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New in the Map Library: Etats Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale, 1785
January 07, 2013 - 7:39:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

Etats Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale

by Charles François Delamarche, published by Antoine Boudet in Paris in 1785.

Detail from map

This map captures the state of affairs in the short period between the Treaty of Paris in 1783 and the formation of the Northwest Territory in 1787. When the United States successfully broke with Great Britain it consisted of 13 states and a considerable amount of unorganized territory. The exact boundaries of the states, especially their western boundaries, were quite imprecise.

The text mentions 10 new states to...

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Sanson 1656 map of Le Canada ou Nouvelle France
January 02, 2013 - 7:43:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

The MSU Map Library presents “Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c.” by Nicolas Sanson, engraved by Jean Somer, published by Pierre Mariette in Paris in 1656.

This large hand-colored map represents important advances in European understanding of Great Lakes geography. It was the first map to draw and label all five Great Lakes in recognizable form. Lake Ontario bears an alternate name of Lac de St. Louys, and Erie also bears the alternate name ‘du Chat.’ Lake Huron is labeled Karegnon and Lake Michigan is known as Lac de Puans. Explorers had not yet reached the ends of the Great...

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Check out our Popular Business Collection including the new book by Eli Broad
December 13, 2012 - 8:07:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Need some fun reading over winter break? Be sure to check out our Popular Business Collection. We have many fun books to read including Eli Broad's book The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking. (Review available here.)

Digital Topographic Maps: Somalia and Ethiopia
December 10, 2012 - 1:30:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

The MSU Map Library has added several new sets of digital topographic maps:

Ethiopia at 1:250,000 by the Ethiopian Mapping Agency YaʼItyoṗyā kārtā śerā derejet

Somalia at 1:250,000 prepared from Joint Operations Graphic series 1501 (JOGs)

Somalia at 1:200,000 by the Soviet mapping agency Главное управление геодезии и картографии при Совете Министров СССР

These new sets join our Ethiopian JOGs which were added in June 2012. All sheets are available in JPG preview, TIF, and GeoTIF. In the future we plan to add some sheets of Somalia at 1:100...

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Gast Business Library welcomes new librarian
November 27, 2012 - 12:43:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Emily Treptow started on November 1 as the newest business reference librarian at the Gast Business Library. Emily will be serving as the subject specialist in the areas of international business and entrepreneurship/small business and career information. Her areas of professional interest include social media, online learning technologies, and information literary. Welcome Emily!

Reduced Hours This Week
November 19, 2012 - 12:49:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library will close early at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed Thursday - Saturday, November 22-24. We will resume normal hours on Sunday, November 25.

Check out the new Business Library Audio Books Collection
November 12, 2012 - 5:18:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Traveling for the upcoming holidays? The Gast Business Library has a new audio books collection that can help fill up those long hours of travel. Our collection includes titles like:

If you're not first, you're last: sales strategies to dominate your market and beat your competition / Grant Cardone.
Inside Apple: how America's most admired--and secretive--company really works / Adam Lashinsky.
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking / Susan Cain

The books circulate 2 weeks and renewals are allowed unless recalled.

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New Books
November 06, 2012 - 8:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Kirkwood. Natural shoreline landscapes on Michigan's inland lakes : guidebook for property owners. Michigan State University Extension, 2011. Call Number: QH 541.5 .L3 N38 2011

CRC handbook of chemistry and physics. CRC Press, 2012/2013. Call Number: QD 65 .H3 ed.93 2012/2012 (in Reference section).

Ostfeld, Keesing and Eviner. Infectious disease ecology : the effects of ecosystems on disease and of disease on ecosystems. Princeton University Press, c2008. Call Number: QH 541.15 .E265 I54 2008 c.2

Switzer. A family farm : life on an Illinois dairy farm. University of...

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New Books
October 25, 2012 - 8:21:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Mittelbach. Community Ecology. Sinauer Associates, c2012. Call Number: QH 541 .M526 2012 c.2

Allison. Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change. Call Number: QH 541.15 .R45 A45 2012

Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas fluxes in agriculture : challenges and opportunities. CAST, 2011. Call Number: S 592.6 C35 C264 2011

Van der Valk. The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2012. Call Number: QH 87.3 .V35 2012 c.2

Patterson. Freshwater fish of the Northeast. University Press of New England, c2010. Call Number: QL 628.N92...

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Global Market Information Database (Passport GMID) has a new interface
October 22, 2012 - 7:29:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates

Global Market Information Database (Passport GMID) (via Euromonitor) has a new interface when you first get into the database. The new home page has a new look. Check it out today: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases. Passport GMID is great for industry and marketing information.


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