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Breezy Silver Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 4:27pm 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.

Breezy Silver Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 5:25pm 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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Breezy Silver Monday, January 10, 2011 - 7:17pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

We have a new industry-focused database! Freedonia Focus provides reports on insights and industry outlook for over eighteen industry categories including automotive, chemicals, industrial components, metals, energy, plastics, electronics, and more. It will provide information like product and market segmentation, trends, forecasts, industry leaders, some market statistics, and more. Check it out here.

Breezy Silver Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 12:04pm Categories: Library News

As the semester winds down, the Gast Business librarians are already thinking about resources and services for spring 2011. Please consider getting your library instruction requests in early by contacting a librarian directly, or submitting this form: http://www.lib.msu.edu/branches/bus/sessreq.jsp. We have two options available – we can come to your classroom, or you can reserve our computer lab (seats up to 30) for the session. Also, if you would like to put course material on reserve, or keep a current reserve item, please fill out the form at this link: http://www.lib.msu.edu/contact...

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Breezy Silver Monday, December 6, 2010 - 2:45pm Categories: Database Trials

The Gast Business Library will be offering their popular introductory classes on EndNote X4 and EndNote Web citation management software at the beginning of spring semester. Register now to save a spot. Click here to sign up for EndNote X4 classes on January 21 or March 18, or click here to sign up for EndNote Web class on January 28. More information about this software, including how to sign-up for a free EndNote Web account, is available at this link.

Breezy Silver Monday, November 1, 2010 - 7:25pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

WRDS has scheduled downtime to take place on Friday, November 19, 12pm-5pm ET.

PCSAS and UNIX will not be affected. However, web queries, including IP-authenticated computers, will be unavailable during this period.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Breezy Silver Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 6:36pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

ABI/INFORM and Entrepreneurship will be unavailable Saturday, October 30, 2010, at 10:00pm to Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 10:00am due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Breezy Silver Friday, September 10, 2010 - 7:50pm Categories: Database Trials

New Databases

Frost and Sullivan is here!

This database provides market research on emerging high-technology and industrial markets in 50 countries with the ability to search by market, technology, region, or keyword.

LexisNexis Statistical Datasets are here!

This one interface provides statistical information from over 590 government and private sources. Select and manipulate datasets, make comparisons, chart trends over time, and spatially represent data without having to use additional software programs.


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Breezy Silver Monday, August 23, 2010 - 8:32pm Categories: Database Trials

The compact shelving is complete, books and computers are clean, the carpet is clean, and furniture is out. However, we still will be moving furniture. You are able to go into the stacks now. So we are gladly almost back to normal. Come check out the library and our new open feel with the shelves taking up less space! If you want to see pictures of the work as it has progressed, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.

Breezy Silver Monday, August 9, 2010 - 5:06pm Categories: Database Trials

The carpet is installed, vacuuming of the books is complete, and the collection is interfiled. This week the furniture should be moved back out. We're getting there! If you want to see pictures of the work as it progresses, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.


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