Kresge Library News: June 2006 Archives

June 29, 2006

New Books at the Library

Here are a few of the titles that have recently been added to the library's collection. Come in and check them out!

--Outsourcing: A Guide To Selecting The Correct Business Unit Negotiating The Contract Maintaining Control Of The Process Call Number: HD 2365 B73 2006--Unlike some other books this title covers many areas from outsourcing accounting, logistics, human resources to maintenance and janitorial functions.

--Tourism Ethics--Call Number: G155 A1 F373--In the recent past we have had MAP projects on ecotourism. This book aims to stimulate thinking re: the ethical and other impacts of tourism on a society. At the end of the book is a section entitled: CASE STUDY ANALYSES. Among topics treated: Sex Tourism; Ecotourism; and Cruise Line Tourism.

--The Coffee Paradox: Global Markets, Commodity Trade And The Elusive Promise Of Development--Call Number: HD 9199 A2 D 385-- This book may be of interest to teams working with non-profits as it discusses the impact a commodity can have for good or bad on small regional farmers.

--Irresistible! Markets, Models, And Meta-Value In Consumer Electronics--Call number: HD 9696 A2 I77 2005--A collection of essays with some interesting chapters covering tele-health and online gaming.

--Speaking of online gaming! We just received an interesting book entitled: Synthetic Worlds: the business and culture of online games! Call Number: GV 1469.15 c394 2005

--The Wal-Mart Effect: How The World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--And How It's Transforming The American Economy--Call Number: HF 5429.215 .U6 W22 F54--The title speaks for itself on this one.

--Crisis Management By Apology:Corporate Response To Allegations Of Wrongdoing--Call Number: HD 59.2 H43--Given the recent recall on contact lens solution this timely book explores the role of corporate apology as a strategy in the face of public attack.

--As China is still hot. Of course we have new titles! Business And Management Education In China -- Call Number: HF1171.C5 B87 2005 and Developing Business Ethics In China -- Call Number HF5387.5.C6 I58 2002.

--We occasionally get requests for books on conducting surveys. One of the new titles may be helpful in this area. Getting Action From Organizational Surveys: New Concepts, Technologies And Applications -- Call Number: HF5549.5.A83 G48 2006. This is a collection of chapters by various authors dealing with all different types of surveys. Includes a chapter by RSB's very own Bob Quinn!

June 27, 2006

For Spring 2006 Grads

Congratulations on your new status as alumni of the Ross School of Business! As of June 26, 2006 your iMpact access has been changed to reflect your newly acquired Alumni status. With this change comes a change in remote access availability for the Kresge Library databases. Our Alumni Services page provides information about your new access and links to the databases that are available.

You are always welcome to return to the Kresge Library, where you will be able to use most of the databases you have come to know and love during your stay here at Ross. As always, the librarians are available to help you with finding answers to your pressing research questions. You can contact us in several ways:

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June 23, 2006

Database Hints: ABI/Inform

Need to find articles over a certain length? You can do so in ABI/Inform. When searching, add the following to your search terms:

AND wc(>1000)

This will return articles with over 1000 words. You can make the number as big or small as you need. Try this example:

mergers AND wc(>1500)

All of the articles retreived will have more than 1500 word in them.

If you have any questions about this hint or other tricks for working with the library databases, please contact us at

June 12, 2006

Presidential Speeches online

Need some inspiration for an upcoming speaking engagement? The Presidential Speech Audio and Text Archive from the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs Scripps Library & Multimedia Archive may have the answer. This archive site has the text (an often audio) of some of the most important presidential speeches of the past 60 years. Also included are speeches of presidents from the 18th & 19th centuries, such as Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln.

June 01, 2006

The Public Library - A Great Resource for Entrepreneurs

The Library: Next Best Thing to an MBA from Business Week Online.

This article discusses the wealth of resources available at local library near you for entrepreneurs and small business owners.