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William C. Gast Business Library News & Events
3D Printing is a form of additive manufacturing that creates objects from digital designs by layering plastic or other material to match the design. This technology is quickly changing how models and products are being created in a wide variety of fields, from airplane engine manufacturing to jewelry design. On Tuesday, September 9, to celebrate the launching of 3D Printing services at the Main Library, MSU Libraries hosted representatives from Packaging, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine to highlight how the technology is being used on campus.
Over the past few years, the number...Continue reading "Bringing Together MSU’s 3D Fabricators at the Main Library"...
The Gast Business Library is hosting an Endnote X6 and Endnote Web workshop and a Zotero workshop in October. In these workshops, participants will learn how to import references and create bibliographies with ease.
Business Library Workshops:
Zotero: Wednesday, October 8th from 4:30-6:30pm in Room 22
Endnote X6 and Endnote Web: Tuesday, October 28th from 2-4pm in Room 22
MSU Libraries also offers additional classes in Endnote, Zotero and Mendeley.
To view MSU Libraries' workshop schedule and to register, go to the Courses and Registration page....Continue reading "Upcoming Citation Management Software Workshops"...
Faculty and staff can request that a book in the library stacks be delivered directly to their office with a simple click. Use the Faculty Delivery link in the catalog to request that the book be checked out and sent to your campus office.
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Mergent Archives which replaced Mergent WebReports. This database provides access to a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents covering over 100 countries and industries.
It contains the following:
-Historical annual reports going back to the early 1900s
-Digital copies of the printed volumes of Moody's/Mergent Manuals going back to the early 1900s
-Historical industry reports for the key industries in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Panjiva. This database contains import and export data for more than 15 million U.S. and international companies and 35 million products. It can be used to research global suppliers and trading partners, track specific shipments, and see sourcing trends by HTS code. Access is available through the Gast Business Library's Business Electronic Resources page.
The Gast Business Library now subscribes to Advertising Age and Data Center, including AdAge.com articles and Creativity Online. MSU's subscription links to the AdAge DataCenter. Creativity Online is accessible through the Creativity tab at the top of the page, and the AdAge website is accessible through the AdAge tab. Resources available include profiles of top advertisers, media, agencies, and more. The database can be accessed here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.
The Gast Business Library will offer time with therapy dogs for stress relief on Monday, April 28, from 1–4 p.m. in room 13. These trained, certified therapy dogs give students an opportunity to "paws" for a fun break. Thanks to co-sponsors the MSU Counseling Center and the Career Services Network.
Terence O'Neill, entrepreneurship librarian, is helping to organize the MSU Hackathon, to be held April 11–13 in Old Town Lansing. This event provides opportunities to network with "makers" (designers, developers, leaders, and enthusiasts), collaborate on ideas and projects, share knowledge, and learn new technologies, tools, utilities, languages, frameworks, and skills. The event will feature a special guest from GitHub. Registration is free and open to all. Register here: http://msuhackathon.org/.
Gast Business Library, as part of the MSU Libraries, is supporting a free event for Money Smart Week. On April 7 from 6–7:30 p.m. in Main Library room W449, Diann Cosme from the MSU Financial Aid Office and Paul Day from the MSU Federal Credit Union will lead Financial Health for College Students: The Tools You Need to Succeed, a workshop to help students with their personal finances and student loan debt. Contact Holly Flynn with questions.
The Gast Business Library will host an international tea on Tuesday, March 11, from 2–4 p.m. in Room 13 at the Business Library. This event provides an opportunity for students in particular to meet the business librarians and learn more about the services the library provides, but all are welcome. Tea, coffee, and snacks will be served. Contact Emily Treptow, business librarian, with any questions.