Faculty Staff Resources

Below are commonly used resources for College of Business faculty and staff.  We are continually updating this page with new information. If you would like to see additional resources on this page, please contact us!



CANVAS Shell Request Form (Coming Soon...)

Institutional Policies


SEDONA is a self-service web database application that allows members to maintain their teaching, research, service, experience, development, credentials, and assessment records. Members can create a public site, automatically updated by SEDONA.

Syllabus Statements



Communication (Open a MS Word Document)(Open a PDF Document)

Critical Thinking and Ethics  (Open a MS Word Document)(Open a PDF Document)



Bio Update Form (CoB)
All faculty/staff bio pages are maintained by the College of Business. Please be sure to keep your faculty/staff bio current.

Request to Add Web Page (CoB)
Use this form to request to add a web page to your departmental web site.

Request for Public Relations Coordination (CoB)
Complete this form to submit requests for press releases, public relations, and digital/social media distribution.

Scianna Hall Name Plate Print Request (CoB)
Use this form to request a new name plate to be printed for faculty/staff doors.

Scianna Hall Digital Signage Request (CoB and External)
Complete this form to request announcements to be loaded onto the 12 TV displays in Scianna Hall.
You may download a sample photoshop template, which outlines the size required for the televisions. 



We wish to note the accomplishments of our dedicated faculty, staff, and students within the College of Business.  This entry will be used by PR to strengthen the college profile through various methods of internal and external communication.

Faculty Achievement

Staff Achievement

Student Achievement Application



Early AlertEarly Alert (USM)
Early Alert is a formal communication tool for faculty, staff and students to help identify and intervene on behalf of students who exhibit risk factors and face withdrawal from the university because of personal, academic or financial issues. Faculty, staff and students can safely and securely submit information on a student experiencing academic challenges or other issues. When a referral is made, the First Year Initiative will reach out to the student to help identify problem areas and to help the student take ownership of their academic success. 



Eagle AlertEagle Alert (USM)

To ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff, The University of Southern Mississippi offers the Eagle Alert emergency notification system.

Students, faculty and staff can update their contact information to ensure they are receiving time-sensitive emergency messages via text and voice messages to cell phones and home phones. Eagle Alert allows the university to better inform the campus community of imminent danger and emergency situations.



Bloomberg Professional Service (Bloomberg Terminal) is the most powerful and flexible platform for financial professionals who need real-time data, news and analytics to make smarter, faster, more informed business decisions. The Bloomberg Terminal is housed in the student trading room in the Center for Financial Services in the College of Business. 


The Gmetrix Skills Management System provides faculty, staff, and students with access to practice tests, courseware, eLearning, assessments, and certifications related to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, OneNote, and SharePoint. See Patrick Browning for details regarding how to download this software.

IBIS World

The US Industry Reports Collection provides access to NAICS-based reports on more than 700 industries and the US Specialized Industry Reports Collection provides access to reports on more than 600 emerging and niche industries. information is based on official data sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau, and the report format is consistent across all industries, allowing you to find answers quickly; compare and benchmark industry data and analysis; and cut and paste our information into your own reports and presentations.

Net Advantage (Standard and Poors Industry Survey)

Comprehensive source of business and investment information including bond guide, corporation records, dividend record, earnings guide, industry surveys (global), stock guide, stock reports, investment review, mutual fund reports, the Outlook, Register of Corporations, Directors & Executives, and Security Dealers of North America.

Qualtrics is a web-based survey software tool available to all Southern Miss faculty, staff, and students. Qualtrics can be used to collect survey data for a wide array of purposes from research projects to student or alumni satisfaction. Please use your SOAR username and current password to access your Qualtrics account after clicking here.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit clients in 33 countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics. Current Subscriptions within WRDS provide faculty and students access to data from services such as AuditAnalytics, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE Indexes, COMPUSTAT, CUSIP, DMEF Academic Data, Dow Jones, Fama French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Reserve Bank, Markit, PHLX, Penn World Tables, Risk Metrics, SEC Order Execution, TRACE, and Zacks Trial. Register for your account by clicking HERE.

University Library Resources and Services

The University Libraries provide faculty, staff, and students access to a number of invaluable databases and services. Links will take you directly to the service, and may require login information for current faculty, staff, and students.

Business Source Complete

Citations and selected full-text for scholarly business journals (some back to 1886 or the first issue published for that journal). Contains detailed author profiles for the 20,000 most-cited authors in the database.

Business Source Complete BSI

Citations and selected full-text for scholarly business journals (back to 1886 or the first issue published for that journal). Also included are financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.

Cabell’s Directories

Cabell's Directory provides professors, graduate students, and researchers with resources aimed at assisting them publish their manuscripts in academic journals. Cabell's Directory contains information such as addresses, e-mails, web sites, and links to guidelines and submission information for listed journals making Cabell's Directories an easy point of reference when preparing to publish a manuscript.


Citations to international literature on economics (back to 1969) including journal articles, books, dissertations and working papers, conference proceedings, collected essay volumes and full text book reviews.

LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.


Students embrace RefWorks for its ability to organize the documents they need to complete assignments, creating instant citations and bibliographies, wrapping up the loose ends that steal hours from sleep or other homework. Faculty value RefWorks for its creation of a simple online workspace that supports research collaboration, transcending geography. And for librarians, RefWorks’ institutional subscription puts them at the hub of their community with a high-value service that supports all university researchers.  

Regional Business News

Provides comprehensive full text for regional business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for more than 60 sources.


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Social Sciences Citation Index

Provides access to the bibliographic and citation information for journal articles from over 4,000 of the world's leading social science journals across 50disciplines. Authorship search tools help to quickly locate articles likely written by the same author. A cited reference search tool finds articles that cite a previously published work.

Wiley Online Library

Provides access to over 1000 journals covering biological sciences, chemistry & biochemistry, health sciences, physics, and polymer science, as well as the social sciences and humanities.