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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.



Attend the 2014 MSU Hackathon April 11–13
April 07, 2014 - 6:37:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Terence O'Neill, entrepreneurship librarian, is helping to organize the MSU Hackathon, to be held April 11–13 in Old Town Lansing. This event provides opportunities to network with "makers" (designers, developers, leaders, and enthusiasts), collaborate on ideas and projects, share knowledge, and learn new technologies, tools, utilities, languages, frameworks, and skills. The event will feature a special guest from GitHub. Registration is free and open to all. Register here: http://msuhackathon.org/.



MSU Libraries to Host Money Smart Week Event on April 7
April 02, 2014 - 12:21:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Gast Business Library, as part of the MSU Libraries, is supporting a free event for Money Smart Week. On April 7 from 6–7:30 p.m. in Main Library room W449, Diann Cosme from the MSU Financial Aid Office and Paul Day from the MSU Federal Credit Union will lead Financial Health for College Students: The Tools You Need to Succeed, a workshop to help students with their personal finances and student loan debt. Contact Holly Flynn with questions.



[Contested] Territory of New Mexico, 1903
March 31, 2014 - 3:46:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

By guest blogger Diana Rivera

Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Subject Specialist, Michigan State University Libraries


The area known as New Mexico was previously part of the Spanish crown and then Mexico where over 140 land grants were issued between 1692 and 1846 (Williams, 104). These grants provided individuals, towns and groups land and water rights for private and communal use primarily along the Rio Grande river basin. After the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, Mexico ceded almost half of its land for $15,000,000 in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The treaty...

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Early 20th Century Map Puzzles
March 10, 2014 - 2:39:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized
Dissected Outline Map of the United States of America (with flags of the world on the back). Made in Springfield, Mass. by Milton Bradley Co., between 1912 and 1932.

--And--


Parker Brothers’ United States Puzzle Map. Made in Salem, Massachusetts by Parker Brothers in 1915 or later.

Adorable kittens and country landscapes came later - the first puzzles emerged in the mid-18th century in the form of dissected maps created as educational tools for children. The oldest puzzles were made of wood. Cardboard maps were eventually developed as less expensive alternatives, but...

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Gast Business Library to Host International Tea
February 25, 2014 - 9:19:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library will host an international tea on Tuesday, March 11, from 2–4 p.m. in Room 13 at the Business Library. This event provides an opportunity for students in particular to meet the business librarians and learn more about the services the library provides, but all are welcome. Tea, coffee, and snacks will be served. Contact Emily Treptow, business librarian, with any questions.



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