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In response to requests from the community of STEM librarians and practitioners working to address the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available to the health care community and other essential workers, a variety of organizations have made relevant professional standards freely available to the community of researchers and practitioners to ensure equipment produced is effective and compliant.

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI): https://www.aami.org/news-resources/aami-coronavirus-updates/coronavirus-resources-for-the-field, which includes standards for masks, gowns, gloves, ventilators, and sterilization procedures.

ASTM International:  www.astm.org/COVID-19, which includes standards related to masks, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizers, and respirators.

European Union (EU) standards: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_502, in collaboration with all their members, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) have agreed to immediately make available a number of European standards for certain medical devices and personal protective equipment.

IEEE: https://innovate.ieee.org/covid-19_related_research/, which includes standards related to medical device communication, medical modelling and more.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO):  https://www.ansi.org/news_publications/news_story?menuid=7&articleid=b866ab14-cf68-4f60-b462-38214e190d8f, includes (as of 4/2/2020) 31 standards documents from ISO covering medical equipment and devices—ventilators and respiratory equipment; protective clothing used in health care settings; and business continuity management, security, and resilience. Available on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards Connect platform.

This list will be updated as needed and made available on the Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies Standards guide (https://guides.lib.purdue.edu/standards). Purdue has access to many more standards through our library subscriptions. Contact Margaret Phillips (phill201@purdue.edu) for questions about finding or accessing these or other standards.

Parrish Library’s Featured Database aims to give a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of the Purdue Libraries and the School of Information Studies (PULSIS) specialized subscription databases. This Featured Database highlights S&P Capital IQ, brought to you by S&P Global.

Link: The List of Business Databases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: S&P Capital IQ is an in-depth financial/valuation data resource, including information on equities, credit ratings, transactions, and more. S&P Capital IQ can be used to explore pricing across markets including indices and commodities with hundreds of data points that can be used to generate lists of companies, markets, or executives.

Tutorial: Click Getting Started with S&P Capital IQ to see the basics of using Passport. For a tutorial on the screening options available in S&P Capital IQ, click Screening for People Using S&P Capital IQ.

Helpful Hint: Use the screening tool to screen for companies, equities and people based on a varied of available criteria.

How can I use this resource? S&P Capital IQ can be used to find company profiles, annual reports, SEC filings, and more.

Related Resources

Some other resources you might want to explore, are:

  • D&B Business Browser, aggregate database of company, business news, and industry information.
  • PrivCo, includes business and financial data on over 30,000 major, non-publicly traded corporations.

Find us on YouTube!

You can find additional tutorials for a variety of our subscription resources on our YouTube channel.


Featured Database comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact parrlib@purdue.edu. Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this, or future Featured Databases.

Since usage statistics are an important barometer when databases are up for renewal, tell us your favorite database, and we will gladly promote it. Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu.

While it is well known that Latinos make up one of the largest and fastest growing populations in the U.S., new Latino-owned businesses are now outpacing this population growth and the startup business growth of all other demographic groups in the country.

Out April 15, Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative edited by Marlene Orozco, Alfonso Morales, Michael J. Pisani, and Jerry I. Porras examines business formation and success among Latinos by identifying arrangements that enhance entrepreneurship and by understanding the sociopolitical contexts that shape entrepreneurial trajectories.

Latinos are a population that has been vastly understudied in the fields of entrepreneurship and wealth creation. Unfairly, the dominant story of Latinos—especially Mexican Americans—is that of dispossession and its consequences, but the economic future of the country is tied to the prospects of Latinos forming and growing business. The authors in this volume make clear the undiminished ambitions of Latinos as well as the transformative relationships among people, their practices, and the political context in which they operate. The reality of Latino entrepreneurs demands new attention and focus.

“The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative has assembled a dream team of scholars who research the vital importance of Latinos to American entrepreneurship and to American society as a whole. These authors show us how across industries, the Latino business is vital to the U.S. economy, to job creation, and to accelerating innovation, confirming how these entrepreneurs are taking a leading role in business and industry around the country. This work will be an essential reference in understanding the contribution of Latinos to a prosperous America.”

