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Iowa’s numbers: growing, but not enough

The first numbers from the 2010 Census will be announced today and two cool links reflecting new numbers have been added to http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/census.  One is an interactive map for population change and the second is a snappy littleYouTube video explaining Apportionment.   Iowa is one of the many states that will lose a seat or two in the U.S. House of Representatives due to application of the apportionment formula.

–Marianne Mason
Government Collections Librarian

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Iowa City Book Festival Announces Line-up

The 2010 Iowa City Book Festival (ICBF), presented by the University of Iowa Libraries, has announced its schedule for the three-day celebration of reading, writing and books July 16-18. The Festival offers activities for the entire family: best-selling authors, hands-on book arts, kids’ activities, music and festival food.
For its second year, the ICBF has greatly […] more

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New Developments in Scholarly Communications

The January issue of Transitions, Scholarly Communication News for the UI Community is now available.  Click here to read the new developments in scholarly communication covered in this electronic issue.

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Looking for a Public Company’s Customer List? Check out Mergent Horizon

The library now subscribes to Mergent Horizon.  This research site covers 6200 companies that are traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ.

Mergent Horizon enables the researcher to:  

  • Identify companies simply by entering a product or trade name
  • Highlight the relationships between a company’s major customers, suppliers and partners
  • Analyze data for sector aggregates or averages, as well as for individual companies
  • Screen companies with hundreds of quantitative and qualitative fields and custom formulas
  • One-Click reports including Company Profiles, Competitors by Product, and Drug/Medical Device
  • Events Calendar including earnings reports and FDA meetings
  •  Comprehensive Data on all actively traded U.S. public companies and ADRs

A link to our subscription can be found on our A-Z page and here.�
Click here to view a demo of Mergent Horizon.

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UI Libraries Book Collection Reaches Five Million

The UI Libraries selected The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa, edited by David Hudson, Marvin Bergman and Loren Horton as the five millionth book for the collection.  More information about this milestonetemp can be found on the UI Main Library blog here.

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Iowa City Book Festival

On July 18, the UI Libraries will present the Iowa City Book Festival.  The Festival will be held in Gibson Square, which is on the Main Library’s south entrance. The celebration will include bookseller tables, food vendors, music, book art demonstrations, readings and panel discussions.

For more information visit the Iowa City Book Festival site.

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Job Hunting?

Check out the Biz Library’s new employment guide “Get Hired!” http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/gethired

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New: Financial Crisis Research Guide

Would you like to learn more about the Financial Crisis?

We have the source for you. Consult our Financial Crisis research guide to find analyst reports, current news articles, books, and vodcasts pertaining to the current economic issues.

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SEC Releases a New Search Engine

The SEC has released IDEA, a more user friendly search portal. IDEA stands for Interactive Data Electronic Applications and will eventually replace the EDGAR database. IDEA offers faster retrieval of public company and mutual fund information. In addition, some information can be imported into spreadsheets for analysis. 

Click here to search IDEA.

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Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

From the UI Libraries Federal Documents Coordinator and Reference Librarian:

If you would like to see the text of the H.R. 3997 (“Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008”) soon to be voted upon, go to GPOAccess http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ and click on the “Featured Item” in the upper right corner.  It is the Congressional Report that includes the text of the bill with a brief explanatory introduction regarding the $700 billion for the Secretary of the Treasury to buy mortgages and other assets of troubled financial institutions.