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Category Archives: Electronic Resources

Electronic Resource – Making of the Modern World

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources

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Take a look into Boston’s past by searching our electronic resource, The Making of the Modern World.

This Gale database looks at history through the lens of wealth and trade with a focus on economics in the widest sense, including political science, history, philosophy, sociology, and special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing.

Some sample titles to pique your interest:

  • Boston, a commercial metropolis in 1850 : her growth, population, wealth and
    prospects
  • Boston notions : being an authentic and concise account of “that village” from
    1630 to 1847
  • Report on introducing pure water into the City of Boston, 1835
  • The Boston and Roxbury Mill Corporation, 1818
  • The Rules of work, of the carpenters, in the town of Boston. Formed, and most
    accurately corrected, by a large number of the first workmen of the Boston, 1800
  • A state of the importations from Great-Britain into the port of Boston, from the
    beginning of Jan. 1769, to Aug. 17th 1769

 

Business Resources on Hoopla

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library

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Have you tried hoopla yet?  It’s the library’s new video streaming service.  In addition to movies, music, and television, this resource offers a number of titles for jumpstarting your career or for starting a business.  Try hoopla today!

 

Business SoftSkills SeriesBusiness SoftSkills Series

INTELECOM – Intelligent Communications ENGLISH 2009

Business SoftSkills is a complete and concise video curriculum that can either be self taught or used in a classroom or seminar settings as part of job readiness programs. Professionally-produced videos use virtual hosts along with short, informative chapters to convey key workplace skills.

 

 

 

 

 

young entrepreneurYoung Entrepreneurs: A Comprehensive Video Series On How To Start And Grow Your Business

TVG TeleTime Video Productions ENGLISH 2011

A series of interview excerpts from business leaders, discussing various topics related to starting and sustaining a successful business.

 

 

 

 

 

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DemographicsNow – New Electronic Resource

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources
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Looking for demographic information?  The library offers remote access to DemographicsNow: Business & People.

  • Access a demographic report on any geography – or compare multiple geographies – for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.
  • Search for an individual company or create a mailing list of multiple companies from over 20 million active businesses.  Search by company name, executive title, business type, and more.  Now including a separate Physicians/Dentists directory.
  • Search for an individual, a friend, a relative or create a market research list from over 206 million people and 135 million households.  Search by name, address, telephone or by a variety of U.S. Census neighborhood data averages.

A new year, A new beginning…

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by Amber De Angelis in Electronic Resources, Internet Resources
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It’s a new year! It’s the perfect time to pick up good habits or learn something new. Actually, any time is a good time to do those, you just need the right tools and the drive to do it.  Luckily for you, the Boston Public Library and the web have some great resources to help you kick off your new year right.

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Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection

Posted on December 26th, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library
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Have you explored the Norman B. Leventhal Map website yet?  This digital collection represents an ongoing project of conservation, cataloguing, and digital imaging of the Norman B. Leventhal Center’s collection of over 200,000 historical maps and 5,000 atlases.  View the collection by location, subject, date, publisher, author, or projection.

Here are a few of their business themed maps for Boston:

Be sure to check out the Map Center’s Made in Boston exhibition (through March 10th) which brings together, for the first time in decades, a majority of maps made in Boston in the century before the American Revolution.