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Breezy Silver Monday, February 2, 2009 - 12:02pm Categories: Library News

EndNote Training is available in the Business Library on:

February 16, 9:30am-11am,

March 23, 9:30am-11am.

All classes are held in Room 22 and are free of charge. Please register to reserve your space. For more EndNote and other training sessions available in the Main Library, see the Libraries' complete list of free classes and seminars.

Breezy Silver Friday, January 30, 2009 - 12:51pm Categories: Library News

From the description: "SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. SimplyMap turns complex data into valuable information that is easily accessed through an innovative and user-friendly interface."

February 13, 9:30am-11am

The class is held in Room 22 and is free of charge. Please register to reserve your space here. For other training sessions available, see the Libraries' complete list of free classes and seminars.

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 4:32pm Categories: Library News

Coca-Cola recently awarded $400,000 to MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to help establish a new Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability. It will involve the MSU colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources (School of Packaging), Engineering and the Eli Broad College of Business (Department of Supply Chain Management).

Read the full article at MSU News.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 2:37pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

A representative from Mintel will be on-campus on Thursday, January 29 to provide training on Mintel Reports and Global New Products Database at the following times/locations:

10:00am: Main Library, North Conference Room (W449) 1:00pm: Business Library, Room 22

The training sessions will last approximately one hour.

Registration is not required, however, please contact Kara Rawlins at gustk@msu.edu or 517.432.4182 if you are interested in attending.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 2:35pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

In response to current economic conditions, "IBISWorld has developed a special "Recession Insights" macro-economic study. From this high level study, they have developed new "Recession Update" chapters for all industry reports - including quarterly forecasts for all 700 industries."

See http://www.ibisworld.com/recession2009/Default.aspx for more information.

Breezy Silver Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 12:32pm Categories: Uncategorized, Library News

LexisNexis training is available on:

January 23, 9:30am-11am, Business Library, Room 22,

February 27, 1:30pm-3pm, Main Library, Basement Instruction Room (EG2).

This class will help users explore the brand new interface of LexisNexis Academic, with all new search screens, advanced search features and functionality, while discovering its vast news and business resources, including full-text newspaper articles, news wires and transcripts, company profiles and financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.

All classes are free...

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Friday, January 9, 2009 - 7:46pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

WRDS is now offering a number of online training sessions covering the following topics:


Using WRDS Effectively Navigating Compustat Xpressfeed Navigating CRSP Compustat: Executive Compensation How to Use SAS with WRDS IBES data in WRDS

For course descriptions and to register, see: http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu/elearning/calendar.html.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 - 2:07pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

Looking for analyst or investment reports? Try searching LexisNexis and Business and Company Resource Center which contain investment reports for thousands of companies.

Connect to LexisNexis.

Connect to Business and Company Resource Center.

Note: As of November 2008, the Investext Plus database ceased to exist through the Libraries’ vendor. Unfortunately, much of its demise was perpetuated by the fact that most of the major reputable brokers pulled their reports from the database, and so what was left was rather disappointing content. We are working very hard to...

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Monday, January 5, 2009 - 7:48pm Categories: Library News

Business Library journals that are 10 years old or older can now be checked out for 3 days.

See Circulation & Lending Policies for more information.

Monday, January 5, 2009 - 3:26pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

The Harvard Business Review (v. 1-present) is now available online through Business Source Complete.

Business Source Complete also offers full-text access to other core business and labor journals including Academy of Management, Journal of Consumer Research, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Business Logistics, and many more.

Connect directly to the Harvard Business Review.

Connect to Business Source Complete.

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