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...Continue reading "Michigan in the 1840s"...
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...Continue reading "International Business Student Survey"...
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...Continue reading "Fall 2015 - BUS 291 Business Intelligence Resources"...
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
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.
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...Continue reading "Best-selling Author Speaking at Wharton Center Tonight"...
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...Continue reading "Book Review: The End of Power by Moisés Naím"...
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:
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.... Continue reading "Discuss The End of Power Over Pizza"...
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
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Haslam. Understanding Wetlands: Fen, Bog And Marsh. Taylor and Francis ©2003 Call Number: QH 87.3 .H38 2003...Continue reading "New Books"...