—Jose L. Prado, Evans Food Vice Chairman and former Chairman and CEO; former President of Quaker Oats North America

Picture of the book cover of Advancing US Latino Entrepreneurship

 

Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative

edited Marlene Orozco, Alfonso Morales, Michael J. Pisani, and Jerry I. Porras

ISBN: 9781557539373, Paperback, $34.99, 378 pages

 

Table of Contents:

PREFACE: Latino Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities by Paul Oyer

PART 1: An Introduction to Latino Entrepreneurship— Historical Perspectives and Data Sources

CHAPTER 1: Introduction: Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship by Marlene Orozco, Alfonso Morales, Michael J. Pisani, and Jerry I. Porras

CHAPTER 2: Entrepreneurs from the Beginning: Latino Business and Commerce since the Sixteenth Century by Geraldo L. Cadava

CHAPTER 3: Latino Business and Commerce: A Contemporary View by Michael J. Pisani and Iliana Perez

CHAPTER 4: The Economic Contributions of Latino Entrepreneurs by Robert W. Fairlie, Zulema Valdez, and Jody Agius Vallejo

CHAPTER 5: The State of Latino Entrepreneurship: SLEI Research and Findings by Marlene Orozco and Iliana Perez

PART II: Macro Perspectives: A Regional Approach

CHAPTER 6: Latino Farm Entrepreneurship in Rural America by Barbara Robles, Alfonso Morales, and Michael J. Pisani

CHAPTER 7: Shaping Success: Exploring the Evolution of Latino Businesses in Three Major U.S. Counties by Edna Ledesma and Cristina Cruz

CHAPTER 8: Mexican American Founder Narratives at High-Growth Firms on the South Texas–Mexican Border by John Sargent and Linda Matthews

PART III: Micro Perspectives: Individual and Group-Level Analysis

CHAPTER 9: Social Network Utilization among Latino-Owned Business by Elsie L. Echeverri-Carroll and Marie T. Mora

CHAPTER 10: Acculturation and Latino-Owned Business Success: Patterns and Connections by Michael J. Pisani and Joseph M. Guzman

CHAPTER 11: The Business of Language: Latino Entrepreneurs, Language Use, and Firm Performance by Alberto Dávila, Michael J. Pisani, and Gerardo Miranda

CHAPTER 12: How Can Entrepreneurship Serve as a Pathway to Reduce Income Inequality among Hispanic Women? by Ruth E. Zambrana, Leticia C. Lara, Bea Stotzer, and Kathleen Stewart

PART IV: Practice and Policy

CHAPTER 13: SLEI-Education Scaling Program: A Business Program of “National Economic Imperative” by Marlene Orozco

CHAPTER 14: The G.R.E.A.T. Gacela Theory: Increasing Capital and Conditions for Success for High-Potential Latino Entrepreneurs Capable of Transforming Our Economy and Our Country by Monika Mantilla

CONCLUSION: A New National Economic Imperative by Marlene Orozco, Alfonso Morales, Michael J. Pisani, and Jerry I. Porras


 

Founded in 1960, Purdue University Press is dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly and professional information. We publish books in several key subject areas including Purdue & Indiana, Aeronautics/Astronautics, the Human-Animal Bond, Central European Studies, Jewish Studies, and other select disciplines.

Through April 30 you can get 40% off all Purdue University Press books by ordering from our website and using the discount code PURDUE40 at checkout.

The health and safety of the Purdue University community remains our utmost concern in these uncertain times. Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies stands with the vigilant efforts of campus administration to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 to our students, faculty, and staff by moving current courses online. As this situation develops in real time, information about COVID-19 and Purdue’s response will be regularly updated on the University’s site.

I want to reassure our community that Purdue Libraries will make every effort to continue necessary services and resources and provide scholarly support to our faculty, staff, and students. We have created a guide to our Remote Access Resources to aid those who require access to Libraries materials while away from campus. We encourage instructors to utilize these electronic resources in lieu of print materials when possible for the safety and convenience of their students who may be studying away from campus. Liaison librarians will be available for consultations via phone or email for those with questions and concerns.

We have implemented additional health and safety measures in our physical libraries by increasing the frequency in which we clean study spaces and encouraging the social distancing measures recommended by the CDC. As this outbreak and precautionary recommendations evolve, you may see changes to our operating hours, events, and policies. This guide will be actively updated as changes occur.

Purdue Libraries is closely following the University’s lead in taking the proper preventative steps to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our faculty, staff, and students. Every effort is being made to ensure that Libraries will continue to provide service and expertise to our community without jeopardizing the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and patrons. I want to thank those who work in Purdue Libraries for their time, effort, and planning in proactively addressing the changing needs of campus as we confront the COVID-19 outbreak.

