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New Books
August 28, 2013 - 3:10:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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This list includes gift donations to the Gull Lake Library collection


Webster. Management and welfare of farm animals : UFAW farm handbook. Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, 2011. Call Number: SF 61 .M23 2011 c.2


Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer's Introduction to Biodynamics. Floris Books, 2011. Call Number: S 605.5 .P475 2011


Ridley. Essentials of clinical laboratory science. Delmar, c2011. Call Number: RB 37 .R53 2011 c.2


Mitchell. Mathematical applications in agriculture. Delmar Cengage Learning, c2012. Call Number: S 566 .M585 2012 c.2


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1825 Map of the American West
August 26, 2013 - 8:31:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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Map of the States of Ohio, Indiana & Illinois and Part of Michigan Territory: Compiled from the Latest Authorities. Drawn by D.H. Vance, engraved by J. H. Young. Published in Philadelphia by A. Finley in 1825.

This map wonderfully illustrates a point in time when the states made from the Northwest Territory were only partly formed and partially surveyed and subdivided. One can see how the most detailed survey work commenced along the Ohio, Mississippi and Detroit Rivers and spread up and out to the hinterlands.


Here we see Michigan beginning to take a more modern shape. As the...

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New Database to analyze SEC Filings - WordsAnalytics
July 30, 2013 - 1:07:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

New Campus-Wide Access to WordsAnalytics Now Available


Faculty, staff and students now have access to WordsAnalytics, a powerful new database that makes analyzing the text of SEC filings easier than ever before. It enables users to detect trends by evaluating changes in the text of filings over several years and also allows paragraph-by-paragraph comparisons across competitor firms’ SEC filings. This is a complex resource with endless possibilities. Access WordsAnalytics through our Electronic Resources page.



On Display This Week: Early Geology Map of Michigan
July 22, 2013 - 11:07:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Geological Map of Michigan. By Alexander Winchell, Published in Philadelphia by Samuel Geil in 1865.

In 1865, Michigan’s mineral resources were just beginning to make a mark on the world. The western movement of people and wartime reliance on northern transportation routes drew attention to Michigan’s newly convenient resources including iron ore, copper, and salt.


The map at first glance is typical of its day, highlighting land divisions and railroad routes. But drawn over it in light lines are the boundaries of major geologic features of Michigan, which had recently been...

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On Display This Week: Ethnic Clusters in Michigan, 1945
July 08, 2013 - 1:42:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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The Farm People of Michigan According to Ethnic Stocks. Made by John Frederick Thaden. Published in East Lansing by the Michigan State College Agricultural Experiment Station in 1945.

John Thaden, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Michigan State College, mapped the many ethnic settlements among the farming population in Michigan. The map marks out twenty-one different European ethnicities plus Canadian, Indian [Native American], Mexican, and Negro. The 3 counties comprising the southwestern tip of Michigan alone were home to a large number of small ethnic clusters...

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Five early maps of California, 1604-1767
June 17, 2013 - 3:16:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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Carte de la Californie. Published in Robert de Vaugondy’s Supplement 5 to Denis Diderot’s Dictionnaire rasonné des sciences. Published in Paris in 1772.

This map shows us that our fascination with depictions of California as an island is nothing new. This 1772 map compares five maps of California that had been drawn between 1604 through 1767. During this time span California went from being a peninsula to an island, and back to a peninsula again.


The Spanish were the primary European explorers in the area. Traveling up the west coast of America from the south, the Baja...

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New Database on Imports/Exports - Datamyne
June 10, 2013 - 8:02:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

Datamyne provides import-export trade data for the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia. Use it for suppliers, supply chains, historical information, and more. South American historical content starts in 1996 and the remaining countries start in 2004. You can find it and other Business Library electronic resources here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.



On Display This Week: Dakota Territory, 1882
June 03, 2013 - 3:40:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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Territory of Dakota. Made by Charles Roeser. Published in Washington, DC by the United States General Land Office in 1882.

This map depicts the status of land division and disposition of Datoka Territory, under the United States General Land Office. At this time Dakota Territory comprised modern day North Dakota and South Dakota.


In the prior decade gold had been discovered inside the Great Sioux Reservation, which had led to the war between the United States and the Native Americans living in the region. This map shows the Great Sioux Reservation with its revised boundary...

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This is the last week to drop off food for our food drive competition with the University of...
May 28, 2013 - 4:01:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Uncategorized, Library News

The last day to get food or personal items in is Friday, May 31. The donations will go to the MSU Food Bank to help others.


More information: http://www.lib.msu.edu/features/?e=329. Go Green!



On Display This Week: Senegal-Gambia, circa 1666
May 20, 2013 - 4:00:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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Genehoa, Jaloffi, et Sierraliones Regna. By Johannes Janssonius. Likely published in Atlas Contractus by Janssonius Heirs in Amsterdam in 1666.

This map is an early one to show the west coast of Africa in such detail. The Atlantic Slave Trade had been increasing for the past 150 years and was going to continue to increase for another 200. Portuguese influence can be seen by “Rio Portugues” dividing Mauritania (Genehoa) from Senegal. Goree Island, an early site of European activity, is noted. The cartouche shows light skinned people displaying products of bounty including fruit and...

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