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September 28, 2009

Check out New Books

UMC Library puts new books on display on the first floor of the Library Currently there are four themes: Marketing Plans - International Etiquitte - Green Jobs - Women's Equality Day.
These books are available for checkout and in fact this public display has been a boon to our circulation.


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Breakthrough marketing plans : how to stop wasting time and start driving growth. (2008) Calkins, Tim New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan.
Marketing -- Planning

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The one-day marketing plan : organizing and completing a plan that works
. (2004) Hiebing, Roman G and Cooper, Scott W New York : McGraw-Hill. Marketing -- Management/Strategic planning

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Powerhouse marketing plans : 14 outstanding real-life plans and what you can learn from them to supercharge your own campaigns. (2004) Johnson, Winslow New York : AMACOM.
Marketing -- Management/Business planning/Handbooks, manuals, etc

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The ultimate marketing plan . (2006) Kennedy, Dan S Holbrook, MA : Adams Business.
Marketing -- United States/Sales promotion -- United States/Direct marketing -- United States

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The marketing plan : how to prepare and implement it. (2001) Luther, William M New York : AMACOM.
Marketing/Marketing/Handbooks, manuals, etc/Business planning/Handbooks, manuals, etc

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Marketing plans : how to prepare them, how to use them. (2007) McDonald, Malcolm Amsterdam ;, Boston ;, London : Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann.
Marketing -- Management/Marketing -- Planning/Marketing

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The new rules of marketing and PR : how to use news releases, blogs, podcasting, viral marketing, & online media to reach buyers directly. (2009) Scott, David Meerman Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons.
Internet marketing/Public relations

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How to write a marketing plan. (2006) Westwood, John London ;, Philadelphia : Kogan Page.
Marketing -- Management


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Gestures the do's and taboos of body language around the world. (1998) Axtell, Roger E and Fornwald, Mike New York : Wiley.
Body language -- Cross-cultural studies/Gesture -- Cross-cultural studies/Nonverbal communication -- Cross-cultural studies

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Asian business customs & manners
. (2007) Bosrock, Mary Murray New York : Meadowbrook Press, distributor.
Business etiquette -- Asia

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Bridging the culture gap : a practical guide to international business communication. (2008) Carté, Penny and Fox, Chris J London ;, Philadelphia : Kogan Page.
Business etiquette/Intercultural communication/Business communication/National characteristics

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Multicultural manners : essential rules of etiquette for the 21st century. (2005) Dresser, Norine Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons.
Etiquette -- United States/Multiculturalism -- United States

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Global business etiquette : a guide to international communication and customs. (2006) Martin, Jeanette S and Chaney, Lillian H Westport, Conn. : Praeger.
Business etiquette/Intercultural communication/Business communication

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Kiss, bow, or shake hands : the bestselling guide to doing business in more than 60 countries. (2006) Morrison, Terri and Conaway, Wayne A Avon, Mass. : Adams Media.
Business etiquette/Corporate culture/Business communication/Negotiation in business

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Kiss, bow, or shake hands : Asia : how to do business in 12 Asian countries. (2007) Morrison, Terri and Conaway, Wayne A Avon, Mass. : Adams Media.
Business etiquette -- Asia /Business communication -- Asia/Intercultural communication -- Asia/Business travel -- Asia/Asia -- Social life and customs

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Kiss, bow, or shake hands : Europe : how to do business in 25 European countries. (2007) Morrison, Terri and Conaway, Wayne A Avon, Mass. : Adams Business.
Business etiquette/Corporate culture/Business communication/Negotiation in business

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Kiss, bow, or shake hands -.Latin America (2007) Morrison, Terri and Conaway, Wayne A Avon, Mass. : Adams Media.
Business etiquette -- Latin America/Business communication -- Latin America/Intercultural communication -- Latin America/Business travel -- Latin America/Latin America -- Social life and customs

