Michigan State University
Zephyr Trial and Demo
April 09, 2009 - 2:41:12 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Trials, Database Updates, Library News

The Business Library is investigating the purchase of Zephyr from Bureau van Dijk, which is a product comparable to SDC Platinum Mergers & Acquistions. See http://www.bvdep.com/en/zephyr.html for more information. We currently have a free trial of Zephyr. Please contact Breezy Silver if you would like to try it out, and she will send you the access method.


We will also have a web demo to show you more of Zephyr and give you an opportunity to ask questions about it. This web demo will be Tuesday, April 28 at 3pm in N520 in the Business Complex. If you would like to attend,...

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ABI/Inform Training on April 9
April 07, 2009 - 10:57:11 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

A representative from ProQuest will be visiting the Business Library on Thursday, April 9, 3:00-4:00pm (Business Library, Room 22) to provide training on the ABI/Inform database. This training session is open to everyone. Registration is not required, however, please contact Kara Rawlins at gustk@msu.edu or 517.432.4182 if you are interested in attending.



Trial Database: Crystal Ball
March 31, 2009 - 6:05:53 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Trials, Database Updates, Library News

Crystal Ball software is a forecasting and risk analysis program. The spreadsheet-based software suite can be used for predictive modeling, forecasting, simulation and optimization. The simulation generates thousands of possible outcomes that you can analyze to understand the true risk landscape.


Crystal Ball will be available on the Selected Resources machines (Table 1) in the Business Library until the end of the year.


Please let us know what you think! Send comments to http://www2.lib.msu.edu/branches/bus/askbus.jsp.



Business Source Complete Training
March 24, 2009 - 4:03:18 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

A representative from EBSCO will be on campus on Friday, March 27 to provide training on Business Source Complete at the following time/location:




10:00am: Business Library, Room 22

The training session is open to everyone and will last approximately one hour.


Registration is not required, however, please contact Kara Rawlins at gustk@msu.edu or 517.432.4182 if you are interested in attending.

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New Exhibit: Made in Michigan
March 18, 2009 - 4:11:24 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

This exhibit features the products, brands, and companies, that originated in Michigan but have had a nation-wide impact. Ranging from creations made in home basements such as Spic and Span, to pizza delivery experts, Dominos, to the infamous "Big Three" auto makers, this exhibit celebrates both the well-known and not-so-well known brands that had humble beginnings in Michigan, but have gone onto nationwide and international success.


Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

now through April 30, 2009


Exhibit produced by Kara Rawlins


Graphical assistance by Theresa...

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New Books
March 17, 2009 - 7:14:48 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Bianchi, T. S. Biogeochemistry of Estuaries. 2007. Oxford University Press. Call Number: QH344 .B53 2007 c.2


Crawley, M.J. The R Book. 2007. John Wiley, New York. Call Number: QA276.45.R3 C73 2007


Roth, R.A. Freshwater Aquatic Biomes. 2009.Greenwood Press. Call Number: QH541.5.F7 R68 2009


Redman and Foster. Agrarian Landscapes in Transition: Comparisons of Long-Term Ecological & Cultural Change. Oxford University Press, USA Call Number: S441 .A327 2008


Graham, Wilcox & Graham. Algae. 2nd Edition. 2008. San Francisco : Benjamin Cummings. Call...

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EndNote Training This Spring
February 02, 2009 - 12:02:36 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

EndNote Training is available in the Business Library on:


February 16, 9:30am-11am,

March 23, 9:30am-11am.


All classes are held in Room 22 and are free of charge. Please register to reserve your space. For more EndNote and other training sessions available in the Main Library, see the Libraries' complete list of free classes and seminars.



SimplyMap Training This Spring
January 30, 2009 - 12:51:35 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

From the description: "SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. SimplyMap turns complex data into valuable information that is easily accessed through an innovative and user-friendly interface."


February 13, 9:30am-11am


The class is held in Room 22 and is free of charge. Please register to reserve your space here. For other training sessions available, see the Libraries' complete list of free classes and seminars.



MSU wins $400,000 from Coca-Cola Company to create packaging innovation, sustainability center
January 26, 2009 - 4:32:05 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Coca-Cola recently awarded $400,000 to MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to help establish a new Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability. It will involve the MSU colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources (School of Packaging), Engineering and the Eli Broad College of Business (Department of Supply Chain Management).

Read the full article at MSU News.



Mintel Training on January 29
January 20, 2009 - 2:37:17 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

A representative from Mintel will be on-campus on Thursday, January 29 to provide training on Mintel Reports and Global New Products Database at the following times/locations:

10:00am: Main Library, North Conference Room (W449)
1:00pm: Business Library, Room 22

The training sessions will last approximately one hour.


Registration is not required, however, please contact Kara Rawlins at gustk@msu.edu or 517.432.4182 if you are interested in attending.



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