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Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

By Merriam-Webster, Inc,MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF,Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc. Staff
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  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • Pages : 1236
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Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317956818
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 365
  • Pdf File: new-technologies-and-reference-services.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Offer your patrons the cutting-edge reference services they demand! In the past, a reference librarian needed to develop a command of a few reference works, master the skills of the reference interview, and interface with library users in person or via telephone. Today's reference librarian is faced with much, much more. New Technologies and Reference Services suggests ways you can tame the information explosion and take advantage of new technologies. This comprehensive volume recounts the ways reference librarians have adapted traditional services to deal with the changes in both information technologies and library patrons. New Technologies and Reference Services offers tested techniques for fostering information literacy in patrons daunted by the high-tech edge of the new library. Even computer-savvy younger students may need help learning specialized searching skills. This practical volume suggests several innovative ways to teach those skills using interactive classrooms, drop-in seminars, and required courses. New Technologies and Reference Services discusses the other implications of new technologies, including: developing trends in publishing, including value-added services and the death of the printed encyclopedia the effects of CD-ROM, electronic publishing, and the Internet on copyright issues videoconferencing at the reference desk collection strategies and budgets in an era of multiple formats decentralizing library reference services information apartheid, the growing gap between the information haves and have-notsThis helpful volume gives practical, tested advice and ideas on the broader issues of information technology. With plentiful Web addresses, New Technologies and Reference Services presents new ideas sure to make your job easier.

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

By William Hughes,David Punter,Andrew Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119210410
  • Total of Pages : 880
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 706
  • Pdf File: the-encyclopedia-of-the-gothic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly-commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field Arranged in A-Z format across two fully cross-referenced volumes Represents the definitive reference guide to all aspects of the Gothic Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre Extends beyond a purely literary analysis to explore Gothic elements of film, music, drama, art, and architecture. Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture

The Wikipedia Revolution

By Andrew Lih
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Book Code : 1401395856
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: the-wikipedia-revolution.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing." --Jimmy Wales With more than 2,000,000 individual articles on everything from Aa! (a Japanese pop group) to Zzyzx, California, written by an army of volunteer contributors, Wikipedia is the #8 site on the World Wide Web. Created (and corrected) by anyone with access to a computer, this impressive assemblage of knowledge is growing at an astonishing rate of more than 30,000,000 words a month. Now for the first time, a Wikipedia insider tells the story of how it all happened--from the first glimmer of an idea to the global phenomenon it's become. Andrew Lih has been an administrator (a trusted user who is granted access to technical features) at Wikipedia for more than four years, as well as a regular host of the weekly Wikipedia podcast. In The Wikipedia Revolution, he details the site's inception in 2001, its evolution, and its remarkable growth, while also explaining its larger cultural repercussions. Wikipedia is not just a website; it's a global community of contributors who have banded together out of a shared passion for making knowledge free. Featuring a Foreword by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and an Afterword that is itself a Wikipedia creation.

Policies of Electronic Commerce: Challenges and Development

By Dr. Mahesh Baburao Patil
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  • Publisher : Horizon Books ( A Division of Ignited Minds Edutech P Ltd)
  • Book Code : 9386369303
  • Total of Pages : 307
  • Category :
  • Members : 229
  • Pdf File: policies-of-electronic-commerce.pdf

Book Short Summary:

E-Commerce or Electronics Commerce is a philosophy of current business, which addresses the prerequisites of business organizations. It can be comprehensively characterized as the way toward buying or selling of goods or services utilizing an electronic medium, for example, the Internet. In this edition of Electronic Commerce, gives finish scope of the key business what’s more, technology components of electronic commerce. The book does not expect that readers have any past electronic commerce learning or experience. Subsequent to looking for a textbook that offered adjusted scope of both the business and technology components of electronic commerce, I reasoned that no such book existed. Electronic Commerce: First Edition introduces readers to both the theory and practical with regards to directing business over the Internet and World Wide Web. The most unmistakable change in this edition is the extended utilization of color in the design of the book. The publisher and I trust that this makes the representations in the book more helpful and the sky is the limit from there intriguing. This edition incorporates the standard updates to keep the substance current with the quickly happening changes in electronic commerce.

