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My Life = My Business

Posted on March 31st, 2015

Want to live the entrepreneurial life? 

For a look at some excellent new business books that can show you how, stop by the book table in the main corridor of Booth Library. 

The titles listed are new acquisitions and were selected for the display by the Business Librarian Janice Derr.

Own Your Future: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Thrive in an Unpredictable Economy
HF 5386 .B8763 2014

All in Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything is on the Line
HB 615 .K355 2014

B1Starting Strong: a Mentoring Fable
HF 5385 .Z334 2014

Unlimited Sales Success: 12 Simple Steps for Selling More than You Ever Thought Possible
HF 5438.25 .T136 2014

Sell Your Business for an Outrageous Price: an Insider’s Guide to Getting More than You Ever Thought Possible
HD 1393.25 .S46 2015

 

Behind Every Good Decision: How Anyone Can Use Business Analytics to Turn Data into Profitable Insight
HD 30.28 .J34 2015

Big Data @ Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
HD 38.7 .D379 2014

B2Brand Aid: a Quick Reference Guide to Solving Your Branding Problems and Strengthening Your Marketing Position
HD 69 .B7 V36 2015

Evergreen: Cultivate the Enduring Customer Loyalty that Keeps Your Business Thriving
HF 5415.5 .F584 2015

Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management: How Top Companies Assess Risk, Manage Exposure, and Seize Opportunity
HG 4026 .H274 2015

Homo Economicus: the (Lost) Prophet of Modern Times
HB 173 .C6313 2014x

B3Invisibles: the Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion
HF 5381 .Z94 2014

Make it Matter: How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning
HD 57.7 .M3935 2015

The New Geography of Capitalism: Firms, Finance, and Society
HB 501 .D538 2014

Targeted: How Technology is Revolutionizing Advertising and the Way Companies Reach Consumers
HF 6146 .I58 S65 2015

The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership
HD 57.7 .B72743 2014

 

 

 

 

A Little Romance–it’s not just for Valentines Day!

Posted on March 17th, 2015

luvAhhhh…Spring! It’s finally here and like Lord Alfred Tennyson penned: In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.

Or, as John Dryden proclaimed: Pains of love be sweeter far | Than all other pleasures are.

Lastly, Emily Dickinson wrote: That love is all there is, is all we know of love.

Below are a few titles revealing all kinds of love and affection, pulsing within each cover: from Edith Wharton’s “Ethan Frome” the classic tale of the hiss of an old love grown cold as well as the promise, thrill and redemption of a new lover; to an unlikely, but growing friendship and attachment between two prison cellmates in “The Kiss of the Spider-Woman;” to the hilarious daily journal of a young woman, Bridget, describing her none-too-suave exploits (think blue soup, trying to shed stones, and an inappropriate interest in her bad-boy boss) in “Bridget Jones’s Diary.”

flowerbuttonsEverything Leads to You by Nina LaCour — Call #  e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

Rusty’s Surprise by Zach Sweets — Call #  e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

Homemade Love by California Cooper — Call #  PS 3553 .O5874 H66 1986

The Necessity of Certain Behaviors by Shannon Cain — Call #  PS 3603 .A389 N43 2011

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud — Call #  Coming soon! Ordered 2-6-15 for GraFX in the Atrium

Someday, Someday, Maybe: a Novel by Lauren Graham — Call #  e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

flowerbuttonsTrust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz — Call #  e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig —  Call #  book, CD, e-book, movie, musical

Plum Lovin
by Janet Evanovich — Call #  PS3555.V2126 P56 2007b & e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding — Call #  PR 6056 .I4588 B75 1998 & e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

The Arrow by Monica McCarty — Call #  e-book via Booth Library online catalog &
MyMediaMall

flowerbuttonsWhen the Duke Was Wicked by Lorraine Heath — Call # e-book via Booth Library online catalog & MyMediaMall

The Paying Guests 
by Sarah Waters — Call # e-book via Booth Library online catalog & MyMediaMall

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen — Call # PR 4034 .P7 2006x & e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall (and…lots of other versions)

