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New Scanner in the Map Library
October 11, 2011 - 6:21:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

The Map Library recently acquired a gently used HP DesignJet 4500 Scanner. This roll-type scanner accepts sheets up to 42" wide (106 cm). Scan up to 508 pixels per inch, and save as JPG, TIF, or PDF onto your USB flash drive or writable CD. Only $1 per scan.



New Books
August 12, 2011 - 6:47:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Elgersma. Fresh Herbage for Dairy Cattle: The Key to a Sustainable Food Chain. Springer, c2006. Call Number: SF203 .F68 2006


Thomas. The cattle health handbook : preventive care, disease treatments & emergency procedures for promoting the well-being of your beef or dairy herd. Storey Pub., c2009. Call Number: SF961 .T46 2009



Dating Clason Road Maps and Atlases
August 09, 2011 - 8:14:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

Collectors of Clason state road maps issued between 1923 and 1931 are presented with challenges around determining map publication dates. Unlike Rand McNally and Gousha, the Clason Map Company typically did not place dates or date codes on its products during this period. A systematic review of the maps contained in Clason state road maps, touring atlases, and Green Guides reveal that the road legends and other map symbols varied over the years in systematic ways. This Clason Map website, with content developed by Mark Greaves and Carl Liedholm, represents an attempt at providing a guide...

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ABI/INFORM, Entrepreneurship, and other ProQuest databases will be unavailable
July 27, 2011 - 5:56:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

The following business-related ProQuest databases will be unavailable this weekend:



ABI/INFORM, Entrepreneurship
Hoover's Company Records




ProQuest Historical Annual Reports
Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports (via ProQuest ABI/INFORM)
First Research (via ProQuest ABI/INFORM)
Just-Series Market Research Reports (via ProQuest Entrepreneurship)

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on July 30, 2011. A fourteen (14) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday,...

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New Books
July 22, 2011 - 6:47:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Carolan. A sociological look at biofuels : understanding the past/prospects for the future. Nova Science Publishers, c2010. Call Number:TP 339 .C376 2010


Kozlowski, Zaikov, and Pudel. Renewable resources : obtaining, processing, and applying. Nova Science Publishers, c2009. Call Number: TP 339 .R497 2009


Andrieu. Gaining the edge in ruminant production : nutritional strategies for optimal productivity and efficiency. Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2007. Call Number: SF 203 .G35 2007


Crocker. Thermochemical conversion of biomass to liquid fuels and chemicals...

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New Books
June 27, 2011 - 4:01:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Tan. Principles of soil chemistry. CRC Press, c2011. Call Number: S 592.5 .T36 2011


Li and Migliaccio. Water quality concepts, sampling, and analyses. CRC Press, c2011. Call Number: TD367 .W3765 2011 Supplementary Video DVD: TD367 .W3765 2011


Herrera. International wetlands : ecology, conservation, and restoration. Nova Science Publishers, c2009. Call Number: QH541.5.M3 I585 2009


Dorfman. The lazy environmentalist on a budget : save money, save time, save the planet. Stewart,Tabori & Chang, c2009. Call Number: TD171.7 .D672 2009


Divers and Peek....

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GuideStar unavailable this weekend
May 13, 2011 - 6:39:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates

Notification of Downtime and Planned Upgrade for GuideStar Library Services


Due to a planned upgrade occurring this upcoming weekend, GuideStar will be unavailable on Saturday, May 14, with continued possible downtime on May 15, 2011.


We apologize for the inconvenience.



Interactive maps and data export from Proquest Statistical Datasets
April 01, 2011 - 5:38:22 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

Proquest Statistical Datasets (formerly Lexis Nexis Statistical Datasets) is a powerful tool purchased by MSU Libraries to provide detailed data on a wide array of subjects. It aggregates over 590 licensed and public domain datasets and makes 14 billion data points accessible. Researchers are able to manipulate datasets, make comparisons, chart trends over time within one interface. For access and more information, see the Proquest Datasets Research Guide


Many of the datasets can be mapped within the Proquest interface, as you can see below.




New Business Exhibit Display Case
March 22, 2011 - 1:26:08 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Trials

The business library has a new permanent exhibit display case near the entrance, which showcases a monthly rotation of topics of interest to Broad faculty, staff and students. The premier exhibit features examples of our extensive collection of reference eBooks and showcases their importance in the beginning of the research process to: present an overview of a subject; identify important scholars in the field; provide subject terminology to aid in article databases searching; and offer references to scholarly research articles. We hope this will be helpful information for business...

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Reduced Hours for Spring Break
February 28, 2011 - 12:28:59 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The Business Library will have reduced hours Friday, March 4-12 for spring break. See http://www.lib.msu.edu/branches/bus/hours.jsp for complete details.



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