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Bloomberg Terminal Research Guide

btThe Bloomberg Terminal (BT) provides an integrated platform for price data, financials, news, securities, industry reports, and trading data. BT also includes current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures for both international and domestic markets. Users also find company profiles and financial statements, analysts’ forecasts, news on worldwide financial markets, and audio and video interviews and presentations by key performers in business and finance.

Use the Bloomberg Terminal information resource to support your research projects, and ask a Doherty librarian for assistance and guidance. The link below is to the Doherty library research guide that offers useful information about the BT.

libguides.stthom.edu/bloomberg_terminal

Happy Researching!

Films on Demand Database

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In the database Films On Demand, there is outstanding content—much of it exclusive—from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ABC News, NBC News, BBC, National Geographic, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Bill Moyers, Shopware, The Open University, A&E, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Fred Friendly Seminars, Cambridge Educational, and many more. Programs from more than 800 producers are included in the database offered at UST.

The Films on Demand platform gives students and faculty instant access to outstanding documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All videos are iPad, PC, Mac, Android, mobile, and interactive whiteboard friendly, call the Doherty library if you experience connection problems, we will do our best to help. The Films on Demand acquisitions team is always adding exciting new video content to the database. The Films on Demand platform features full language support through Google Translate; all descriptions, transcripts, and navigation can easily be translated into any of 80 world languages. Start at http://www.stthom.edu/library > Research > Databases > Films on Demand.

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The American West database

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The American West database is a source from the Everett D. Graff collection at the Newberry library in Chicago. The database is an excellent resource to support research papers and ideas that capture the westward expansion of the United States, and the Native America Nations’ way of life. Early topographical sketches and pioneers’ accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his ‘Wild West’ stars, explore the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early Eighteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Century. Browse a wide range of rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historic maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork and more. Start at http://www.stthom.edu/library > Research > Databases > American West.

Happy Researching!

American Psychological Association (APA) citation system

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Many times at the Doherty library, students ask us about the American Psychological Association (APA) citation system and how to use it in a research paper. The Doherty library offers a research guide for ready reference answers to APA, and the research guide is an excellent place to begin learning the APA citation system used when composing a research paper.

Librarian Loan Nguyen is the creator of the APA citation research guide. She provides excellent examples of how to cite websites, dissertation/theses, tables and journal articles in a research paper. There are examples on how to format title pages using the appropriate APA format, and there is a sample paper to use for explanations on in-text citations and word spacing. There is an explanation on how to use digital object identifiers (DOIs) and a video to watch on essay basics. The UST community is always welcome to visit the Doherty library and ask us about APA citation system.

http://libguides.stthom.edu/apastyle

Happy Researching!

Nicolas Castellanos public services librarian

IMG_3508_1_Nicolas Castellanos is the public services librarian at the Doherty library since 2014. His interests are assembling computers, being a Dad to two sons, and producing oral histories. A book he recently finished reading is “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business,” by John Mackey and Rajendra Sisodia.  It is available at the Doherty library.

Nicolas also provides instruction for business research using the Bloomberg Terminal (BT) at the Doherty library. Workshops are offered during the semester, and assistance is always available by scheduling an appointment with Nicolas at castelno@stthom.edu. There is a research guide that provides ready reference information for the Bloomberg Terminal certification program, and how to use the BT database to locate research information about particular business companies, market performance, and business sectors. Happy Researching!

http://libguides.stthom.edu/bloomberg_terminal