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Michigan in the 1840s
March 31, 2015 - 12:17:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

On April 1, 1840 Michigan’s governor approved the creation of 30 new counties to fill in the recently surveyed northern Lower Peninsula. The counties didn’t fit on old 1830s style maps. The Bradford map on the left forces Grand Traverse County (called ‘Ometna’ here) to be landlocked and Grand Traverse Bay is in Charlevoix County (called ‘Keskkauko’ here). The Tanner map on the right used new geography to map the counties (more or less) correctly. Both maps misspelled numerous county names from those approved by the legislature.


Many of the names, which had been proposed by...

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International Business Student Survey
March 24, 2015 - 8:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library is conducting a survey to learn more about the use of library services and resources by international business students at MSU.


All responses are completely anonymous. Responses cannot be traced back to the respondent. No personal information is captured unless you voluntarily offer personal or contact information in any of the comment fields.


If you have any questions, please ask Emily Treptow. This survey is 13 questions and should take 5-10 minutes to complete:


Survey link: http://svy.mk/19fyFC9


Please fill out the survey before...

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Fall 2015 - BUS 291 Business Intelligence Resources
March 20, 2015 - 8:54:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Trials

BUS 291: Business Intelligence Resources is a three-credit course being offered in the Fall of 2015. In the course, students will learn how to use advanced web search techniques and specialized business databases and how to critically evaluate information regardless of the source.


Students will be able to significantly reduce the time they spend searching for quality information and gain a competitive edge in class assignments, projects and job searches by taking this course. Designed to more fully prepare sophomores for 300 and 400 level business coursework, the course is also...

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New Books
March 19, 2015 - 7:42:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Wilson-Rich. The Bee: A Natural History. Princeton University Press ©2014. Call Number: QL 568 .A6 W55 2014 c.2


Patiny. Evolution of Plant-Pollinator Relationships. Cambridge University Press ©2012. Call Number: QK 926 .E96 2012 c.2


Charmantier. Quantitative Genetics In The Wild. Oxford University Press ©2014. Call Number: QH 452.7 .Q368 2014 c.2



Leavitt on Editorial Board of New Open Access Journal
March 05, 2015 - 6:08:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Laura Leavitt is on the editorial board of an open-access journal that will launch soon: Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review. Ticker is published by the Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD) and is a forum for the exchange of the research, best practices, and innovative thinking in business librarianship and business library management. The journal will include research articles, opinion pieces, member profiles, case studies, and conference reports reflecting all aspects of business librarianship. Questions? Contact Laura Leavitt.



Best-selling Author Speaking at Wharton Center Tonight
March 02, 2015 - 3:36:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Uncategorized

Susan Cain is co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of the New York Times bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which was named the #1 Best Book of the Year by Fast Company magazine, which also named her one of its Most Creative People in Business. Cain’s book was a TIME cover story, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and others. Her TED talk has had over 7 million views, and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks.


Cain will lecture for 45 minutes and then...

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Book Review: The End of Power by Moisés Naím
February 24, 2015 - 8:15:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Uncategorized, Database Trials

The Gast Business Library will be discussing The End of Power this Thursday. Please join us and share your thoughts. Pizza will be served!


The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What it Used to Be

by Moisés Naím


Reviewed by: Terence O'Neill


Earlier this year founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg publicized his plan to read a book every two weeks for the duration of the year. For his first selection, he chose The End of Power, a book about the changing state of power relationships across...

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Database Spotlight: ISI Emerging Markets EMIS
February 12, 2015 - 4:08:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Trials, Database Updates, Library News

ISI Emerging Markets EMIS is a great resource for emerging market company and industry information and we now have unlimited access to the Professional version.


The Companies section now includes an analytical workspace which can be used to build valuation models and analytical tools which can be used for aggregation analysis, concentration analysis, DuPont analysis, and statistical distribution.


The DealWatch section tracks completed deals, the top financial and legal advisers in deals, and deal intent.


If you create a personal account, you can:

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Discuss The End of Power Over Pizza
February 05, 2015 - 1:19:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

We will be discussing Moisés Naím's book The End of Power at the library! The End of Power was the first book chosen by Mark Zuckerberg for his Year of Books challenge.


When: Thursday, Februrary 26 from 12pm-1:30pm

Where: Room 13 of the Gast Business Library


The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge isn't What it Used to Be discusses how power is shifting from large corporations and governments to start ups and individuals. The nature of power is also changing, becoming harder to use and easier to lose.

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New Books
January 22, 2015 - 7:09:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Matthews. Patterns in Freshwater Fish Ecology. Springer ©1998 Call Number: QL 624 .M38 1998b


Evans. Beetles Of Eastern North America. Princeton University Press 2014 Call Number: QL 581 .E93 ©2014 c.2


Chadde. Great Lakes Wetland Flora: A complete guide to the wetland and aquatic plants of the midwest. CreateSpace Independent. ©2012 Call Number:QK 130 .C48 2012 c.2


Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas ©1991 Call Number:QK 135 .F55 1991


Haslam. Understanding Wetlands: Fen, Bog And Marsh. Taylor and Francis ©2003 Call Number: QH 87.3 .H38 2003...

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