Business Dictionaries & Glossaries Online

February 23, 2010

When you need a quick definition of a business or investment term, try these sites:

http://www.businessdictionary.com/

http://www.investorwords.com/

http://www.marketwatch.com/pf/started/gettingstarted_glossary.asp


Need a quotation for your project?

January 29, 2010

Many of you know that Forbes has them in each issue in the back of their magazine.  They also have a searchable database of quotes on their site:

http://thoughts.forbes.com/quotes/

Happy quoting…

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
 — Henry David Thoreau


World Economic Outlook – Sustaining the Recovery (IMF)

January 6, 2010

Good Day!

The full text of this October 2009 publication can be found on the site for the International Monetary Fund:

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2009/02/index.htm

On the site, you can download the report in its entirety (226 pages), or download each chapter individually (for faster access).

Here’s a brief blurb (from the IMF site) that describes the WEO…
…WEO presents the IMF staff’s analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.), and in many individual countries. It focuses on major economic policy issues as well as on the analysis of economic developments and prospects…


What is a LibGuide??

September 30, 2009

The JWU North Miami Campus Library has been working hard to provide our students and faculty with Web-based and easy-to-access research guides. LibGuides is a content sharing system that acts as a gateway to specific research resources. These guides incorporate 2.0 tools such as streaming video, RSS feeds, and interactive polls…all geared towards your topic!

There are also LibGuides for specific courses with project and assignment resources just one click away!

Check it out:

Click this link: JWU North Miami LibGuides

-or- URL: http://jwuflorida.libguides.com/


Green Careers

April 26, 2009

The publishers of The Herb Companion Magazine have created the web site http://www.greatgreencareers.com to assist job seekers locate positions working in the new green economy. The green job market includes the energy, environment, skilled trades, and transportation industries. The site can be searched by job title, location, and keyword and there is an advanced search option. The latest jobs posted are linked from the home page. The site has an RSS feature. Testing the site revealed several positions when using search terms such as: chef, accountant, training coordinator, account manager, executive administrative assistant, and business development coordinator. Candidates can post their resumes to an online account as well as create job alerts and save customized searches. The Resources tab opens to several green-specific resource sites, useful articles from Mother Earth News, and general career resource sites. Employers can post jobs and search the online resume database.


Doing Business 2009 – Comparing Regulation in 181 Economies

March 20, 2009

One recent addition to our collection is Doing Business 2009 [HD3612 .D65 2008].  In the book you’ll find chapters on these international business topics:

Starting a business
Dealing with construction permits
Employing workers
Registering property
Getting credit
Protecting investors
Paying taxes
Trading across borders
Enforcing contracts
Closing a business

Doing Business is published by the World Bank, and it is also available online at:  www.doingbusiness.org

The site offers the book online in full text, and there are other resources available there as well.  Here are some of the topics as listed on site:

Rankings – international economies are ranked on their ease of doing business.

Subnational Projects – reports on differences in business regulations and their enforcement across locations in a single country or region.

Gender Law Library – a collection of national legal provisions impacting women’s economic status in 181 economies.

Reformers - information on countries that have introduced some sort of reform, such as simplified business regulations, strengthened property rights, eased tax burdens, increased access to credit and reduced the cost of exporting and importing.

Law Library - an extensive online collection of business laws and regulations.

Downloads – links to previous Doing Business Reports and other materials.


Black History Month: Events and Resources

February 5, 2009

You’ll see some links to events in this post (below), but first, here are a few resources you may find useful:

 

 

Biography Resource Center offers an easy way to find background information on notable African-Americans.

 

You can search by name of a specific individual, or you can browse through a list of African Americans that have been added to the database.

 

To access Biography Resource Center, go to http://library.jwu.edu/

 

…and follow these steps:

 

1. click on the “Databases” link.

2. scroll down and click on the link for “Biography Resource Center”

3. under “Category Browse” (in the left pane), click on “African Americans”

 

 

To find JWU Library books and videos, you can search our library catalog for specific individuals, or you can use “African Americans – Biography” as an LC Subject to browse the collection.  Here are a few titles under that subject:

 

Make it plain : standing up and speaking out / Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. ; with Lee A. Daniels

Popular   E185.97.J78 A3 

 

Finding Oprah’s roots : finding yours / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Popular   E185.96 .G383 2007 

 

Condoleezza Rice : an American life : a biography / Elisabeth Bumiller

Popular   E840.8.R48 .B86 2007 

 

Ace of spades : a memoir / by David Matthews

Popular   E184.A1 M32 2007 

 

Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance / Barack Obama

Popular   E185.97.O23 A3 2007 

 

In remembrance of Martin

[VHS] E185.97.K5 I56 2001

 

The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West

E185.96 .G38 2000 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. / Thomas Siebold, book editor

E185.97.K5 M288 2000 

 

Thurgood Marshall: justice for all

[DVD] KF8745.M34 T47 1997

 

 

Web Resources

 

The Library of Congress hosts two sites with fantastic collections of images, audio, and video:

 

African American History Month

http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

 

African American Mosaic

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html

 

 

Additionally, there are two excellent resources within the Florida Memory site:

 

Images of Florida’s Black History

http://www.floridamemory.com/PhotographicCollection/photo_exhibits/black_history.cfm

 

The Black Experience: A Guide to African American Resources in the State Library and Archives of Florida

http://www.floridamemory.com/collections/BlackExperience/appendix.cfm

 

 

 

Events and Activities

 

Black History events listed at the Miami-Dade Public Library:

http://www.mdpls.org/news/spec_events/BHM09/blkHistMo_09.asp

 

Events listed at the Broward County Library:

http://www.broward.org/library/blackhistorymonth.htm

 

From FloridaBlackHistory.com (statewide):

http://www.floridablackhistory.com/calendar.cfm


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