Kresge Library News: January 2008 Archives

January 31, 2008

New Databases: Life Sciences Analytics and ValueLine

The Library has added two new databases to our suite of resources, Life Sciences Analytics and ValueLine. These databases can be accessed on the Library's A-Z Database page.

Life Sciences Analytics is a collection of competitor, deal, financial, and drug pipeline reports for over 2,500 pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and biomedical companies worldwide. It also includes reports of drug pipelines organized by therapy.

ValueLine, the well known stock research company, collects data and analyzes performance of approximately 8,000 stocks, 13,000 mutual funds, 80,000 options and other securities. The subscription to the Research Center includes access to the suite of investment surveys, including Stocks, Mutual Funds, Convertables, Daily Options and Special Situations.

If you have questions about these databases or any other Kresge Library resource, send us an email at .

January 30, 2008

Ask Us Live! IM Friday Hours Extended

The Friday hours for the library's Ask Us Live! IM reference service have been extended. Starting this Friday, February 1, 2008 the IM service will be available until 9pm.

For more information on how to contact the library via IM, visit the Contact Us page.

January 28, 2008

Notification of SEC Rule Changes via RSS

The SEC News Digest provides daily information on recent Commission actions, including enforcement proceedings, rule filings, policy statements, and upcoming Commission meetings. Stay up to date on these announcements using the SEC's RSS feed.

Don't have an RSS reader? Outlook 2007 has a built-in RSS Reader (instructions for setting up the Outlook RSS Reader) which will deliver news right to your inbox, or you can chose from a variety of web based readers, such as Bloglines or Internet Explorer 7.

Have questions? Send us an email at

January 17, 2008

Ask us questions via Google Talk!

Google Talk had been added to the library's Ask Us Live! IM reference service. Send an IM to '' in Google Talk.

The Ask Us Live! IM reference service is available:

Sunday-Thursday: 11am-1am
Friday-Saturday: 11am-7pm

For more information and a full list of IM clients you can use, visit the Contact Us page.