Connecticut State Library
Are You Remotely Interested?

The Connecticut State Library has acquired some new databases for you to use anywhere you can log onto our website: from your laptop at the coffee shop, from your personal assistant device at the airport; or from your desktop at home!

Here's a sampling of how you can use them:

Do you love Indian summer? Here's something to ponder next time you curl up with a bowl of popcorn and a dvd:  By the time Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492, native Americans had already created more than 700 varieties of corn through crossbreeding and seed selection. Among those varieties were several familiar to us today such as popcorn and sweet corn. 

From the American Indian History Online database.

Are you an accountant? You should know about the new interpretation of the IAS standards regarding foreign currency risk and hedges. According to the September 2007 issue of SEC Boston, the new interpretation does not allow the use of hedge accounting when translating a functional currency into a presentation currency. 

From the Accounting and Tax with Standards database.

Do you like to read, but can't always find a good book? Establish a profile with your preferences and read the reviews of books which will automatically be listed for you.

From the Booklist database.

Are you thinking of becoming an entrepreneur? Conduct powerful market research by selecting a location and doing a radius to look up the number of similar businesses in the area. Check the strength of the competition with years in business and credit rating.

From the Reference USA database. (Scroll down the page and click on ReferenceUSA.)

Are you tired of spotty and incomplete news coverage of events? Get the scholarly background report of the proposal to have the Dubai Ports Co. manage 6 U.S. ports. This article was publish in the Spring 2007 Albany Law Review and you may the full text online. 

From the Legaltrac database.

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Hilary T. Frye, Law & Legislative Reference Specialist