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Category Archives: Electronic Resources

Morningstar Newsletters

Posted on October 12th, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library

The Morningstar Investment Research Center is a great way to check out a company, fund, or get investing advice. This service offers PDF access to current and archive newsletters from their mutual fund, stock, and ETF strategists.

Check out the October issues for articles on:

  • Our Former Holdings: Where Are They Now? – DividendInvestor
  • Know Your Fund Company’s Achilles’ Heel – FundInvestor
  • Common Investor Mistakes – StockInvestor
  • Best Ideas – ETFInvestor

To find, click on the image below and select the “Newsletters” tab:



Encyclopædia Britannica

Posted on September 28th, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library



There is more to life than Wikipedia.  Did you know that your library card gives you access to a number of encylopedias? Consider using the Encyclopædia Britannica Online when conducting your research.

Updated every two weeks, this resource offers a number of great tools for research such as:

  • World Data Analyst
    Quick and easy facts, statistics and comparisons of the countries of the world
  • This Day in History
    Find out what important events and who was born on any given day.
  • Spotlights
    In-depth coverage on a specific topic, with articles and media handpicked by Britannica editors.
  • Biographies
    Select Browse > Biographies
    Browse content by Topic, National/Cultural Association, Era, Gender, and Name.
  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary
    Contains 225,000 entries, including more than 10,000 new words and definitions


TableBase – Electronic Resource Spotlight

Posted on September 3rd, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library


Ever needed a table of leading bottled water companies? Maybe you want a ranking of cracker brands by sales?  Or perhaps you’ve wondered about the top 10 breakfast foods?  Well, you can find these and similar rankings via TableBase.

Providing statistical data on over 90 industries, TableBase can help you find company/brand rankings, market share information, consumption statistics, and demographic data.

redcheckWhen conducting a search, try selecting “Advanced Search” and choose from among the many drop-down categories.


Learn more about TableBase.

New Electronic Resources Alert

Posted on August 6th, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library

We’ve recently acquired a number of new Electronic Resources for the business user and job seeker.  These sources can be used remotely using your library card.  For our full suite of Electronic Resources, check out our A-Z List.

starEconomist Historical Archive 1843-2006

The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete, searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2006.

starFinancial Times History Archive 1888-2006

The Financial Times Historical Archive delivers the complete searchable run of the Financial Times from 1888-2009.

starGale Directory Library

The Gale Directory Library includes titles such as Business Rankings Annual, Consultants and Consulting Organizations, Directories in Print, Encyclopedia of Associations, Market Share Reporter, National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations, Ward’s Business Directory, and more.

starVocations and Career Collection

Offering content from nearly 400 journals, you’ll find articles on topics such as job hunting, career guidance, and  higher education.


Product Spotlight: LearningExpress Library

Posted on February 27th, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library


At the Kirstein Library, patrons often ask if we have any test preparation material.  The answer is, “We sure do!”

Electronic Resource
Formerly known as LearnATest, the LearningExpress Library offers a nice selection of practice exams on College Prep, MTEL, Citizenship and more.

Jobs & Careers
For those needing to prepare for licensing or certification in their given field, you’ll find interactive practice exams for the Civil Service, Culinary Arts, Law Enforcement, Nursing, Plumbing, and Real Estate among others.

Job Search and Workplace Skills
Brush up on your Business Writing skills with one of their eCourses, or download an eBook on a topic such as Resume Writing, Social Networking for Career Success, or Public Speaking.

Circulating Test Prep/Study Collection
We also have many circulating test prep materials available for check out.  Speak with a Reference Librarian for further assistance or search our catalog for availability.

Sample Resources:  MTEL, Nursing Assistant, Civil Service, Armed Services (ASVAB)