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2019 Online Professional Development Seminars

Below are the online seminars from Magna Commons selected so far for faculty in-service training in 2019. Magna Commons is an online, cloud-based professional development resource, offering 60-minute  seminars with actionable information on an array of topics for higher education faculty and administrators.

Access instructions: Links are provided below. You do not need a login and password on campus. To set up your own account (preferable), go to Activate Your Subscription and enter the Authorization Code (get from Nicole: nmarsh@lincolnuca.edu).

2019 ONLINE SEMINARS

2/19/19

Best Practices in Flipped Class Design

See how the flipped learning model can meet the challenges of today’s student body. This seminar gives you the knowledge about how flipped learning works in different disciplines and the conceptual tools for constructing a flipped classroom of your own.

3/6/19

The Flipped Classroom: Strategies to Overcome Student Resistance and Increase Student Engagement

Explore strategies you can use to create a successful flipped learning experience for you and your students. Find out how to identify the reasons that some students resist the flipped classroom model and how you can address those challenges to increase the likelihood that they will come to class prepared.

4/11/19

Assessment Strategies for Flipped Learning Experiences

Explore strategies you can use to create a successful flipped learning experience for you and your students. Find out how to identify the reasons that some students resist the flipped classroom model and how you can address those challenges to increase the likelihood that they will come to class prepared.

10/23/19

Teaching Critical Thinking to Students: How to Design Courses That Include Applicable Learning Experiences, Outcomes, and Assessments

You’ll learn the importance of building CT outcomes, assessments, and activities into your courses. Discover the likely misconceptions your students will have about critical thinking and what you can do to dispel them as quickly as possible and why tying CT to a specific discipline can help students better understand the concept.

11/13/19

Designing & Teaching a Course with a Critical Thinking Focus

Critical thinking is a skill that students in all disciplines must master. This seminar leads educators through the process of developing and teaching a discipline-based course that targets critical thinking skills and shows participants how to effectively encourage students to think for themselves.

12/3/19

Course Design Strategies to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills

Learn how to deliver fundamental course concepts in a way that helps develop the skills that students need in order to think like professionals in your discipline. This seminar helps you adjust your course design and components to focus on the most important materials and concepts and use them to foster engaging interactions during class.

2018 Online Professional Development Seminars

Below are six online seminars from Magna Commons selected for faculty in-service training in 2018. Magna Commons is an online, cloud-based professional development resource, offering 60-minute  seminars with actionable information on an array of topics for higher education faculty and administrators.

Access instructions: Links are provided below. You do not need a login and password on campus. If you need remote login credentials, please contact Lincoln University Library.

2018 ONLINE SEMINARS

2/6/18

Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity

Discover concrete practices you can use right away to communicate expectations clearly for student ethical conduct, which are much more effective than spending time trying to catch cheaters after the fact.

3/6/18

Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness

Examine the three primary worldviews and cultural dimensions and increase your intercultural savvy. This increased awareness will help you teach in ways that better include and support culturally diverse students to improve your teaching effectiveness and further your students’ success.

4/3/18

Strategies for Making Lectures More Active, Engaging, and Meaningful

Participants will learn a series of low-risk, very easy to implement strategies, tips, and tools that they can implement to make their lectures more student-centered and engaging in order to promote higher level learning.

9/4/18

Four Common Teaching Traps and How to Avoid Them

Discover how to recognize misalignment, expert blind spot, content overload, and over-identification.

10/9/18

Creating Critical Thinkers in the Information Age

Learn to be more mindful of how to critically access information. You will gain a toolbox of skills to apply to your own information use as well as that of your students.

11/6/18

Aligning Student and Faculty Perceptions of Rigor

Gain strategies to help you expand students’ concept and definition of learning, get students thinking about how they learn, and promote self-directed learning.

 

How to access Forbes in Nexis Uni

How to access Forbes in Nexis Uni

Step 1: Go to the Library’s list of Electronic Resources: http://www.lincolnuca.edu/library/findresources

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Nexis Uni database. (Request remote login credentials from LU Library)

Step 3: Choose A Publication in the Guided Search and type “Forbes” in the Find publication search box. Then, click Search.

Step 4: The Sort By field is defaulted with the most recent articles at the top. You can use keywords in Search Within Results to find articles within Forbes magazine.

Instructions with Images (PDF): How to access Forbes in Nexis Uni

APA Writing Style

Writing styles exist to ensure consistency and quality. LU students are expected to use APA Style, unless a professor asks you to follow another writing style.

