Kresge Library News: July 2009 Archives

July 30, 2009

New wireless access points in Kresge Library

Ross Computer Services is currently engaged in updating wireless access points around Kresge Library. Old access points will be replaced one at a time on the 2nd and 3rd floors, while access points on the west side of the 4th floor will be down slightly longer.

Wireless will still be available throughout the 2nd and 3rd floors, as well as on the east side of the 4th floor, until the new access points are complete. We apologize for any access issues this process may cause, but we look forward to having a robust wireless network ready for the busy fall semester.


July 28, 2009

By Topic pages laid to rest today

Before we started the Kresge Library Wiki, recommendations about what library resources to use were organized in the By Topic section of the Kresge Library website. Today, those old, out-of-date pages are going to go away, and will be replaced entirely by the wiki.

Since Kresge Librarians started working on the wiki, it's quickly become the most actively updated part of our website, and one of the most popular sections. It's accessible to all our librarians to edit, and so we can quickly adapt its content to our users' needs. We've already created pages tailored to courses, MAP teams, and other projects, as well as pages that organize recommended resources according to research topic.

Check out the Kresge Library Wiki for your own project. If you don't find the information you're looking for, contact us, and we'll probably add the resources we discuss with you.


July 24, 2009

Global Financial Data no longer requires individual login

Earlier this month, Global Financial Data changed their vendor license to require users to create individual login accounts to access database features.

This issue has since been examined, and individual login is no longer required.

Global Financial Data is available to all UM users.


July 15, 2009

New China reports added to IBISWorld

IBISWorld has added new industry reports on China, with more forthcoming.

Now available:


  • 4053 Integrated Circuit Manufacturing

  • 5120 Rail Transportation of Freight

  • 6532 Clothing Retailers

  • 7421 Attorney and Legal Services

  • 7480 Travel Agencies

  • 8932 Cinemas

0790 Support Activities for Oil and Gas Mining and 6890 Other Banks will both be available soon.

IBISWorld is available to all UM users.


July 06, 2009

Global Financial Data now requires individual logins for access

Due to vendor changes, access to Global Financial Data now requires users to create individual logins.

To create an account, access the Global Financial Data site as a Ross user, a UM user, or a Kresge guest. After you are redirected to the website, click on the Sign Up button. To create an account, you will need to enter:


  • Your name

  • Your @umich.edu email address

  • Your UMID (the number on the front of your yellow MCard)

Shortly thereafter you will receive an email with your account confirmation, temporary password, and information about editing your account.

After you have created your account, you can log in to Global Financial Data by clicking the Login button on the homepage.


July 01, 2009

Kresge Library launches new homepage

Kresge Library's homepage has a new look. The goal of the redesign was to highlight the Library's most used resources and services, and to provide site visitors with an even easier way to contact Kresge staff. With email, phone, and IM information up front, a new Meebo chat box, Library news, and more features, the new homepage will hopefully help us communicate better with our visitors and patrons.

Have a question or comment about the new homepage? Email us to let us know what you think!