Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Remote Access to Databases Unavailable

Update: Service has been restored.

Remote access to Kresge databases is unavailable at this time.  We are working on this issue and will have access restored as soon as possible.  Databases can be accessed through the  UM User link where provided.  

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Career Resources for Veterans from Vault

Kresge has many databases that can help our nations veterans with research and transitioning to civilian life. Vault has many exclusive features for veteran support.  Vault can help with career advice, guidebooks and videos, company rankings for military veterans, and many more.  See Vault to start your research.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Course Material Deadlines

Course Material Deadlines
Fall 2015: 
  Purchase digital access through November 30, 2015
  Last day to pick up optional TEXTPAK at Kresge Annex:   November 18, 2015
Winter A 2016 (classes starting January):
-->Purchase digital access:    -->December 14-April 18
-->   Digital access refund deadline:      February 5, 2016
  Purchase Optional TEXTPAK:     December 14-February 5, 2015
  Last day to pick up optional TEXTPAK at Kresge Annex:     February 12, 2016

Full deadline details can be found in the course materials data table on Students web page.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

University of Michigan Ranked in Top Universities Producing VC-backed Entreprenuers

Pitchbook, the database of private equity and venture capital deals, released it's Top Universities report today. This report ranks the top 50 undergraduate and top 25 MBA programs worldwide to track numbers of VC-backed entrepreneurs from the start of 2010 through the end of July 2015.

The University of Michigan came in at #7 for undergraduates and #17 for MBAs. To read the details and see who else made the list, download the full report.

Source: Universities Report, 2015-2016 Edition. Pitchbook.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Comperio is now PwC Inform

PwC Inform contains a comprehensive full text library of global financial reporting and accounting literature. Includes AICPA, FASB and relevant SEC documents, as well as general international items and accounting materials issued by select foreign countries. Both current and historical material are included.

Formerly available only in the Library, the new PwC Inform interface is available to all Ross Users via a web interface. A personal account is required for access. To request an account, contact us at

Monday, July 6, 2015

Successful Food Drive

Kresge would like to thank the Ross community for the donation that made our 4th annual food drive such a success.  Together we donated 24 boxes of food and personal items to Hope Clinic and Saline Area Social Services, and additional cleaning products were given to Crafty Cat Rescue.   Thank you to all who participated.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Kresge Catalog - New Look in July 1

The Kresge Catalog, our searchable database of our electronic resource titles (or 'stuff we have access to'), will get a new look starting July 1. This new catalog will allow users to search for electronic resources - ebooks, ejournals, databases - available to the Ross Community.

You can get a sneak preview of the new interface right now. This slimmed down version provides separate tabs for searching only ebooks and only ejournals, as well as the entire set of resources.

Remember, Kresge Library is not alone! To find even more resources available to you at the University, be sure to check MIRLYN too.

Let us help you find it! If you need any help with the resources, including tracking down an ejournal or an ebook, Email us at or fill out our Contact Us form.

The change in catalog systems was necessitated by our move from a collection of physical items to a collection of electronic only resources. The old system provided functionality for a collection of physical items and became cost prohibitive to maintain for our new collection.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Library Database Server Maintenance, Friday May 22

Access to the Kresge Library Databases via the Ross user links will be unavailable for a period of about 2 hours between 7am - 9am Friday morning  due to server maintenance.

During this time, access to most of the databases is available via the UM user links on the A-Z Database page.

OneSource is now Avention!

OneSource, the go-to database for company information, has a new name and interface! Now called Avention, this database provides the same great company profiles and industry information but with a more powerful search capability and easy to use interface.

New features include:
  • Additional coverage: around 3 million new companies, expanded number of contacts and emails plus additional data points such as technologies (software, etc.) used at a company.
  • Conceptual search: works like a keyword search across all database content including company info.
  • Build-A-List is now Advanced Search: with filtering capabilities on just about every data point and keyword. The search results look nicer, the downloading is a bit easier to figure out. The email viewing restrictions have been removed. 
  • Business Signals: analysis of company operations, actions and changes from social media, news, and other resources within the database.
Avention is available on the Library's A-Z Database page.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Library Catalog is Down

The library catalog is currently experiencing technical difficulties.  We will have service restored as it is available.  Information similar to that of the catalog can be found using the following:

Monday, May 4, 2015

Kresge Database Server Maintenance Today 5/4/2015

Access to the Kresge Library Databases via the Ross user links will be unavailable for a period of about 2 hours between 10am and noon due to server maintenance.

During this time, access to most of the databases is available via the UM user links on the A-Z Database page.

Monday, April 20, 2015

4th Annual Kresge Library Food Drive 2015

Kresge Library is proud to be hosting our 4th annual food drive for Washtenaw County food banks. Starting on Monday April 20th through Friday June 5th we will be collecting non perishable food items and unopened personal products for hungry families and people in need.

Please bring all of your donations to the Kresge Library Services Reference Desk in the modular offices next to Lorch Hall. For more information, see the food drive flyer.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mergent Archives - Expanded Content and Access

New content has been added to the Mergent Archives database. This database is a digital collection of historical Moody's, Hoover's, Dun & Bradstreet, and Mergent publications. Coverage dates range from 1909-present.

