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New Books
May 04, 2015 - 8:32:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Collier, Davies, Howe, McMahon. The primary science and technology encyclopedia. Routledge ©2011. Call Number: LB 1585 .P744 2011


Browne. Charles Darwin : a biography. Princeton University Press ©1996. Call Number: QH 31 .D2 B84 1996 c.3


Goodfellow. Avian architecture : how birds design, engineer & build. Princeton University Press ©2011. Call Number: QL 675 .G619 2011 c.2


Glass. Experimental design for biologists. 2nd ed. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press ©2014. Call Number: QH 323.5 .G565 2014


Hauber. The book of eggs. University of Chicago Press ©2014...

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Finals Survival Week
April 22, 2015 - 2:40:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library will be offering events to help you get through finals!


Therapy dogs will be available for stress relief. These trained, certified therapy dogs give students an opportunity to “paws” for a fun break!


When: Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 from 1-3pm

Where: Room 13 in the Business Library


We will also be hosting a Night of A Thousand Donuts on Monday, May 4 at 8pm. Get excited for tasty treats and coffee.


The Main Library will also be providing events to help you survive finals!


Questions? Contact Laura Leavitt.



Money Smart Financial Resource Fair
April 14, 2015 - 5:53:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

All MSU students are invited to attend the Money Smart Week Financial Resource Fair, designed specifically for college students!


When: April 23, 2015 from 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: Room 300 Human Ecology


Speak to financial professionals about Student Loan Repayment, Credit and Debt Management.


Participate in the Geocache for College Cash competition for a chance to win a statewide scholarship and other prizes, including a football signed by Mark Dantonio!



Snacks will be provided. No pre-registration necessary!


Questions? Email Emily...

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Gast Business Library Launches YouTube Channel
April 09, 2015 - 5:57:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library is now on YouTube. Subscribe to our channel for videos on business concepts, accessing databases and using library databases for research. Thanks to the hard work of Terence O'Neil, additional videos will be added to the current company research series in the coming year.


Questions? Suggestions? Ask a Business Librarian.



Michigan in the 1840s
March 31, 2015 - 12:17:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

On April 1, 1840 Michigan’s governor approved the creation of 30 new counties to fill in the recently surveyed northern Lower Peninsula. The counties didn’t fit on old 1830s style maps. The Bradford map on the left forces Grand Traverse County (called ‘Ometna’ here) to be landlocked and Grand Traverse Bay is in Charlevoix County (called ‘Keskkauko’ here). The Tanner map on the right used new geography to map the counties (more or less) correctly. Both maps misspelled numerous county names from those approved by the legislature.


Many of the names, which had been proposed by...

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International Business Student Survey
March 24, 2015 - 8:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library is conducting a survey to learn more about the use of library services and resources by international business students at MSU.


All responses are completely anonymous. Responses cannot be traced back to the respondent. No personal information is captured unless you voluntarily offer personal or contact information in any of the comment fields.


If you have any questions, please ask Emily Treptow. This survey is 13 questions and should take 5-10 minutes to complete:


Survey link: http://svy.mk/19fyFC9


Please fill out the survey before...

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Fall 2015 - BUS 291 Business Intelligence Resources
March 20, 2015 - 8:54:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Trials

BUS 291: Business Intelligence Resources is a three-credit course being offered in the Fall of 2015. In the course, students will learn how to use advanced web search techniques and specialized business databases and how to critically evaluate information regardless of the source.


Students will be able to significantly reduce the time they spend searching for quality information and gain a competitive edge in class assignments, projects and job searches by taking this course. Designed to more fully prepare sophomores for 300 and 400 level business coursework, the course is also...

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New Books
March 19, 2015 - 7:42:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Wilson-Rich. The Bee: A Natural History. Princeton University Press ©2014. Call Number: QL 568 .A6 W55 2014 c.2


Patiny. Evolution of Plant-Pollinator Relationships. Cambridge University Press ©2012. Call Number: QK 926 .E96 2012 c.2


Charmantier. Quantitative Genetics In The Wild. Oxford University Press ©2014. Call Number: QH 452.7 .Q368 2014 c.2



Leavitt on Editorial Board of New Open Access Journal
March 05, 2015 - 6:08:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Laura Leavitt is on the editorial board of an open-access journal that will launch soon: Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review. Ticker is published by the Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD) and is a forum for the exchange of the research, best practices, and innovative thinking in business librarianship and business library management. The journal will include research articles, opinion pieces, member profiles, case studies, and conference reports reflecting all aspects of business librarianship. Questions? Contact Laura Leavitt.



Best-selling Author Speaking at Wharton Center Tonight
March 02, 2015 - 3:36:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Uncategorized

Susan Cain is co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of the New York Times bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which was named the #1 Best Book of the Year by Fast Company magazine, which also named her one of its Most Creative People in Business. Cain’s book was a TIME cover story, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and others. Her TED talk has had over 7 million views, and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks.


Cain will lecture for 45 minutes and then...

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