Resource of the Month
(December 2005)

Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting, under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources.  You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at 978-3584.

If you are interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month," check the archive.

"The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy."  Value Line is our newest electronic business database.  It can be used to look up stock prices and other financial information to assist students, faculty, and staff with evaluating investments.

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Upcoming Workshops

No workshops are currently scheduled

For more information on how to use Value Line please contact Curt Friehs, Business and Communications Librarian at or 978-5081.

How Do I Access Value Line?

There is a link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources / Electronic Databases.  You have the option of looking for it under the subject links or the alphabetic links (  If you are accessing Value Line from off-campus you will be prompted to enter your Shocker Card number and PIN number for authentication purposes.

Why Should I Use Value Line?

Value Line offers a range of information and tools for you to use when investing.  The Value Line Investment Survey is backed by time-proven performance and reputation.  Information in the Value Line Investment Survey is provided by the collective expertise of 70 highly-experienced, independent securities analysts.

Features of Value Line

  • Timeliness Ranks - compare approximately 1,700 stocks to each other

  • Broad Coverage - provides detailed reports on approximately 1,700 stocks across more than 90 industries

  • Record of Performance - shows how ranked stocks have performed in the past

  • Quarterly Earnings Estimates - continually updates earning estimates

  • 3- to 5-Year Financial Estimates - projects a company's sales, earnings, dividends, etc.

  • Investment Screens - screens of stocks grouped according to criteria

  • Concise, Easy-to-Use Format - depth of information and content is all contained in a concise, user-friendly format

For assistance with Value Line, contact Wichita State University Libraries' Reference Desk (978-3584) or Curt Friehs, Business and Communications Librarian (978-5081 or

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