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/

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eBook – The American History Cookbook

September 24, 2009

The American History Cookbook by Mark Zanger covers a wide range of American history cookery from the pre-colonial to school lunches.  Many of the recipes were selected from historical cookbooks with the intention to illuminate techniques used by the people of the time, and thus history.  The book is arranged chronologically by time periods (50 Chapters in total) and each chapter opens with a brief historical background then gives a typical recipe of that period.   The recipes include detailed instructions on how to prepare the dish authentically with instructions for substitutes for hard to find ingredients and difficult techniques.

American History Cookbook

The American History Cookbook is available as an eBook through Greenwood Digital Collection database.  To access this resource go to the library homepage, select databases, then scroll down to Greenwood Digital Collection and choose your location (either on or off campus).  Once you are in the database, click on “American History” subject heading to expand your options, then expand “American History (General)” and you’ll see The American History Cookbook.


MarketResearch.com Academic (new resource)

September 21, 2009

MarketResearch.com Academic offers in-depth reports for numerous industries.  In general, the reports contain info on demographics, market size, market trends, growth & shares, forecasts, analysis of major brands, new product introduction trends, industry forces, company profiles, and consumer trends & buyer behavior.

The reports in MarketResearch.com Academic are written by the following publishers:
Kalorama Information
Packaged Facts
SBI
Simba Information
Icon Group International, Inc.
Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

The content includes current and historical information on markets and industries, ranging from Consumer Goods to Life Sciences & Technology.  Some reports that cover industries related to JWU’s programs include the following:
Food & Beverage
Food Service & Hospitality
Retailing
Travel & Leisure
Technology & Media

You can browse through 40 categories of reports, or you can search by using keywords that are related to your industry.

The advanced search lets you search by keywords in the title of the reports, or you can search for keywords within the full text of the report.  The results are displayed with the name of the report, a brief summary, and the year of publication. 

Warning: there are some reports in this resource that were published over 10 years ago.  For your projects, be sure to use the reports that are the most current.

Note1:  If your browser is set up with a pop-up blocker, you may want to disable it before using this resource.  Another workaround for the pop-up blocker issue is to follow the dialog boxes (“If the report does not automatically open after a few moments, please click here.”) to open your report in a new window.

Note2:  Don’t be intimidated by the cost listed for each report; the reports are free for JWU faculty, students and staff through our MarketResearch.com subscription.

MarketResearch.com Academic can be found alphabetically with the other JWU market research resources by going to:
http://library.jwu.edu/research/databases/research.htm

If you have any questions, pleases don’t hesitate to call or IM us.

Happy searching!


Librarian’s Pick: Web 2.0, The Business Model

September 13, 2009

The book Web 2.0: The Business Model is an edited collection of works discussing the implications and applications offered by the Internet’s second generation of services.  The editors are: Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras, President and founder of Open Research Society; Professor Ernesto Damiani, Department of Information Technology, University of Milan; and Professor Patricia Ordonez De Pablos, Department of Business Administration and Accountability, University of Oviedo, Spain. The research contained in this book focuses on discussing the state of the art of Web 2.0, analyzing successful cases of Web 2.0 with a business model perspective, and understanding the potential of Web 2.0 for business in different domains.

Various chapters refer to knowledge sharing, marketing free services, social networks, knowledge management, wikis, learning support, open tagging, Enterprise 2.0, and strategies in learning and teaching,

The volume is designed for managers and executives, students in management and IT/CS programs, politicians, government officers and policy makers, and professors in academia. 

Along with the scholarly studies, the editors encourage the reader to be aware of “the 2nd Athens World Summit on the Knowledge Society” being held September 16-19, 2009.  The conference brings together stakeholders of the Knowledge Society development worldwide “to look at the impact and prospects of the Information Technology, and the knowledge-based era it is creating, on key facets of living, working, learning, innovating and collaborating in today’s hyper-complex world.”


Films on Demand Streaming Video Collections

September 10, 2009
Business & Economics, Careers & Job Search
This is a collection of streaming video (Films on Demand) offering content from the Film Media Group, who’s most popular titles are under the Films for the Humanities & Sciences label.  Currently, we have access to the Business & Economics titles and the Careers & Job Search titles.  There are over 800 titles in these two collections.  The length of each film varies from 7 minutes to under 1 hour.
The interface, which is linked from our databases page (under “F” for Films On Demand) allows JWU faculty, staff and students access to these educational videos anytime, and anywhere there is a computer with access to the internet.  We are exited that JWU faculty will be able to utilize these online videos, both in their classrooms and for their assignments.
You can search for videos by subject or keyword.  The advanced search gives you more control for your search, lets you limit your search by date, and you can limit to titles with closed-caption.  You can also browse the collection by using the subject terms in the sidebar on the left, and you can create your own personal folders and playlists for videos that you will frequently use.  You can even create custom segments that show specific sections of the videos you wish to use.
To access the Films On Demand videos, go to the Databases section of our site, and scroll down to “F” in the alphabetical listings.Business & Economics, Careers & Job Search

This is a collection of streaming video (Films on Demand) offering content from the Film Media Group, who’s most popular titles are under the Films for the Humanities & Sciences label.  Currently, we have access to the Business & Economics titles and the Careers & Job Search titles.  There are over 800 titles in these two collections.  The length of each film varies from 7 minutes to under 1 hour.

The interface, which is linked from our databases page (under “F” for Films On Demand) allows JWU faculty, staff and students access to these educational videos anytime, and anywhere there is a computer with access to the internet.  We are exited that JWU faculty will be able to utilize these online videos, both in their classrooms and for their assignments.

You can search for videos by subject or keyword.  The advanced search gives you more control for your search, lets you limit your search by date, and you can limit to titles with closed-caption.  You can also browse the collection by using the subject terms in the sidebar on the left, and you can create your own personal folders and playlists for videos that you will frequently use.  You can even create custom segments that show specific sections of the videos you wish to use.

To access the Films On Demand videos, go to the Databases section of our site, and scroll down to “F” in the alphabetical listings:

http://library.jwu.edu/research/databases/az.htm


Google Labs

September 1, 2009

Wondering what the next big thing will be in popular Internet applications? Google is offering the opportunity to “test drive” products that are in the development stage and even give feedback to the engineers who are working on them. The on-ramp to what is described as the “not quite ready for prime time” section of the super highway is Google Labs. These are prototype products that may, or may not, result in solid, functional applications running on Google, Gmail, or iGoogle. Your comments are welcome and strongly encouraged as Google tries to gage what consumers want and will use and what the current technology can make accessible.