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Library Research Guides

Venture Accelerator

This guide outlines information and library services and resources available to the North Campus Research Complex's Venture Accelerator.

Access to Resources

Anyone housed at NCRC may walk into MLibrary@NCRC [Building 18, G018] or any university library for on-site use.

The University is a public institution of higher education, and public access computers are available to access many electronic journals and book subscriptions during an in-person visit.

Many database licenses limit virtual access (i.e., access from your desktop or home) of these resources to current U-M students, faculty, and staff.

You can also take advantage of low-document delivery fees through the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN) and MIchigan Information Transfer Source (MITS).


MLibrary@NCRC creates tailored information services to meet your unique information needs. To request a consultation and learn more about MLibrary@NCRC services, please contact Judy Smith:  or visit us at NCRC in Building 18, Room G018.

Examples of our services include, but are not limited to the following:

Education and Instruction

  • Training on basic to advanced information-seeking topics, such as maintaining information currency, using collaborative tools,  interdisciplinary searching, utilizing social media, and grant seeking.
  • Instruction (individual and group workshops) on databases, patent resources and Web resources.


  • Research assistance: How do I find….? Can you check…? Where do I begin…? Discussions on database selection, acquisition, and licensing.
  • Consultations and partnering to adjust services and resources based on changing information needs.
  • Conducting information needs reviews (what tools are being used? can they be used more efficiently? what is still needed?)
  • Facilitating cost-sharing for resources when possible.

Collaboration and outreach:

  •  “Information hub” services: Where on campus can I find…?