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Friday, December 19, 2008 - 3:57pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

Mintel's new Transportation Series offers market research in various aspects of the automobile market including green cars, automobile aftermarket, and car buyer demograhics. Many more reports are coming in 2009 including those on the used car market, transportation and fuel costs, and auto financing.

Mintel's Multicultural America Series offers insight and analysis on behaviors, attitudes, lifestyles, and trends specific to Hispanic, Asian and Black Americans.

Connect to Mintel Market Reports.

Please contact Kara Rawlins at gustk@msu.edu with any questions.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 1:01pm Categories: Library News
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 7:16pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

The U.S. Census Bureau announces the release of the Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS), a data series that allows users to track annual changes in employment for growing and shrinking businesses at the establishment level.

The BDS monitors this activity, tracking annual job creation and destruction at the establishment level using elements not found in similar databases, such as firm age and size. Tracking by firm age, for example, allows users to distinguish between new establishments of new firms and new establishments of mature firms. These statistics are crucial to...

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 8:09pm Categories: Uncategorized, Library News

From the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, an interactive map with bank card and mortgage delinquency rates by county.

Friday, October 3, 2008 - 7:24pm Categories: Library News

Double-sided printing is now the default setting for the black and white e-token printers in the Business Library. The color e-token printer will still default to single-sided printing.

To print single-sided, in most cases, you can go to the "File" menu, select "Print", then in the pull down menu that allows you to select a printing option select "Single Sided E-Token". If you are printing from Adobe or another PDF reader click on the print button in the reader and then select "Single Sided E-Token."

Friday, September 26, 2008 - 8:01pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

To ensure seamless access to MSU resource subscriptions through Google Scholar, please do the following

Go to Google Scholar - http://scholar.google.com/. Click on "Scholar Preferences" to the right of the search box. In the Library Links field search for Michigan State University. Select Michigan State University - MSU Access. Do your search in Google Scholar. Click on the link for "MSU Access" that will appear to the right of the title of the resource. You will then be prompted for your MSU NetID and password to access that resource. Please Note - if you click on the title and not... Continue reading "Setting Your Google Scholar Preferences"...
Friday, September 26, 2008 - 2:15pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

Ad$pender provides detailed advertising expenditure data for millions of brands and companies across 14 media categories, for the past 5 years. Expenditures can be viewed by category, parent company, subsidiary, and brand. Reports and tables can also be generated with customized data. **This resource is only available in the Business Library at Selected Resources computers. Access is allowed for only one user at a time.**

Please contact Kara Rawlins with questions or concerns.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 1:13pm Categories: Uncategorized

LexisNexis training is available on:

September 19, 10:30am-Noon, Business Library, Room 22,
October 17, 1:30-3:00pm, Main Library, 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 of charge. Please...

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Friday, September 12, 2008 - 1:19pm Categories: Library News

EndNote Training is available in the Business Library on:

September 15, 10:30am-Noon,
October 13, 10:30am-Noon,
November 17, 10:30am-Noon.

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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 12:41pm Categories: Library News

Training on SimplyMap will be held Wednesday, September 3rd from 1-3pm in Room 22 of the Business Library. Everyone is invited, but please contact Laura Leavitt at leavitt9@msu.edu if you plan on attending so we can have a sense of how many people will be present.

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-...

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