When you need a quick definition of a business or investment term, try these sites:
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:
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
— Henry David Thoreau
The full text of this October 2009 publication can be found on the site for the International Monetary Fund:
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…
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/
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.
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
Trading across borders
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.
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
The Library of Congress hosts two sites with fantastic collections of images, audio, and video:
African American History Month
African American Mosaic
Additionally, there are two excellent resources within the Florida Memory site:
Images of Florida’s Black History
The Black Experience: A Guide to African American Resources in the State Library and Archives of Florida
Events and Activities
Black History events listed at the Miami-Dade Public Library:
Events listed at the Broward County Library:
From FloridaBlackHistory.com (statewide):