Resources for APA Style

Online Guides

APA Tutorials

Free Citation Creator

  • BibMe – a free automatic citation creator that supports several writing styles, including APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting: http://www.bibme.org/
  • Go to “Format” and select “APA”
  • Enter the ISBN or other bibliographic information
  • Select “Find Book
  • If the search pulls up the book you’re looking for, then select “Add to My Bibliography”
  • Once your bibliography list is complete, you can download it into a Word document.
  • To download your bibliography, you will need to register first — but, don’t worry,  it’s free!

Books in LU Library

Browse the “Research & Writing Collection” on the 1st Floor of LU Library to find books on using APA Style correctly, including the following:

A Few Other Tips

  1. Use the “References” tab in MS Word to automate your citations and reference list.
  2. Create your own “Style Sets” in MS Word according to the style rules (e.g. , for APA: double space, 12-pt, Times New Roman, etc.)
  3. Find a sample citation for the type of resource and mirror it (e.g. journal article, book, web site, etc.)
  4. Email the APA Style Expert: StyleExpert@apa.org
  5. Ask LU Library Staff!

 

Library Workshops & Events

Students and faculty are encouraged to join the library workshops and events held throughout the year. Announcements are made via email, notice boards, and flyers, and reminders are sent closer to each event. LU Library is continuously adding new workshops and events, and welcomes any suggestions. Email your suggestions to library@lincolnuca.edu.

Workshops 

  • Information Literacy
  • Electronic Resources
  • APA Style
  • MS Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • QuickBooks
  • SmartPLS
  • Public Speaking

Events

  • San Francisco Public Library Tour
  • UC Berkeley Libraries Tour
  • Speaker Series

Turnitin

Turnitin enables instructors and students to check the similarity of student work comparing submissions to other sources on the Internet and in Turnitin’s extensive database. Additionally, instructors can directly mark-up student submissions – saving your frequently used comments in libraries of “quick marks” for improved work flow.

Why Should I use Turnitin?

  • Check for potential plagiarism
  • Drag and drop frequently used feedback comments
  • Leave voice comments
  • Grade by rubric

Here is a link to the “Instructor QuickStart Guide” which includes additional Training Videos as well:  http://guides.turnitin.com/01_Manuals_and_Guides/Instructor_Guides/01_Instructor_QuickStart_Guide

If you have questions about setting up and/or using your Turnitin account, please contact LU Library staff.

 

Library Guide: Business Resources

 

Contents

  1. Accounting
  2. Advertising & Marketing
  3. Banking
  4. Business Plans
  5. Company & Industry Information
  6. Economics
  7. Finance & Investments
  8. General Business
  9. Human Resource Management
  10. International Business
  11. Management Information Systems
  12. Statistics
  13. Journal Directories (open source)
  14. Other Useful Business Guides

The Acronym Key at the bottom of the article has information about resource location.

1. Accounting

REF/Books

  • Accounting Trends Techniques and Techniques (LU print; 657.7 .A23)
  • Blackwell’s Encyclopedic Dictionary of Accounting (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business & Finance (LU print)

Databases

  • ABI/INFORM (LU)
  • Business Source Premier (LU)
  • Nexis Uni – Accounting literature sub-section (LU)
  • Financial Accounting Research System (UCB)

Journals (online)

  • Accountant’s Handbook (NU)
  • Accounting Today (NU)
  • Journal of Accountancy (NU)
  • Journal of Accounting Research (BSP)

Websites

Software / Online Tools

 2. Advertising & Marketing

REF/Books

  • Encyclopedia of Global Brands (GVRL)
  • Encyclopedia of Business & Finance (GVRL)
  • Rand McNally Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide (LU print; REF 612 R15)
  • Sourcebook of Zipcode Demographics (LU print; REF 317.3 COMMUNITY)

Journals (print)

  • Harvard Business Review (BSP)

Journals (online)

  • Advertising Age (BSP)
  • Adweek (BSP)
  • Administrative Science Quarterly (BSP)
  • Harvard Business Review (BSP)
  • Journal of Marketing  (BSP)
  • Journal of Marketing Research (BSP)

eBooks

  • Advertising Red Books (NU)

Databases

  • ABI/INFORM (LU)
  • Business Source Premier (LU)
  • Statista (LU)

