Who Is Frankenstein?

A friendly reminder … “Frankenstein” refers to the scientist, not the tall gentleman with bolts on his neck. Learn more about it here.

Want to read the book, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley? Click here & check it out!

FRANKENSTEIN, 1931. Colin Clive as Baron Frankenstein and Boris Karloff as the Monster in “Frankenstein”. Source: Britannica ImageQuest database.

A to Z World Business – Database of the Week

A to Z World Business

      Where Do You Want to Go?

“Conducting business across borders is both an opportunity and a challenge. Knowing how business is conducted in different countries is critical to success.”

A to Z World BusinessTM features country business guides and trade tools to help you succeed in global markets. From business formation to marketing, import/export, business culture, compliance, security, taxation, business travel, and hundreds of other topics, find the information you need to work globally.

Find A to Z World Business listed here.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center – Database of the Week

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is your first stop for career exploration, job skills, and more. Find it listed here.

Highlights & Features

  • Industries and Careers – Covers 140 industry and career fields and thousands of professions
  • Plan Your Education – Find schools that are the best fit for what you want to do
  • Launch Your Career – Get advice on writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, applying for apprenticeships and internships, professional etiquette, and other workplace skills
  • Career Interest Assessment
  • Links to Outside Jobs and Internships – Searchable, live job and internship postings
  • My Life Interviews – Get firsthand perspectives from professionals in the field
  • Videos
  • and More! 

Happy Dictionary Day! – October 16, 2017

Celebrate Dictionary Day!

  • Look up the meaning of words you’re unsure of & make sure you’re pronouncing them correctly
  • Start your own “learn a new word a day” challenge
  • Check out some interesting word books from the BSC Library, for example, Word Histories and Mysteries : from Abracadabra to Zeus (in both ebook and print formats)
  • Learn about Noah Webster, the man who helped shape the American vocabulary

ResearchGate Backs Down

The pushback from publishers is making an impact. ResearchGate had been allowing users to upload and post articles — regardless of whether or not they held the copyright.

Now, ResearchGate has “reportedly started to take down large numbers of research papers shared in breach of copyright.” Continue reading …

[Want more details? See our 10/6/17 blog post.]