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Gast Business Library to Host International Tea
October 30, 2014 - 8:30:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library is hosting an International Tea as a way to provide a friendly venue for interaction between our students and our librarians. We want to increase awareness of the services that we can provide to aid the success of all of our business students! For example, each major in the Broad College of Business has its own liaison librarian who can help students find resources for their classes. Come by to enjoy some tea, coffee and snacks and learn more!



Location: Room 13 of the Gast Business Library.

(The library is located in the Basement of the Law College...

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A Map to Sell Suits and Overcoats
October 30, 2014 - 8:20:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

Gas stations weren’t the only place to get free road maps in the early 20th century. This map of the U.S. Midwest was distributed by the menswear clothing chain Richman Brothers.


Though the map is undated, we can confidently place it in the mid-1930s because of the price of the suits. Richman’s had simple pricing: From fall 1933 to spring 1937, $22.50 could buy you any suit or overcoat in the store ($412 by today’s prices). The style of the automobile also gives us a clue to the map’s date.


Richman Brothers was an innovative and progressive company. Their own factory in...

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A Map to Sell Suits and Overcoats
October 30, 2014 - 8:07:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

Richman’s Official Road Map. Made by The Foreman-Bassett Company of Cleveland, Ohio circa 1935. Distributed by Richman Brothers, Inc.


Gas stations weren’t the only place to get free road maps in the early 20th century. This map of the U.S. Midwest was distributed by the menswear clothing chain Richman Brothers.


Though the map is undated, we can confidently place it in the mid-1930s because of the price of the suits. Richman’s had simple pricing: From fall 1933 to spring 1937, $22.50 could buy you any suit or overcoat in the store ($412 by today’s prices). The style...

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Conference Recap: Face of Analytics Conference
October 25, 2014 - 6:59:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Trials

Breezy Silver, Assistant Head of the Gast Business Library, recently attended the Face of Analytics Conference at Spartan Stadium, which showcased the MS in Business Analytics program at Michigan State University.


Employers from four different companies discussed how their companies use data analytics, described the types of people and skills needed in the field, and provided career advice. The companies were from different fields and of various sizes, and included Steelcase, Millward Brown (a subsidiary of Kantar), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Urban Science in Detroit....

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New Books
October 22, 2014 - 8:29:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Rydin and Jeglum. The Biology Of Peatlands. Oxford University Press, 2013. Call Number: QK 938 .P42 R93 2013 c.2


Dickmann and Leefers. Forests of Michigan. University of Michigan Press, c2003. Call Number: SD 144 .M5 D53 2003 c.4


Gilliam. Herbaceous Layer In Forests Of Eastern North America. Oxford University Press, c2014. Call Number: QK 115 .H47 2014 c.2


Kuo and Methven. 100 Cool Mushrooms. University of Michigan Press, c2010. Call Number: QK 617 .K96 2010 c.2


Carty. Freshwater Dinoflagellates Of North America. Comstock Cornell, c2014. Call...

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New Books
October 20, 2014 - 9:06:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Knox. 4-H backpack to adventure : youth leaders in a global world. Facilitator guide. Michigan State University Extension, 4-H Youth Development, c2014. Call Number: S 533 .F66 A14 2013 c.2


Adam. .A Mathematical Nature Walk. Princeton Univ Press, c2009. Call Number: QA 99 .A23 2009 c.2


Gotelli. A Primer Of Ecological Statistics. Sinauer Associates, c 2013. Call Number: QH 541.15 .S72 G68 2013 c.2


Barsanti and Gualtieri. Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology. Crc Press, c2014. Call Number: QK 566 .G83 2014


FitzSimmons. Animals Of Ohio's Ponds And...

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Book Review: Smart Talk by Lisa B. Marshall
October 14, 2014 - 7:30:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Uncategorized

Smart Talk: The Public Speaker's Guide to Success in Every Situation

by Lisa B. Marshall


Reviewed by: Terence O'Neill


Social situations are filled with choices, times you might be sure there is a correct course, and just as sure you don’t know what it is. From introducing one person to another at a party to negotiating a raise, there are myriad points of communication in our work lives, and many of them can be difficult and unnerving to execute. Lisa B. Marshall is here to help. In this book, the professional communication expert delivers her advice on a variety...

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Campus Wide Access to Mergent Key Business Ratios Now Available
October 09, 2014 - 9:46:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Trials

Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Mergent Key Business Ratios. This database provides access to competitive benchmarking data compiled from D&B’s database of public and private companies.



14 key business ratios are featured, measuring solvency, efficiency, and profitability


Ratios are available for public and private companies in over 800 lines of business


Industry norms data is also available.

Access is available through the Gast Business Library’s Business Electronic Resources page. Questions? Ask a business librarian.



Calling All Makers!
September 25, 2014 - 2:32:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Trials

Lansing Maker Week is almost here. MSU Libraries is one of more than a dozen community partners that will be contributing to Lansing’s first annual Maker Week. As one of the Lansing Maker Week partners, the MSU Libraries will be showcasing maker activities we support during an open house. There will be demos of the Espresso Book Machine, which is capable of printing a book in 7 minutes from a pdf file, and the new 3D printer.


When: Tuesday, October 7 from 12-4pm

Where: 2nd floor of the Main Library.


More Maker Week Events on MSU’s Campus:


Open House...

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Upcoming Career Events
September 22, 2014 - 10:13:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Over the next two weeks, there are two events that all MSU business students should try to attend.


The Career Resource Fair

When: 9/24-9/25 and 9/29-9/30 from 10am-2pm

Where: 1st floor hallway of the Business College Complex


The Career Resource Fair is a one-stop shop for students to prepare for the Career Gallery! Employers will be paired with Career Center staff to help service students in resume critiques, interviews, elevator speeches, career resourcing and more! The library will be helping to staff the Company Research/Career Resources table....

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