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

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Haitian Relief LibGuide

January 21, 2010
A LibGuide was recently created to serve as a resource for the campus community’s Haitian relief efforts. There is a tab for the campus-specific options to provide assistance as well as a calendar of events targeting relief efforts.  There are also tabs offering resources and information regarding the country.

CountryWatch Database Features Haiti

January 17, 2010

The CountryWatch database is featuring Haiti during the post-earthquake crisis that that nation is coping with. As the featured country, a report statement concerning this current event and links to newswire stories about Haiti are highlighted on the database homepage. Other factual information reports focus on the political conditions, national security, foreign relations, government structure, foreign investment climate, biographies of national leaders, history, economic overview, people and culture, human rights, and other topics specific to Haiti.

CountryWatch is a reliable provider of data on almost 200 nations. A weekly political intelligence briefing is written by CountryWatch’s editor, and is intended to inform users of important political events developing throughout the world.  These articles are arranged chronologically from the most recent to the least recent entries.


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…


Keep Your Holiday Tree “Green” by Recycling

January 4, 2010

Residents of Miami-Dade who are served by the County’s Department of Solid Waste can have their natural tree recycled into mulch by placing the undecorated tree (no lights, ornaments, or tinsel) at curbside on Thursday, January 7th. Trees placed curbside after this date will not be picked up. You can, however, drop off holiday trees for recycling, through January 17th, at 13 neighborhood trash and recycling centers and the South Dade Landfill. These locations are listed on the DSWM site.

Broward residents can drop off holiday trees for recycling at designated Broward county parks. Specific locations, dates, and times of operations are noted on the Broward County Parks and Recreation Division web page. The program ends on January 24th.

Some cities may offer curbside recycling and you may contact your city for additional information.