Michigan State University
November 12, 2018 - 3:32:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Blockchain’s burgeoning popularity in the business world has attracted a lot of attention, but Blockchain currencies have also attracted a lot of hackers.

Cybersecurity firm CipherTrace estimates that the theft of digital currencies through the hacking of exchanges and trading platforms in 2018 amounts to $927 million. In September, hackers stole an estimated $59 million from Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif. According to Reuters, Crypto exchange hacks are already 250% higher than throughout all of 2017.



October 30, 2018 - 2:26:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Uncategorized

According to PwC, "Financial technology—FinTech for short— describes the evolving intersection of financial services and technology. The term can refer to startups, technology companies, or even legacy providers."



October 29, 2018 - 8:22:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Collections

This French-made map from 1785 was the first to bear forms of the word “Michigan” applied to a land area.  It was also one of the first to recognize the fledgling country by its chosen name, United States, here in the French, Etats-Unis.

Of the suggested names for 10 new states to be made of the Northwest Territory, only two came close to being adopted:  Michigania and Illinoia.*  



October 25, 2018 - 9:33:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Prospect Research


October 23, 2018 - 2:27:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Blogs, Business, Business Library, Electronic Resources

You've heard of IBISWorld for industry research, but have you heard of ProcurementIQ? 

ProcurementIQ is a division of IBISWorld that helps purchasing professionals and supply chain researchers gain valuable insight into almost any product or service category. 

Procurement research reports provide essential data on topics like pricing dynamics, product characteristics, supplier benchmarking, supply chain risks, and negotiation questions and tactics. 



October 22, 2018 - 8:59:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Collections

This map depicts Michigan oddly with no thumb and with a range of mountains extending down to Florida.  It carefully marks waterway portages that link the Great Lakes with the Mississippi river system and points out several mines including one of copper at present day Chicago. Everything west of the Mississippi is a complete blank.



October 15, 2018 - 4:09:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Uncategorized

Formatting citations in a style like APA is a standardized means of giving credit to the person or company who created the content you use. If you've written an academic paper, or even a case study, you've probably been asked to cite your sources.

The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:



October 09, 2018 - 2:06:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Collections

From 1622 to the middle 1700s European mapmakers were drawing California as an island separate from North America.  In 1701 Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Francisco Kino walked around Baja California and proved that California was not an island.  It took some time, however, for this knowledge to seep into the cartographic record.

great lakes 1700.jpg



October 09, 2018 - 9:35:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

If you're an entrepreneur, you've probably heard of PrivCo.

PrivCo is often considered the authority on private company financial data. The database provides coverage on more than 940,000 privately held firms, 19,000 investors, and 154,000 funding rounds, and it's one of over 100 databases that the Gast Business Library subscribes to. 



October 02, 2018 - 1:07:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

According to Forrester Research, Business Intelligence is "A set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information…” 

One resource which transforms raw data into meaningful information is called Passport GMID.



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