The College Question

By Alex Bitterman, PhD
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Balanne & Co. Press
  • Book Code : 1492119989
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: the-college-question.pdf

Book Short Summary:

College is not the answer for every high school student. College costs more this year than ever before. A college degree no longer guarantees a successful career. The rising cost of higher education is leading American colleges and universities to an uncertain future. Led by unprecedented crises in cost and demand, along with rapidly changing technology, the coming upheaval will change American colleges and universities and will shape the future lives and careers of Millennial generation students. Surveying generational, economic, and educational trends, The College Question surveys the current state of higher education in America and questions the feasibility and relevance of a college education for Millennial students. Written by a university professor with over a decade of personal experience teaching college students, The College Question gives answers to important questions that parents and students want to know. Controversial, thoroughly researched, and informative, The College Question teaches parents and students to survey the American college landscape, avoid common mistakes, and find the best answer to The College Question for every college student. Know your future. Plan your options.

The Encyclopedia of Confucianism

By Xinzhong Yao
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131779348X
  • Total of Pages : 976
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 215
  • Pdf File: the-encyclopedia-of-confucianism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Encyclopedia, the first of its kind, introduces Confucianism as a whole, with 1,235 entries giving full information on its history, doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places and terminology, and on the adaptation, transformation and new thinking taking place in China and other Eastern Asian countries. An indispensable source for further study and research for students and scholars.

The Intentional Entrepreneur: Bringing Technology and Engineering to the Real New Economy

By David L. Bodde
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131745622X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 578
  • Pdf File: the-intentional-entrepreneur.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Intentional Entrepreneur will help technology professionals and student of business, engineering, or science learn the art of entrepreneurship. David Bodde emphasizes the real-world experience of men and women who are creating new ventures that will survive in the post-bubble economy. The book adds structure and context to its stories with chapters interpreting recent research on business models, marketing, new venture finance, and intellectual property. Unlike most books on entrepreneurship, The Intentional Entrepreneur gives special emphasis to technology markets throughout.

Traveling with Philosophes

By Ken Ewell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595853617
  • Total of Pages : 572
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 772
  • Pdf File: traveling-with-philosophes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Join a fellow traveler on a walkabout through Paris and London, and then travel with him across England, Scotland and Wales. After those walkabouts, accompany him as he journeys across America and follows the equator to Australia. Finally, wander with him along the corridors of modern and postmodern philosophy, and as he travels with old and new Philosophes, who all voiced an opinion as regards this travel book. It is a book that people won't buy, won't read and won't praise. Mark Twain After reading only a few pages, I gave up the study of philosophy forever. Voltaire I cannot look upon the book without shedding tears. Bertrand Russell If I could only make a travel book like that, I would be perfectly willing to die-even anxious. John Dewey I have seen a great many travel books in my time, but none that this one reminds me of. Will Durant This travel book is one-third fabrication, one-third prevarication and one-third barefaced lies. However, the rest of the book is the unadulterated truth. Dr. Morris A. Nussbaum

Business Models For Dummies

By Jim Muehlhausen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118612752
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 966
  • Pdf File: business-models-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Write a business model? Easy. Business Models For Dummies helps you write a solidbusiness model to further define your company's goals and increaseattractiveness to customers. Inside, you'll discover how to: make avalue proposition; define a market segment; locate your company'sposition in the value chain; create a revenue generation statement;identify competitors, complementors, and other network effects;develop a competitive strategy; and much more. Shows you how to define the purpose of a business and itsprofitability to customers Serves as a thorough guide to business modeling techniques Helps to ensure that your business has the very best businessmodel possible If you need to update a business model due to changes in themarket or maturation of your company,Business Models ForDummies has you covered.