Business Library News
William C. Gast Business Library News & Events
The Gast Business Library will be open from 8 a.m.–2 a.m. from Friday, December 6, until Thursday, December 12, as extended hours for finals week. From Friday, December 13, through Friday, December 20, the library will be open weekdays from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Starting Saturday, December 21, the Gast Business Library will be closed for the holidays through the end of the month. See our web site for complete hours.
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Frost & Sullivan, a powerful database that provides research in market analysis, technical reports, end-user studies, and quantitative measurement-based reports across different industries. Access Frost & Sullivan through the Gast Business Library's Business Electronic Resources page. All content is available in HTML format. Faculty can contact a business librarian to get access to PDFs of the reports if they prefer.
BrowZine is a free tablet app from Third Iron that lets you browse, read, and monitor journals to which the MSU Libraries have an online subscription. With the app, you can:
Create a bookshelf of your favorite journals for quick & easy access Read articles in a format optimized for a tablet device Get alerts when new journal issues are published Save articles to Zotero, Dropbox, or an app of your choice for pdf collecting and notetaking Share links to articles via email, Facebook, or Twitter
BrowZine is currently available for the iPad and three Android devices...Continue reading "Read journals on your tablet with BrowZine"...
The BizMiner database will undergo maintenance starting at 11:00 pm ET on Friday, October 18th. This will likely cause unusual sluggishness in site navigation and longer than normal report loading times. We apologize for any temporary inconvenience and anticipate that normal operations and speeds will resume by 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, October 19. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to PolicyMap, an online data and mapping application that provides access to more than 15,000 indicators related to housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, demographics, and education. It is a great resource for researching potential markets for a business. Access PolicyMap through the Gast Business Library's Business Electronic Resources page.
We are hosting two Endnote X6 and Endnote Web classes in October. Learn how to import references and create bibliographies with ease. MSU Libraries also offers classes in Zotero and Mendeley. See the Courses & Registration page for dates and times. Registration is required.
Last week, Terence O’Neill joined the Gast Business Library as the new entrepreneurship librarian. O’Neill is the subject specialist for the areas of small business development, entrepreneurship, and innovation. His areas of professional interest are makerspaces, startups, corporate responsibility, and local entrepreneurship partnerships. Welcome, Terence!
New Campus-Wide Access to WordsAnalytics Now Available
Faculty, staff and students now have access to WordsAnalytics, a powerful new database that makes analyzing the text of SEC filings easier than ever before. It enables users to detect trends by evaluating changes in the text of filings over several years and also allows paragraph-by-paragraph comparisons across competitor firms’ SEC filings. This is a complex resource with endless possibilities. Access WordsAnalytics through our Electronic Resources page.
Datamyne provides import-export trade data for the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia. Use it for suppliers, supply chains, historical information, and more. South American historical content starts in 1996 and the remaining countries start in 2004. You can find it and other Business Library electronic resources here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.
The last day to get food or personal items in is Friday, May 31. The donations will go to the MSU Food Bank to help others.
More information: http://www.lib.msu.edu/features/?e=329. Go Green!