Michigan State University
October 22, 2018 - 8:59:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Collections

This map depicts Michigan oddly with no thumb and with a range of mountains extending down to Florida.  It carefully marks waterway portages that link the Great Lakes with the Mississippi river system and points out several mines including one of copper at present day Chicago. Everything west of the Mississippi is a complete blank.



October 15, 2018 - 4:09:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Uncategorized

Formatting citations in a style like APA is a standardized means of giving credit to the person or company who created the content you use. If you've written an academic paper, or even a case study, you've probably been asked to cite your sources.

The citation style usually depends on the academic discipline involved. For example:



October 09, 2018 - 2:06:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Collections

From 1622 to the middle 1700s European mapmakers were drawing California as an island separate from North America.  In 1701 Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Francisco Kino walked around Baja California and proved that California was not an island.  It took some time, however, for this knowledge to seep into the cartographic record.

great lakes 1700.jpg



October 09, 2018 - 9:35:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

If you're an entrepreneur, you've probably heard of PrivCo.

PrivCo is often considered the authority on private company financial data. The database provides coverage on more than 940,000 privately held firms, 19,000 investors, and 154,000 funding rounds, and it's one of over 100 databases that the Gast Business Library subscribes to. 



October 02, 2018 - 1:07:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

According to Forrester Research, Business Intelligence is "A set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information…” 

One resource which transforms raw data into meaningful information is called Passport GMID.



October 01, 2018 - 12:09:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Collections

Michigan was swarming with settlers in the 1850s.  As the rural population rose, counties were organized, split, and reshaped at a fast pace.  Settlers were eager to buy maps that reflected the newest information and relied on mapmakers to pay attention to such developments.  



September 27, 2018 - 5:12:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: GrantStation Insider

Funding Opportunities

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Opportunities throughout the U.S.



September 25, 2018 - 2:40:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Home to just over 10 million people, Michigan’s 14 metropolitan regions are supported by a host of industries, including construction in Kalamazoo, information technologies in Ann Arbor, and financial services in Detroit.

How good is Michigan for business though?



September 24, 2018 - 9:05:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library

This map depicts a very accurate rendering of the Great Lakes for its time.  Illustrations sprinkled throughout the map show Native Americans engaged in various activities including drying fish and being eaten by an alligator.  Explorer reports from the Gulf of Mexico must have been consulted and mixed in with more northerly reports as we see depictions of palm trees and alligators dotted throughout the Great Lakes and into Canada.

The region, and the map, is called ‘La Louisiana’ to strengthen the claims of King Louis the 14th of France.



September 21, 2018 - 8:05:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Grant and Loan Opportunities

Please join the Office for International Research Collaboration (OIRC) and the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) on Thursday, September 27, 3:00-5:00pm (International Center, Room 303) for a presentation on funding opportunities and research trends that incorporate gender and sexuality.  Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for faculty to network with collaborators from across campus and share their research interests. All are welcome. 

Refreshments will be served.



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