Websites

 3. Banking

Books/REF

  • Dictionary of Banking Terms (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business & Finance (LU print; GVRL)
  • New Palgrave Dictionary of Money & Finance (LU print)

Journals (online)

  • Banking (formerly APA Banking Journal) BSP
  • RMA Journal (BSP citations only)

Databases

  • ABI/INFORM (LU)
  • Business Source Premier (LU)
  • Mergent Online (SFPL; OPL)

Websites

 4. Company & Industry Information

REF/Books

  • International Directory of Company Histories  (BIE; GVRL)
  • Almanac of Business and Industrial Ratios (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of American Industries (BIE; GVRL)
  • Encyclopedia of Global Industries (BIE; GVRL)

Databases

  • ABI/INFORM (LU)
  • Business Insights: Essentials (LU)
  • Business Source Premier (LU)
    • Tip: Search for “Datamonitor Reports” in the “Company” tab
  • D&B Million Dollar Database (SFPL)
  • Mergent Online (SFPL)
  • Kompass (SFPL)
  • Plunkett’s Research Online (LU)
  • Privco (LU)
  • ReferenceUSA (SFPL)

5. Economics

Websites

  • Adam Smith: https://www.iep.utm.edu/smith
    An article on Adam Smith in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a peer-reviewed academic resource.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA): http://www.bea.gov/
    This statistic-packed site is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. News releases and articles help make the welter of numbers a bit easier to understand. The site includes analysis at the national, international, regional levels as well as industry-by-industry.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): https://www.bls.gov
    Data and analysis on employment, unemployment, spending, time use, productivity, benefits, pay and workplace injuries.
  • Center for Economic and Policy Research: http://www.cepr.net
    The Center for Economic and Policy Research is a Washington-based think tank that conducts research to “help promote democratic debate” about economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. The site features an internal search engine, data and articles on numerous social issues, and various economic indicator calculators.
  • Data.gov: https://www.data.gov
    Easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government.
  • Dollars & Sense: http://www.dollarsandsense.org/
    A bi-monthly magazine, Dollars & Sense “publishes economic news and analysis, reports on economic justice activism, primers on economic topics, and critiques of the mainstream media’s coverage of the economy.”
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED): https://fred.stlouisfed.org
    Provides historical U.S. economic and financial data, including daily U.S. interest rates, monetary and business indicators, exchange rates, balance of payments and regional economic data.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce: http://www.doc.gov/
    The Department of Commerce offers information on recent economic data and news involving the economy.

Databases

  • ABI/INFORM (LU)
  • Business Insights: Essentials (LU)
  • Business Source Premier (LU)

Guides

6. Finance & Investments

REF/Books

  • Encyclopedia of Business & Finance (LU print; REF 650.032 E466 2001 v.1-2)
  • Encyclopedia of Money (LU print; REF 332.403 22 .A43 2009)
  • New Palgrave Dictionary of Money & Finance (LU print; REF 332.032 .N 48 1992 V. 1,2 & 3)
  • Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Finance, Investment & Banking (LU print; REF 332.03 D56 2009)

Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

  • Wall Street Journal (LU print)

Journals (online)

  • Financial Accountability & Management (BSP)
  • Financial Management (BSP)
  • Financial Market Trends (BSP)
  • Financial Review (BSP)
  • Barron’s Finance and Investment Handbook (LU print)

Databases

  • Mergent Online (get free access from SFPL or OPL – login & password required)
    U.S. and international company financials, ratios, news, and annual reports
  • Morningstar (get free access from the SFPL)
    Financial data on stocks, funds, and industries, with analyst reports, portfolio screenings, and other tools for making investment decisions.

Annual Reports

  • www.AnnualReports.com
    A collection of hundreds of the annual reports and 10K reports of companies traded on the U.S. stock exchanges, including most of the Fortune 500. Search alphabetically, by company name, by ticker symbol, by sector, or by industry.
  • www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml (also known as EDGAR)
    Full-text searchable index to the filings by corporations to the Securities and Exchange Commission that are available to the public (including 10-K reports). EDGAR stands for Electronic Data Gathering Analysis And Retrieval.
  • See Mergent Online database.

