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Archive for July, 2007

“My Account” Link Added to Library Home Page

Posted by lrath on July 25, 2007

Accessing your library account is now only one click away. Click on the MyAccount-CUNY+ link from the Services list on the library’s home page. Please note that you can still access My Account within the library’s catalog, CUNY+.

  • After logging in to My Account — by using your library ID number that is listed on your CUNY ID– you can check your library account activities. See what items you have borrowed (loans), when they are due, renew items, check on hold requests, or read your library alerts.
  • Adding this link to the library’s home page was a suggestion of a Baruch graduate student. Please continue to send your library related suggestions!
My Account-CUNY+

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OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web

Posted by lrath on July 19, 2007

The OFFSTATS website provides a collection of links to free, official statistics resources. Links are categorized by county, region, and over 70 topics. There are too many topics to list, but examples include: armaments, economic growth, foreign direct investment, health, migration, social indicators, time use surveys, wages and much more.This website was created and is maintained by the University of Auckland Library. Please note that the “QuickLinks” to library databases and resources refer to the Auckland library.

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NBER Working Paper Series – library database

Posted by lrath on July 18, 2007

This library database provides access to the full-text of working papers from the National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER). The NBER is a nonprofit economic research organization.

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US Census Bureau – Website Highlights

Posted by lrath on July 11, 2007

The US Census Bureau’s website at contains many useful statistics and data sets. Below are some highlights …

  • American Factfinder – Source for population, housing, economic, and geographic statistics (search by city/town, county or zip code); data sets; population trends
  • American Community Survey (ACS) – Provides population and housing characteristics every year instead of every ten years; part of the 2010 Decennial Census Program
  • Economic Census – Statistics on manufacturing, construction, retail, and other business sectors
  • Economic Indicators – Most recent indicators of business activities by business sector and industry
  • FedStats – Statistics from over 100 US federal agencies
  • Local Employment Dynamics – Labor market information for state, county, workforce area, or metropolitan area; Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) – a dataset of eight labor market indicators
  • Maps – Detailed maps by county block, voting district, and census outline; plus custom, online mapping
  • Population clocks – US and World counts
  • QuickFacts – Facts about people, businesses, and geographic entities in each state and Washington, DC

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Foundation Center – New York location

Posted by lrath on July 10, 2007

The Foundation Center‘s (FC) mission is to “strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy“. The FC is a great resource to learn about foundations, philanthropy, and research funding in the US. The website links to foundation-sponsored reports, funding trends and news, a catalog of nonprofit literature, and other resources for both grantseekers (individual and nonprofit) and grantmakers. The New York City location offers free training opportunities and seminars and access to resources and is walking distance from Baruch College.

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Newspapers in Factiva Database

Posted by lrath on July 9, 2007

Do you want convenient, online access to today’s or recent New York Times and Wall Street Journal? Would you like to read or scan the paper by section (front page, arts & leisure, and etc.)? Then use the library database called Factiva.

  • After connecting to Factiva via the library’s website, click on the News Pages tab in the green toolbar on the top of the page

Factiva Tool Bar

  • Factiva’s “newstand” will be on the right side of the screen. You can read the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Business Week, Barron’s, Forbes, and Fortune.
  • Factiva NYT
  • You can access the past two weeks of the NYT and WSJ in Factiva’s News Pages.
  • To access earlier issues of the NYT or WSJ, other newpapers, or for other search capabilities, go to Factiva’s main Search page (click on Search in the green toolbar)
  • Factiva is a full-text database that provides global news, business, and financial information from newspapers, magazines, newswires, and trade journals. It includes information on companies and industries, SEC filings, and financial profiles

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