Business & Company Resource Center

Business & Company Resource Center is on the way out making way for  Business Insights: Essentials, and from what I’ve seen of it, it looks like it may be better, but I’ve found Business & Company Resource Center to be very helpful, and we may have it for a while yet, so here’s one final post about it.

If you do a company search in The Business & Company Resource Center, you can get  a lot of information on it, and it is international in scope. I entered “Sears” in the company search and got the following:

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Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) Hoffman Estates, Illinois $41,567.00 M Sales
Sears, Roebuck and Co. Hoffman Estates, Illinois $30,030.00 M Sales
Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. Greenville, Delaware $12,010.00 M Total assets
Sears Canada Inc. (SCC) Toronto, ON $4,536.50 M Sales
Sears Holdings Management Corp. Hoffman Estates, Illinois $2,668.10 M Sales
Sears Roebuck de Mexico S.A. de C.V. Mexico $1,152.60 M Sales
Hoogenbosch Retail Group B.V. ‘s-Hertogenbosch $1,110.30 M Sales
Sears Logistics Services Inc. Hoffman Estates, Illinois $570.30 M Sales
Sears, Roebuck De Puerto Rico Inc. San Juan, Puerto Rico $227.20 M Sales
Sears Imported Autos Inc. Minnetonka, Minnesota $70.00 M Sales
DeSears Appliances Inc. Bradenton, Florida $11.00 M Sales
Audio-Sears Corp. Stamford, New York $6.50 M Sales
Kerley and Sears Inc. Midlothian, Texas $3.80 M Sales
Tri State Pest Control Inc. River Edge, New Jersey $2.90 M Sales
Sears And Schofield Inc. Hudson, Massachusetts $1.00 M Sales
Thomas Inc. Woodward, Oklahoma $0.70 M Sales
Kary Enterprises L.L.C. Shawano, Wisconsin $0.40 M Sales
James M. Sears Associates Guttenberg, New Jersey $0.10 M Sales
Betsy Sears Enterprises Inc. Hemet, California
Black Sears Winery Angwin, California
Inview Communications Scottsdale, Arizona
J. Sears Consulting L.L.C. Cincinnati, Ohio
Kelly Sears Consulting Group Ottawa, ON
Sears Brands L.L.C. Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Then if you click on an entry as I did on “Sears Holding Corp”  you’ll get the company profile, and nine tabs will appear. In this case these seven tabs were lit (the other two are “Suits and Claims”, and “Products”):

News/MagazinesHistoriesInvestment ReportsFinancialsRankingsIndustry OverviewsAssociations

Tom,                                                                                                                                    CLP

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Do you ever get frustrated with ebooks?

Do you ever get frustrated with ebook hardware, software, compatibility, apps, uploads, downloads, DRM, licensing, etc?  You might enjoy this Librarian in Black blog post (warning: includes expletives):

I’m breaking up with eBooks (and you can too)

August 1, 2012

I want to break up with eBooks.  Don’t get me wrong, eBooks is dead sexy and great arm candy at parties, as well as a magnet for attention and memorable experiences. But man… eBooks makes for a crap boyfriends. The relationship is as dysfunctional as it gets…

Want to read more?  Here’s the whole post.

Mary Lee (Northland)

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Business and Finance Electronic Resource Workshop


The Electronic Resource (EREC) Committee is organizing another workshop for staff to learn about resources and earn CE credits. A certificate for 2.5 hours of continuing education credits will be earned by those who attend. This electronic resource workshop will focus on the subjects of Business and Finance.

Presenters will include Nancy Worek, from CLP Downtown and Business and Stacey Knibloe from Gale/Cengage.  Major topics will include the transition from Business and Company Resource Center to Business Insights and the Morningstar Investment Research Center. The workshop will also have an overview of business resources available at the Carnegie Library and other useful free online resources.

The program will take place on Thursday, September 27 from 10 AM-12:30 PM at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny Branch, 1230 Federal Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Parking is available on street or within the adjacent medical center parking garage. This program is organized by the Electronic Resources (EREC) Committee.

Registration will be accepted online.

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Professional Resources – NoveList

NoveList is continually adding exciting features to make our jobs and the lives of our patrons easier.  Recently added are the “Professional Resources” located on the far right side of the NoveList homepage.


The Reader’s Advisory Toolbox offers quick access to information on Genres, Read-alikes, and Book Discussion Guides that will supply your book groups or inquisitive readers with book summaries and sample questions.  Featured Book Display Ideas are also available for ages ranging from Adult to 0!


The Teaching with Books feature provides BookTalks and Picture Book Extenders ready to go.  You can also find curriculum-based book lists and annotated bibliographies categorized by subject and grade level.


Keep an eye on NoveList for more enhancements and special tools geared to Librarians!

-Rob (Bethel Park)

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