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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 6:05pm 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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 4:03pm 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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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 4:11pm 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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Breezy Silver Monday, February 2, 2009 - 12:02pm 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.

Breezy Silver Friday, January 30, 2009 - 12:51pm 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.

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 4:32pm 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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 2:37pm 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.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 2:35pm 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.

Breezy Silver Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 12:32pm 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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Friday, January 9, 2009 - 7:46pm 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.

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