Tag Archives: business & technology

I’ve heard that Denton residents will soon vote on whether or not to ban “fracking” in the city. Does the library have any sources that consider both the pros and the cons of fracking?

On November 4, Denton voters will consider a ballot initiative which will ban hydraulic fracturing (also known as “fracing” or “fracking”) within the city limits.  As reported in a recent Dallas Morning News article, voter approval of the measure would … Continue reading

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I’m in the planning phase for a small business I’m starting. I’m looking for demographic data to help me select a location, and to incorporate in the business plan I’m developing to present to potential investors. Does the library have access to a tool that can assist me?

The Dallas Public Library subscribes to DemographicsNow, a Gale database tool that can be used to generate detailed consumer, business and demographic reports down to the census tract block level, including the capability of comparing demographic characteristics of one geographic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Smart Money, Smart Kids – Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruz

In Dave Ramsey’s new book Smart Money, Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money, co-authored with his daughter Rachel Cruz, the big question is: “Why don’t we teach our children common-sense money principles?” Handling personal finances is … Continue reading

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What kinds of free resources are available in the Dallas area for local inventors?

No matter where inventors may be in the process of developing their invention, they often find they need information or assistance to: • protect the “intellectual property” of their invention idea • implement the business side of making their idea … Continue reading

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I’m trying to learn how to fix my old car. Does the library have repair manuals?

The J. Erik Jonsson Central Library’s Business & Technology Division provides subscription access to ALLDATA Online, an electronic database which advertises itself as “the world’s most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information”.  Both do-it-yourselfers and professional mechanics take … Continue reading

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