Oryx and Crake: a Novel by Margaret Atwood — Call # PR 9199.3 .A8 O79 2003 & e-book via Booth Library & MyMediaMall

Every Day 
by David Levithan — Call # Ballenger Teachers Center 813 L579ev  &  e-book via Booth Library online catalog & MyMediaMall
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Annie on My Mind
 
by Nancy Garden — Call # Ballenger Teachers Center 813 G167a

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy — Call # PR 4745 .A1 1958x  &  read it online via Hathitrust

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare — Call # PR PR2831.A2 W35 2012   &  Graphic Novel, GraFX-Atrium PR2831.A2 P33x 2005   &  Movie PN1997 .R73x .DVD  &  music, opera, monologues  &  Hathitrust online book

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte — Call # PR 4167 .J3 1996  /  e-book  /   movie PR 4167 .J32 1999x .DVD / read it online via Hathitrust

flowerbuttonsThe Awakening by Kate Chopin — Call #  Complete stories PS 1294 .C63 v.1, v.2  &  e-book via Booth Library and MyMediaMall & screenplay PS1294.C63 A6434 1992

Ethan Frome 
by Edith Wharton Call #  PS 3545 .H16 E7 1968  &  read it online via Hathitrust  &  movie PN1997 .E87x .DVD  &  Ballenger Teachers Center 813 W55E3

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway — Call #  PS 3515 .E37 F3 1997  &  movie PN 1997 .F3896x .DVD  &  audio sound recording (in storage): introduction, excerpts, and study guide PS3515.E37 F355 2006x .CD

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough — Call #  PR 9619.3 .M32 T46x

 

299 Sage Journals added to the EIU library catalog

Posted on March 16th, 2015

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Since 2007 EIU has had electronic access to the Sage Deep Backfile collection of 299 journals. These journals range in subject matter across all areas of knowledge and provide full coverage of articles from a journal’s first issue until 1998. Until now these journals were available through the Booth Library journals A-Z list and  the “find it @EIU” button: find it @EIU button  .

Now these valuable materials are also available for the first time through the library’s catalog. You can browse the entire list by performing a search in the library catalog for the keywords Sage deep backfile.

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What can you find in Congressional Committee Hearings: Senate, House, Joint or Special?

Posted on March 8th, 2015

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A plethora of timely hearings and studies are available in Booth’s Government Documents Federal Depository (GovDocs) stacks –from “Fraud on the Elderly,” “Offshore Tax Evasion,” and “Children Migrating from Central America,” to “Rebuilding American Manufacturing,” “U.S. Policy Toward Sudan and South Sudan,” and “The Charleston, West Virginia Chemical Spill.”

Over 30 recent documents are listed below, investigating drug shortages, forced labor, wasteful spending, pension savings, cyber-crime, the Affordable Care Act and more; Most hearings can be read online as e-documents but some are only available in paper and are located in our GovDocs room on the second floor, north. They are but a fraction of what is here waiting for you to explore. Please ask us for assistance if you need it. We are here to help!

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The Government Printing Office in 1887

Congressional Hearings: A meeting or session of the Senate, House of Representatives, Joint or Special Committees of Congress organized to obtain information, testimony, and opinions on proposed legislation, conduct an investigation, or evaluate/oversee the activities of a government department or the implementation of a Federal law–they are usually open to the public.

Hearings may also be purely exploratory in nature, providing testimony and data about topics of current interest. Witnesses often include government officials, spokespersons for interested groups, experts, officials of the General Accounting Office and members of Congress. Subpoenas may be issued to summon reluctant witnesses. Most congressional hearings are published two months to two years after they are held.

Other types of hearings:

Field Hearing: a committee or subcommittee hearing which is held outside Washington D.C.–often in the state of a committee member.

Markup: a meeting or series of meetings by a committee or subcommittee in which members perform a section-by-section analysis or “mark up” on a bill or measure by offering, debating, and voting on amendments to it.

