Parker Brothers’ United States Puzzle Map. Made in Salem, Massachusetts by Parker Brothers in 1915 or later.
Adorable kittens and country landscapes came later - the first puzzles emerged in the mid-18th century in the form of dissected maps created as educational tools for children. The oldest puzzles were made of wood. Cardboard maps were eventually developed as less expensive alternatives, but...Continue reading "Early 20th Century Map Puzzles"...
The Gast Business Library will host an international tea on Tuesday, March 11, from 2–4 p.m. in Room 13 at the Business Library. This event provides an opportunity for students in particular to meet the business librarians and learn more about the services the library provides, but all are welcome. Tea, coffee, and snacks will be served. Contact Emily Treptow, business librarian, with any questions.
This map is an interesting early attempt to embed complex statistical information into map form. It shows us the countries of origin of new immigrants to each state and the occupations of the adult male immigrants (women and children were categorized as “no occupation”). Michigan saw the influx of 20,920 immigrants that year with the largest groups coming from Finland, Scandinavian countries, and Poland.
The report’s author, Sargent, was no friend...Continue reading "Race and occupation of immigrants to the U.S. for the year 1903"...
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Business Monitor International. Business Monitor International provides country risk, industry, and financial market information that evaluates global, regional, country and company developments and trends worldwide. The data, analysis, ratings, rankings and forecasts cover 195 countries and 24 industry sectors. Access to the Business Monitor International database can be found through the Gast Business Library's Business Electronic Resources page.
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Deals via ThomsonONE. This database provides information on mergers, acquisitions, equities, bonds, loans, and more. Access is available through the Gast Business Library's Business Electronic Resources page. The database requires the use of Internet Explorer.
We cancelled CCH's Accounting Research Manager (ARM), and we no longer have access. In its place we have purchased access to RIA Checkpoint Accounting content. You can find it linked here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.
Long before the concept of ‘invasive species’ was established, naturalists such as Jacques Milbert combed the exotic American landscape for novel plants to share with the Old Country. Milbert's skill as a landscape artist is apparent in his 2-volume travel journal and ‘atlas’ of sketches which was published after his return...Continue reading "Water Routes to Michigan"...
Isard and Gage. Flow of life in the atmosphere : an airscape approach to understanding invasive organisms. Michigan State University Press, c2001. Call Number: QR 101 .I835 2001 c.3
Dow and Downing. The atlas of climate change : mapping the world's greatest challenge. University of California Press, c2006. Call Number: QC 981.8.C5 D69 2006 c.2
Stephenson. Calculations for molecular biology and biotechnology : a guide to mathematics in the laboratory. Academic Press/Elsevier, 2010. Call Number: QH 506 .S74 2010
Rothrock. Sedges of Indiana and the adjacent states : the...Continue reading "New Books"...
The Gast Business Library will be open from 8 a.m.–2 a.m. from Friday, December 6, until Thursday, December 12, as extended hours for finals week. From Friday, December 13, through Friday, December 20, the library will be open weekdays from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Starting Saturday, December 21, the Gast Business Library will be closed for the holidays through the end of the month. See our web site for complete hours.
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Frost & Sullivan, a powerful database that provides research in market analysis, technical reports, end-user studies, and quantitative measurement-based reports across different industries. Access Frost & Sullivan through the Gast Business Library's Business Electronic Resources page. All content is available in HTML format. Faculty can contact a business librarian to get access to PDFs of the reports if they prefer.