Online Videos from the Harvard Business School

November 30, 2009

Business Source Complete has recently added videos from the HBS executive education programs.

To see the HBS videos (if you’re connected to the JWU network on campus), click on the following link (and then click on the button for “Videos”):

HBS Videos in Business Source Complete (All Campuses)
on campus 

You can sort the videos by date or by title.

Another way to access the videos is to click on “Business Videos” when you are looking at Business Source Complete main search page:

Business Source Complete (All Campuses)
on campus  |  off campus

…then type “harvard” to see all the videos, or enter a keyword to search for videos on a particular topic.

Happy viewing!

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New Video – Job Search in the 21st Century

November 18, 2009

A new streamed video has just been added to our Films on Demand database called “Job Search in the 21st Century.”   The video is 25 minutes and details how to utilize the Web and social networks to enhance job prospects.   To access this video go to the library homepage, select databases from the menu and scroll down to “Films on Demand.”  Once you are in the database do a title search for “Job Search in the 21st Century.”


Publix “At Season’s Peak” Recipe Contest

November 17, 2009

Enter your best original recipe using apples in the Publix “At Season’s Peak” contest (http://www.meredith.com/publix/recipe/) for a chance to win 52 $100 Publix gift cards. Three runner-up winners will each receive a $100 Public gift card. All entrants must be 21 years old and legal residents of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, or South Carolina at the time of entry. (You do not have to be a culinary or baking and pastry student, or a professional, to enter.) The deadline for entering your recipe is 11:59 p.m., December 2, 2009.

Go to http://www.meredith.com/publix/recipe/rules.html for the complete list of contest rules.

If you would simply like to try some recipes using apples, the following are just a few of the items are available for checkout from the Library:

The Apple Cookbook: More Than Sixty Easy, Imaginative Recipes
An Apple Harvest: Recipes and Orchard Lore
Apple Pie: an American Story


Investment Reports in Business & Company Resource Center

November 12, 2009

Did you know that you have access to investment reports through some of our business databases?  If you are researching a company or an industry, you may find these reports useful.

Business & Company Resource Center offers an easy way to find investment reports.  Follow these steps to access them…we’ll use Office Depot as an example of company we’re researching:

Start by clicking on the link to our databases:
http://library.jwu.edu/research/databases/az.htm#b

Choose Business & Company Resource Center

Enter the name of the company as a company search:

busco1

Click on the company (use the ticker symbol and/or the headquarter location to choose the correct one):

offdep

Click on the Investment Reports tab:

invest

Click on the titles of the investment reports that are the most current.  If you are researching an industry, repeat the process using the names of the top companies of that industry.  If you need help finding the top companies, use the Rankings tab when you are looking at the details for a particular company.

Happy researching!


Use the Library Databases to Prepare for the Fall Career Expo

November 3, 2009

An excellent way to prepare for the Fall Career Expo that will be held Thursday, November 5th, in the University Center, is to research the industries and companies you are especially interested in. Your research will give you knowledgeable “talking points” as well as help you formulate important questions to ask the on-campus representatives

Business Resource Center, Business & Company Resource Center, and Business Source Complete are just three databases containing important sources of information. Going the extra step of doing your research may put you ahead of the competition.