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Breezy Silver Monday, July 13, 2015 - 1:22pm Categories: Database Trials, Database Updates

We have access to BCC Research until 9/30/15. BCC Research is a market research database that has reports in the industrial, pharmaceutical, and technological fields.

Laura Leavitt Friday, June 26, 2015 - 7:31pm Categories: Library News

Summertime is a great time to catch up on the sleep you missed during the school year, relax by the pool, or swim in the Great Lakes. Many students forget that summer is also a great time to devote to your professional development. Spending time on professional development doesn’t have to be all resume reviewing and reading stagnant articles. In fact, the Business Library has put together a list of summer reads just for you! Check out our list here and come into the Business Library to check one of these books out from our display case. The Business Library also has a collection of popular...

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Emily Treptow Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 2:40pm Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library will be offering events to help you get through finals!

Therapy dogs will be available for stress relief. These trained, certified therapy dogs give students an opportunity to “paws” for a fun break!

When: Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 from 1-3pm

Where: Room 13 in the Business Library

We will also be hosting a Night of A Thousand Donuts on Monday, May 4 at 8pm. Get excited for tasty treats and coffee.

The Main Library will also be providing events to help you survive finals!

Questions? Contact Laura Leavitt.

Emily Treptow Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 5:53pm Categories: Library News

All MSU students are invited to attend the Money Smart Week Financial Resource Fair, designed specifically for college students!

When: April 23, 2015 from 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: Room 300 Human Ecology

Speak to financial professionals about Student Loan Repayment, Credit and Debt Management.

Participate in the Geocache for College Cash competition for a chance to win a statewide scholarship and other prizes, including a football signed by Mark Dantonio!



Snacks will be provided. No pre-registration necessary!

Questions? Email...

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Emily Treptow Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 5:57pm Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library is now on YouTube. Subscribe to our channel for videos on business concepts, accessing databases and using library databases for research. Thanks to the hard work of Terence O'Neil, additional videos will be added to the current company research series in the coming year.

Questions? Suggestions? Ask a Business Librarian.

Emily Treptow Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:04pm Categories: Library News

The Gast Business Library is conducting a survey to learn more about the use of library services and resources by international business students at MSU.

All responses are completely anonymous. Responses cannot be traced back to the respondent. No personal information is captured unless you voluntarily offer personal or contact information in any of the comment fields.

If you have any questions, please ask Emily Treptow. This survey is 13 questions and should take 5-10 minutes to complete:

Survey link: http://svy.mk/19fyFC9

Please fill out the survey before...

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Emily Treptow Friday, March 20, 2015 - 8:54pm Categories: Database Trials

BUS 291: Business Intelligence Resources is a three-credit course being offered in the Fall of 2015. In the course, students will learn how to use advanced web search techniques and specialized business databases and how to critically evaluate information regardless of the source.

Students will be able to significantly reduce the time they spend searching for quality information and gain a competitive edge in class assignments, projects and job searches by taking this course. Designed to more fully prepare sophomores for 300 and 400 level business coursework, the course is also...

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Emily Treptow Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:08pm Categories: Library News

Laura Leavitt is on the editorial board of an open-access journal that will launch soon: Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review. Ticker is published by the Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD) and is a forum for the exchange of the research, best practices, and innovative thinking in business librarianship and business library management. The journal will include research articles, opinion pieces, member profiles, case studies, and conference reports reflecting all aspects of business librarianship. Questions? Contact Laura Leavitt.

Emily Treptow Monday, March 2, 2015 - 3:36pm Categories: Uncategorized

Susan Cain is co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of the New York Times bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which was named the #1 Best Book of the Year by Fast Company magazine, which also named her one of its Most Creative People in Business. Cain’s book was a TIME cover story, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and others. Her TED talk has had over 7 million views, and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks.

Cain will lecture for 45 minutes and then...

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Emily Treptow Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 8:15pm Categories: Uncategorized, Database Trials

The Gast Business Library will be discussing The End of Power this Thursday. Please join us and share your thoughts. Pizza will be served!

The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What it Used to Be

by Moisés Naím

Reviewed by: Terence O'Neill

Earlier this year founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg publicized his plan to read a book every two weeks for the duration of the year. For his first selection, he chose The End of Power, a book about the changing state of power relationships across...

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