With the success of recent podcasts such as NPR’s Serial, it appears this medium has finally hit its stride and is finally delivering on its earlier promise. People are increasingly listening to podcasts and they can also be valuable as an educational tool. With their rising popularity, there is a podcast for everyone’s taste. Business Insider recently released an article titled “17 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter.” This list includes Ira Glass’ wildly popular “This American Life”, “Freakanomics Radio”, based on the New York Times Bestselling book Freakanomics, and “WTF” a podcast...Continue reading "Get Smarter with Podcasts"...
For hundreds of years European nations yearned to discover a water route over or through the Americas to reach the Pacific and Asia. In 1775 the unofficial contest became more real when Great Britain offered a £20,000 prize (about £2.2 million today) mainly to beat the Spanish to the discovery.
This map attempts to mark out reports from several expeditions. Two, however, were likely fictitious or at least grossly exaggerated, those of Juan de Fuca and “l’Amiral” De Fonte. The Spanish government archives have no records of such voyages (and in De Fonte’s case, no such person)....Continue reading "Myths of the North Pacific"...
Map catalogers Tim Kiser and Nicole Smeltekop have attacked the Map Library backlog in the areas listed below. Catalog searches of the following places will now reveal EVERY paper map MSU Libraries owns*.
List for 2015, 2nd Quarter:
City maps of China
Michigan Counties: Just beginning Delta County
Thank you Tim and Nicole!!
*Those paper maps kept in the “regular” map cabinets of the Map Library. This does not include the folded geology maps, rolled wall maps, aeronautical charts, nautical charts, or...Continue reading "MSU Map Cataloging, 2nd Quarter 2015"...
Our map catalogers Tim Kiser and Nicole Smeltekop have attacked the Map Library backlog in the areas listed below. Catalog searches of the following places will now reveal EVERY paper map MSU Libraries owns*.
List for 2015 1st Quarter:
City maps of Brazil
City maps and National maps (meaning, whole country on 1 sheet) of Nigeria
Michigan Counties: Alcona, Alger, Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Barry, Bay, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clare, Clinton, Crawford... Continue reading "MSU Map Collection in the Library Catalog"...
Bouchard. The book of beetles : a life-size guide to 600 of nature's gems. The University of Chicago Press, ©2014. Call Number: QL 575 .B66 2014 c.2
Opalko. Ecological consequences of increasing crop productivity : plant breeding and biotic diversity. Apple Academic Press, ©2015. Call Number: S 589.7 .E26 2015
Lemenager. Cow-calf production in the U.S. corn belt. Iowa State University, ©2011. Call Number: SF 196.U6 C69 2011
Holmes. Dairy freestall housing and equipment. Midwest Plan Service, ©2013. Call Number: SF206 .D35 2013
Schroeder and Dann. The life...Continue reading "New Books"...
We have access to BCC Research until 9/30/15. BCC Research is a market research database that has reports in the industrial, pharmaceutical, and technological fields.
Schoeneberger. Field book for describing and sampling soils. National Soil Survey Center, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, ©2012. Call Number: S 593 .F53 2012
Taiz,Zeiger, Møller, Murphy. Plant physiology and development. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Publishers, ©2015. Call Number: QK 711.2 .T35 2015
Zimdahl. Fundamentals of weed science. Elsevier/AP, ©2013. Call Number: SB 611 .Z54 2013
Young and Loomis. Determining the economic value of water : concepts and methods. RFF Press, ©2014. Call Number: HD 1691 .D47 2014
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Summertime is a great time to catch up on the sleep you missed during the school year, relax by the pool, or swim in the Great Lakes. Many students forget that summer is also a great time to devote to your professional development. Spending time on professional development doesn’t have to be all resume reviewing and reading stagnant articles. In fact, the Business Library has put together a list of summer reads just for you! Check out our list here and come into the Business Library to check one of these books out from our display case. The Business Library also has a collection of popular...Continue reading "Summer Reading"...
Gibson. Methods in comparative plant population ecology. Oxford University Press, ©2015 Call Number: QK 910 .G53 2015
Camazine. Self-organization in biological systems. Princeton University Press, ©2001. Call Number: QH 313 .S477 2001
Vargas and Zardoya. The tree of life : evolution and classification of living organisms. Sinauer Associates, Inc. Publishers, ©2014. Call Number: QH 366.2 .A7313 2014 c.2
Keating. Preparing plant tissues for light microscopic study : a compendium of simple techniques. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, ©2014. Call Number: QK 1 .M83 v.130...Continue reading "New Books"...
Hamilton, Doll, and Robertson. The ecology of agricultural landscapes : long-term research on the path to sustainability. Oxford University Press, ©2015. Call Number:S 444 .E25 2015 c.2
Gliessman. Agroecology : the ecology of sustainable food systems. CRC Press ©2015. Call Number: S 589.7 .G58 2015 c.2
Ponce. Greenhouse design and control. CRC Press/Balkema, ©2015. Call Number: SB 416 .P66 2015 c.2
Antoniouk and Melnik. Mathematics and life sciences. De Gruyter, ©2013. Call Number: QH 323.5 .M3765 2013 c.2
McCrea and Morgan. Analysis of capture-recapture data....Continue reading "New Books"...