Kresge Library News: April 2012 Archives

April 24, 2012

Year End Kresge Library Information for Ross Students and New Graduates (Alumni Services)

Hello Ross Students:
 
With the arrival two weeks ago of the tulips on campus, it is hard to believe that we are just now ending Winter Term and wrapping up another academic year here in Ann Arbor.  

On behalf of the staff at the Kresge Library, I wanted to extend our heartiest congratulations on finishing the school year, especially the MBA1s who are finishing up MAP. If you are graduating, please accept our most sincere congratulations and best wishes on your future success.
 
Please allow me to share information about library services over the summer and those that will be available to Ross graduates through Kresge.
 
Before you leave Ann Arbor:
 
Please consider participating in Kresge’s 2nd annual springtime food drive. Why lug those cans of soup and boxes of pasta off to your home when we can put them to great use in Washtenaw County.  You can drop off non-perishable food items right at the Library’s Circulation Desk on the second floor. We are collecting items through June 1st. For more information, please visit: http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/kresgenews/archives/2012/02/announcing_kres.html
 
Picture of last year's food drive:  
2/365/1097 (June 13, 2011) – First Annual Food Drive at the Kresge Business Administration Library at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan 

Also, if we did a good job at Kresge Library during your time here at Ross, please consider ‘signing our wall’ in Kresge's administration offices on the 3rd floor. Think of it like backstage at a musical venue. Someone might be able to point to your name in the future and marvel that ‘we knew you when.’  
 
This is the wall - it would look better with your name on it!
244/365/1339 (February 10, 2012) – Signing the Wall in the Kresge Library Offices (Ross School of Business, University of Michigan)
 
Also, it is a good time to make sure that you have returned any books that you have checked out.  Also, please check Kresge’s Lost and Found (at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor) if you lost something in the library this term.

News for Current and Returning Students 
 
Kresge Library Hours for Spring & Summer Terms: 
As a reminder, we will be closed on Sundays from now until the beginning of Fall Term. During the summer, we are typically open 8am-8pm (Monday – Friday) and 10am-6pm on Saturdays.  To see our library hours – including specific changes for exams and holidays, please visit:
http://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgelibrary/about/hours.htm 

Reference Assistance during Spring & Summer Terms:
Please remember that we are very happy to help you this summer on whatever your information needs might be. If you need assistance over the summer, we are but an email or IM chat session away. You can contact us via email to kresge_library@umich.edu or by using this webform: http://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgelibrary/contact.htm. We will have librarians available for walk-in visitors to the library and you can always make an appointment if you are working on a lengthier project. You may also use the IM chat client that is located right on the Kresge Library's home page: http://www.bus.umich.edu/KresgeLibrary.
 
News for Graduating Students 
 
CTools Access: 
You will have access to your CTools sites for the near future. Most class sites are taken down two years after completion – though if you created a project, you should have it for as long as it is active. 
 
Alumni Access to Select Kresge Library Databases:
As you may know, the Kresge Library offers Ross alumni free access to a select group of databases. We are the only school at The University of Michigan to offer alumni access to databases at no additional cost and this list is the gold standard among American business schools. New resources and changes will be highlighted in Michigan Mail, the Alumni Services web page at the Kresge Library site, and the Library News http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/kresgenews/
 
Access for the full suite of Kresge Resources will be available until your status changes (we expect this to take place in early July). At the point when you become alumni in our system, please follow the links to the resources through the Alumni Resources Page at: http://www.bus.umich.edu/Kresgelibrary/support/alumni.htm 
  
Among the resources that are currently offered to alumni, you will find:
• Career resources (CareerSearch, Vault Online Career Library, WetFeet.com, etc.) 
• Company and industry research tools (ORBIS, Business and Company Resource Center, Business Monitor Online, etc.) 
• News sources (Business Source Premier: Alumni Edition (EBSCO), Factiva, etc.). 

Please remember that these resources are provided to you for personal use only. Even when you are an alum, you can contact the library for help with these resources.  Please contact the Kresge Library Reference Desk for assistance at 734.764.9464 or email us at kresge_library@umich.edu

Once again, congratulations to all on the completion of the school year and have an enjoyable summer.  If you have any questions about library services, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
 
Best wishes and Go Blue!

Corey Seeman, Kresge Library

April 03, 2012

MarketLine has New 'Advantage' Interface

MarketLine, a source for company, industry and country information, has a new upgraded interface designed to make searching easier. A single search box now graces the main page and allows you to search all content or search just case studies, company profiles, industry reports or or company profiles. The browse options for industry, company, and country are conveniently located under the search box.

The results screen has also been redesigned, providing better organization of results by document type. The list of refinement options has been moved to the right side of the screen, while the refinements by document type are listed across the top.

The Databases option under the Browse section on the main screen, provides links to country statistics, consumer market statistics and reports in the Life Sciences Analytics database.

MarketLine Advantage is available to the entire UM Ann Arbor campus.


New Database - Audit Bureau of Circulations

The Audit Bureau of Circulations provides circulation statistics for several thousand US and Canadian newspapers and periodical publications. Reports include statistics on paid and non-paid subscriptions, including digital subscriptions, home delivery and single-copy sales and are in PDF format. Yearly audit reports also include geographic breakdowns of circulation and some demographic information on readership. Search by title, periodical classification, market area, or circulation size.

The Audit Bureau of Circulations is available to the entire UM Ann Arbor campus.