Websites

 7. General Business

REF/Books

  • Dictionary of Business Terms (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Leadership (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (LU print)
  • Manufacturing and Distribution USA (BIE; GVRL)

Databases

  • ABI/INFORM (LU)
  • Business Insights: Essentials (LU)
  • Business Source Premier (LU)

Guides

Best of Business Websites – General Management: http://brass.libguides.com/management

 8. Human Resource Management

REF/Books

  • The AMA handbook of leadership / Marshall Goldsmith, John Baldoni, Sarah McArthur ; foreword by James M. Kouzes (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business & Finance (LU print; GVRL)
  • Encyclopedia of Leadership (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Management (GVRL)

Journals

  • Harvard Business Review (LU print; BSP)
  • Administrative Science Quarterly (BSP)
  • Business Ethics Quarterly (BSP)
  • MIT Sloan Management Review (BSP)

Websites

Guides

 9. International Business

REF/Books

  • Hoover’s Handbook of World Business 2010 (LU print)

Journals, Magazines, Newspapers (print)

  • Harvard Business Review (LU print)
  • Financial Times (LU print)

Journals (online)

  • Harvard Business Review (BSP)
  • International Economic Review (BSP)
  • International Economy (BSP)

Websites 

Guides

 10. Management Information Systems (MIS)

See MIS Guide.

11. Business Plans

REF/Books

  • Anatomy of a business plan : the step-by-step guide to building your business and securing your company’s future / Linda Pinson. (LU print)
  • The Ernst & Young business plan guide / Brian R. Ford, Jay M. Bornstein, Patrick T. Pruitt. (LU print)
  • The entrepreneur’s guide to writing business plans and proposals / K. Dennis Chambers. (LU print)
  • How to write a business plan / by Mike McKeever. (LU print)
  • The successful business plan : secrets & strategies / by Rhonda M. Abrams. (LU print)

Sample Business Plans

Guides

 12. Statistics

13. Open Source Directories (Free)

14. Other Useful Business Guides

Acronym Key

Use the Acronym Key to find out where resources are located.

Libraries
LU = Lincoln University Library
SFPL = San Francisco Public Library
OPL = Oakland Public Library
UCB = UC Berkeley Libraries

Databases
ASE = Academic Search Elite (LU Library subscribes)
BIE=Business Insights: Essential (LU Library subscribes)
BSP = Business Source Premier (LU Library subscribes)
FOD = Films on Demand (LU Library subscribes)
GVRL = Gale Virtual Reference Library (LU Library subscribes)
PLU = Plunkett Research Online (LU Library subscribes)
PRI = Privco (LU Library subscribes)
NU = Nexis Uni (LU Library subscribes)
STA = Statista (LU Library subscribes)

Copyright Compliance

To address questions regarding copyright and fair use and to ensure copyright compliance when designing your course curriculum, please refer to these helpful online resources:

  • U.S. Copyright Office – Copyright & Fair Use
    Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—as examples of activities that may qualify as fair use.

  • The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance
    See a six-minute video made available by the global rights licensing experts at Copyright Clearance Center, where “Jane the librarian educates her university colleagues about copyright law.”

  • Know Your Copy Rights Brochure 
    This six-page brochure includes tips for faculty and teaching assistants in higher education, to help navigate what you can and can’t do when it comes to providing your students with access to copyrighted material.

Additionally, the following books are in LU Library’s Faculty Collection:


Managing Copyright in Higher Education: A Guidebook
by Donna L. Ferullo
Call# 025.1 F47 2017


Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators
by Kenneth Crews
Call# 346.7304 C74 2012


Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators
by Kenneth Crews
Call# 346.7304 C74 2000

Journal List for Services Marketing

Here is a list of recommended journals for Services Marketing (BA375) available through the LU Library databases.

  • Journal of Services Marketing (full text: 1986–present with 12 month delay; ABI/INFORM database) Original articles for practitioners and scholars of services marketing.
  • Journal of Services Research (full text: 2001–present; Business Source Premier database) Original articles for practitioners and scholars of services marketing.
  • Journal of Marketing Management (Business Source Premier database)
    Concerned with all aspects of the management of the marketing mix; intended to provide a forum for the exchange of the latest ideas and best practice in the field of marketing as a whole.
  • Journal of Consumer Behaviour (full text: 1986–present with 12 month delay; Business Source Premier database) The latest original analysis of key developments in understanding consumer attitudes and behaviors from the industry and academia. Explores the strategies of leading players in the global marketplace, trends, and techniques.
  • Service Industries Journal (full text: 1986–present with 18 month delay; Business Source Premier database) Improves our knowledge of service industries, service businesses & the effective management of services.