Oversight Hearing (or Legislative Review): a congressional review of the way in which federal agencies implement laws to ensure they are carrying out the intent of Congress; to inquire into the efficiency of implementation; and to evaluate the effectiveness of the law. Oversight hearings also determine whether laws should be changed or if additional laws are necessary.

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“…IS SUPPORTING CANDIDATES AND CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING AN APPROPRIATE USE OF A GOVERNMENT OFFICE?”
Hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | House of Representatives | Call # Document Y 4 .G74/7:113-125  & online

healthmedTWO WEEKS UNTIL ENROLLMENT: QUESTIONS FOR THE CENTER FOR CONSUMER INFORMATION AND INSURANCE OVERSIGHT / CCIIO
Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce | House of Representatives
Call # Document Y 4  .C73/8:113-84

radioactiveOVERSIGHT OF DOE’S STRATEGY FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF USED NUCLEAR FUEL AND HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE
Hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce
Call # Document Y 4 .C73/8:113-77

fraudFRAUD ON THE ELDERLY: A GROWING CONCERN FOR A GROWING POPULATION
Hearing before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the Committee on Energy and Commerce
Call # Document Y 4  .C73/8:113-41

cybercrimeCAN TECHNOLOGY PROTECT AMERICANS FROM INTERNATIONAL CYBER-CRIMINALS?
Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight & Subcommittee Research and Technology Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Call # Document Y 4 .SCI2:113-67

dollar$PENSION SAVINGS: ARE WORKERS SAVING ENOUGH FOR RETIREMENT?
Hearing before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Call # Document Y 4  .L11/4:S.HRG.113-337

 

bstnmarathonTHE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS, ONE YEAR ON: A LOOK BACK TO LOOK FORWARD
Hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives
Call # Document Y 4 .H75:113-64

chemspillTHE CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA CHEMICAL SPILL
Field Hearing | Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Document Y 4  .T68/2:113-53

 

auctionbidCONTRACTING AWAY ACCOUNTABILITY–REVERSE AUCTIONS IN FEDERAL AGENCY ACQUISITIONS
Joint Hearing | Small Business Committee on Contracting and Workforce | Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations | Committee on Veteran’s Affairs Document Y 4 .M 1:113-48

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BARRIERS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP: EXAMINING THE ANTI-TRUST IMPLICATIONS OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING * Hearing * Committee on Small Business * Document Y 4  .SM1:113-076 & e-doc

flagsudanU.S. POLICY TOWARD SUDAN AND SOUTH SUDANHearing * Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations * Document Y 4 . F 76/1:113-178 & e-doc

 

A ROADMAP FOR HACKERS? – DOCUMENTS DETAILING HEALTHCARE.GOV SECURITY VULNERABILITIESHearing Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Document Y 4  .G 74/7:113-141

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THE ISIS THREAT: WEIGHING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S RESPONSE
Hearing Committee on Foreign Affairs Document Y 4 .F 76/1:113-219
and online: http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo53603

taxscrabbleOFFSHORE TAX EVASION: THE EFFORT TO COLLECT UNPAID TAXES ON BILLIONS IN HIDDEN OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS HearingPermanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsDocument Y 4  .G 74/9:S.HRG.113-397

CATERPILLAR’S OFFSHORE TAX STRATEGYcaterpillarmachineHearingPermanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsDocument Y 4 .G 74/9:S.HRG.113-408

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ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE (EMP): THREAT TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
Hearing Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies of the Committee on Homeland Security Document Y 4  .H 75:113-68

atworkREBUILDING AMERICAN MANUFACTURINGHearingSubcommittee on Economic Policy of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban AffairsDocument Y 4 .B 22/3:S.HRG.113-262