New content includes:
  • Municpal & Government Manual Collection
  • Hoover's Archives
  • Mergent Country Reports
  • Country Risk Reports
This database is available to all 3 UM Campuses plus Ross Alumni.

Access the Mergent Archives on the Kresge Library's A-Z Database Page.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New Database - Mergent Intellect

A new source for company information, including private companies, Mergent Intellect provides U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, and industry profiles. Includes information from Hoover's and Dun & Bradstreet.

This database is available to all 3 UM Campuses plus Ross Alumni.

Access Mergent Intellect on the Kresge Library's A-Z Database Page

Monday, April 6, 2015

INFORMS Journals are Back Online

After a brief hiatus, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) journals are once again available online to the Ross Community. Titles in this collection include:
  • Decision Analysis
  • Information Systems Research
  • Informs Journal on Computing
  • Informs Transactions on Education
  • Interfaces
  • Management Science
  • Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
  • Marketing Science
  • Mathematics of Operations Research
  • Operations Research
  • Or/Ms Today
  • Organization Science
  • Service Science
  • Strategy Science
  • Transportation Science
  • Tutorials in Operations Research
These journals can be accessed through the Library's Journal Locator.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Automotive News Data Center - Now with More Content!

New content has been added to the Automotive News Data Center*. In addition to the Market Data Book, Ross users can now access:

  • Analytics Engine
    • Build custom graphs to compare automotive data
  • Market Reports
    • Generate automotive data reports and download to Excel
  • Dealer Incentives
    • Customer and dealer incentives and rebate data by vehicle & ZIP
  • Supplements & Lists
    • North American production, sales and inventory data
    • European data
    • Dealer data
    • Customer incentives

The Automotive News Data Center is available on the Library's A-Z Database list.

*Looking for full text articles from Automotive News? Find them in the Journal Locator.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PrivCo Private Company Database Now Available!

Need private company information? Try PrivCo!

PrivCo contains business and financial research for over 700,000 non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies. Search for venture capital fundings, private M&A deals, private equity deals, and general company information.

PrivCo is available to Ross Students on the Library's A-Z Database page.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

IBISWorld Industry Risk Ratings Now Available

This collection of 700+ Risk Ratings Reports (which accompany each NAICS report) analyzes the opportunities and threats affecting an industry in the next 6-18 months.  In conjunction with the Risk Management Association, IBISWorld came up with a risk score for each industry, which determines the difficulty of operating in that industry.

A downloadable spreadsheet of the Risk Scores is available from the main IBISWorld page. Look for the 'US Risk Scores Listing' link.

These reports are available in IBISWorld on the Library's A-Z Database page.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Reference hours for Winter B

Reference Walk-in Hours (Modular Offices)
M-Friday 10am-noon & 1pm-5pm

Reference Chat Available
M-Thursday 5pm-9pm
Saturday 5pm-9pm
Sunday 3pm-9pm

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CareerBeam replaces Career Search

CareerBeam has replaced the Career Search interface. The new platform provides a place to manage your job search and career. Use their learning modules to explore career options, plan your career campaign, prepare your resume and prep for interviews so you can get the job. Store all of your plans and documents in your personal account. Use the Job Search feature to find both internships and full time jobs in the industry of your choice.

CareerBeam also provides access to a variety of research tools:
  • Company Search
  • People/Alumni Search
  • Salary Wizard
  • Riley Guide Articles
  • First Research Industry Reports
  • Database of Associations, Journals, Trade Shows, Newsletters and Websites for your industry
Access to CareerBeam is via UM authentication so you already have a personalized account. 

This resource is available to all users at the Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses.

Login to CareerBeam and get started mapping out your job search and career.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Course Materials and Printed TEXTPAKs for Winter B 2015

Course Materials ordering is underway. If you need to purchase electronic Course Materials or a printed TEXTPAK for your class, follow the instructions from your class CTools site's announcement

Digital Course Materials are available immediately after purchasing.

If you ordered an optional printed TEXTPAK you will be notified via email when it is ready for pickup.
TEXTPAKs can be picked up in the Kresge Annex - 102 Legal Research, Law School.

General pick up hours for Winter B:
Monday - Friday - 8:30am-6:00pm (See the Library Calendar for any exceptions.)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Research Instruction sessions Feb 17-18

Learn how to access vital research information by coming to the Kresge instruction sessions next week:

Tues. Feb. 17th
5:10-6:00pm, R0218
Kresge Library Databases Overview
Learn how to find vital company, industry and financial information for class assignments (including Strategy) in Kresge Library databases. This session covers OneSource, IBISWorld, Marketline, ABI/Inform Proquest and others, and shows you when, where and how to get help. No registration needed. All Ross students welcome!

Wed. Feb. 18th
1:10--2:00pm, R0226
Kresge Library Resources for your Off-Campus Job Search
This session covers Vault Career Insider, Going Global, CareerSearch and OneSource. Find company information for interviews and learn how to compile lists of companies to target. (Note: this session does not include job listings.) No registration necessary. All Ross students welcome.

more information

Monday, February 2, 2015

Classes and Events Canceled Monday Feb 2

Due to inclement weather, all classes and events have been canceled through 6pm Feb 2, 2015.