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Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

quickenBy Bonnie Biafore

Quicken is a convenient way to keep track of personal finances, but many people are unaware of Quicken’s power and use only its basic features. With “Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual,” readers of all levels will quickly learn how to use all aspects of the program so they can accurately handle their money. From recording checks and credit card charges to reconciling accounts, budgeting, handling loans, investments, and online transactions, “Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual” covers everything in a friendly, witty style that engages novices and experts alike. Beginners will appreciate the clear guidance on setting up Quicken to simplify their financial management tasks. Experienced users will learn how to work around Quicken’s idiosyncrasies. This book shows people how to use Quicken more effectively to track their money, stay on top of important financial decisions, and compile tax data automatically. Call Number HG179 .53 2008

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Super review : Geometry

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Research & Education Association, M. Fogiel

Call # QA445 .G467 2000

Synopsis

Get all you need to know with Super Reviews! Each Super Review is packed with in-depth, student-friendly topic reviews that fully explain everything about the subject. The Geometry Super Review includes a review of the methods of proof, points, lines, planes, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, geometric inequalities, and geometric proportions and similarity. Advanced topics include the study of circles, polygons, coordinate geometry, and solid geometry. Take the Super Review quizzes to see how much you’ve learned – and where you need more study. Makes an excellent study aid and textbook companion. Great for self-study!

DETAILS
• From cover to cover, each in-depth topic review is easy-to-follow and easy-to-grasp – perfect when preparing for homework, quizzes, and exams!
• Review questions after each topic that highlight and reinforce key areas and concepts
• Student-friendly language for easy reading and comprehension
• Includes quizzes that test your understanding of the subject

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Microsoft Office 2007 Simplified

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Sherry Willard Kinkoph

Call #  HF5548.4 .m525 2007

Synopsis

Are you new to computers? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You’re holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to Office 2007 — a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book, follow Chip, your friendly guide — and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed.
“The Simplified series is very accessible to beginners and provides useful information for more experienced users. For visual learners (like myself), the illustrations are a great help. It’s challenging to take a complex subject and express it simply, clearly, concisely, and comprehensively. This book meets the challenge.”

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Excel Formulas and Functions for Dummies

Friday, July 25, 2008

By Ken Bluttman and Peter G. Aitken

Call Number: HF5548.4 .M523 B659 2005

This desktop reference reviews how to use the insert function dialog box and array formulas, then describes 150 built-in functions for evaluating loans and investments and working with numbers and data in Excel spreadsheets. The functions are arranged into categories, such as descriptive statistics and dates, and accompanied by a real example.

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Excel 2007 For Dummies

Monday, July 21, 2008

by Greg Harvey

Call Number: HF5548.4 M523 H3678 2007

One look at Excel 2007, with its new Office Button, Quick Access toolbar, and Ribbon, and you realize you’re not in Kansas anymore. Well, have no fear— Excel 2007 for Dummies is here!

If you’ve never worked with a computer spreadsheet, or if you’ve had some experience with earlier versions of Excel but need help transitioning, here you’ll find everything you need to create, edit, format, and print your own worksheets (without sacrificing your sanity!). Excel 2007 for Dummies covers all the fundamental techniques, concentrating on only the easiest, most user-friendly ways to get things done.

You’ll discover how to:

  • Rearrange, delete and insert new information
  • Keep track of and organize data in a single worksheet
  • Transfer data between the sheets of different workbooks
  • Create a chart using the data in a worksheet
  • Add hyperlinks and graphics to worksheets
  • And more!

Plus, in keeping with Excel 2007’s more graphical and colorful look, Excel 2007 for Dummies has taken on some color of its own, with full-color plates in the mid-section of the book illustrating exactly what you’ll see on your screen. Whether you read it from cover to cover or skip to the sections that answer your specific questions, the simple guidance in this book will have you excelling at home or in the office no time. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)

Nonprofit Law & Governance For Dummies

Monday, July 21, 2008

by Jill Gillbert Welytok and Daniel S. Welytok

Call Number: KF1388 .Z9 W45 2007

As the number and size of nonprofit organizations continues to grow, NFPs are coming under ever-increasing government scrutiny. Soon Congress will require that nonprofits comply with rigorous accounting and governance standards very similar to those set forth for for-profits in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

If you work for a nonprofit and are concerned about meeting impending changes to tax and finance standards governing NFPs this book is for you. In simple, straight-forward language, this guide demystifies the often perplexing world of nonprofit governance in the age of Sarbanes-Oxley. Author, Jill Gilbert Welytok, an attorney who heads the Sarbanes-Oxley division of a major Midwest law firm, walks you step-by-step through the process of evaluating your governance structures. She arms you with tips and strategies for adopting uniform standards under current governance and tax laws, while preparing you for any upcoming changes. She shows you how to protect your tax status and reassure donors and volunteers while staying true to your organization’s mission. And she fills you in on what you need to know to:

  • Comply with state laws and regulations
  • Get and keep tax–exempt status
  • Avoid lawsuits and other legal landmines
  • Handle the media
  • Anticipate future trends
  • Make sense of the Sarbanes–Oxley act

Including sample nonprofit bylaws and a complete audit committee report, Nonprofit Law & Governance for Dummies, Second Edition is an indispensable survival tool for 21st century nonprofits. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Excel 2007

Monday, July 21, 2008

by Nancy Muir

Call Number: HF5548.4 .M523 M85 2007

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something – and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you’ll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 150 Excel 2007 tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:
* Using the Ribbon and galleries
* Entering data and resizing columns
* Applying formulas and functions
* Formatting worksheets
* Adding clip art and 3D effects
* Interpreting data with charts
* Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
* Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
* Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
* Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules

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Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

Monday, July 21, 2008

By Thomas Sowell

Call Number: HB171 .S713 2007

Basic Economics is a citizen’s guide to economics-for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations. Sowell reveals the general principles behind any kind of economy-capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. In readable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the goals they proclaim. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first book for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions.

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Quicken 2008: The Missing Manual

Friday, July 18, 2008

By Bonnie Biafore

Call Number: HG179 .B4756 2008

Financial-software writer and personal finance expert Biafore delivers clear explanations and step-by-step instructions for Quicken features, as well as relevant advice and plenty of real-world examples.

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Common Sense Economics

Thursday, June 19, 2008

by James Gwartney, et al.

Call Number: HB95 .G9 2005

* Do taxes help more than they hurt?
* What effect does redistributing wealth have on our economy—and those who participate in its redistribution?
* What is the role of government?
* How does an economy work?

James Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, and Dwight R. Lee are three of the most prominent economists today, and in Common Sense Economics they show us why economic understanding is an essential ingredient for life in today’s society, a key element that empowers those who possess it to better take charge of their own lives and their own responsibilities to their society. In clear, powerful language free of any hint of jargon or obscurity, they illuminate the basic principles of supply and demand, private ownership, trade, and more. In a world where free trade, taxes, and government spending are issues everyone needs to understand, Common Sense Economics is a lucid, simple explanation of how and why our economy and our world work the way they do, and how and why individuals and nations prosper. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)