Posts Tagged ‘databases’

Database of the Week – Films on Demand

Films on DemandI can’t say enough good things about Films on Demand (FOD), our streaming video database. If you’re not already using it, start today.

Film is a wonderful medium for teaching and learning. FOD includes films on most anything you can think of (currently, 52,308 titles with new content added frequently) from a wide range of producers. To see the subject areas and the number of films available in each area, click here. To zero in on the producers (A&E, BBC, History Education, Frontline, HBO, and Ted, to name only a few), click here.

Watch the films, or segments of films (with or without the transcripts); embed them in presentations; set up your own folder; create playlists; and enjoy!

Find the link to Films on Demand on our databases page. [Scroll down to Video & Film or choose from the A to Z list.]

FOD is available 24/7 to current BSC students, faculty, and staff. Enjoy!

 

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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! 

Find a Topic – Access World News

Find A Topic offers access to hundreds of topics organized by category through a unique search strategy. The  predefined searches link to  ACCESS WORLD NEWS  (find it on our databases page) and can be modified before or after the search. Results are fast and relevant in whatever category you choose.  Check it out!

 

 

Poetry Trivia

Question for August 30, 2017

What actor, famous for playing the role of Aragorn in the film versions of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Lord of the Rings , is also a poet?

Find the answer via the Library’s Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry database. Click here to access the Library’s databases page – Choose Literature & Poetry – Choose Columbia Granger’s


Fake News — How Can You Avoid It?

factsFake news has become a serious problem. The creators of fake news are good at what they do and readers aren’t so good at telling what’s fake from what’s real.

A recent study from Stanford University (Evaluating Information: the Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning) shows that “Overall, young people’s ability to reason about the information on the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.” (p. 4). This was true of students at each level — middle school, high school, and college.

How can you avoid fake news? One way is by using BSC Library resources, including our databases, for your research. We provide access to thousands upon thousands of credible newspaper, magazine, and journal articles.

 

NewsBank Special Reports on Access World News Database

  Are you a news junkie? Want to dig deeper to gain better insight about current global issues and events? Check out NewsBank’s Special Reports on the Library’s Access World News database for articles, images, videos, maps, and other content grouped under specific topics and themes.

September 2015 Topics and Monthly Themes

  • U.S. Presidential Campaign – 2016
  • 9/11 Anniversary
  • World Economics – Covering the Global Economic Markets
  • Education Around the World
  • Constitution Day – September 17
  • World Health – World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15

Additional featured Reports covering current issues and events

  • Terrorism and Conflict Natural Disasters
  • Issues in the News
  • World Environment
  • World Politics and Government

Check it out!