Friday, September 30, 2005
Social Explorer is based at Queens College of the City University of New York. They provide demographic data in data maps to track visually the changes that have occurred in the United States, from 1790 to the present, from the country level ot the county level.
Point to: http://www.socialexplorer.com
- word stemming
- phonetic search (will search for words that sound like the ones you type)
- proximity searching (within 16 words)
- clustering of results
- thumbnail images of pages in search results
- suggestions of related terms
- clickable filters for document/file types (e.g., you can winnow search results list to only PDFs, or only DOCs, or only PPTs, etc.
There's no pretending Exalead has as large an index as Google. The range of features, though, offered on Exalead's search results page (as well as on its advanced search page) make it an attractive alternative (especially considering that right now, as far as I know, it is the only engine that allows for proximity searching
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
We have a trial to the IMF International Financial Statistics:
The IFS database contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas and includes all series appearing on the IFS Country Pages; exchange rate series for all Fund member countries, plus Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles; major Fund accounts series; and most other world, area, and country series from the IFS World Tables.
You will need a password to get in.
Monday, September 19, 2005
Monday, September 12, 2005
Requested by the accounting dept., we now have access to Audit Analytics, a database which provides detailed audit information on over 1,500 accounting firms and 20,000 publicly registered companies. Users can create reports by auditor, fees, location, industry and more.
We have one concurrent user.
However each user must have their own individual password. To receive a password, please email Tom Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org. On the main page, you will be asked to log-in using your email address and the password (on the left side of the screen).
Thanks to Saad, there is a page explaining this after users try to connect to the database from the information resources page.
You can get to that page from: http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/info_resources/audit.htm
Friday, September 09, 2005
August 2005 demographic profile of the real median household income of US residents, along with material on the nation's official poverty rate and those persons without health insurance coverage. Notes that the nation's official poverty rate rose from 12.5 percent in 2003 to 12.7 percent in 2004. Also notes that the number of persons without health insurance coverage increased by approximately 800,000 to 45.8 million. Details such crucial research questions as how the Bureau measures income and poverty. Scout Report 9.9.05
- IEEE/CSLPe :
New database, for computer scientists and other interested...
Access to 22 periodicals published by IEEE and more than 1,500 conference publications in full-text, searchable formats.
- Physical Education Index:
These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology.
Physical Education Index
- Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts (ASSIA):
ASSIA indexes and abstracts cover health, social services, psychology, sociology, economy, politics, race relations and education. It is updated monthly.
ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Thursday, September 01, 2005
The Help Desk said that they can get around this ONLY by getting to Blackboard the following way:
1. From the Baruch homepage, choose "Blackboard" from the drop down menu under the "Computing" tab
2. Click on the link that says "Login directly to Blackboard (for registered users only)" --- even though they are not registered yet.
3. Under the sign-in boxes on the Login page, you will see "If you do not have a valid active CUNY Portal username and password, please go here". Click on "here", which is a link.
4. This leads to the "Validate CUNY Affiliation" page. They will need to type in their last name, SSN, and DOB.
They should get into Blackboard after these 4 steps. The Help Desk thinks this problem will be around for another week or two.