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Stat-USA to Cease Operation

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: July 28, 2010
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

STAT-USA has been a trusted one stop shop for getting data releases from a variety of economic and trade government agencies  including but not limited to; The Treasury Department, Census Bureau,  Bureau of  Labor Statistics, Federal Reserve, U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of State, and Energy Information Administration.  STAT-USA will cease operation on September 30, 2010.  For a statement about this development see a message from the Director of STAT-USA.

Fortunately,  much of the data on Stat-USA can be found directly from the publishing agencies or via a handful of web sites devoted to aggregating economic and trade data in more dynamic ways.  The following are just few examples:

U.S. Exports

Date.gov

American Factfinder

If there are data series that you routinely accessed via Stat-USA and would like advice on alternative sources, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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Bartley Business Bestsellers Summering @ Falvey

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: July 22, 2010
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

short3Bartley Business Bestsellers are summering at Falvey Memorial Library.  During fall and spring semesters the collection resides in the Business Librarians Office in 1005, Bartley Hall.  But this summer they’re on the Library’s main floor, shelved above our popular-reading books.

The Bartley Business Bestsellers is a small browsing collection of books of interest to the business community. Titles chosen for the collection don’t  necessarily fit the profile we use for buying  scholarly business books.  Popular books that fit this mold include: The Fred Factor, an inspirational book about extraordinary service, and Delivering Happiness, a biography of the founder of Zappos,  the widely successful online shoe store.

We  select books for the collection based on rankings in the Bloomberg Business Week and the New York Times.  Of course, purchases are also made at the recommendation of students and faculty.  Engaging articles in the popular press such as a recent interview of the authors of This Time is Different:  Eight Centuries of Financial Folly also trigger purchases.

Look for some of these new titles to appear on our shelves:  Googled, the Facebook Effect,  and The Big Short.

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New HRD e-books

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: July 15, 2010
  • Filed Under: HRD

These e-books were acquired by the library this Spring in support of the distance Graduate HRD program.  To recommend additional titles contact Linda Hauck

Best Practices in Talent Management

Changing Organizational Culture

Group & Team Coaching

Handbook of Employee Benefits and Administration

Mastering Organizational Knowledge Flow

Pension Policy

Perfect Phrases for Writing Employee Surveys

Politics of Parental Leave Policies

Practicing Organizational Development

Sage Handbook of Human Resource Management

Wisdom and Management in the Knowledge Economy

Zero Turnover Sales Force

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Lexis-Nexis Academics’ New Look is Worth a Look

  • Posted by: Linda Hauck
  • Posted Date: July 15, 2010
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

Lexis-Nexis Academic New DesignAccented with a cool blue color scheme, “Lexis-Nexis Academic” now offers five easy templates for finding its most sought after content:  news, legal cases and research on companies, countries and people.  For in-depth research, the left-hand navigation bars expand to provide detailed search categories.

Probably the biggest challenge “Lexis-Nexis Academic”  users face is choosing the right file or silo to search for the information they need.  This is largely due to the complexity and wide range of sources offered by Lexis-Nexis.  With this latest interface design, the Easy Search, Power Search and Source Browse and Find features should make searching Lexis-Nexis Academic easier than ever for the Google generation.

The valuable content available via Lexis-Nexis hasn’t changed, though.  Lexis-Nexis’ “US Legal” section is the best place to look for analysis of the law in “Am Jur 2nd” (a premier legal encyclopedia), scholarly legal articles (called law reviews), and THE law found in state and federal court decisions, statutes and administrative regulations.  Lexis-Nexis’ “News” section is almost entirely text, lacking the media and images we’ve become accustomed to on the free Web and in other library databases.   News is conveniently bundled:  files for foreign language news, transcripts of radio and television programs, articles about business and industry, traditional regional print publications and web blogs.  Lexis-Nexis’ “Companies”  section brings together business directories for public private and international firms crated by reliable providers such as Hoovers, ICC, Extel, Disclosure and S&P.  Accounting, taxation and environmental regulation are subject areas of strength for Lexis-Nexis.

Lexis-Nexis Academic may be accessed from our Databases A-Z page.

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