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Archive: 2013 (15 Posts)

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Featured Advertisement: Buy Useful Presents!

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

On Thanksgiving Day I received with my newspaper a hefty amount of fliers from various retailers all touting their Christmas bargains.  Advertising for Christmas shopping isn’t exactly a new concept, but what I find interesting is the evolution of the buying season and the tricks advertisers have used in their advertisements to influence shopper behavior. …

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Books That Shaped America: The Business Edition

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

In September I volunteered at the 2013 National Book Festival in the Library of Congress pavilion where the Science and Business sections shared a space.  I spent a few hours talking to people about the Library, as well as what I do as a business reference librarian.  I brought along a few items that I …

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Featured Advertisement: Electricity!

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

While doing research I got distracted by this wonderful advertisement published in the New York Tribune on October 5, 1920. It was an advertisement from the New York Edison Company touting the benefits of electricity, mostly for efficiency and safety, for businesses. But what really caught my attention was the hand drawn caricatures, for lack …

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So, what was the closing price?

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

In Business we get a lot of questions about historical stock prices.  While there are a number of subscription databases that do have deep historical coverage of daily stock price data, they often aren’t widely accessible. Since most people who are asking the question often have limited avenues for research, I prefer to direct researchers …