Kresge Library News: September 2006 Archives

September 27, 2006

October Library Database Instruction

Confused about Library resources? Want to find out how to use the newest databases? Come to one of our instruction sessions in October. Sessions and times are as follows:

Introduction to Kresge Library Databases
Monday, October 2 - 6:10-7pm
Room K4354
Learn to find company, industry and financial information. Learn to find journal articles for your assignments. Databases include Hoover's Online, Standard & Poor's Net Advantage, IBISWorld, Thomson Research, ABI/Inform Global (ProQuest), Factiva and others.
Jumpstart Your Job Search
Thursday, October 5 - 1:10-1:50pm
Tuesday, October 17 - 1:10-1:50pm
Monday, October 23 - 6:10-6:50pm
Room K4354
Use Kresge Library resources such as CareerSearch,, Vault, Onesource, and Ross Student Resume Books to kick-start or augment your job search. Useful options for off-campus job searches.
Power User: New Financial Databases
Friday October 27 - 11:10-11:40 (1/2 hour)
Room K4354
Introduction to two new financial databases 10K Wizard and Global Financial Statistics.

For more information, contact the Kresge Library at

September 20, 2006

Sports Business Research Network Gets a Face Lift

The Sports Business Research Network database has improved their user interface. It is now possible to see everything pertaining to a sport or subject from a single page. In addition, navigating the site is easier with on-page links to other areas of the site, removing the need to always return to the homepage.

The Sports Business Research Network database contains annual and some monthly statistics, as well as other material for 63 sports.

The Sports Business Research Network is available from the Library's A-Z Database page. If you have questions about this or any of the other Kresge Library databases, please feel free to contact us at

September 18, 2006

Kresge Library Joins State-wide Lending Program

Kresge Library has joined the state-wide lending program MeLCat. The MeLCat program is sponsed by the Michigan eLibrary and provides users at member institutions with a requesting and delivery service for books and other materials available in remote libraries. Academic and public libraries throughout the state of Michigan participate in this program.

Any person with a current or continuing University of Michigan--Ann Arbor affiliation with a patron record in the Kresge Library automation system can place requests for materials held by other MeLCat libraries, including placing requests for items in our own collections that are unavailable for checkout.

You can access titles available through MeLCat from the Kresge Library's Catalog. After performing a search, you will see a button labeled "Search MeLCat". Click this button to perform you search in MeLCat and request titles that you want. Or you can go directly to MeLCat to search for titles. Delivery takes about a week and you will be notified when your item has been delivered to the Kresge Library.

If you have questions or would like more information about this service, please contact the library at

September 12, 2006

Where Can I Find this Book?

A new service allowing you to locate books in a library near you, or across the country, is now available. OCLC has made it's WorldCat service available to everyone. WorldCat is a large database of books, periodicals and other materials available in libraries across the country.

Search for a title, enter your zip code or state, and WorldCat will tell you what libraries near you own the title. You will be able to go to one of the nearby libraries and use the item. You may not be able to check out an item if you do not have a card with the owning library.

To have an item requested from another library, you can use the University Library's Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service. The University Library will make the request for you and let you know when the item is available for pick up.

Alumni Access to Vault Now Available

As of September 1, 2006, all Ross Alumni have access to the array of career resources available from the Vault Online Career Library. The Vault Online Career Library contains downloadable industry and career guides, 40 to 60 page employer profiles, company profiles on 2,500+ employers, industry overviews inside 31 top industries and career outlooks for 53 career paths.

This resources is provided by the Office of Career Development and the Kresge Library.

To access the Vault Online Career Library or to view a list of other resources available to Ross Alumni, visit our Alumni Services page.

September 07, 2006

Pharmaceutical R & D Statistical Sourcebook

The Pharmaceutical R&D Statistical Sourcebook 2005/2006 is now available in the Taubman Medical Library. This reference book features real-world studies, analyses, articles, and data sets focusing on emerging pharma/biotech R&D trends. It provides the latest intelligence on every aspect of pharmaceutical development--from product discovery to R&D performance and productivity to time-to-market trends.

This is a great resource for pharmaceutical product pipeline and product success information. This book is available in the Reference section of the Taubman Library, call number RS 122 .P33 2005/06.

September 01, 2006

Access to Complete Vault Library Now Available

Starting this fall, the library will be providing online access to the full title list available from the Vault Online Career Library. All new titles published by Vault during the year will be available through the library's subscription at no charge to students.

You can access the Vault Online Career library from the Library's A-Z Database List.

New Database - Guidestar

Guidestar offers financial data for over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. Data includes revenue tables, expense tables, and balance sheets; organization overview (mission, audience, etc.); annual reports, lists of officers and other key personnel, and access to IRS 990 Forms (typically all available forms since 1997). Users can search this database by keyword and by information such as geographic location, type of nonprofit, IRS Subsection (501(c)3, etc.), and NTEE (National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities) codes.

Guidestar is available on the library's A-Z Database List, or you can access Guidestar now.