Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
This student response system is designed to help engage the computer generation. It can be used for everything from taking attendance, checking if students understood the reading, verifying if students understood the main concepts, giving you a sense of students' base knowledge, etc. The two Semester Research project managed by the Reed Group, LLC in partnership with Thomson Learning, Turning Technologies and the University of Illinois found that 87% of students were more likely to attend class and 72% more students were likely to participate in class.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
CQ Global Researcher and IBISWorld
Access these new trials directly from our trial databases page.
CQ Global Researcher: Modeled after the award-winning CQ Researcher, CQ Global Researcher provides students with definitive, in-depth coverage of global affairs from a number of international viewpoints. Available exclusively online, CQ Global Researcher offers focused, readable, single-topic reports on vital world issues.Â During this trial CQ Global reports are available through our CQ Researcher platform, check the right hand sidebar.
IBISWorld: "...provides independent, accurate, comprehensive, and up to date research on over 700 industries, including statistics, analysis and forecasts. We also have reports onÂ 8000 companies, as well as Risk Rating Reports on every industry."
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
ProQuest now offers RSS in addition to it's original Alert option.
Just look for these icons (at the top of your ProQuest search results page) to set up either service:
"Marketline provides industry and company profiles (for both domestic and international businesses), as well as advanced navigation (for example, from a company overview page, link to competitors, financial deals, analyst updates, relevant industries, and industry lists) and additional, powerful geographical, political, business and market research and analysis tools:
- The Financial Deals tool allows users to research all acquisitions, IPOs, mergers, etc., as well as their status (Announced, Rumoured, Completed or Terminated), and in depth information about the nature of the deal and the involved companies.
- The Latest News tool is a live feed of articles from our analysts about late-breaking industry and business news. Roughly 70-100 new articles are added weeks, so one every few hours.
- The Country Quick View tool is a quick reference point for geographical, historical and political data for all countries in the database. This view is designed to provide context to the database by offering an overview of any country or geo-political grouping. Additionally, you can view the country profile reports for the top 60 global economies.
- The Country Dynamics tool allows users to select geographies and industry drivers (across a huge variety of indicators, such as disease prevalence, technology use, agriculture, etc.) and create and compare statistical tables and graphs which can be manipulated and downloaded into a number of different formats (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
- The Consumer Markets tool also allows users to create informational and statistical tables and graphs covering historic market values, volumes, distribution channels, company, and brand shares for food, beverage, personal care, pet care, and tobacco industries worldwide."
Monday, April 14, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
This non-exclusive agreement, beginning with the sizeable collection of materials currently on microfilm, will enable researchers and the general public to access millions of newly-digitized images of the National Archives historic records on a subscription basis from the Footnote web site. By February 6, the digitized materials will also be available at no charge in National Archives research rooms in Washington D.C. and regional facilities across the country. After an interval of five years, all images digitized through this agreement will be available at no charge through the National Archives web site."
The two organizations also worked together to develop the Interactive Vietnam Veterans Memorial. You can search or browse for names on the wall. Linked to each image, is information about the person's service. The site is web 2.0 capable in that it allows members (there is a free level of membership) to attach comments or tributes to a particular person's record.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
In the keyword search box enter "lang***" with the *** being the appropriate language code from this page. Take a look at the screenshot below for an example using the code "spa" for Spanish language materials.
For a limited number of foreign languages, you can use the dropdown box of choices on the advanced search screen. This method works only in combination with other search terms (i.e. when you are looking for foreign language materials on a specific topic or when you are looking for a specific item).
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Civilian Internment in the United States during World War II
The Traces Center for History and Culture will bring their traveling museum to Concordia University on April 8th.Â The Bus-Museum will be open for viewing between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.Â The bus will be parked outside the theatre building in the parking lot on Hamline Avenue.Â
At 12 noon in the Buetow Auditorium (music building), Michael Luick-Thrams, who was interned in a camp along with other Germans and Japanese for 4 years and was almost deported, will present his powerful story.Â
Both the Bus-Museum and the Presentation are free and open to the public.Â
Thursday, January 24, 2008
We are looking for public support in providing information on the items in our collection and we would like people to ask questions and share stories.
Hereâ€™s what you need to do:
â€¢ Visit Minnesota Reflections ( http://reflections.mndigital.org/ )
â€¢ Search for items you want to view.
â€¢ When you are looking at an individual photo, document or map, you will see a button in the blue menu bar above the image. The button is red with yellow type.
â€¢ Click on that button and you will go to a wiki page. From there, comment as you like on that particular object.
No registration is required. We do ask people to focus their comments on the item in the collection.
The Minnesota Digital Library will monitor comments. This is still a prototype service. We are still designing it and answering questions about how to share the information people provide.
If you have general comments, suggestions or insights to offer regarding the Social Side of Reflections, please send them to Marian Rengel, MDL outreach coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanks for helping the MDL with the project and have fun.