Michigan State University
Campuswide Access to PolicyMap Now Available
October 07, 2013 - 6:08:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

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.



LeBeau copy of Hennepin, 1738
October 01, 2013 - 7:33:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized
Carte du Canada. By Claude LeBeau. Taken from his book, Avantures du Sr. C. Le Beau which was published in Amsterdam in 1738.

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...

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Upcoming Citation Management Software Workshops
October 01, 2013 - 1:02:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

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.



Gast Business Library Welcomes New Entrepreneurship Librarian
September 24, 2013 - 7:17:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

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!



News Books
September 12, 2013 - 4:06:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

David Pimentel, ed. Biological invasions : economic and environmental costs of alien plant, animal, and microbe species. CRC Press, 2011. Call Number: QH 353 .B57 2011 c.2


Taffa Tulu. Hydrologic data analysis and water harvesting structures. Shaker, 2008. Call Number: GB661.2 .T344 2008


Walters & Walters. Scientists must speak. CRC Press, c2011. Call Number: Q 223 . W344 2011 c.2


Maser & Pollio. Resolving environmental conflicts. CRC Press, c2012. Call Number: GE 170 .M369 2012 c.2


VerBurg and Vlasin. Pursuing what is best for the world : 150 years...

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New Books
August 28, 2013 - 3:10:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

This list includes gift donations to the Gull Lake Library collection


Webster. Management and welfare of farm animals : UFAW farm handbook. Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, 2011. Call Number: SF 61 .M23 2011 c.2


Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer's Introduction to Biodynamics. Floris Books, 2011. Call Number: S 605.5 .P475 2011


Ridley. Essentials of clinical laboratory science. Delmar, c2011. Call Number: RB 37 .R53 2011 c.2


Mitchell. Mathematical applications in agriculture. Delmar Cengage Learning, c2012. Call Number: S 566 .M585 2012 c.2


Kaiser and...

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1825 Map of the American West
August 26, 2013 - 8:31:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized
Map of the States of Ohio, Indiana & Illinois and Part of Michigan Territory: Compiled from the Latest Authorities. Drawn by D.H. Vance, engraved by J. H. Young. Published in Philadelphia by A. Finley in 1825.

This map wonderfully illustrates a point in time when the states made from the Northwest Territory were only partly formed and partially surveyed and subdivided. One can see how the most detailed survey work commenced along the Ohio, Mississippi and Detroit Rivers and spread up and out to the hinterlands.


Here we see Michigan beginning to take a more modern shape. As the...

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New Database to analyze SEC Filings - WordsAnalytics
July 30, 2013 - 1:07:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

New Campus-Wide Access to WordsAnalytics Now Available


Faculty, staff and students now have access to WordsAnalytics, a powerful new database that makes analyzing the text of SEC filings easier than ever before. It enables users to detect trends by evaluating changes in the text of filings over several years and also allows paragraph-by-paragraph comparisons across competitor firms’ SEC filings. This is a complex resource with endless possibilities. Access WordsAnalytics through our Electronic Resources page.



On Display This Week: Early Geology Map of Michigan
July 22, 2013 - 11:07:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized
Geological Map of Michigan. By Alexander Winchell, Published in Philadelphia by Samuel Geil in 1865.

In 1865, Michigan’s mineral resources were just beginning to make a mark on the world. The western movement of people and wartime reliance on northern transportation routes drew attention to Michigan’s newly convenient resources including iron ore, copper, and salt.


The map at first glance is typical of its day, highlighting land divisions and railroad routes. But drawn over it in light lines are the boundaries of major geologic features of Michigan, which had recently been...

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On Display This Week: Ethnic Clusters in Michigan, 1945
July 08, 2013 - 1:42:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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The Farm People of Michigan According to Ethnic Stocks. Made by John Frederick Thaden. Published in East Lansing by the Michigan State College Agricultural Experiment Station in 1945.

John Thaden, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Michigan State College, mapped the many ethnic settlements among the farming population in Michigan. The map marks out twenty-one different European ethnicities plus Canadian, Indian [Native American], Mexican, and Negro. The 3 counties comprising the southwestern tip of Michigan alone were home to a large number of small ethnic clusters...

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