Thank you for your continued support,

Beth McNeil

Dean and Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science
Libraries and School of Information Studies

Get Help Online

Use our Ask a Librarian service for general assistance with Libraries resources. Email, live chat, texting, and tweeting are all available during varying hours. We are committed to expanding our ability to assist you online, but please understand that delayed responses may occur based on staff availability during this uncertain time.

E-Resources

Purdue Libraries has an expansive catalog on e-resources covering all disciplines represented at the University. Please explore our catalogs and A-Z Database for journals, databases, tools, and programs that you can use to further your academic studies, teaching, or research while you are away from campus.

If you encounter difficulty accessing an e-resource, please submit a support ticket.

Looking for an alternative to print?

  • Purdue faculty, staff, and students can still submit a request for an electronic version of a print book through our catalogs and staff will investigate if an online version is available for purchase.
  • Scanning and sending of print resources is not available at this time. This includes course reserves. Please work with a liaison librarian to locate alternative electronic resources if needed.
  • Faculty, staff, and students can also submit a “Suggest a Purchase” form and we will investigate whether we can add to the electronic collection.

Course Reserves

We are currently revising our Course Reserve Request Form for instructors who wish to place Libraries materials on hold for student use. Currently, it is advisable to assign and direct students to e-resources whenever possible. All circulation and scanning of print resources, including course reserves, has been suspended.

Remote Librarian Consultations

Our liaison librarians are available for remote consultations with faculty, staff, and students via phone, email, or (in some cases) video conferencing. Please locate your librarian by subject, and contact them by email to arrange an appointment.

Connecting to Libraries through Boilerkey, VPN, and EZProxy

Please visit our Off-Campus Access page for guidance on connecting to the Purdue Libraries server from a distance. Please leave your Purdue workstation computer turned on when you leave campus to ensure ability to connect remotely.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan remains available to help source journal articles at this time, with restrictions.

Obtaining print materials through ILL is no longer feasible and all scanning services have been suspended.

All ILL shipping methods and deliveries are currently suspended, including those to Purdue Online students.

Books on the ILL hold shelf will remain on hold until the Libraries re-open, and renewals will be discussed at that time, if needed.

Please visit the ILL page for more information.

Renew Materials Online

You may renew most borrowed materials by the due date to extend your current loan period.

  • Online in My Library Account
  • By phone (765) 494-0369
  • For ITAP Equipment (cameras, tripods, etc.), please email hickslab@purdue.edu or call (765) 494-3751.

Returning Materials

We are extending the due dates for all currently loaned items and are not charging overdue fines. Please keep any library materials you have at this time.

More Information

Changes to Purdue Libraries Operations

University COVID-19 site

Announcements

In accordance with Purdue University’s decision to move all courses to an online model for the foreseeable future, Purdue Libraries has made changes to its operations in the interest of the health and safety of the campus community. News about the COVID-19 virus changes fast, and any updates to Libraries-specific operating procedures or policies will be noted here. Please refer to the University site for all information related to Purdue’s COVID-19 response.

Changes to Hours/ Services Moving Online

Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5 pm EST and continuing until the University deems it safe for campus life to resume as normal, all Libraries services and resources will be available online only. All Libraries buildings will be closed completely until further notice with the exception of Hicks Undergraduate Library, which will remain open to Purdue students Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 6 pm as a study space ONLY. This is subject to change per University protocol. No in-person library services will be provided and social distancing protocol will be strictly enforced. Visit our All Hours page for the most up-to-date library hours.

Statement from the Dean of Libraries

Dean Beth McNeil has released a statement on the COVID-19 outbreak, its impact on Purdue Libraries, and our commitment to continuing necessary services while keeping our campus community safe.

Print Materials

For the health and safety of our staff and patrons, we have temporarily suspended all circulation of print materials and scanning services until further notice.

  • We are unable to provide delivery or lending of any books or physical materials at this time.
  • Purdue faculty, staff, and students can still submit a request for an electronic version of a print book through our catalogs and staff will investigate if an online version is available for purchase.
  • Scanning and sending of print resources is not available at this time. This includes course reserves. Please work with a liaison librarian to locate alternative electronic resources if needed.
  • Faculty, staff, and students can also submit a “Suggest a Purchase” form and we will investigate whether we can add to the electronic collection.
  • We are extending the due dates for all currently loaned items and are not charging overdue fines. Please keep any library materials you have at this time.

