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WRDS Downtime 7am-10am 11/22/2011
November 15, 2011 - 8:21:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

The WRDS Unix server will be undergoing maintenance from 7:00am - 10:00am EST on Tuesday, November 22. The WRDS website will not be affected by the maintenance. You will not be able to access WRDS through UNIX or PC SAS Connect while the maintenance is in progress. Jobs and user sessions that are active when it begins will be interrupted and they will have to be restarted when the system is back online.


We apologize for any inconvenience.



GuideStar Maintenance Thursday Night
October 25, 2011 - 6:27:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates

Notification of Planned Maintenance - GuideStar


GuideStar will be performing routine maintenance on its network devices beginning at 8 p.m. EST Thursday, October 27, 2011, and ending at 1 a.m. EST on October 28. During this time customers may experience intermittent interruptions in access to all aspects of our site, including Web services.


We apologize for the inconvenience as we work to enhance our services. Be assured that our IT Department is working to minimize these interruptions to the greatest extent possible.


GuideStar USA, Inc.



SimplyMap 2.0 is here
October 21, 2011 - 1:31:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

MSU Libraries subscribes to the new Simplymap 2.0 interface which includes a wizard for making easy choropleth maps on thousands of variables. Simplymap is especially strong in population, demographics, and consumer behavior data. May be exported as GIS .shp files or as data tables. http://er.lib.msu.edu/item.cfm?item=050076 #simplymap #msulibraries




New Books
October 14, 2011 - 7:50:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Gliessman, Stephen R. Agroecology : the ecology of sustainable food systems. CRC Press, c2007. Call Number: S589.7 .G58 2007 c.2


Hansen, Ann Larkin. The organic farming manual : a comprehensive guide to starting and running a certified organic farm. Storey Pub., 2010. Call Number: S605.5 .H355 2010


Bleam, W. F. Soil and environmental chemistry. Academic Press, c2012. Call Number: S592.5 .B565 2012


Rayburn, Edward B. Forage production for pasture-based livestock production. Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service, 2006. Call Number: SB193 .F627 2006...

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New Scanner in the Map Library
October 11, 2011 - 6:21:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

The Map Library recently acquired a gently used HP DesignJet 4500 Scanner. This roll-type scanner accepts sheets up to 42" wide (106 cm). Scan up to 508 pixels per inch, and save as JPG, TIF, or PDF onto your USB flash drive or writable CD. Only $1 per scan.




New Books
August 12, 2011 - 6:47:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Elgersma. Fresh Herbage for Dairy Cattle: The Key to a Sustainable Food Chain. Springer, c2006. Call Number: SF203 .F68 2006


Thomas. The cattle health handbook : preventive care, disease treatments & emergency procedures for promoting the well-being of your beef or dairy herd. Storey Pub., c2009. Call Number: SF961 .T46 2009



Dating Clason Road Maps and Atlases
August 09, 2011 - 8:14:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

Collectors of Clason state road maps issued between 1923 and 1931 are presented with challenges around determining map publication dates. Unlike Rand McNally and Gousha, the Clason Map Company typically did not place dates or date codes on its products during this period. A systematic review of the maps contained in Clason state road maps, touring atlases, and Green Guides reveal that the road legends and other map symbols varied over the years in systematic ways. This Clason Map website, with content developed by Mark Greaves and Carl Liedholm, represents an attempt at providing a guide...

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ABI/INFORM, Entrepreneurship, and other ProQuest databases will be unavailable
July 27, 2011 - 5:56:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

The following business-related ProQuest databases will be unavailable this weekend:





ABI/INFORM, Entrepreneurship
Hoover's Company Records




ProQuest Historical Annual Reports
Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports (via ProQuest ABI/INFORM)
First Research (via ProQuest ABI/INFORM)
Just-Series Market Research Reports (via ProQuest Entrepreneurship)


ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on July 30, 2011. A fourteen (14) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from...

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New Books
July 22, 2011 - 6:47:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Carolan. A sociological look at biofuels : understanding the past/prospects for the future. Nova Science Publishers, c2010. Call Number:TP 339 .C376 2010


Kozlowski, Zaikov, and Pudel. Renewable resources : obtaining, processing, and applying. Nova Science Publishers, c2009. Call Number: TP 339 .R497 2009


Andrieu. Gaining the edge in ruminant production : nutritional strategies for optimal productivity and efficiency. Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2007. Call Number: SF 203 .G35 2007


Crocker. Thermochemical conversion of biomass to liquid fuels and chemicals...

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New Books
June 27, 2011 - 4:01:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Tan. Principles of soil chemistry. CRC Press, c2011. Call Number: S 592.5 .T36 2011


Li and Migliaccio. Water quality concepts, sampling, and analyses. CRC Press, c2011. Call Number: TD367 .W3765 2011 Supplementary Video DVD: TD367 .W3765 2011


Herrera. International wetlands : ecology, conservation, and restoration. Nova Science Publishers, c2009. Call Number: QH541.5.M3 I585 2009


Dorfman. The lazy environmentalist on a budget : save money, save time, save the planet. Stewart,Tabori & Chang, c2009. Call Number: TD171.7 .D672 2009


Divers and Peek....

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