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by Daniel Hanne, Business Librarian
909-869-4352; dhanne@csupomona.edu

No. 23

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Issue Number 23 Summer Quarter, 1996

Even more still on the Internet, and more!!!

by Daniel Hanne, Business Librarian (x4352), E-mail dhanne Inform on World Wide Web: http://www.cpp.edu/library/publications/inform/home.html

More still on the Internet...:

Law sites:

http://www.law.cornell.edu

The Legal Information Institute page, of Cornell Law School leads to decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. Choices include Recent Decisions and Selected Historic Decisions. The cases are indexed by Topic and there is a Key Word Search

http://www.law.emory.edu

The Emory University Emory Law Finder includes choices for an Electronic Reference Desk , U.S. Federal Courts Finder, a color-coded map with states within a numbered federal court district, and U.S. Founding Documents.

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.html

THOMAS is a service of the Library of Congress which gives the U.S. Government "full-text" Bill Text, the Congressional Record Text, Bill Summary & Status, Hot Bills, the Congressional Record Index, and the Constitution. THOMAS also gives links to other U.S. Government WWW home pages.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov

For California; The full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, including status, history, votes, and analyses. Search for bills by number or key word. This page also leads to California Law, consisting of 29 codes, the State Constitution and Statutes. Information presented reflects laws currently in effect. Search for law by key word.

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A Hospitality Management ListServ:

A new listserv for Hospitality Management, established in April of 1996, is directed to tourism and hospitality information specialists and librarians. The list is called: THIS-L. To subscribe to THIS-L, send the following command to listproc@cornell.edu:

SUBSCRIBE THIS-L Firstname Lastname

Another "phone Book"; 800 numbers this time:

http://www.tollfree.att.net:80/index.html

This is the AT&T Toll-Free Internet Directory and contains the 800 and 888 numbers of companies belonging to National AT&T 800 and 888 Service customers. Browse by category by clicking on a letter of the alphabet, or enter names of companies, cities, state and/or categories

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And More...:

A new industries "encyclopedia":

The Encyclopedia of American Industries (Ref HC 102 E53 1994 Index Table #2) is in two volumes; Volume 1: Manufacturing Industries and Volume 2: Service & Non-Manufacturing Industries. This work gives a narrative of the industries, including typically Industry Snapshot, Organization and Structure, Background and Development (a history), Current Conditions, Industry Leaders, Work Force, and America and the World. The articles include a list of Industry Information Sources for further research. There are no statistical tables but occasionally articles include graphs. The industries are arranged by SIC code with an index by industry name and a general index which includes companies. This source is valuable for the background and overview of industries to use with other standard industry reference books such as Standard and Poor's Industry Survey and Manufacturing USA.

Marketing scales:

The Marketing Scales Handbook; A Compilation of Multi-Item Measures (Ref HF 5415.3 B785) organizes the 588 scales into three broad sections; Consumer Behavior Scales, Advertising Scales, and Organizational, Sales force, and Miscellaneous Scales. What are "marketing scales"? These are the scales used in surveys, such as "strongly agree- disagree", "very seldom - often", and so on, and on a wide range of topics. Examples are "Attitude Towards Humor", "Self-Esteem", and "Shopping Guilt". Scales are listed in the table of contents with subject and author indexes.

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Textile dictionary for AMM:

I have always been curious of the meanings for the names of clothing fabrics; for example, what exactly is "worsted", or "flannel", or "polyester" (of special concern), or "taffeta"? Now I can use the Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles 7th ed. (Ref TS 1309 F34 1996), first published in 1915, which covers terms used throughout the entire industry. The definitions in Fairchild's are detailed and practically every page includes illustrations. Terms no longer in general use have an archival marking. An Appendix describes textile associations worldwide.

Another networking encyclopedia for CIS:

In addition to Novell's Complete Encyclopedia of Networking (Ref TK 5105.5 F44 1995), described in issue number 18, we have a second reference book for networking Encyclopedia of Networking (Ref TK 5105.5 F44 1996). This is more a dictionary than an encyclopedia, with short definitions without any references (further reading) with the entries. Some entries have illustrations. Cross references and a large index which is not the same as the terms in the main section helps to locate subjects. A separate section identifies acronyms. There is a small bibliography divided by primary, secondary, and miscellaneous sources.

NEXT ISSUE: And more on the Online catalog (OPAC), and more!!!

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