Long before the concept of ‘invasive species’ was established, naturalists such as Jacques Milbert combed the exotic American landscape for novel plants to share with the Old Country. Milbert's skill as a landscape artist is apparent in his 2-volume travel journal and ‘atlas’ of sketches which was published after his return...Continue reading "Water Routes to Michigan"...
Isard and Gage. Flow of life in the atmosphere : an airscape approach to understanding invasive organisms. Michigan State University Press, c2001. Call Number: QR 101 .I835 2001 c.3
Dow and Downing. The atlas of climate change : mapping the world's greatest challenge. University of California Press, c2006. Call Number: QC 981.8.C5 D69 2006 c.2
Stephenson. Calculations for molecular biology and biotechnology : a guide to mathematics in the laboratory. Academic Press/Elsevier, 2010. Call Number: QH 506 .S74 2010
Rothrock. Sedges of Indiana and the adjacent states : the...Continue reading "New Books"...
The Gast Business Library will be open from 8 a.m.–2 a.m. from Friday, December 6, until Thursday, December 12, as extended hours for finals week. From Friday, December 13, through Friday, December 20, the library will be open weekdays from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Starting Saturday, December 21, the Gast Business Library will be closed for the holidays through the end of the month. See our web site for complete hours.
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Frost & Sullivan, a powerful database that provides research in market analysis, technical reports, end-user studies, and quantitative measurement-based reports across different industries. Access Frost & Sullivan through the Gast Business Library's Business Electronic Resources page. All content is available in HTML format. Faculty can contact a business librarian to get access to PDFs of the reports if they prefer.
BrowZine is a free tablet app from Third Iron that lets you browse, read, and monitor journals to which the MSU Libraries have an online subscription. With the app, you can:
Create a bookshelf of your favorite journals for quick & easy access
Read articles in a format optimized for a tablet device
Get alerts when new journal issues are published
Save articles to Zotero, Dropbox, or an app of your choice for pdf collecting and notetaking
Share links to articles via email, Facebook, or Twitter
BrowZine is currently available for the iPad and three Android devices:...Continue reading "Read journals on your tablet with BrowZine"...
The BizMiner database will undergo maintenance starting at 11:00 pm ET on Friday, October 18th. This will likely cause unusual sluggishness in site navigation and longer than normal report loading times. We apologize for any temporary inconvenience and anticipate that normal operations and speeds will resume by 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, October 19. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to PolicyMap, an online data and mapping application that provides access to more than 15,000 indicators related to housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, demographics, and education. It is a great resource for researching potential markets for a business. Access PolicyMap through the Gast Business Library's Business Electronic Resources page.
This map is clearly copied directly from a larger map made in 1698 by Father Louis Hennepin. Le Beau could have chosen any number of newer and more accurate maps to illustrate his story, but he or his publisher chose this 40-year old map.
LeBeau was a bored clerk working in an office in New France. He was no mapmaker and no explorer, but rather an exile banished from France for being a “libertine.” LeBeau escaped his fate and hitched a ride back to...Continue reading "LeBeau copy of Hennepin, 1738"...
We are hosting two Endnote X6 and Endnote Web classes in October. Learn how to import references and create bibliographies with ease. MSU Libraries also offers classes in Zotero and Mendeley. See the Courses & Registration page for dates and times. Registration is required.
Last week, Terence O’Neill joined the Gast Business Library as the new entrepreneurship librarian. O’Neill is the subject specialist for the areas of small business development, entrepreneurship, and innovation. His areas of professional interest are makerspaces, startups, corporate responsibility, and local entrepreneurship partnerships. Welcome, Terence!