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Books of the Month!

Guide to Analysing Companies

In today's volatile, complex and fast-moving business world, it can be difficult to gauge how sound a company really is. An apparently strong balance sheet and impressive reported profits may be hiding all sorts of problems that could even spell bankruptcy. It is aimed at anyone who wants to understand a company's annual report, judge a customer's creditworthiness, assess a company's investment potential, and much more.

Text Mining with R

Much of the data available today is unstructured and text-heavy, making it challenging for analysts to apply their usual data wrangling and visualization tools. With this practical book, you'll explore text-mining techniques with tidytext, a package that authors Julia Silge and David Robinson developed using the tidy principles behind R packages like ggraph and dplyr.

Investigating Cryptocurrencies

Investigate crimes involving cryptocurrencies and other blockchain technologies Bitcoin has traditionally been the payment system of choice for a criminal trading on the Dark Web, and now many other blockchain cryptocurrencies are entering the mainstream as traders are accepting them from low-end investors putting their money into the market. Worse still, the blockchain can even be used to hide information and covert messaging, unknown to most investigators.

Library Happenings

Bloomberg's Shipping & Transportation Outlook

Join Bloomberg's Shipping and Transportation Analyst Lee Klaskow for a discussion on Bloomberg's Shipping & Transportation Outlook for 2018.

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
9:30am - 10:30am

Discover government contacts with Leadership Connect

Learn how to search for people and organizations in government, Congress, courts, media, law firms, and the corporate and nonprofit sectors by personal name, organization name, or keyword. Learn how to build lists of full profile information on people and organizations, including contact-specific telephone and e-mail addresses, career histories, board affiliations, and other information.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am​

ProQuest Regulatory Insight Training

Details coming soon!

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am

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