For a number of years Drexel University Libraries has licensed the COS Funding Opportunities database for campus-wide use. For the month of March we will be testing out a competing database product from InfoEd called SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network).
Feel like you're going to have a blue christmas if you don't find a job or co-op? There's no need to pout & I'll tell you why. No, Santa's not going to leave a job under the tree (it'd be kind of hard to fit anyway). You, yourself, can try to use your rosy cheeks and Holiday spirit to get out there and put yourself at the top of some HR wishlists.
Why might you want a map? Why might you want a targeted data set that describes some facet of the United States population or business community? Many disciplines benefit from knowing how relevant markets, service populations or consituencies are distributed across a geographic area. A few reasons might be to start a new business, or launch a targeted marketing effort. Other reasons might include public health or political campaigns, planning for education, social services other public policy goal.
Hopefully you all are enjoying the sun this summer. However, for some job seekers their outlook may be a little cloudier than they would like. For those of you who are still looking for that dream job, or are just looking for that first full-time position out of school, here are some tips to keep in mind during your search:
For one week only starting today the SimplyMap GIS platform that we always have carried will add trial access to two of its demographics data packages by special request.
Until the end of this month we have a trial to the Leadership Development streaming video collection from the vendor “SkillSoft” as enjoyed by the majority of the Fortune 1000 companies and many leading universities. Over 2,700 streaming videos, ranging from 2 to 90 minutes in length, featuring speakers such as Tom Peters, Stephen Covey, etc.
Authoritative and useful descriptions of research methods can be hard to find. SAGE has a deep shelf of social science publications that they draw upon for this new and easy-to-browse tool.
Trial extended through June 15th!
Hugely improved with intuitive “wizards” to guide queries, SimplyMap 2 makes business and demographic information accessible to non-experts through a mapping visualization interface. Included in this trial is temporary access to the amazingly deep Simmons LOCAL and Claritas PRIZM (Nielson) data sets with consumer and opinion data points such as religious and political views that you cannot otherwise find in Census data. This data is excellent for market research, justifying new product dev