This is the "Home" page of the "Business Tutorials" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Business Tutorials  

Contains online tutorials for doing business research, including for using SimplyMap database with Simmons, as well as for developing Marketing and Business Plans.
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Home Print Page

SimplyMap Tutorials

SimplyMap is an Internet-based mapping application that enables users to develop thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables.

Note: Users need to create a login (this creates a personal workspace) the first time they log-in to SimplyMap. This login is not related to any student id or login. SimplyMap will send an email confirmation so you can then enter the database (check your Spam in case the email went there).

Below is a downloadable handguide with quick instructions on how to create a map or custom report and extract data or image.

SimplyMap provides videos on using their database. Use the Help tab inside their database to access tthem.

Here are helpful SimplyMap tutorials developed by the Business Librarian from Ohio University:

  1. This tutorial shows how to create a ring study report and map for demographic and consumer variables using Census and Simmons data in SimplyMap. The ring study enables you to "create a demographic analysis of a target area based on 1, 3, and 5 mile radius around a location."

  2. Another tutorial shows how to create a standard report that enables you to "create a table comparing multiple variables across several locations."

  3. This tutorial shows how to add businesses to a map by type or name so you know where matching  businesses are located. From this you can generate a tabular report with information on the businesses.

Tip for using the Filter feature to map more than one variable: The location appearing on the legend is a ZIP Code at the center of the map.  If the center of the map is water or forest, it will say "No Location Available".  If you move the map with the hand icon, it should give you the new center location ZIP Code.  


A Bloomberg dedicated terminal is located in the QSC for UWB student, faculty and staff use.  A Getting Started Guide is by the terminal, and other guides and tutorials are available from within Bloomberg.  There is a Bloomberg 24/7 chat service on the terminal. A Bloomberg password is available from the QSC greeter or you can create your own but you will need access to a phone for confirmation.  Take a flash drive to download data while working on Bloomberg.


Your Subject Librarians

Doreen Harwood
Research & Instruction /
Business Librarian

phone: 425-352-5442

Charlene McCormack
Research & Instruction /
ELC Business Librarian

Phone: 425-352-3505

Campus Library Home
Contact Us/Comments
© 2013 University of Washington Bothell Campus Library
Box 358550 Bothell, WA 98011 USA
phone: 425-352-5340

Loading  Loading...