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Business Information Research
NY Public Library Offers Web-Based "Prospecting for Business Information" Course
Exciting!!! The NYPL is teaming up with WNET (a NYC public television station) and Fathom (a web-based education provider) to offer a 3-5 class of using business information resources. Here is how the NYPL describes the class, "This interactive course draws upon the expertise of the staff at The New York Public Library's Science, Industry and Business Library to educate users about offline and online sources of company information and to demonstrate how to conduct company research. Participants in the course gain privileged access to company information for one month from popular online databases such as infoUSA's ReferenceUSA, LexisNexis's nexis.com, and Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage. The Prospecting for Business Information course is available on an introductory basis for an enrollment fee of $20 and can be accessed anytime over a one-month period."
Direct to: "Prospecting for Business Information" Course (includes objectives, syllabus, & video preview.

Web Search--Google
Source: Business Week
"The Keyword at Google: Growth"
What would a week be without a Google story. From the article, "In the big-money enterprise market of providing Web and site search capabilities to big companies, Google is apparently struggling. By some estimates, for every single document on the Internet, corporations have two more floating around in their internal networks. While Google has a handful of marquee customers, including Sony and Cisco, the roster pales in comparison with search veterans Verity and Inktomi, which have 1,800 and 2,500 corporate customers, respectively."

New, Updated, & Newly Discovered Resources (3 Items)
Victims of Crime
U.S. DOJ--Office of Justice Programs
National Directory of Victim Assistance Funding Opportunities 2001
From the site, "This directory lists, by state and territory, the contact names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addressed for the federal grant programs that provide assistance to crime victims. The directory also includes information on grant programs that assist state and local agencies to prepare for and respond to incidents of domestic terrorism and criminal mass casualty."
224 pages .pdf
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U.S. Department of State
Stay Current With New Material On U.S. Department of State Site
A new service. From the site, When viewed on a daily basis, it gives a running update of the Department's releases on www.state.gov (other .state.gov sites are not included). The system scouts the site for new documents every half hour and immediately posts new links on the page at http://www.state.gov/whats_new.cfm where they are displayed for at least 24 hours.
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Charities--9/11 Attacks
Source: Newsbytes
New York Attorney General Launches Clearinghouse of Charities
From the article, "[a] clearinghouse of information for donors and victims and to help ensure that charitable donations are being distributed equitably to all of the victims of the New York attack..." "Included side-by-side on the site with links to various Sept. 11 charities are links to GuideStar.org database listings for the organizations. GuideStar claims to list more than 850,000 U.S. nonprofit groups in its database, which includes contact information, brief descriptions of the groups' activities, as well as some financial data."
Direct to the Clearinghouse of Charities

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