Bridging the culture gap a practical guide to international business communication.
(2004) Carté, Penny, Fox, Chris, Canning (Firm), and NetLibrary, Inc London ;, Sterling, VA : Kogan Page.
Business etiquette/Intercultural communication/Business communication /National characteristics

The global etiquette guide to Mexico and Latin America everything you need to know for business and travel success.
(2002) Foster, Dean Allen and NetLibrary, Inc New York : J. Wiley & Sons.
Etiquette -- Mexico/Handbooks, manuals, etc/Mexico -- Social life and customs/Handbooks, manuals, etc/Etiquette -- Latin America/Handbooks, manuals, etc/Latin America -- Social life and customs/Handbooks, manuals, etc/Mexico -- Social life and customs/Latin America -- Social life and customs

Green Jobs

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Careers in renewable energy : get a green energy job. (2008 ) McNamee, Gregory Masonville, CO : PixyJack Press.
Clean energy industries -- Vocational guidance/Renewable energy sources/Energy industries -- Vocational guidance/Environmental sciences -- Vocational guidance

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75 green businesses you can start to make money and make a difference.
(2008 ) Croston, Glenn E Irvine, CA : Entrepreneur Press.
Green products/Green movement -- Economic aspects/New business enterprises

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The green-collar economy : how one solution can fix our two biggest problems. (2008) Jones, Van, Conrad, Ariane, and Kennedy, Robert Francis New York : HarperOne.
Environmental policy -- United States/Environmental protection -- United States/Environmental management -- United States/Social legislation -- United States/United States -- Social policy/United States -- Environmental conditions

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Greenjobs : a guide to eco-friendly employment.
(2008) Llewellyn, A. Bronwyn, Hendrix, James P, and Golden, K. C Avon, Mass. : Adams Media Corp.
Occupations/Professions/Vocational guidance/Job hunting

Women's Equality Day

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Race, gender, and work : a multicultural economic history of women in the United States. (1996) Amott, Teresa L Boston, MA : South End Press.
Women -- United States -- Economic conditions/Women -- United States -- History/Women -- Employment -- United States

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Through women's eyes : an American history with documents. (2009) DuBois, Ellen Carol and Dumenil, Lynn Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's.
Women -- United States -- History/Feminism -- United States -- History

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In pursuit of equity : women, men, and the quest for economic citizenship in 20th-century America. (2001) Kessler-Harris, Alice New York : Oxford University Press.
Women's rights -- United States/Women -- Legal status, laws, etc -- United States -- History/Women -- United States -- Economic conditions/New Deal, 1933-1939/United States -- Social policy

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Not June Cleaver : women and gender in postwar America, 1945-1960. (1994 ) Meyerowitz, Joanne J Phliadelphia : Temple University Press.
Women -- United States -- History/Women -- Employment -- United States -- History

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Chronology of women's history. (1994) Olsen, Kirstin Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press.
Women -- History -- Chronology

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The world split open : how the modern women's movement changed America. (2000 ) Rosen, Ruth New York : Viking.
Feminism -- United States -- History

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The economic emergence of women. (2005) Bergmann, Barbara R Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ;, New York : Palgrave Macmillan.
Women -- United States -- Economic conditions/Women -- Employment -- United States/Sex discrimination against women -- United States/Housewives -- United States

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Entitled to power : farm women and technology, 1913-1963. (1993) Jellison, Katherine Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press.
Women in agriculture -- United States -- History/Rural women -- United States -- History/Sociology, Rural -- United States

List of Children's Books - IDEA Grant

The UMC Library received a grant from the University of Minnesota office for Equity and Diversity. The focus of this grant was to develop a children's book collection emphasizing different aspects of diversity. We made a web page with a list of the books purchased with this grant. It is alphabetical by author. The book covers are included so it is quite colorful.

Below is a search form that limits the search and results to items in the UMC Children's Collection.

