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Marrying Bloomberg and the Business FAQ
February 28, 2019 - 11:46:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

Did you know that the Gast Business Library has a Bloomberg terminal?

The Business Library maintains a Bloomberg terminal for College of Business faculty and students. The terminal can be utilized anytime the library is open, roughly 92 hours/week. 

What's a Bloomberg terminal? 

A Bloomberg terminal brings together real-time data on almost every market and includes breaking news, in-depth research, analytics and insights. It's basically a portal into markets, securities, and assets all over the world. Since Bloomberg—the company—is really at the cutting edge of...

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Best Industries for Undergraduates
February 13, 2019 - 11:44:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

Whether you're a graduate or an undergraduate, Vault Career Insider is an indispensable source for information about careers, industries, and occupations. 

Vault is a recognized leader in career search resources and their Career Insider database offers a wealth of job information, including internships and foreign employment opportunities, cover letter tips and career advice, as well as MBA and industry rankings.

According to Forbes, Vault guides are "CliffNotes for Careers." 

In addition to a host of 2019 guides and updates, Vault recently released their "Best...

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Live Work Work Work Die
February 08, 2019 - 3:29:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

"...If Silicon Valley and Black Mirror had a book baby, it would be Live Work Work Work Die.” - Booklist

If you haven't already, check out one of our New Popular Business Books, titled Live Work Work Work Die

Journalist and Author Corey Pein literally journeys to the heart of Silicon Valley in search of the vigor and verve of the "New Economy". Once in the valley, Pein shines a bright light on the "PayPals" that inhabit it, offering a fairly frank discussion of big tech social politics. 

If you like sarcastic critiques of American popular culture, especially tech...

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Kanopy for Business et al.
January 25, 2019 - 4:05:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for universities that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries.

For students, Kanopy is a FREE Netflix alternative. It may also be one of the best kept secrets for award-winning documentaries, and film festival favorites!

Business students should also note that the 38 videos currently listed under "Business" include acclaimed titles such as:

Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse (2017)
Priced Out: 15 Years of Gentrification in Portland, Oregon (2016)
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The Wall Street Journal
January 17, 2019 - 4:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

Looking for a new podcast?  

Check out The Wall Street Journal podcasts!

Here's a shortlist of some our favorite WSJ podcasts, with one particularly intriguing/popular title for each:

The Future of Everything

     Listen: The High-Tech Approach to Human Fertility

Secrets of Wealthy Women

     Listen: Top Women Entrepreneurs: The Secret to Building a Business

And, if you haven't already, active your FREE WSJ subscription at http://wsj.com/msu

Infographics Available
January 10, 2019 - 9:02:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

Good data is a powerful tool. 

According to the Wharton School of Business, "Presenters who use visual language [such as infographics] are perceived by audiences as more effective than those not using visuals."  

Ponder this: Don't infographics convey a lot more information in a lot less space than would an article or regular graphs of the same data?

Well of course! And according to the CEO of Market Domination Media, "An infographic is 30 times more likely to be read than a text article."

Infographics allow individuals to:

Visualize relationships and...

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Spring 2019 MSU Library GIS Workshops
January 04, 2019 - 1:01:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Events

MSU Libraries is offering several workshops in spring on GIS and map related topics. All workshops are free and open to the public. The workshops will be held in the Main Library.

If you have questions, please contact Amanda Tickner, atickner@msu.edu

Registration information can be found here.

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“…an inexhaustible supply of iron ore of the best quality.”
December 28, 2018 - 8:23:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Collections

The United States was eager to learn more about rumors of a potential vast wealth in iron to be had in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Copper mining was well underway and iron mining was just beginning when the Department of the Interior charged John Foster and Josiah Whitney to take a crew up there and complete a hasty geological survey of the 100,000 square mile area.

This image on the left is a small detail from a map which accompanied the 1851 report of the Iron District and it sketches out suggestions of the most prominent iron outcrops.  The vast reserves deep underground...

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The Observatory of Economic Complexity
December 13, 2018 - 10:52:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

Looking for visualizations that highlight major global trade networks? 

Want to know which country exports the most puzzles? 

The Observatory of Economic Complexity is a research and data viz tool used to explore global trade dynamics. It provides a snapshot of countries imports, exports, trade partners, products, and so on. Basically, it's a research tool that allows users to quickly compose a visual narrative about countries and the products they exchange. It provides access to bilateral trade data for roughly 200 countries, 50 years and 1000 different products.


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New Books
December 12, 2018 - 3:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Heckman.   Ecological Strategies Of Aquatic Insects.  Science Publishers, Inc  ©2018    Call Number:  QL 472 .H43 2018

Pardo and Pardo.   Statistical methods for field and laboratory studies in behavioral ecology.   CRC Press ©2018    Call Number: QH 541 .P365 2018 

Nienaber and Steinitz-Kannan.    A Guide to Cyanobacteria: Identification and impact.   University Press of Kentucky  ©2018    Call Number: QR 99.63 .N54 2018  

Smardon.   Revitalizing Urban Waterway...

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