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Federal Reserve

by Stephen H. Axilrod

The Federal Reserve System - the central bank of the United States, better known as The Fed - has never been more controversial. Criticism has reached such levels that Congressman Ron Paul, contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, published End the Fed, with blurbs frommusician Arlo Guthrie and actor Vince Vaughn. And yet, amid a slow economy and partisan gridlock, the Fed has never been more important.Stephen H. Axilrod explains this influential agency - its powers, operations, how it sets policy - in The Federal Reserve, a timely addition to Oxford's acclaimed series What Everyone Needs to Know. Of the two major governmental tools for shaping the economy, Congress controls fiscal policy -taxation and spending - and the Fed makes monetary policy - influencing how much money circulates in the economy, and how quickly. Traditionally the Fed has relied on three instruments: open-market operations (buying and selling U.S. bonds), lending to banks, and setting reserve requirements on bank deposits. It also helps to regulate the financial system.Drawing on years of experience inside the Federal Reserve System, Axilrod shows how these tools actually work, and answers a series of increasingly detailed questions in the series format. He asks, for instance, if the system of...

Last updated 05/16/2022 by P. Higo
Thoughts and Feelings : Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life (EBOOK)

by Matthew McKay PhD (Author), Martha Davis PhD (Author), Patrick Fanning (Author) If you are depressed, anxious, angry, worried, confused,...

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Poetry (Artistic Adventures) (EBOOK)

by Kelly Burkholder Discusses the elements of poetry, some different types of poetry, how to find ideas, and making changes to what you write....

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Understanding contemporary Ukrainian and Russian nationalism : the Post-Soviet Cossack revival and Ukraine's national security (EBOOK)

Olexander Hryb author Nationalism, national identity, and ethnicity are complex social phenomena worldwide and especially so in post-Soviet...

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This year Safety Street at the University of Detroit Mercy, all the trick or treaters will pick up their treats as a drive through. Maybe not as much...

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Editorial Cartoon from Varsity News 1976

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Benny Napoleon, Class of '82

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dereck Normally, the Research Blog describes library resources that might be useful to students and faculty. However, today we are departing from that mission to recognize Former Head of Circulation at the McNichols Campus Library Betty Nelson's son Derick who was killed seven years ago, May 9, 2015. Today's blog is a reprise of a blog posted that summer.

It happens everyday. Everyday you watch the news and there is another story about a senseless shooting in some part of Detroit. If you pay any attention at all, it's only to shrug and think to yourself what's wrong with this city? Another anonymous casualty. But on May 9, 2015 a member of the library family, the Detroit Mercy family, became the victim. Betty Nelson's only child, Derick, was gunned down in the parking lot of his gated community apartment.

Derick6.1Derick earned his Bachelors in Computer and Information Systems and Masters in Information Assurance from Detroit Mercy. He worked in the library during the years he was attending school here and was well known and well liked by many among the Detroit Mercy community. Derick was a brilliant, creative and giving individual. He was the kind of person who would do anything for you. That may...

Last updated 05/08/2022 by J. Eisenstein
7th Edition of the APA Publication Manual is Here!

The American Psychological Association has released the latest edition, the seventh edition,  of the Publication Manual. Highlights include:...

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Don't Forget to Vote

Do you want a voice in how the government handles important issues that affect you, your friends, and your family?  Don’t forget to...

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New Wireless Printing at the McNichols Library

New Wireless Printing at the McNichols Campus Library Print from your:   Download the free wepa print app on your phone or print driver...

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Keep calm the semester is about to end

We know you're getting geared up for the toughest time of the term- FINALS! Don't panic. We have you covered.

The McNichols Campus Library is open during finals week. Remember to have your Student ID with you. Masks are required.

Sunday April 24: 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday April 25 through Thursday April 28: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday April 29: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday April 30: 9:00am - 4:00pm

 

The Library Also Offers:

Group study rooms (reserve a room here)

Red and Green Scantrons – Free

Blue Books – Free

Color Printing – 25 cents per page

Spiral Binding – Free

Photocopying – 10 cents per page

Assistance from a librarian - priceless

 

When you're ready to relax, we have plenty of DVD's available.

And...

don't forget to grab a cup of Starbucks coffee at

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Last updated 04/25/2022 by J. Eisenstein
Rare Jesuitica on Display at McNichols Campus Library

    May 20, 2021 marked the start of the Ignatian Year, as proclaimed by Arturo Sosa, SJ, Superior General of the Jesuits. Since...

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Welcome Back!

The Detroit Mercy librarians are happy to welcome you back to the to the library.  Here is some news you can use about the library. Our...

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Library Marks the Ignatian Year

    From May 2021 to July 2022, the Society of Jesus is celebrating an Ignatian Year. May 20, 2021 marked the 500th anniversary...

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