Business Library News
William C. Gast Business Library News & Events
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.
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.
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.
Ever think about starting your own business? Then don't miss this!
Introduction to Small Business
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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...Continue reading "Intro to Small Business- this Wednesday"...
The Business Library now has access to ISI Emerging Markets, which provides news, industry information, and company and financial data direct from more than 80 emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Check it out today! You can find it and all of our business databases here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.
Zephyr contains information on over 800,000 M&A, IPO, private equity and venture capital deals and rumors. It has over 10 years of history for deals around the world, and an even longer history for deals with a European counterpart. Find Zephyr at this link: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.
Spring EndNote X4 and EndNote Web Seminars
The Gast Business Library will offer FREE seminars on how to use EndNote X4 on the following Fridays: January 21 and March 18.
A FREE seminar on EndNote Web will be offered on Friday, January 28. For times and to register go to this page: http://classes.lib.msu.edu/class_list.php
Conducting a Business Literature Review
Completing a research paper, thesis or dissertation? If so, this workshop is for you! A business librarian will talk about the purpose of literature reviews and why they are an important element of a...Continue reading "Free classes offered this semester"...
We have a new industry-focused database! Freedonia Focus provides reports on insights and industry outlook for over eighteen industry categories including automotive, chemicals, industrial components, metals, energy, plastics, electronics, and more. It will provide information like product and market segmentation, trends, forecasts, industry leaders, some market statistics, and more. Check it out here.
As the semester winds down, the Gast Business librarians are already thinking about resources and services for spring 2011. Please consider getting your library instruction requests in early by contacting a librarian directly, or submitting this form: http://www.lib.msu.edu/branches/bus/sessreq.jsp. We have two options available – we can come to your classroom, or you can reserve our computer lab (seats up to 30) for the session. Also, if you would like to put course material on reserve, or keep a current reserve item, please fill out the form at this link: http://www.lib.msu.edu/contact...Continue reading "Faculty - Get your requests in now."...
The Gast Business Library will be offering their popular introductory classes on EndNote X4 and EndNote Web citation management software at the beginning of spring semester. Register now to save a spot. Click here to sign up for EndNote X4 classes on January 21 or March 18, or click here to sign up for EndNote Web class on January 28. More information about this software, including how to sign-up for a free EndNote Web account, is available at this link.