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NewsBank provides access to tens of millions of articles and video clips from local (Orlando Sentinel, El Sentinel), state, regional, national and international newspapers and other news sources. NewsBank's full-text, fully searchable databases are consistently updated with the current content you require to research issues and events. NewsBank resources also include years of archives, enabling you to research subjects from the past and track trends or developments from their origins.
This award-winning database examines the iconic personalities and moments that marked each ten-year period and defined each decade in North America during the twentieth century. It covers events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in both the United States and Canada. Database search features quick and advanced levels with search limiters; and browse categories including subject, geographical locations, and an alphabetical list of notable men and women. Users may create an account that allows saving searches, articles and citations.
Big Interview's powerful video tutorials and virtual interview practice software will help you learn key concepts, build confidence, and prepare for your interview. Created by one of the top interview coaches in the US, Big Interview gives you the advantage you need to land your dream job.
Gale in Context: Biography has more than 600,000 biographies of notable people from yesterday to today. Get authoritative at-a-glance or in-depth information. Come face-to-face with your subject through video, audio clips, podcasts, images and other multimedia resources. This database includes tools to download, print and share content online; and citation help. All content is effectively organized by type –reference, news, primary sources, magazines, academic journals, multimedia and more-with easy search and browse options. If you “need a life” Biography in Context is the research tool to use!
Gale OneFile: Business provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.
This resource offers company profiles, journal articles and news sources, industry and market reports, plus many other useful business resources. Students, entrepreneurs, small business owners, investors, and researchers will find this resource useful for investigating and learning about topics in business, market research, industry trends, and more. Business Insights is the successor to Gale's Business and Company Resource Center and includes the same sources and information--but now with an updated and easy to use interface.
- SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) reports
- Interactive comparison charts to analyze statistical data
- Explore companies through histories, profiles, and corporate chronologies
- Filter businesses by location, SIC and NAICS codes, and other criteria using Company Finder
- Recent editions of reference sources like Market Share Reporter and Business Rankings Annual
Starting a business and need a plan? Here is a collection of successful business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funds for small businesses throughout North America.
The Christian Science Monitor is a highly regarded and award-winning independent international news organization that delivers thoughtful global and U.S. news. Known for its nonpartisan views and analytical reporting style, the publication provides in-depth coverage of key issues and events across the nation, and around the world. In most cases, full text articles from 1980 to current.
The database provides market analysis for business plans, marketing plans, advertising, where to start your business and will help you get to know your customers better.
Includes on-the-job interviews with professionals and provides additional reading on industry issues and history, useful Web sites, industry jargon, and much more. Also includes information on interviewing, job hunting, networking and writing resumes. Information on using social networking sites for job-hunting and electronic resumes is included.
Whether you're just starting out or looking to grow an established business the Gale Business: Entrepreneurship can help. This resource provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with a one-stop source for all the key information needs, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning and more. You'll find current topics, overviews, and tips and strategies from a combination of content, including full text periodicals and news sources, reference books, and links to websites that focus exclusively on small business topics.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, a comprehensive job/industry/career database, is broken down into three main sections covering Jobs and Industry Profiles; Job Hunting and Workplace Skills; and Career and Industry Resources. Videos present essential career information on specific jobs, industries, and skills. The Jobs section contains information on sixteen industry clusters. The Skills section gives advice on applying for a job, acing an interview, and behaving professionally. Sample résumés and cover letters are also included. The Resources section includes information about apprenticeships and internships to help you realize and eventually attain your career goals.
Search for vocational/technical, undergraduate, graduate, and nursing schools using the College Planning and Financial Aid section. Find information on choosing a major, getting into the college of your choice and applying for student loans.
The Career Interest Assessment allows you to discover occupations and industries that are best suited to your personal interests and strengths.
Click on Career Opportunities News to get advice and insight from career counselors and human resource specialists on presenting your best professional image.
As an added feature, be sure to create a login to access your personal folder that will save your career guidance searches.
Gain access to an unprecedented wealth of current and comprehensive information on grant makers and their grants. This database searches: 100,000+ foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant making public U.S. charities; more than 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; over 2.4 million recently awarded grants; 700,000+ recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
This database contains a complete listing (nearly 10,000) of foundations that give grants to individuals. It describes giving for a variety of purposes, including arts and cultural projects, general welfare, scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, research, as well as awards and grants by nomination only. It may be used as both a grant seeker’s guide and a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving.
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