Kresge Library News: January 2011 Archives

January 30, 2011

Kresge Library Annual Report Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2010 Kresge Library Annual Report. This is the fourth report from Kresge and it showcases the activities and accomplishments of the amazing staff at the library. Central to the year's activities was a 32% increase in reference transactions at the library - a great measure of our interaction with the students, faculty and staff at Ross.

Click here to downloaded the Kresge Annual Report

Older reports (2007-2009) are available on the Kresge Wiki


January 21, 2011

Alumni access to Plunkett Research Online

Kresge Library is pleased to announce that Ross School of Business alumni now have access to Plunkett Research Online. Plunkett Research Online is a great source for industry sector analysis, research, trends and statistics, and is updated weekly.

Information on services and databases for RSB alumni is available on our Alumni page.


January 19, 2011

Using Kresge Library Resources To Prep For Your Interviews

As many students are jumping into internship interviews over the next few weeks, I wanted to highlight some of the more useful Kresge Library resources that can assist you with your interview preparation.

Company Information
We have many great databases to help with your company research. We compiled some of our favorites on our "I Need to Find Company Information" wiki page.

Analyst Reports are also very useful for finding out what is happening at a company. For information on the best databases to use for Analyst Reports, please visit the Analyst Reports wiki page.

Online Career Guides and eBooks
We have a number of excellent career resources that we make available to the Ross Community. We have compiled a list of the best career resources at Kresge. Two items of note include: Vault Career Insider, a great resource for helping learn more about an industry or the culture at a company; and WetFeet.com that also provides excellent industry guides and their “Ace Your Case” series of help books for case interviews.

Getting Help at Kresge Library
Please remember that you can always contact the Library for help for any information need you have. We can be reached in a number of ways, including:
• The Kresge Library contact form
• email us at kresge_library@umich.edu
• Stop by the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor (M-Th 9am-7pm & F 9am-5pm)
• Use the IM chat service on our home page

And as a new service this year, we have limited space for bag checks at the Kresge Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor.



January 12, 2011

New RefWorks features!

RefWorks, the citation management software available to all UM users, has launched a beta version of their new interface.

RefWorks 2.0 includes enhanced organization and output options, customizable launch pages and reference formats, and easy generation of both in-text citations and bibliographies. Don't like the new interface? You can always click on the RefWorks Classic link at the top of the page.

While you're there, you might want to check out the RefGrabIt plugin, which makes it easy to grab citation information for webpages you might want to reference. A mobile version of Refworks is also available.


Kresge Library regularly offers training session on RefWorks; until the next class, you can access tutorials through the RefWorks Resource Center or contact a librarian for assistance.