Business Library News
William C. Gast Business Library News & Events
The Business Library renovations are in full swing! Furniture is scattered, and we have moved shelves and taken up the carpet. Today and the rest of the week, we will be working more on the floor. Be prepared for possible noise and dust! 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.
As we reach the home stretch of the semester, here are some big changes to look for in the Gast Business Library over the summer:
Mergers & Acquisitions: Forecast for Summer Renovations
There will be a number of significant improvements made to the Business Library over the summer. Compact shelving will replace the current fixed shelving for a much greater capacity for printed materials. To help reduce confusion and provide a more consistent layout, the collections of books and journals will also be merged and rearranged.
The Business Library will remain...Continue reading "News from the Gast Business Library - April 2010"...
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LexisNexis Statistical DataSets is a powerful interdisciplinary database that assembles statistical information from government and private sources in one single interface. It aggregates over 590 licensed and public domain datasets provided by over 50 sources and makes 14 billion data points accessible. Researchers are able to manipulate datasets, make comparisons, chart trends over time and spatially represent data without having to use additional software programs. It includes data on economic indicators, bankruptcies, consumer credit, mortgage, labor, population, prices, and more. Check...Continue reading "Check out LexisNexis Statistical Datasets"...
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WONDA is an investment data research tool that provides financial data for U.S. and International companies, equities, and more. It can be found on one selected resource computer in the Business Library.
The Business Library has a number of group study rooms and a Collaborative Technology Lab (Room 13) available to be reserved for group use. To find out more information and to reserve your space, visit this web site.
The Business Library now has access to Orbis, which provides comprehensive company data for 230,000 U.S. and International public and private companies, including company information, financial profile, and more. Find this and more databases on our web page.
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
The MSU Libraries now has a one-year membership with the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, which will allow MSU faculty and students access to the Roper Center's databank of polling research, including the Center's major database component, iPOLL. See http://www2.lib.msu.edu/features/?e=154 for more information. You can access it here.
Top 10 Countries and Consumers articles of 2009
2009 saw the world economy in its worst recession in over 60 years following the global financial crisis in 2008. Every region of the world was affected with wide-spread implications for consumer behavior. Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database) analyzes these trends.
1. Top 10 consumer trends for 2009
All expectations are that this will be a year of guarded consumption for consumers globally - but consumption is more resilient than people might think and many commentators point out that the global consumer...Continue reading "Passport GMID Top 10 Countries and Consumers articles of 2009"...