As we look forward to another busy and exciting fall semester, here are important updates to keep in mind from the Business Library:
We Have New Doors!
Thanks to collaborative efforts from the College of Business, Libraries, and Physical Plant, the Business Library now has doors with secure keycard access. This will help prevent theft of materials and safety issues.
Regular hours begin Friday, September 11. See http://www2.lib.msu.edu/branches/bus/hours.jsp for more details.
Collaborative Technology Lab Now Open!
The Business Library now has a collaborative technology lab open for use. This room is equipped with an interactive SmartBoard, videoconferencing capabilities, DVD player, two plasma screens, and a projector. A laptop is available for check-out when using the room. Priority use of this room will be given to faculty, students, and staff in the Broad College of Business and School of Labor & Industrial Relations. Priority will also be given to those groups requiring use of the room’s technology (plasma screens, SmartBoard, videoconferencing, etc.). To reserve this room, please contact Kara Rawlins at email@example.com or 432.4182.
Library Instruction Available for Your Classes
Business librarians are available to provide library instruction to your classes on a wide variety of resources and topics. To request, please fill out this form: http://www2.lib.msu.edu/branches/bus/sessreq.jsp.
Several new databases have been acquired by the Business Library over the past few months. All are available off-campus (except where noted) from the Business Library databases page at http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.
Thomson Research Investext
Provides analyst research reports on companies and industries from top investment banks including J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank Securities Ltd., brokerage firms, and consulting firms worldwide. Coverage is global, and dates from 1980 to the present.
ProQuest Entrepreneurship (one-year trial)
ProQuest Entrepreneurship is now available as a one-year trial. Provides a wide variety of resources for the entrepreneur--journal articles, video clips, business cases, blog entries, start-up plans, templates, market research, company reports, and statistics. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provides advertising rates for business publications, consumer magazines, newspapers, radio, TV and cable, print media, and the Internet. Includes the Local Market Audience Analyst with demographic profiles for over 210 designated market areas.
New Research Guides
The MSU Libraries is converting its research guides to LibGuides, providing more interactive content—chat, videos, polls, and more! Check them out at http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busguides.
The Business Library offers several free seminars on several library databases and research topics. All sessions are FREE. Enrollment is limited, "first come, first served." Classes offered this fall are:
Monday, September 21, 9:30am-11:00am
Monday, October 19, 9:30am – 11:00am
Monday, November 16, 9:30am – 11:00am
Landing Your Dream Job
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 6:30pm—8:00pm
Tuesday, November 3, 6:30pm—8:00pm
LexisNexis Academic: Searching for News and Business Sources
Friday, September 25, 9:30am-11:00am
Mergent: Finding Public Company Information (NEW!)
Thursday, October 1, 1:30-3:00pm
Friday, October 23, 10:30am-Noon
Friday, October 9, 9:30am-11:00am
To register, see http://www2.lib.msu.edu/general/events/workshops.jsp. Location for all classes is Room 22 of the Business Library.
Keep Up to Date!
Watch the Business Library blog at http://www2.lib.msu.edu/branches/bus/ for more news and updates.
We’re here to help! Please contact us if you should have any questions or need research assistance.
Head, Gast Business Library
Selector: General Business, Hospitality, and International Business
Assistant Head, Gast Business Library
Selector: Advertising, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, MBA Programs
Librarian, Gast Business Library
Selector: Accounting and Finance
Librarian, Labor and Industrial Relations Library
Selector: Labor and Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship