Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Office

Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, NN/LM, GMR
Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, NN/LM, GMR

Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, NN/LM, GMR

Meet Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Greater Midwest Regional Office.

Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN has been with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine since 2005. Her roles at the former office in Chicago evolved from Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, and Outreach, Planning, and Evaluation Coordinator during that time.

Prior to her work at the Greater Midwest Region, Jacqueline was on the faculty at the University of South Florida Area Health Education Center program, providing outreach services over a nine-county region. She was branch manager at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Before her foray into health sciences librarianship, Jacqueline worked for almost twenty years as a nurse.

In her new role, Jacqueline will enhance network membership by building upon current connections and creating new partnerships throughout the Greater Midwest Region and nationally.

Jacqueline will be working from her home office in Chicago and traveling to the office in Iowa City once monthly for staff meetings.

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Database of the Week: Global Financial Data (GFD)

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Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Global Financial Data (GFD)

Global Financial Data is a collection of current and historical financial and economic data for over 200 countries, provided in ASCII or Excel format.

Where to find it:  You can find it here, and under “G” on Databases A to Z page. Note: Users must authenticate with their HawkID and then log in to GFD.

 Global Financial Data home screen

 

Use it to find: 

  • Time series data on a range of financial topics including US stocks, commodities, interest rates, exchange rates, international trade, etc.
  • Data on social and governmental indicators such as health, income distribution, infrastructure, energy, etc.
  • International data sources include Eurostat and the World Bank.

 

Tips for searching:

  • The options for searching GFD are found on the left side of the screen (see image above).
  • GFD Keyword Search allows for searching based on name (company, country, etc.), symbol, CUSIP, SIC, or NAICS.
  • Hover over the title of a given data set to get a detailed description.
  • GFD Filter Search allows users to narrow their search parameters before initiating a search. Parameters that can be adjusted include country, region, time period, data source, etc.

To browse data series available on particular subjects, users can set several parameters, for example country (Bulgaria) and series type (Exports and Imports), and leave the search box empty. This will generate a list of data sources that meet both parameters.  Select “GFDatabase + Eurostat” option to get the broadest list of available data.

GFD Search Results

Downloading Data:

  • The GFD AutoTrac feature allows users to gather data series and related settings into Workbooks (see image).
  • Once the desired series have been added to a Workbook, users can download the Workbook contents onto their computers.
  • The Workbook contents can then be saved within GFD for use at a later time. This makes it easier to obtain updated figures in the future.
  • Settings that can be tailored by the user include currency, date range, American or European date format (MM/DD/YYYY or DD/MM/YYYY), etc.
  • Data can be downloaded in CSV, XLS, or XLSX formats.

GFD Workbook

This video from the vendor provides a good overview of the AutoTrac/Workbook functions.

Graphs:

GFD offers built-in graphing features that allow users to generate and customize visual representations of the data found within GFD.

Graphs generated in GFD can be saved to Workbooks or they can be exported in a number of formats (Bitmap, Jpeg, PNG).

GFD Graph

Want help using the Global Financial Data (GFD)?  Contact Jim or Kim to set up an appointment.

 

 

 

 

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Islam — Trial ends 25 July 2016

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Islam is a research database focusing on modern Islamic theology and tradition. The online text resource details Islam’s evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works, rare documents, and important articles by Muslim writers, both non-Western and Western voices. Content represents a wide range of Islamic thought, bringing together such key thinkers as Muhammad Abduh, Fethullah Gülen, Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Bediüzzaman Said Nursî, Abdolkarim Soroush, and Rifā‘ah Rāf‘i al-Ṭahṭāwī.

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Spend an evening with Nicholas Meyer |Star Trek writer & director |Friday, May 20 @Main Library

Nicholas Meyer on set with Leonard Nimoy during the shooting of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The photo is archived in the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections as part of a collection donated by Nicholas Meyer.

The UI Libraries is pleased to host Nicholas Meyer, who will make an appearance as a guest speaker in conjunction with the Main Library Gallery exhibition 50 Years of Star Trek.

Meyer, who is an alumnus of the University of Iowa, directed the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and contributed to the shooting script for that film (uncredited). He wrote portions of the screenplay for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and went on to direct Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), for which he also co-wrote the screenplay.

A long-time Sherlockian, Meyer’s writing prowess led to a best-selling novel, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.  The novel, crafted by Meyer in a style faithful to the original series, follows Holmes through cocaine addiction and recovery.  Meyer received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay of the novel.

Meyer will deliver a brief talk, titled The Last Man To Understand Anything. There will be a Q&A session afterward.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. http://bit.ly/UI-LIB-Meyer

Nicholas Meyer on set with Leonard Nimoy during the shooting of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The photo is archived in the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections as part of a collection donated by Nicholas Meyer.

Leonard Nemoy and Nicholas Meyer on set during the shooting of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The photo is archived in the University of Iowa Libraries’ Special Collections as part of a collection donated by Nicholas Meyer.

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