New DVDs in the Library!

October 29, 2008

Stop by to “check out” some new DVDs in the Library…

RATATOUILLE – trials and tribulations of a chef from a unique perspective

SICKO – Michael Moore’s latest on the health care industry done in true Michael Moore fashion

SHATTERED GLASS – true story of how your life comes unraveled when you plagiarize


Market Share Reporter

October 26, 2008

The Library has received the 2009 edition of Market Share Reporter.  If you are not already familiar with this marketing tool, the two volume set can be browsed in the Reference section.  Or, stop by the Reference Desk to discuss the features and benefits of using this resource when doing your research and analysis.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

October 23, 2008

The JWU North Miami Library has newly subscribed to the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection database. If you haven’t already, come and search the 500+ industry journals available in this database for current information in the field of hospitality.

You can access this database on campus or off! To log in remotely all you need is the barcode from your JWU ID.

To view the holdings of the database follow these steps:

  • Go to
  • Choose Databases
  • Scroll down to the database links for Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

Its that simple! For more help come into the library, phone, email, or IM us from the Meebo widget on this blog page!

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JWU Subject Sites

October 23, 2008

 The Johnson & Wales library has a web page which offers links to internet resources by subject. This can be extremely useful for finding valid information on the Web that has been vetted by a JWU librarian. You can browse by subject and then follow the link to a variety of internet resources that may be useful during your research process.


The direct address to the JWU Subject Sites page is:


Or you can find it by going to the main library webpage at:

>Then go to Research Resources and then click on Subject Sites.


For example, suppose you are looking for culinary resources. You can click on the link to Culinary & Food-related websites. Here you will find links to pages which cover a wide variety of cookery, cuisine, food industry and nutrition subjects: Baking, beverages (alcoholic/non-alcoholic), career information, cookbook reviews, cookery, ethnic/regional cuisine, food industry, food safety, menus, newsgroups, nutrition, professional associations, recipe archives/indexes, restaurants, specific foods, and tables (conversion/measurements).


Or perhaps, you are looking for information on International Business Etiquette. This page offers a variety of topics dealing the cultural aspects of conducting international business and general advice about etiquette expectations abroad.


Check it out! You won’t be sorry!


**Of course, don’t forget to always keep a critical eye on web-based information if you follow links from a web page as it may lead you outside of that website! You want to be sure to evaluate any website source you use by adhering to some basic guidelines:

  • Check out the author. What type of credentials do they have?
  • Is there a bibliography?
  • Does the funding source or site of the research imply a bias?
  • Who is the intended audience?

So You Have Attended the Career Conference….What’s Next?

October 21, 2008

How about getting more in-depth information about that company you are interested in!

Business and Company Resource Center is a database which offers extensive company information. Company profiles include (where available) company histories, chronologies, rankings, financials, investment reports, products and brands, suits and claims, industry overviews, plus links to business news articles. Search for detailed company and industry news and information.

You can access this database through the JWU library website at:

Student Voting Rights

October 8, 2008

There has been some talk of partisan groups badgering voters at the polls on Election Day.  The radio program “Fresh Air” aired a program Wednesday, 10/8/08, on voter intimidation that was very interesting.  I didn’t catch the whole program, so I decided to look into it more via the web.  I came across a link regarding student voting rights that I thought I’d share with you, the students.


The site is by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.  It is a very informative site regarding the policies and procedures for students who are attending college outside their home state.  If you are not a Florida resident that does not mean you cannot vote!  You can look up the state from which you are from on the map, and the site will generate an easy to follow report on the most common rules that apply to you as a student voter.  Visit the site, know your rights, and don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot vote!


For a complete write-up on your state’s regulations, please visit:  If the link does not work, copy and paste the address to your browser’s url bar.



News That May Help

October 7, 2008

According to the IRS web page,, you need to file a 2007 tax return by October 15th, 2008 in order to determine if you qualify for a stimulus payment for this year.  The minimum payment is $300 for a single person or $600 for a married couple filing jointly.