Search the Children's Book Collection

September 19, 2009

New Preschool Online Resources

UMC Library provides two online resources for use with preschool and early elementary children.

Britannica Preschool Learning Zone is a classroom-tested, interactive learning environment designed specifically for the needs of ages 4 to 7.

Kids InfoBits is Gale's database designed for students in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with a developmentally appropriate graphic interface and quality reference content Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research.

Britannica Preschool Learning Zone is an Online Resource for Early-Childhood Learning gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities to help grow their minds, their spirits, and their intellectual horizons.

It has an interactive atlas, online art activities, interactive games and learning materials, audio and video, and vocabulary builders teach concepts that children are curious about, such as geography, numbers, colors, time, and sounds.

Related to the Curriculum\
Activities and materials teach the same concepts taught in the classroom and build skills in science, language arts, math, and social studies.

Teacher Tools
A comprehensive Teacher's Guide is included with ideas on how to incorporate Learning Zone into your lesson plans. Get ideas on how to review and produce reports on student progress too.

Gale's Kids InfoBits has a graphical interface aimed at kindergarten through grade two.

Younger students often can't narrow their topic to a single word or phrase; or, if they can, may have trouble spelling it. Kids InfoBits addresses this from the first screen with a lively, icon-rich topic tree that enables children to click on it and drill down from a broad topic to a narrowly-focused one. Not only does this simplify research, it also helps students visualize the research process.

Kids InfoBits encourages young students to research and find information by applying a proven method to their work -- keep it simple. Colorful graphics guide students through levels of information and a straightforward keyword/subject search guides more experienced young researchers to the information they need quickly.

Kids InfoBits makes searching fun and easy with a colorful, graphic interface or a simple subject search that places the emphasis on successful searches that allow children to spend time enjoying and learning from the answers they found themselves.

September 17, 2009

Ebsco Animals - Encyclopedia of Animals online

Ebsco Animals is a database with thousands of easy-to-read entries about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, dinosaurs and prehistoric animals. Each entry begins with a simple category breakdown of the animal including Kingdom, Class, Order, Genus & Species, and Geographical Locale as well as a detailed description. Many entries include colorful images. Based on the print resource Encyclopedia of Animals.

September 13, 2009

New - Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center
from Ebsco is a full-text database consisting of a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 255 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and a Critical Thinking Guide on the topic.

A good source for speech topics.

September 12, 2009

New - Clase/Periodica

Clase/Periodica is an OCLC database which is part of ELM, the statewide database purchase program

Clase and Periodica are two separate databases that are available as a single standalone database.

CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities.

PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology.

Clase indexes documents published in Latin American and Caribbean journal specializing in the social sciences and humanities. It includes more than 170,000 references from more than 1,200 journals and other materials.

Periodica includes citations to articles and other documents from over 1,400 Latin American and Caribbean scientific and technological journals published in Latin American and the Caribbean. Among the subject covered are agricultural sciences, biology, physics geoscience, engineering, medicine and chemistry.

The combined database provides access to more than 400,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages. Records include information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications that focus on Pan-American issues.

Citations are in Spanish.

September 7, 2009

Professional Development Collection - Education

Professional Development Collection is a collection created for education research. It includes the full text of more than 500 quality education journals and other resources.

The database is FindIt finditsmall.gif enabled.

This database is part of the ELM collection. It is part of the increased emphasis on education research and K - 12 resources.

Journals include Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal, and many others. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

September 6, 2009

New Databases Last Summer

Last spring we acquired three new databases. Official access to two of the database began in July . These are Gale's Biography Resource Center and Small Business Resource Center .

From Ebsco came GreenFILE™, a new complementary database

GreenFILE™ covers aspects of human impact to the environment Including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The UMC Library's FindIT linking service links citations to the text of many of the journal articles.

Small Business Resource Center Topics include how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. It is particularly useful for ENTR 2200 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

The Biography Resource Center contains 450,000 biographies on more than 380,000 people. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text.