Kresge Library News: December 2007 Archives

December 17, 2007

Reference Desk Closing for End of Term

Starting Monday, December 17, the Reference Desk will be closed along with the IM service, Ask Us Live! A librarian is still available to assist with reference questions via email or in person by asking at the Circulation Desk:

On-Call Librarian Schedule:
Mon. 12/17 - Fri. 12/21: 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm
Mon. 12/24: 9am-2pm.
Tue. 12/25 - Tue. 1/2: Library Closed
Wed. 1/2: 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm
Thu. 1/3: Normal services and hour resume

Question can be sent via the Contact Us page. Enjoy the break!

December 13, 2007

Winter A Course Materials

Winter A Course Materials are now available for ordering through CTools. To find out if Course Materials are available for your Winter A Courses, login to CTools and check your winter classes sites. Ordering instructions are available there as well.

Course Materials will be available for pick up at the Circulation Desk. Check the Library hours to find out when you can pick up materials. The library will be open from on December 24th from 8am-2pm for those last minute pick ups.

Have a happy holiday break.

December 11, 2007

State Tax Research Digest Added to BNA

The new State Tax Research Digest has just been added to the BNA Tax Management State Tax Library. This guide provides summaries of state tax laws for corporations and individuals, and links to relevant state tax statutes, regulations, and State Tax Portfolios. The Digest also provides Expert Analysis, planning points, examples and state-by-state charts.

To access the State Tax Research Digest at BNA, click on the 'State Tax' tab at the top. On the State Tax page is a link to the digest in the Expert Analysis area, under the 'State Guides' section.

If you have questions on using BNA, or any of the other Kresge Library Databases, send us an email at

December 07, 2007

Business Monitor Online Content Update

Two new content areas, Mining and Power have been added to our Business Monitor Online subscription. Business Monitor Online provides economic, political, and industry sector analysis for 175 countries.

December 06, 2007

Housing and Constructions Statistics Added to Global Insight

Global Insight, which provides news, analysis and special reports for 186 countries and the automotive, health care, energy, healthcare, and telecommunication industries, has added new content covering historical housing and construction statistics on a sub-national level for the United States. This data is available in the DataInsight-WEB in the U.S. Economy section.

This is an easy way to get access to statistics from the Mortgage Banker's Association, Bureau of the Census, National Association of Realtors, covering topics such as average home prices, new construction starts, mortgage delinquency, and federal government construction in areas of public safety, conservation and other non-building construction. Many of the data series go back to 1968. Data can be exported to Excel.

If you have questions about Global Insight or any other Library resource, please contact us at

December 05, 2007 (Academic) Adds New Reports (Academic) added a new publisher of reports available to the University of Michigan.

New Publisher: Simba Information

Simba Information was formed in 1989 and is widely recognized as the leading authority for market intelligence and forecasts in the media industry. Serving the information needs of both traditional and new media organizations, we provide key decision-makers at over 15,000 client companies across the globe with timely news, analysis, exclusive statistics, and proprietary industry forecasts. Simba's extensive information network delivers top quality, independent perspective on the people, events and alliances shaping the media and information industry.

December 03, 2007

Pharmaceutical and Drug Industry Research Guide

Searching for information on pharmaceuticals and new drugs? The Taubman Medical Library has created a guide to finding Drug/Pharmaceutical resources available to the University. The Selected Drug Information Resources guide includes a section with industry and business information with links to resources for FDC reports, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Links are also provided for information on clinical trials and newly approved drugs.

The Kresge Library also has many resources covering the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Selected Journals:

Search the Kresge Library Catalog for the subject 'pharmaceutical'.

Medical & Healthcare Marketplace Guide contains a section on the pharmaceutical industry which covers industry issues, sourcing, research & development, and market segments.

Global Insight covers the healthcare and pharma industries with news and special reports. Also included are the Approved Drug Database (over 450 drugs and molecules that have been approved by the U.S. FDA) and the R&D Drugs Database (covers over 1,000 drug candidates that are in pipeline development).

Still have questions? Contact us at for assistance with your pharmaceutical market research.