Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Government Documents Pages

The government documents web pages for the library have been redesigned. The new pages allow you to:

  • search only for government documents in PILOT
  • find e-government sites easily by subject, level of government, or type of government
  • find links to government documents in the news
  • easily contact the government documents librarian, Katie Yelinek

To see the new pages, go to the library homepage, click on Internet Resources and Government Information, or go directly to http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/govinfo.

Monday, June 8, 2009

New "Business Environment" Feature in IBISWorld

IBISWorld may now be used to gain information on factors and phenomena that affect the US economy and its industries. The "Business Environment" feature may be used to find valuable data and narrative information on:
  • Interest rates
  • Inflation
  • Demographics
  • Housing
  • Laborforce
  • Energy Production and Prices
  • Commodity Prices, and much more.

Through these timely reports, you may learn how these factor are affecting specific US industries.

For more, go to Databases A-Z and click on IBISWorld.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Library Database!

The Library has just acquired the The Washington Post (1877 - 1992), a ProQuest Historical Newspaper offering full page and article images with searchable full-text. It is available on the Databases A-Z page and at the preceding link. As always, if you have any questions, please contact a Reference Librarian.

(Please note: The database cannot be searched in combination with ProQuest non-historical databases.)