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.
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.
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.
- 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.
This video from the vendor provides a good overview of the AutoTrac/Workbook functions.
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).
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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Hardin Library will be closed on Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday.
The library will re-open at 7:30am on Tuesday, May 31. The 24-hour study is available when the library is closed. Apply for 24-hour study access at the service desk.
The Hardin Library hours will be reduced for interim and summer beginning on Sunday, May 15.
Complete schedule of hours available online. A 24-hour study is available when the library is closed. Apply for access to the study at the reference desk.