Kresge Library News: October 2006 Archives

October 20, 2006

Capital IQ Adds S&P Ratings Content

Capital IQ has integrated Standard & Poor’s credit ratings and research content into its web-based information platform.

Read the full press release.

Capital IQ is available from the Library's A-Z Database List.

Factiva Content Update

Factiva has recently added 88 new sources to its database.

Highlights include:

  • Newspapers and news services from China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom, including more than 50 regional UK newspapers.

  • Industry publications covering the environment, finance, information technology and metals.

  • Documents from United States government offices, including the Department of the Interior, NASA and Veterans Affairs.

Factiva is available from the library's A-Z Database list.

October 17, 2006

Winter 2007 Course Materials Submission Deadlines

The following deadlines have been established for Winter 2007:

Course Materials due: Wednesday, November 1, 2006 (14-week and WinterA)
Submit Course Reserves by: Monday, December 4, 2006
Winter B Course Materials due: Monday, January 22, 2007.

For more information on how to submit materials, please visit the Curriculum Services page.

October 11, 2006

Choices 3 Brand List & Consumer Survey

Ever wonder exactly what all those people who took the Simmons National Consumer Survey were asked? Now you can find out. The Simmons National Consumer Survey (the basis for the data in Choices 3) is available to view on the Kresge Library's web site. The survey also contains the list of brands that are covered in Choices 3 so you can decide if the resource will help you in your research. The current survey and Choices 3 data set are from 2003.

Choices 3 allows you to search through the data from the Simmons National Consumer Survey to provide information on consumer demographics, preferences and media use for a variety of brands products and services. Choices 3 is available only on standalone database computers on the second floor of the Kresge Library.

October 05, 2006

Fall B 2006 Course Material Deadlines

Fall B 2006 Courses
First day to purchase: Monday, October 16
First day to pick up: Wednesday, October 18
Last day to purchase: Wednesday, November 8
Last day to pick up: Friday, November 10
Last day to request a refund: Wednesday, November 8*

*Refund policy details are available at the time of purchase
and via announcements posted in the appropriate CTools sites.

Please direct questions or comments to

October 04, 2006

Kresge Library Dash Podcast Series

Kresge Library Dash
The Kresge Library Dash is an occassional podcast series designed to provide you with tips and tricks for using the library and working with library resources and databases.

You can subscribe to our podcast series at the Kresge Library Dash iTunes page, a part of the Ross iTunes site.

Podcasts are available on the following topics:

  • Welcome to the Library

  • Company Information

  • Market Research

  • Market Share

  • SWOT Analysis

... with more to come.

The Kresge Library Dash can be found on the library's website or at Ross iTunes.