 

followthemoneyEXAMINING SOLUTIONS TO CLOSE THE $106 BILLION IMPROPER PAYMENTS GAPHearingSubcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government ReformDocument Y 4  .G 74/7:113-123

forced laborCOMBATING FORCED LABOR AND MODERN-DAY SLAVERY IN EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC HearingSubcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Committee on Foreign RelationsDocument Y 4 .F 76/2:S.HRG.113-461

healthcardEXAMINING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S FAILURE TO CURB WASTEFUL STATE MEDICAID FINANCING SCHEMES HearingSubcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements of the Committee on Oversight and Government ReformDocument Y 4  .G 74/7:113-123

pillsEXAMINING DRUG SHORTAGES AND RECENT EFFORTS TO ADDRESS THEMHearing Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce Document Y 4 .C 73/8:113-117

 

border patrolCHILDREN MIGRATING FROM CENTRAL AMERICA: SOLVING A HUMANITARIAN CRISISHearingSubcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on Foreign AffairsDocument Y 4 .F 76/1:113-182

human shieldDENOUNCING THE USE OF CIVILIANS AS HUMAN SHIELDS BY HAMAS AND OTHER TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS IN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW; AND CONDEMNING THE MURDER OF ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN CHILDREN IN ISRAEL AND THE ONGOING AND ESCALATING VIOLENCE IN THAT COUNTRYMarkupSubcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Document Y 4  .F 76/1:113-208

human traffickingEFFECTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY: TIER RANKINGS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKINGHearingSubcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International OrganizationsDocument Y 4 .F 76/1:113-193

irsAN UPDATE ON THE IRS RESPONSE TO IT’S TARGETING SCANDALHearingSubcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs of the Committee on Oversight and Government ReformDocument Y 4  .G 74/7:113-133

abcTHE KEY TO AMERICA’S GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS: A QUALITY EDUCATIONHearingCommittee on Health, Education, Labor and PensionsDocument Y 4 .L 11/4:S.HRG.112-902

 

trustlandsOVERSIGHT HEARING ON SCHOOL TRUST LANDS OWNERSHIP WITHIN FEDERAL CONSERVATION AREAS Oversight HearingSubcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation of the Committee on Natural ResourcesDocument Y 4  .R 31/3:113-40

homeland sealTHE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AT 10 YEARSHearing * Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs  Document Y 4 . G 74/9:S.HRG.113-296

 

moneybagsTHE IMPACT OF THE VOLCKER RULE ON JOB CREATORS, PART II HearingCommittee on Financial ServicesDocument Y 4  .F 49/20:113-62

 

communityBUILDING SAFER COMMUNITIES: THE IMPORTANCE OF EFFECTIVE FEDERAL-LOCAL COLLABORATION IN LAW ENFORCEMENTHearingCommittee on the JudiciaryDocument Y 4 .J 89/2:S.HRG.112-897

epaIS EPA LEADERSHIP OBSTRUCTING ITS OWN INSPECTOR GENERAL?HearingCommittee on Oversight and Government ReformDocument Y 4  .G 74/7:113-124

 

smalliranmapASSESSING THE P5+1 INTERIM NUCLEAR AGREEMENT WITH IRAN: ADMINISTRATION PERSPECTIVESHearingCommittee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs)Document Y 4 . B 22/3S.HRG.113-266

mortgageHOUSING FINANCE REFORM: FUNDAMENTALS OF A FUNCTIONING PRIVATE LABEL MORTGAGE BACKED SECURITIES MARKETHearing * Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs * Document Y 4  .B 22/3:S.HRG.113-145

al qaedaTHE STATE OF AL QAEDA, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ASSOCIATED GROUPS: VIEW FROM OUTSIDE EXPERTS * Hearing * Committee on Armed Services * Document Y 4 . AR 5/2 A:2013-2014/77

 

homesweethomeHOW PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT HOMEOWNERS WILL BE HARMED BY THE CFPB’S QUALIFIED MORTGAGE RULE * Hearing * Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit of the Committee on Financial Services * Document Y 4  .F 49/20:113-58

humantraffickingLESSONS LEARNED FROM SUPER BOWL PREPARATIONS: PREVENTING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AT MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS * Hearing * Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations * Document Y 4 .L 11/4:S.HRG.112-902

earthNOMINATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND THE NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION * Hearing * Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation) * Document Y 4  .C 73/7:S.HRG.113-410

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