Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
- what wildlife probably lived there (common names and scientific names are provided)
- any uses of the land there by the Lenape
- what the topography was like
- what the area is like now (you get a link to the OASIS map for the location; here's the link provided for 151 E 25th St)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Users must go to My Settings on the top right, where they have a choice to allow for the RefWorks and/or EndNote buttons to appear. Once you do that, after you have a book open, click on InfoTools and you will see the option to export to those softwares.
This is a user-driven option, so each user has to do this for themselves.
Monday, May 18, 2009
WYNC’s On The Media featured a segment this weekend on search engines. The segment discusses two savvy search engines, Wolfram Alpha and Cuil, but also is a good commentary on the current state of Search. Danny Sullivan from searchengineland.com was interviewed.
- Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram Alpha is a new search engine that functions more as an “answer machine” in that it specializes in finding statistical facts. Some sample searches that yielded seemingly correct answers:
Marshmallow AND Calories
Lake Superior AND Average Depth
Afghanistan AND Population
United States AND Trade Deficit
Ford AND 2008 AND Revenue
Distance AND Moon AND Earth
Interesting and fun, but I think the manner in which it displays the results is lacking. It is not exactly clear where the information came from so there’s no way to gauge the validity and reliability the information. The “Sources” link leads you to the formulas that calculated the results.
The article also discussed Cuil which indexes and crawls more pages than Google. Cuil’s results rely less on popularity of pages for search results and more on the presence of related words within the search page.
“Holy Grail 2.0.” On The Media. WNYC. May 15, 2009. http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2009/05/15/03
Friday, May 15, 2009
If you do set up Zotero and set up your account to be saved on the web as well as on your computer, feel free to friend me in Zotero. Even if you don't set up Zotero, you can check out my library of citations (wkich I haven't really organized much into folders and subfolders yet).
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Students that I worked with found the best information came from Business Source Premier using some creative searching. Interviews with the CEO’s had great information (Use the CEO’s name or ‘Executives’ and the subject term ‘Interviews’). You can also search BSP with the index term ‘Going Public (Securities).’
If the CEO was a well known figure (we were looking at Dave Thomas of Wendy’s) the Biography Reference Bank was useful since it had profiles from Current Biography and links to current articles. The Biography Resource Center includes Business Leader Profiles for Students which is simple but helpful for chronologies.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
- TVB (Television Advertising Bureau) Online Go to Research Central and choose Ad Revenue Track.
- TV dimensions 2009. - Stacks, non-circulating - HE 8700.8 .T917
- SRDS Media Solutions. In addition to television, other mediums like radio, newspapers and outdoor advertising are also covered.
Also, today I received another question today from a patron about the advertising revenues for the top newpaper/magazine publications.
- Advertising Age. This information is found in the Data Center online, but we do not subscribe to the Data Center. But it's also available in the print version--Advertising Age Annual 2009. We have this issue on microform.
- Magazine publication advertising revenues are available from the Magazine Publishers of America. http://www.magazine.org/advertising/revenue/by_mag_title_qtr/pib-1q-2009.aspx
These sources and more are available from Peggy Teich's comprehensive Advertising Subject Guide. Let me know if you'd like me to make you a copy.
Companies must make the filings available on their web sites as well as filing with the SEC. David Blaszkowsky, the director of the SEC’s Office of Interactive Data, reported that 26 companies have already filed, even some small and mid-cap companies that are not yet required to use XBRL. The SEC rules require that all 10-K’s, 10-Q’s, 8-K’s or 6-K’s that revise or update financial statement data, as well as Registration Statements be filed in XBRL.
Our students can access the reports through the database EDGAR Online or use IDEA, the SEC’s new EDGAR filing database. Reports filed in IDEA are clearly identified with a format label saying either ‘document’ or ‘interactive data.’ The financial statements filed in XBRL can be downloaded to Excel.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The best source is Thomson One which students can access from the Reuters terminal at the reference desk or any of the terminals in the Subotnick Center. This is the most comprehensive collection in terms of its global coverage, the types of reports (equity, fixed income and economic), and the number of contributors. It is also the most frequently updated and offers the best indexing and search features.
Analyst reports are also available from Bloomberg. To find reports for a company, type in the ticker symbol, the EQUITY key, the letters 'ANR', and then press the GO key.
Business and Company Resource Center also offers research reports but they do not include reports from any of the top ranked banks or independent research firms. (See my previous post for more detail).
The books are in reserve, under Ref 000
Here are the call numbers:
Gleim, Irvin N. CPA review. Auditing / 2008 Book Baruch Reserve HF5661 .G543 2008
Gleim, Irvin N. CPA review. Regulation / 2008 Book Baruch Reserve
HF 5661 .G544 2008
Gleim, Irvin N. CPA review. Business / 2008 Book Baruch Reserve
HF 5661. G542 and HF 5661.G543 Supp.
Gleim, Irvin N. CPA review. Financial / 2008 Book Baruch Reserve
HF 5661. G541
Students using CUNY+ may locate them by a keyword search Gleim and auditing (for example) if they forget the exact title of CPA review Auditing.
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009