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GuideStar unavailable this weekend
May 13, 2011 - 6:39:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates

Notification of Downtime and Planned Upgrade for GuideStar Library Services

Due to a planned upgrade occurring this upcoming weekend, GuideStar will be unavailable on Saturday, May 14, with continued possible downtime on May 15, 2011.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Interactive maps and data export from Proquest Statistical Datasets
April 01, 2011 - 5:38:22 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

Proquest Statistical Datasets (formerly Lexis Nexis Statistical Datasets) is a powerful tool purchased by MSU Libraries to provide detailed data on a wide array of subjects. It aggregates over 590 licensed and public domain datasets and makes 14 billion data points accessible. Researchers are able to manipulate datasets, make comparisons, chart trends over time within one interface. For access and more information, see the Proquest Datasets Research Guide

Many of the datasets can be mapped within the Proquest interface, as you can see below.

New Business Exhibit Display Case
March 22, 2011 - 1:26:08 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Trials

The business library has a new permanent exhibit display case near the entrance, which showcases a monthly rotation of topics of interest to Broad faculty, staff and students. The premier exhibit features examples of our extensive collection of reference eBooks and showcases their importance in the beginning of the research process to: present an overview of a subject; identify important scholars in the field; provide subject terminology to aid in article databases searching; and offer references to scholarly research articles. We hope this will be helpful information for business...

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Reduced Hours for Spring Break
February 28, 2011 - 12:28:59 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The Business Library will have reduced hours Friday, March 4-12 for spring break. See http://www.lib.msu.edu/branches/bus/hours.jsp for complete details.

New Quick Print station
February 21, 2011 - 2:22:09 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Trials

Need to print something quickly, but don't have time to log into a full application computer? The Business Library has a Quick Print station at one of the selected resources computers. It is at the stand-up work station next to the scanner. It has Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. The print jobs are sent to the e-token printers in our copy center. See http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busselectedpcs for more information on using and printing at our selected resources computers.

LexisNexis databases get new names...
February 18, 2011 - 6:05:52 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

LexisNexis Statistical Datasets and LexisNexis Statistical Insight were purchased by ProQuest and are now called ProQuest Statistical Datasets and ProQuest Statistical Insight. LexisNexis Academic is staying with LexisNexis. You can find all of these databases here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.

Intro to Small Business- this Wednesday
February 14, 2011 - 1:48:33 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Uncategorized, Library News

Ever think about starting your own business? Then don't miss this!

Introduction to Small Business

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Lake Huron Room, 3rd Floor MSU Union Building Presented by Gordon Ferguson, Senior Business Consultant for the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center.

This discussion is intended to give you an overview of the information you'll need to start a successful business. Topics covered will include writing a business plan, conducting market research, obtaining funding, choosing a legal...

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ISI Emerging Markets Now Available
February 07, 2011 - 3:46:57 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

The Business Library now has access to ISI Emerging Markets, which provides news, industry information, and company and financial data direct from more than 80 emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Check it out today! You can find it and all of our business databases here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.

New Database on M&As - Zephyr
January 25, 2011 - 4:27:57 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

Zephyr contains information on over 800,000 M&A, IPO, private equity and venture capital deals and rumors. It has over 10 years of history for deals around the world, and an even longer history for deals with a European counterpart. Find Zephyr at this link: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases­­.

Free classes offered this semester
January 19, 2011 - 5:25:28 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Trials

Spring EndNote X4 and EndNote Web Seminars

The Gast Business Library will offer FREE seminars on how to use EndNote X4 on the following Fridays: January 21 and March 18.

A FREE seminar on EndNote Web will be offered on Friday, January 28. For times and to register go to this page: http://classes.lib.msu.edu/class_list.php

Conducting a Business Literature Review

Completing a research paper, thesis or dissertation? If so, this workshop is for you! A business librarian will talk about the purpose of literature reviews and why they are an important element of a...

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