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Thinking of sector switching? Explore First Research!

Sometimes, you're just ready for a change. Maybe you've wondered if you could use your amazing people skills to become a great sales and marketing representative. Or, maybe you dream of opening your own brewery, and you need to know what the industry is really like. 

First Research provides in depth information for over 250 industries and 750 industry segments. Get out your library card, log in, and explore. Who knows? You might just find your calling!

 

New In The Digital Collections: Pictorially Presenting Greater Tulsa

Pictorially Presenting Greater Tulsa has been added to the digital collections.  It was issued by the Chamber of Commerce in honor of the first International Petroleum Exposition and Congress in 1923 and has photographs of Tulsa buildings, industry, religious institutions, and homes at that time. 

Charitable giving in USA up 1.5%

According to the Nonprofit Times' recent analysis of the latest Giving USA report, total charitable giving is up 1.5% in the United States.

For a fun visual breakdown of the report's findings, check out the Benefactor Group's "A Good Year for Giving" infographic.

Did You Ever Wonder...?

Wonderopolis

Did you ever wonder... if your pet has a personality? That's just one of the daily wonders that are explored on Wonderopolis, a website for families with young children from the National Center for Family Literacy. We are so worried about kids' reading skills these days that we sometimes forget that kids need background knowledge to become readers too. It doesn't do any good if a kid learns to decode the word "personality" and has no idea what the word means!

Free Resource for Learning English as a Second Language

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Pumarosa.com is a free, bilingual, phonetic, and interactive English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) website for Spanish-speaking learners of all ages. It will help learners gain knowledge of English grammar, sentence structure, and will also strengthen their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The website encourages continuous participation. Pumarosa was designed to teach basic English to Spanish-speaking students, but its graded structure can be easily adapted for teaching English to learners whose first language is not Spanish.

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