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Sanson 1656 map of Le Canada ou Nouvelle France
January 02, 2013 - 7:43:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

The MSU Map Library presents “Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c.” by Nicolas Sanson, engraved by Jean Somer, published by Pierre Mariette in Paris in 1656.


This large hand-colored map represents important advances in European understanding of Great Lakes geography. It was the first map to draw and label all five Great Lakes in recognizable form. Lake Ontario bears an alternate name of Lac de St. Louys, and Erie also bears the alternate name ‘du Chat.’ Lake Huron is labeled Karegnon and Lake Michigan is known as Lac de Puans. Explorers had not yet reached the ends of the Great...

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Check out our Popular Business Collection including the new book by Eli Broad
December 13, 2012 - 8:07:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Need some fun reading over winter break? Be sure to check out our Popular Business Collection. We have many fun books to read including Eli Broad's book The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking. (Review available here.)



Digital Topographic Maps: Somalia and Ethiopia
December 10, 2012 - 1:30:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

The MSU Map Library has added several new sets of digital topographic maps:





Ethiopia at 1:250,000 by the Ethiopian Mapping Agency YaʼItyoṗyā kārtā śerā derejet


Somalia at 1:250,000 prepared from Joint Operations Graphic series 1501 (JOGs)


Somalia at 1:200,000 by the Soviet mapping agency Главное управление геодезии и картографии при Совете Министров СССР


These new sets join our Ethiopian JOGs which were added in June 2012. All sheets are available in JPG preview, TIF, and GeoTIF. In the future we plan to add some sheets of Somalia at 1:100...

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Gast Business Library welcomes new librarian
November 27, 2012 - 12:43:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Emily Treptow started on November 1 as the newest business reference librarian at the Gast Business Library. Emily will be serving as the subject specialist in the areas of international business and entrepreneurship/small business and career information. Her areas of professional interest include social media, online learning technologies, and information literary. Welcome Emily!



Reduced Hours This Week
November 19, 2012 - 12:49:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library will close early at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed Thursday - Saturday, November 22-24. We will resume normal hours on Sunday, November 25.



Check out the new Business Library Audio Books Collection
November 12, 2012 - 5:18:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Traveling for the upcoming holidays? The Gast Business Library has a new audio books collection that can help fill up those long hours of travel. Our collection includes titles like:



If you're not first, you're last: sales strategies to dominate your market and beat your competition / Grant Cardone.
Inside Apple: how America's most admired--and secretive--company really works / Adam Lashinsky.
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking / Susan Cain


The books circulate 2 weeks and renewals are allowed unless recalled.


Find the entire collection...

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New Books
November 06, 2012 - 8:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Kirkwood. Natural shoreline landscapes on Michigan's inland lakes : guidebook for property owners. Michigan State University Extension, 2011. Call Number: QH 541.5 .L3 N38 2011


CRC handbook of chemistry and physics. CRC Press, 2012/2013. Call Number: QD 65 .H3 ed.93 2012/2012 (in Reference section).


Ostfeld, Keesing and Eviner. Infectious disease ecology : the effects of ecosystems on disease and of disease on ecosystems. Princeton University Press, c2008. Call Number: QH 541.15 .E265 I54 2008 c.2


Switzer. A family farm : life on an Illinois dairy farm. University of...

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New Books
October 25, 2012 - 8:21:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Mittelbach. Community Ecology. Sinauer Associates, c2012. Call Number: QH 541 .M526 2012 c.2


Allison. Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change. Call Number: QH 541.15 .R45 A45 2012


Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas fluxes in agriculture : challenges and opportunities. CAST, 2011. Call Number: S 592.6 C35 C264 2011


Van der Valk. The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2012. Call Number: QH 87.3 .V35 2012 c.2


Patterson. Freshwater fish of the Northeast. University Press of New England, c2010. Call Number: QL 628.N92...

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Global Market Information Database (Passport GMID) has a new interface
October 22, 2012 - 7:29:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates

Global Market Information Database (Passport GMID) (via Euromonitor) has a new interface when you first get into the database. The new home page has a new look. Check it out today: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases. Passport GMID is great for industry and marketing information.



Statewalk now available for Gast Business Library
October 02, 2012 - 5:32:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

For students studying late at the Gast Business Library, Statewalk volunteers are now available to walk them anywhere on campus. Statewalk is a free service offered by MSU's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the national community service fraternity. Volunteers are at the library from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday and Monday nights this fall. Look for the Statewalk table in the front lobby of the Business Library.



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