Business Library News
William C. Gast Business Library News & Events
Notification of Planned Maintenance - GuideStar
GuideStar will be performing routine maintenance on its network devices beginning at 8 p.m. EST Thursday, October 27, 2011, and ending at 1 a.m. EST on October 28. During this time customers may experience intermittent interruptions in access to all aspects of our site, including Web services.
We apologize for the inconvenience as we work to enhance our services. Be assured that our IT Department is working to minimize these interruptions to the greatest extent possible.
GuideStar USA, Inc.
The following business-related ProQuest databases will be unavailable this weekend:
ABI/INFORM, Entrepreneurship 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"...
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.
The business library has a new permanent exhibit display case near the entrance, which showcases a monthly rotation of topics of interest to Broad faculty, staff and students. The premier exhibit features examples of our extensive collection of reference eBooks and showcases their importance in the beginning of the research process to: present an overview of a subject; identify important scholars in the field; provide subject terminology to aid in article databases searching; and offer references to scholarly research articles. We hope this will be helpful information for business...Continue reading "New Business Exhibit Display Case"...
The Business Library will have reduced hours Friday, March 4-12 for spring break. See http://www.lib.msu.edu/branches/bus/hours.jsp for complete details.
Need to print something quickly, but don't have time to log into a full application computer? The Business Library has a Quick Print station at one of the selected resources computers. It is at the stand-up work station next to the scanner. It has Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. The print jobs are sent to the e-token printers in our copy center. See http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busselectedpcs for more information on using and printing at our selected resources computers.
LexisNexis Statistical Datasets and LexisNexis Statistical Insight were purchased by ProQuest and are now called ProQuest Statistical Datasets and ProQuest Statistical Insight. LexisNexis Academic is staying with LexisNexis. You can find all of these databases here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.
Ever think about starting your own business? Then don't miss this!
Introduction to Small Business
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Lake Huron Room, 3rd Floor MSU Union Building Presented by Gordon Ferguson, Senior Business Consultant for the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center.
This discussion is intended to give you an overview of the information you'll need to start a successful business. Topics covered will include writing a business plan, conducting market research, obtaining funding, choosing a legal...Continue reading "Intro to Small Business- this Wednesday"...
The Business Library now has access to ISI Emerging Markets, which provides news, industry information, and company and financial data direct from more than 80 emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Check it out today! You can find it and all of our business databases here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.
Zephyr contains information on over 800,000 M&A, IPO, private equity and venture capital deals and rumors. It has over 10 years of history for deals around the world, and an even longer history for deals with a European counterpart. Find Zephyr at this link: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.