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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Business Information Resources

Databases (some with Company Profiles)

Business Insights: Essentials -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Business Insights: Essentials brings together in a single database company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals.

County Business Patterns
Annual series from U.S. Census Bureau provides national economic data by industry and county, uses SIC and NAICS classification systems.

Economic Census
Profiles the U.S. economy every 5 years, from national to local level providing business statistics, data by SIC and NAICS.

Demographics Now (Gale) -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Search for an individual, a friend, a relative or create a market research list from over 206 million people. Search for an individual company or create a mailing list of multiple companies from over 23 million businesses households! Access a demographic report on any geography - or compare multiple geographies - for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.

General Business File ASAP (Gale) -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends in management, economics and politics. A combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings are included.

Million Dollar Database -- Accessible from an LAPL Branch only --like across the street
14 million business company records that include the information from California Manufacturer's Register and D&B Microcosm. Detailed company profiles with full criteria for location, industry, size and contact information.

Mint Global -- Accessible from an LAPL Branch only --like across the street
Information on over 7 million top international and domestic, public and private companies.

ReferenceUSA Business Database -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Over 14 million U.S. businesses searchable by name, industry, SIC, geographic location and size. Research executives and companies, find new business opportunities, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, and more.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Contains descriptive and financial data on U.S. and non-U.S. corporations. Three files are provided: Executives, Private Companies, and Public Companies.

Statista - Statistics Portal where specialists manually analyze, audit and update each of their statistics. Sign up for a free account.

Websites of Interest: Stats, Research, and Analysis

American FactFinder

Bizjournals

FreeDemographics

Occupational Outlook Handbook

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets

U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Statistical Abstract (up to 2012)

Stats, Research, and Analysis

American Customer Satisfaction Index
California Demographics
Census Bureau
Census Scope
Clickz Network
CNET
Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
FreeDemographics
FedStats
Foreign Trade Information System
Know This: Virtual Marketing Library
Market Research Society
Marketing Research Library at mrlibrary.com
Market Research Library at buyusainfo.net
National Center for Education Statistics
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Population Reference Bureau
Services Industries Trends
Social Statistics Briefing Room (White House)
Trendwatching.com
United States Commercial Service: Market Research Library
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
World Trade Organization

Otis Databases of Interest

ebrary
ELibrary
WGSN StyleSight
EBSCO Host OmniFile Full Text
ProQuest
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