US Productivity Growth, 1995-2000, Section VI: Retrail Trad: A report by the McKinsey Global Institute, October 2001. Discussing growth at the end of the 20th century and notes that IT was just one cause of economic growth. Retail trade (from places like Wal-mart/Walmart) contributed as well.
Wal-Mart : a history of Sam Walton’s retail phenomenon: Book in the MVCC Library that covers 1962-1992.
Walmart Class Web site: An interesting site seeking women for a class action suit against Walmart.
EVERYDAY LOW WAGES: THE HIDDEN PRICE WE ALL PAY FOR WAL-MART: “A Report by the Democratic Staff of the Committee on Educaiton and the Workforce U.S. House of Representatives, February 16, 2004.”
Terrorist Group Profiles: Index of Groups: Brief profiles of terrorist groups from around the world. Groups profiled include Al-Qaida, Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA), Hizballah (Party of God), and Peru’s Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). From the Dudley Knox Library, Naval Postgraduate School. (citation from Lii.org)
Google Scholar is Google’s attempt to provide a search mechanism for scholarly information on the Web. In most cases, this tool does not provide fulltext (complete) articles.
If you find items that you’d like to have you may search the MVCC library to see if we own them or if we provide access to them online. If we do not own them or provide access, you may order these items through our library via Interlibrary loan.
- Google Scholar: search google’s online listing.
- MVCC’s Catalog: Search our Public Access Catalog by title to see if we own the item you find.
- Order Item: If our library does not have the item, you may order items through Interlibrary loan.
- Research Databases: Don’t forget that MVCC students, faculty and staff can search the library’s online databases for published sources.
About Google Scholar: “Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
Everyday Mysteries: Why Does Pepper Make You Sneeze?: Short answer: “Because the chemical piperine, an irritant, gets into the nose.” This article explains the science behind pepper (the spice) and sneezing. Also includes pepper facts, related Web sites, and suggested reading. From the Library of Congress Science Reference Services. (citation from LII.org)
Election 2004 Results: “Using County-by-County election return data … we produced the following graphic [map] depicting the results. Of course, blue is for the democrats, red is for the republicans, and green is for all other. Each county’s color is a mix of these three color components in proportion to the results for that county.” Thus, this map shows returns for the 2004 presidential election in shades of purple. From a professor at Princeton University. (citation from LII.org)
Veterans History Project: “A project to “collect and preserve audio- and video-taped oral histories, along with documents such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies, of America’s war veterans and those who served in support of them during World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf wars.” The Project Kit includes “information and forms you need to participate as a volunteer interviewer.” From the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.” (citation from Lii.org)
Ali: This 2002 film starring Will Smith recieved acclaim from many critics. Here is the description from the item: “Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight champion title thus stripped from him entirely for political reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown, culminating in a legendary unification bout against George Foreman in Zaire, dubbed the ‘Rumble in the Jungle.'”