Changes to Events

Events are currently subject to likely cancellation for the health and safety of all attending. Please check your email frequently for updates or contact the event organizer to confirm that an event is still taking place before you travel to campus.

Link to Remote Access Resources Guide

Purdue Libraries will make every effort to maintain access to critical resources through this uncertain time. We encourage you to explore this guide to learn about the various ways that we can support your scholarship and research while you are away from campus.

Information for Instructors

The Innovative Learning team at Purdue Online has created a guide for instructors to help navigate the transition from in-person to online teaching. Instructors in need of help with online courses should begin here. If you are having difficulty accessing a particular resource for your course, please contact your liaison librarian for assistance.

More Information

For more information about Purdue University’s COVID-19 response, plans, and FAQs, please visit this page.

For help with Libraries resources, please contact us here.

Purdue University Press is pleased to offer open access resources made available on Purdue e-Pubs, the open access text repository and publishing platform supported by the Purdue University Libraries.

Additionally, Purdue University Press is offering a special 40% discount on all books through April 30. Details are below.

Here is a brief summary of what is available.


Open Access Books

 

The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research is a book series that presents the finest interdisciplinary research utilizing tools of the C-SPAN Video Library. The most recent volume in the series is President Trump’s First Term: The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research, Volume 5, research addresses Trump’s moral language, his rhetoric on climate change, and his African American support. All volumes are now available open access through Purdue e-Pubs.

During Purdue’s 150 Years of Giant Leaps celebration, a selection of books on the history of Purdue were republished and made available for free online. This includes a biography of Purdue’s namesake The Midas of the Wabash: A Biography of John Purdue by Robert C. Kriebel, Purdue’s first president Richard Owen: Scotland 1810, Indiana 1890 by Victor Lincoln Albjerg, and other notable Purdue leaders like Edward Charles Elliott, Educator by Frank K. Burrin and The Hovde Years: A Biography of Frederick L. Hovde by Robert W. Topping.

 

Other recent books that have been published open access include Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections With Animals edited by Philip Tedeschi and Molly Anne Jenkins, A History of Yugoslavia by Marie-Janine Calic, and Imagining Afghanistan: Global Fiction and Film of the 9/11 Wars by Alla Ivanchikova.

 

You can view the whole collection of open access books here.

Open Access Journals

 

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture publishes new scholarship in theory and criticism, comparative literature, and cultural studies.

First Opinions, Second Reactions (FOSR) fills a void by publishing book reviews that meet the needs of K–12 teachers of language arts, parents and children, and public and school librarians.

 

The Journal of Aviation Technology & Engineering serves the needs of collegiate and industrial scholars and researchers in the multidisciplinary fields of aviation technology, engineering, and human factors.

The Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research is dedicated to addressing the need for increased engineering interest, preparedness, and representation; to transforming P–12 education through the inclusion of engineering curricula; to preparing a globally competitive engineering workforce; and, ultimately, to creating a society of engineering‐literate citizens.

You can find the archives of current and former journals here.

Purdue University Book Previews

 

A short preview of a majority of new Purdue University Press books is posted here prior the publication date. The preview generally includes the introduction of the book and the first chapter.

See all of the previews here.

 


Purdue University Press is currently offering a special 40% off on all books through April 15, use the discount code PURDUE40 when ordering from our website to redeem.

Announcements

In accordance with Purdue University’s decision to move all courses to an online model for the foreseeable future, Purdue Libraries has made changes to its operations in the interest of the health and safety of the campus community. News about the COVID-19 virus changes fast, and any updates to Libraries-specific operating procedures or policies will be noted here. Please refer to the University site for all information related to Purdue’s COVID-19 response.

Changes to Hours/ Services Moving Online

Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5 pm EST and continuing until the university deems it safe for campus life to resume as normal, all Libraries services and resources will be available online only. All Libraries buildings will be closed completely until further notice with the exception of Hicks Undergraduate Library, which will remain open to Purdue students Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm as a study space ONLY. This is subject to change per University protocol. No in-person library services will be provided and social distancing protocol will be strictly enforced. Visit our All Hours page for the most up-to-date library hours.

