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Breezy Silver Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 6:31pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

ProQuest will be performing maintenance from Saturday, December 3 at 10pm to Sunday, December 4 at 10am. Some of the business databases affected will be ABI/INFORM, Entrepreneurship, and ProQuest Historical Annual Reports. Some titles in those databases will be impacted as well including Just-Series Market Research Reports (via ProQuest Entrepreneurship), Hoover's Company Records (via ProQuest Entrepreneurship), First Research (via ProQuest ABI/INFORM), Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports (via ProQuest ABI/INFORM), and Just-Series Market Research Reports (via ProQuest...

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Breezy Silver Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 8:21pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

The WRDS Unix server will be undergoing maintenance from 7:00am - 10:00am EST on Tuesday, November 22. The WRDS website will not be affected by the maintenance. You will not be able to access WRDS through UNIX or PC SAS Connect while the maintenance is in progress. Jobs and user sessions that are active when it begins will be interrupted and they will have to be restarted when the system is back online.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Breezy Silver Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 6:27pm Categories: Database Updates

Notification of Planned Maintenance - GuideStar

GuideStar will be performing routine maintenance on its network devices beginning at 8 p.m. EST Thursday, October 27, 2011, and ending at 1 a.m. EST on October 28. During this time customers may experience intermittent interruptions in access to all aspects of our site, including Web services.

We apologize for the inconvenience as we work to enhance our services. Be assured that our IT Department is working to minimize these interruptions to the greatest extent possible.

GuideStar USA, Inc.

Breezy Silver Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 5:56pm 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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Breezy Silver Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:39pm 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.

Breezy Silver Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 1:26pm 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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Breezy Silver Monday, February 28, 2011 - 12:28pm 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.

Breezy Silver Monday, February 21, 2011 - 2:22pm Categories: Database Trials

Need to print something quickly, but don't have time to log into a full application computer? The Business Library has a Quick Print station at one of the selected resources computers. It is at the stand-up work station next to the scanner. It has Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. The print jobs are sent to the e-token printers in our copy center. See http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busselectedpcs for more information on using and printing at our selected resources computers.

Breezy Silver Friday, February 18, 2011 - 6:05pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

LexisNexis Statistical Datasets and LexisNexis Statistical Insight were purchased by ProQuest and are now called ProQuest Statistical Datasets and ProQuest Statistical Insight. LexisNexis Academic is staying with LexisNexis. You can find all of these databases here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.

Breezy Silver Monday, February 14, 2011 - 1:48pm Categories: Uncategorized, Library News

Ever think about starting your own business? Then don't miss this!

Introduction to Small Business

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

12:00N-1:00PM

Lake Huron Room, 3rd Floor MSU Union Building Presented by Gordon Ferguson, Senior Business Consultant for the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center.

This discussion is intended to give you an overview of the information you'll need to start a successful business. Topics covered will include writing a business plan, conducting market research, obtaining funding, choosing a legal...

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