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Venture Accelerator

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…?