Statement from the Dean of Libraries

Dean Beth McNeil has released a statement on the COVID-19 outbreak, its impact on Purdue Libraries, and our commitment to continuing necessary services while keeping our campus community safe.

Print Materials

For the health and safety of our staff and patrons, we have temporarily suspended all circulation of print materials until further notice.

  • We are unable to provide delivery or lending of any books or physical materials at this time.
  • Purdue faculty, staff, and students can still submit a request for an electronic version of a print book through our catalogs and staff will investigate if an online version is available for purchase.
  • Patrons can request a scanned electronic copy of a small portion, article, or chapter from a print resource through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Faculty, staff, and students can also submit a “Suggest a Purchase” form and we will investigate whether we can add to the electronic collection.
  • We are extending the due dates for all currently loaned items and are not charging overdue fines. Please keep any library materials you have at this time.

Changes to Events

Events are currently subject to likely cancellation for the health and safety of all attending. Please check your email frequently for updates or contact the event organizer to confirm that an event is still taking place before you travel to campus.

Link to Remote Access Resources Guide

Purdue Libraries will make every effort to maintain access to critical resources through this uncertain time. We encourage you to explore this guide to learn about the various ways that we can support your scholarship and research while you are away from campus.

Get Help Online

Use our Ask a Librarian service for general assistance with Libraries resources. Email, live chat, texting, and tweeting are all available during varying hours. We are committed to expanding our ability to assist you online, but please understand that delayed responses may occur based on staff availability during this uncertain time.

E-Resources

Purdue Libraries has an expansive catalog on e-resources covering all disciplines represented at the University. Please explore our catalogs and A-Z Database for journals, databases, tools, and programs that you can use to further your academic studies, teaching, or research while you are away from campus.

If you encounter difficulty accessing an e-resource, please submit a support ticket.

Looking for an alternative to print?

  • Purdue faculty, staff, and students can still submit a request for an electronic version of a print book through our catalogs and staff will investigate if an online version is available for purchase.
  • Patrons can request a scanned electronic copy of a small portion, article, or chapter from a print resource through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Faculty, staff, and students can also submit a “Suggest a Purchase” form and we will investigate whether we can add to the electronic collection.

Course Reserves

We are currently revising our Course Reserve Request Form for instructors who wish to place Libraries materials on hold for student use. Currently, it is advisable to assign and direct students to e-resources whenever possible. All circulation of print resources, including course reserves, has been suspended. We are actively working with instructors to convert course reserves for the Spring 2020 semester to electronic formats.

Remote Librarian Consultations

Our liaison librarians are available for remote consultations with faculty, staff, and students via phone, email, or (in some cases) video conferencing. Please locate your librarian by subject, and contact them by email to arrange an appointment.

Connecting to Libraries through Boilerkey, VPN, and EZProxy

Please visit our Off-Campus Access page for guidance on connecting to the Purdue Libraries server from a distance. Please leave your Purdue workstation computer turned on when you leave campus to ensure ability to connect remotely.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan remains available to help source journal articles at this time, with restrictions.

Obtaining print materials through ILL is no longer feasible. However, requests for articles and chapters that can be scanned or obtained electronically may still be processed.

All ILL shipping methods and deliveries are currently suspended, including those to Purdue Online students.

Books on the ILL hold shelf will remain on hold until the Libraries re-open, and renewals will be discussed at that time, if needed.

For the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and our community, Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies is immediately shifting all services to an online only model effective Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST and continuing for the foreseeable future. Please refer to our Changes to Operations page for Libraries updates and the University’s COVID-19 site for the latest information on campus policy and protocol.

Please note:

  • All Libraries buildings will be closed completely until further notice with the exception of Hicks Undergraduate Library, which will remain open to Purdue students Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm as a study space ONLY. This is subject to change per University protocol. No in-person library services will be provided and social distancing protocol will be strictly enforced. Visit our All Hours page for the most up-to-date library hours.

 

  • We have temporarily suspended all circulation of print materials until further notice. Our Remote Access Resources Guide will help you locate alternative electronic resources.

Our ongoing focus will be on connecting faculty, staff, and students to electronic resources and assisting our patrons as they transition to an e-learning and telework environment. Librarians will be available for phone, email, or video chat consultations, and the hours for our virtual methods of assistance will be expanded. Though we are closing our physical doors, Purdue Libraries will continue to provide the highest level of service possible in a virtual environment.

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