MSU Libraries subscribes to the new Simplymap 2.0 interface which includes a wizard for making easy choropleth maps on thousands of variables. Simplymap is especially strong in population, demographics, and consumer behavior data. May be exported as GIS .shp files or as data tables. http://er.lib.msu.edu/item.cfm?item=050076 #simplymap #msulibraries
Gliessman, Stephen R. Agroecology : the ecology of sustainable food systems. CRC Press, c2007. Call Number: S589.7 .G58 2007 c.2
Hansen, Ann Larkin. The organic farming manual : a comprehensive guide to starting and running a certified organic farm. Storey Pub., 2010. Call Number: S605.5 .H355 2010
Bleam, W. F. Soil and environmental chemistry. Academic Press, c2012. Call Number: S592.5 .B565 2012
Rayburn, Edward B. Forage production for pasture-based livestock production. Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service, 2006. Call Number: SB193 .F627 2006...Continue reading "New Books"...
The Map Library recently acquired a gently used HP DesignJet 4500 Scanner. This roll-type scanner accepts sheets up to 42" wide (106 cm). Scan up to 508 pixels per inch, and save as JPG, TIF, or PDF onto your USB flash drive or writable CD. Only $1 per scan.
Elgersma. Fresh Herbage for Dairy Cattle: The Key to a Sustainable Food Chain. Springer, c2006. Call Number: SF203 .F68 2006
Thomas. The cattle health handbook : preventive care, disease treatments & emergency procedures for promoting the well-being of your beef or dairy herd. Storey Pub., c2009. Call Number: SF961 .T46 2009
Collectors of Clason state road maps issued between 1923 and 1931 are presented with challenges around determining map publication dates. Unlike Rand McNally and Gousha, the Clason Map Company typically did not place dates or date codes on its products during this period. A systematic review of the maps contained in Clason state road maps, touring atlases, and Green Guides reveal that the road legends and other map symbols varied over the years in systematic ways. This Clason Map website, with content developed by Mark Greaves and Carl Liedholm, represents an attempt at providing a guide...Continue reading "Dating Clason Road Maps and Atlases"...
The following business-related ProQuest databases will be unavailable this weekend:
Hoover's Company Records
ProQuest Historical Annual Reports
Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports (via ProQuest ABI/INFORM)
First Research (via ProQuest ABI/INFORM)
Just-Series Market Research Reports (via ProQuest Entrepreneurship)
ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on July 30, 2011. A fourteen (14) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday,...Continue reading "ABI/INFORM, Entrepreneurship, and other ProQuest databases will be unavailable"...
Carolan. A sociological look at biofuels : understanding the past/prospects for the future. Nova Science Publishers, c2010. Call Number:TP 339 .C376 2010
Kozlowski, Zaikov, and Pudel. Renewable resources : obtaining, processing, and applying. Nova Science Publishers, c2009. Call Number: TP 339 .R497 2009
Andrieu. Gaining the edge in ruminant production : nutritional strategies for optimal productivity and efficiency. Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2007. Call Number: SF 203 .G35 2007
Crocker. Thermochemical conversion of biomass to liquid fuels and chemicals...Continue reading "New Books"...
Tan. Principles of soil chemistry. CRC Press, c2011. Call Number: S 592.5 .T36 2011
Li and Migliaccio. Water quality concepts, sampling, and analyses. CRC Press, c2011. Call Number: TD367 .W3765 2011 Supplementary Video DVD: TD367 .W3765 2011
Herrera. International wetlands : ecology, conservation, and restoration. Nova Science Publishers, c2009. Call Number: QH541.5.M3 I585 2009
Dorfman. The lazy environmentalist on a budget : save money, save time, save the planet. Stewart,Tabori & Chang, c2009. Call Number: TD171.7 .D672 2009
Divers and Peek....Continue reading "New Books"...
Notification of Downtime and Planned Upgrade for GuideStar Library Services
Due to a planned upgrade occurring this upcoming weekend, GuideStar will be unavailable on Saturday, May 14, with continued possible downtime on May 15, 2011.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Proquest Statistical Datasets (formerly Lexis Nexis Statistical Datasets) is a powerful tool purchased by MSU Libraries to provide detailed data on a wide array of subjects. It aggregates over 590 licensed and public domain datasets and makes 14 billion data points accessible. Researchers are able to manipulate datasets, make comparisons, chart trends over time within one interface. For access and more information, see the Proquest Datasets Research Guide
Many of the datasets can be mapped within the Proquest interface, as you can see below.