Kresge Library News: UM Library Resources Archives


November 14, 2011

Chronicle of Higher Education Online Now Available

The Chronicle of Higher Education Online is now available to the entire UM campus without the need for an individual subscription. The Online version of the Chronicle gives users access to:

Access the Chronicle on campus, or from anywhere in the world (via UM authentication).


September 04, 2009

New Database: RGE Monitor

RGE Monitor provides timely global economic analysis covering macroeconomics, emerging and world markets, finance and banking, and geostrategic and long term issues. Content is sourced from news, research, analysis, blogs, important speeches, and data. Users can subscribe to receive email Daily Digests on particular topics or countries or to the RGE Economonitors via RSS. The site includes proprietary research and analysis, as well as extensive links to news and analysis from other sources.

RGE Monitor is available from the University Library for the entire Ann Arbor campus.


August 03, 2009

New University Library site launches

Many members of the Ross community access the University of Michigan Library website through the Kresge Library site. If you click through today, you'll see something different.

Late this morning, the University Library launched a new website and Mirlyn catalog. The new site makes it easier to search across resource types and topics, including Search Tools, catalog materials, ejournals and Deep Blue. These and other new features are shown in the new site tour.

If you have any questions or comments about the new University Library website, you may submit them through the Library's feedback form.


March 16, 2009

University Library hosts Open Access Week: March 23-27

the University of Michigan Library is hosting a week-long series of sessions on open access and copyright during March 23-27. All events are free and open to the public, and UM students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend.

Topics include copyright and open access, the future of scholarly publishing, and legal challenges.

View the full schedule and learn more about the event

Visit the Copyright at the University of Michigan website


March 04, 2009

SpringerLink launches MyCopy print-on-demand service

SpringerLink has launched a new print-on-demand service called MyCopy, that allows individual users to order selections from the SpringerLink ebook collection by credit card. Users can purchase non-German books published before 2005, for $24.95 each.

SpringerLink is available to all UM Ann Arbor users.

Questions about the service can be directed to the Kresge Library.


April 23, 2008

Materials for Medical Devices

A new database, Materials for Medical Devices, is now available to the entire UM community. This database brings to your desktop a comprehensive and authoritative set of mechanical, physical, biological response, and drug compatibility properties for the materials and coatings used in medical devices.

Use this database to find information on materials used in cardiovascular or orthopedic medical devices and the device manufacturers.


February 20, 2008

OECD's New Statistics Searching Interface

OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, has launched a new search interface to OECD Statistics called OECD.Stat. Click on the 'Statistics' tab to access OECD.Stat link to the new interface.

OECD.Stat enables users to search for and extract data from across all 50 OECD databases and replaces the OECD Statistical Compendium on SourceOECD. New functions allow users create their own customizable tables from the data.

OECD collects statistics from the 30 member countries and occasionally for non-member countries, on a variety of topics including Globalisation, Health, Labour, Social Welfare, Monthly Economic Indicators, National Accounts, and Prices and Purchasing Power.


February 19, 2008

Full Text of Congressional Committee Hearings Now Available

What arguments did Congress hear before authorizing President Bush to invade Iraq? What caused Apollo 13 to abort its trip to the moon? How did the Soviet Union hassle Latvia in the 1980s?

The University Library recently purchased access to the full text of Congressional committee hearings in pdf format, 1965-2003, with 1824-1964 available by December 2008.

Committee hearings provide expert testimony on social science, science, and health topics - anything that Congress funds or regulates or that piques its curiosity.

You can access the hearings on or off campus through LEXIS Congressional. Use the "Congressional Publications" section and do an "Advanced Search" by keyword, subject, title, witness, and/or witness affiliation combined with a date range. You will retrieve published hearings and a separate section for those in the full text digital collection.


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 kresge_library@umich.edu for assistance with your pharmaceutical market research.