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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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On display: A map of the Ukraine-Russia border
July 18, 2014 - 2:29:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

Donetsk. From Ukraïna, [topohrafichna karta]: 1:200 000. Published in Kiev by ViĭsʹKovo-kartohrafichna Fabryka in 1997.


This detailed map of Donetsk Oblast shows the area where Malaysian flight 17 went down approximately 14:15 Greenwich Mean Time on Thursday July 17th, 2014.


This map will be on display in the MSU Map Library starting Friday July 18th, 2014.



Campuswide Access to Panjiva Now Available
June 03, 2014 - 2:07:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Panjiva. This database contains import and export data for more than 15 million U.S. and international companies and 35 million products. It can be used to research global suppliers and trading partners, track specific shipments, and see sourcing trends by HTS code. Access is available through the Gast Business Library's Business Electronic Resources page.



Campuswide Access to AdAge Now Available
May 06, 2014 - 4:11:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

The Gast Business Library now subscribes to Advertising Age and Data Center, including AdAge.com articles and Creativity Online. MSU's subscription links to the AdAge DataCenter. Creativity Online is accessible through the Creativity tab at the top of the page, and the AdAge website is accessible through the AdAge tab. Resources available include profiles of top advertisers, media, agencies, and more. The database can be accessed here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.



Чикаго [Chicago]
April 22, 2014 - 4:13:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

Чикаго [Chicago]. Compiled by E. M. Kolokoltseva, edited by L. I. Komarov. Published by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1961.


During the Cold War the Soviet Union created detailed maps of other parts of the world, including the United States. The US can hardly complain, though, as the US Army Map Service and its subsequent organizations mapped at the same time plenty of foreign countries themselves. The Soviet maps were highly classified, but began to leak out of Russia shortly after the breakup of the Eastern Bloc.


This map of the Chicago area was not a...

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Therapy Dogs Available to Students During Finals
April 21, 2014 - 7:16:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library will offer time with therapy dogs for stress relief on Monday, April 28, from 1–4 p.m. in room 13. These trained, certified therapy dogs give students an opportunity to "paws" for a fun break. Thanks to co-sponsors the MSU Counseling Center and the Career Services Network.



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