October 2012


The Quinlan School of Business is launching an inaugural Case Competition this week. For this competition, undergraduate students are being asked to research company and industry information related to a case study, which will be released to them at midnight tonight. Details on the Competition can be found on the Quinlan Case Study website – http://www.luc.edu/quinlan/casecomp/. There are 20 teams of 3 to 5 students signed up for the competition.

The pertinent information for all Reference staff is that the case will be released at midnight tonight and students have until Monday morning to do research and prepare a presentation. Presentations will take place at WTC all day on Monday. Since it is an undergraduate competition, we anticipate that many students will be doing research at LSC, especially during the weekend, though a fair amount may come down to WTC to do it. In any case, I have been asked to put together a Research Guide specifically for the Quinlan Case Competition. The Quinlan Case Competition Research Guide is here – http://libguides.luc.edu/QuinlanCaseCompetition.

The Quinlan Case Competition organizers are also posting the link to the guide in the Blackboard Community for the competition. Please share this information with anyone who might be working at the Reference Desk between now and Monday.

There are currently 4 classes which I know of who are looking for Chicago Community Resources and Chicago Gang Resources: One in Sociology, 2 in Criminal Justice and one in Social Work.

For Criminal Justice, one class is doing research on a particular gang and has to find out community demographics for their territories as well. Another CJ class, each student is given two communities (one high crime, one low crime) and has to hypothesize what are neighborhood factors which might account for the difference (gangs being one). I do not know the Sociology assignment. Lastly, the Social Work assignment has the students looking at demographic, economic and immigrant elements in a community to determine services necessary for the community.

There are guides that will be of use to these classes:
http://libguides.luc.edu/communities
http://libguides.luc.edu/criminal_justice (the page for Chicago Gangs information)
http://libguides.luc.edu/statcj
http://libguides.luc.edu/SOWKstats

The First 3 research guides are listed under Criminal Justice and Criminology and the Communities and Social Work Stats are listed under Social Work. (yes, the Communities one is listed under both). If you find any resources not on these guides (or that you think are not on these guides) please let me know and I will be glad to add them.

Thanks – Susan