the work of the BCU Library and Learning Resources Employability group contact: Annmarie Lee, Head of Library Liaison (Enquiry Services)

^Posted on behalf of Annmarie Lee

Key Note content now in Mintel

Please note that from 1/8/16 the direct link to Key Note, a sister company to Mintel, is no longer available. We have licensed the following extra content modules in Mintel

B2B : Construction
B2B: Engineering
B2B: Utilities and Energy
B2B: Technology,
B2B Healthcare
Retail: E-Commerce

Any questions about content in Mintel please contact Linda Garratt, your Liaison Librarian, Collection Management.