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"Recession Updates" now available for all industries in IBISWorld
January 15, 2009 - 2:35:02 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

In response to current economic conditions, "IBISWorld has developed a special "Recession Insights" macro-economic study. From this high level study, they have developed new "Recession Update" chapters for all industry reports - including quarterly forecasts for all 700 industries."

See http://www.ibisworld.com/recession2009/Default.aspx for more information.



LexisNexis Academic Training This Spring
January 14, 2009 - 12:32:13 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Uncategorized, Library News

LexisNexis training is available on:


January 23, 9:30am-11am, Business Library, Room 22,

February 27, 1:30pm-3pm, Main Library, Basement Instruction Room (EG2).


This class will help users explore the brand new interface of LexisNexis Academic, with all new search screens, advanced search features and functionality, while discovering its vast news and business resources, including full-text newspaper articles, news wires and transcripts, company profiles and financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.


All classes are free of...

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WRDS E-Learning Opportunities
January 09, 2009 - 7:46:36 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

WRDS is now offering a number of online training sessions covering the following topics:



Using WRDS Effectively
Navigating Compustat Xpressfeed
Navigating CRSP
Compustat: Executive Compensation
How to Use SAS with WRDS
IBES data in WRDS

For course descriptions and to register, see: http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu/elearning/calendar.html.



Investment Reports Available in LexisNexis and Business and Company Resource Center
January 06, 2009 - 2:07:40 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

Looking for analyst or investment reports? Try searching LexisNexis and Business and Company Resource Center which contain investment reports for thousands of companies.


Connect to LexisNexis.


Connect to Business and Company Resource Center.


Note: As of November 2008, the Investext Plus database ceased to exist through the Libraries’ vendor. Unfortunately, much of its demise was perpetuated by the fact that most of the major reputable brokers pulled their reports from the database, and so what was left was rather disappointing content. We are working very hard to...

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Older Journals Can Now Be Checked Out
January 05, 2009 - 7:48:26 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Business Library journals that are 10 years old or older can now be checked out for 3 days.

See Circulation & Lending Policies for more information.



Harvard Business Review Now Available Online
January 05, 2009 - 3:26:23 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

The Harvard Business Review (v. 1-present) is now available online through Business Source Complete.

Business Source Complete also offers full-text access to other core business and labor journals including Academy of Management, Journal of Consumer Research, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Business Logistics, and many more.


Connect directly to the Harvard Business Review.


Connect to Business Source Complete.



New Transportation and Multicultural Reports Now Available in Mintel
December 19, 2008 - 3:57:57 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

Mintel's new Transportation Series offers market research in various aspects of the automobile market including green cars, automobile aftermarket, and car buyer demograhics. Many more reports are coming in 2009 including those on the used car market, transportation and fuel costs, and auto financing.


Mintel's Multicultural America Series offers insight and analysis on behaviors, attitudes, lifestyles, and trends specific to Hispanic, Asian and Black Americans.


Connect to Mintel Market Reports.


Please contact Kara Rawlins at gustk@msu.edu with any questions.



Africa, 1711 by Price and Senex
December 12, 2008 - 4:09:07 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

In September the MSU Map Library acquired Africa : corrected from observations of Mess. of ye Royal Societies at London and Paris published by Charles Price and John Senex in London in 1711.


Price and Senex were both prominent engravers and publishers of maps atlases and globes. This map extends Herman Moll's use of textual information, a clear break from the earlier practice of filling in blank spots with fanciful monsters and legends.


The beautiful vibrantly colored cartouche in the lower left corner features a woman wearing beads and earrings sitting with Africa's...

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Business Library will be closed Dec. 25 - Jan. 4
December 09, 2008 - 1:01:07 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News


Census Bureau Announces a New Product for Tracking Business Activity
December 02, 2008 - 7:16:53 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

The U.S. Census Bureau announces the release of the Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS), a data series that allows users to track annual changes in employment for growing and shrinking businesses at the establishment level.

The BDS monitors this activity, tracking annual job creation and destruction at the establishment level using elements not found in similar databases, such as firm age and size. Tracking by firm age, for example, allows users to distinguish between new establishments of new firms and new establishments of mature firms. These statistics are crucial to...

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