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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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Bringing Together MSU’s 3D Fabricators at the Main Library
September 15, 2014 - 8:20:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

3D Printing is a form of additive manufacturing that creates objects from digital designs by layering plastic or other material to match the design. This technology is quickly changing how models and products are being created in a wide variety of fields, from airplane engine manufacturing to jewelry design. On Tuesday, September 9, to celebrate the launching of 3D Printing services at the Main Library, MSU Libraries hosted representatives from Packaging, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine to highlight how the technology is being used on campus.


Over the past few years, the number...

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Upcoming Citation Management Software Workshops
September 11, 2014 - 5:30:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library is hosting an Endnote X6 and Endnote Web workshop and a Zotero workshop in October. In these workshops, participants will learn how to import references and create bibliographies with ease.


Business Library Workshops:


Zotero: Wednesday, October 8th from 4:30-6:30pm in Room 22

Endnote X6 and Endnote Web: Tuesday, October 28th from 2-4pm in Room 22


MSU Libraries also offers additional classes in Endnote, Zotero and Mendeley.


To view MSU Libraries' workshop schedule and to register, go to the Courses and Registration page....

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Faculty/Staff Book Delivery Made Easy
September 04, 2014 - 6:43:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Faculty and staff can request that a book in the library stacks be delivered directly to their office with a simple click. Use the Faculty Delivery link in the catalog to request that the book be checked out and sent to your campus office.



A World Made of Music
August 14, 2014 - 6:59:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

This world map is composed entirely of musical notation. It was created with the intention of viewing the world in musical terms. Specifically, as a symbol and model of harmony, or as the author prefers, ‘common threads.’ The entire composition is scored for 37 instruments and contains a total of 32 measures. The total playing time is approximately 40 seconds.


Wondering what it sounds like? This YouTube video performs the piece.


(detail from map)


Citation; World Beat Music. Made (and composed) by James Plakovic. Published in New York by MusicArt in 1996....

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Campuswide Access to Mergent Archives Now Available
August 07, 2014 - 7:30:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Mergent Archives which replaced Mergent WebReports. This database provides access to a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents covering over 100 countries and industries.


It contains the following:

-Historical annual reports going back to the early 1900s

-Digital copies of the printed volumes of Moody's/Mergent Manuals going back to the early 1900s

-Historical industry reports for the key industries in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific

-Ford Equity...

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