Business School Resource Fair

As part of new student orientation, the Business School will be holding a Resource Fair in the Watson Library of Business & Economics on Monday, August 22nd.

This event is open to incoming MBA students only, so the ground floor reading room and study rooms will be unavailable to library patrons between Noon – 5:30pm.

The 1M & 2M study spaces and mezzanine study rooms will remain open for library patrons between 8am – 7pm.

To view Watson Library’s hours of operations, please visit… http://hours.library.columbia.edu/?library=business.

For questions regarding access to Watson Library, please call 212-854-7804 during our open hours.  Thanks.

Final Exam Hours

Final Exam Hours for the Summer semester in the Watson Library of Business & Economics are as follows…

Sunday 8/07:  10am – Midnight

Monday 8/08 – Wednesday 8/10:  8am – Midnight

Thursday 8/11:  8am – 10pm

Friday 8/12:  8am – 9pm

Our Research Librarians will still be available for office hours weekdays between 1pm – 5pm during the Final Exam Period.

The Library’s full schedule can be viewed at… http://hours.library.columbia.edu/?library=business

Please contact us at 212-854-7804 or business_circulation@library.columbia.edu if you have any questions.

 

[Metro SIG Meeting] Historical Corporate Annual Reports Digitization Project

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This Wednesday, June 8 2016, Watson Library’s Interim Head Jeremiah Trinidad-Christensen was invited to make a presentation at the Metro’s Economics and Business Librarians SIG meeting about the Historical Corporate Annual Reports Digitization Project in Watson Library.

Jeremiah provided an excellent summary of this widely-used digitization project, which was conducted by a group of Watson Library staff, led by our Collection Development Librarian Yasmin Saira from 2007 to 2009. The audiences were hugely intrigued by the fascinating stories Jeremiah extracted from these reports; everyone was also amazed at the visualization he created in the end, using one of the historical NYC maps:

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If you want to learn more about this historical corporate report collection, here are some relevant links:

If you would like to request a full copy of this presentation, or had questions regarding our collections, please reach out to us at business@library.columbia.edu

reduced hours – Commencement week

Watson Library of Business & Economics will be on a reduced hour schedule between Friday 5/13-Sun 5/22.

Friday 5/13:  8am – 5pm

Saturday 5/14 – Sunday 5/15:  closed

Monday 5/16 – Friday 5/20:  8am – 5pm

Saturday 5/21 – Sunday 5/22:  10am – 6pm

Regular Summer semesters hours begin on Monday 5/23.  Please see… http://hours.library.columbia.edu/?library=business

University Commencement is scheduled for the morning of Wednesday 5/18.  Watson Library will be open, but access to the campus will be limited during the morning hours.  Please visit this page for more information:  http://www.columbia.edu/content/commencement-week.html

Congratulations to all May graduates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Exams – restricted access

From 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, April 28th through May 12th, Watson Library is open to all current graduate students, undergraduates in economics, faculty and staff.

At all other times during these two weeks, i.e. after 7pm until close and all open hours on Saturday and Sunday, Watson Library is available to all University affiliates.

If you need materials or services during the 8am to 7pm period designated above and you are not in one of the groups listed please ask a library staff member for help.

Study space is available in Butler Library, Lehman Library (3rd floor of the International Affairs Building), and the Science and Engineering Library (campus level of the NorthWest Corner Building).

Spring Break reduced hours

Reduced Spring Break hours in the Watson Library of Business & Economics begin on Friday, 3/11, and run through Saturday, 3/19.  Our Spring Break schedule looks like this…

Friday 3/11:  8am – 5pm

Saturday 3/12 – Sunday 3/13:  CLOSED

Monday 3/14 – Friday 3/18:  8am – 5pm

Saturday 3/19:  10am – 6pm

Regular hours resume on Sunday 3/20.   Please visit our schedule for more information: http://hours.library.columbia.edu/?library=business

 

 

 

Access during Midterm Study Period

From 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, February 29th through March 10th, Watson Library is open to all current graduate students, undergraduates in economics, faculty and staff.
At all other times during these two weeks, i.e. after 7pm until close and all open hours on Saturday and Sunday, Watson Library is available to all University affiliates.

If you need materials or services during the 8am to 7pm period designated above and you are not in one of the groups listed please ask a library staff member for help.

Study space is also available in Butler Library, Lehman Library (3rd floor of the International Affairs Building), and the Science and Engineering Library (campus level of the NorthWest Corner Building).

Thomson One: Workaround for using Chrome and Firefox

Thomson One is a useful database for financial data on public companies, as well as merger and acquisition information and market data. Users can search and screen across databases to identify companies that meet your specific investment criteria as well as conduct peer analysis.  Includes Investext, Private Equity database (Venturexpert) and Thomson Deals (SDC Platinum).

However it proves to be difficult because of its compatibility with only Internet Explorer (IE) pre-version 10.  However this is a workaround with an extension/Addins for Chrome/Firefox.

Please note that not all functions are supported with this solution (i.e. downloading analyst reports).

 

Welcome new and returning students!

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Contact a librarian for research help:

  • In person: Monday to Friday, 1pm to 5pm – ask for help at the service desk
  • Phone: Call us at 212-854-7804
  • Email [24 hour response on weekdays]
  • Consultations: email to set up an appointment
  • IM a research librarian for help with your research.

Search library resources:

  • Consult our research guides
  • List of business and economics databases
  • Use CLIO, the Libraries catalog to search for books, journals, ebooks, ejournals, articles and more!  Watch this short video to make the most out of CLIO!

Use the Columbia Libraries:

  • Hours
  • Find a study space
  • Reserve a study room in Watson [Business school students only]
  • Reserve a study room in Butler, Lehman or the Science and Engineering Library
  • Course reserves information
  • Printing in the Watson Library
  • Information about access to the libraries, loan periods, fines, etc.

Watson Library Reopens @ 2pm on Sunday

I hope this blog post finds you warm and well.  Thanks to our dedicated staff, Watson Business Library is reopening today (Sunday) with modified hours:

  • Opening @ 2pm
  • Closing @ 8pm

Please stay safe while navigating campus.  A few more details concerning our other library locations:

  • Butler Library remains open as a 24-hour study space. Butler service desks and book stacks will be open on Sunday from 12:00 – 8:00 pm and will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday.
  • Science & Engineering Library: 12:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Social Work Library: 12:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Lehman Library: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Please email business@library.columbia.edu if you have any questions. Stay warm, and have a good weekend!