Due to the impending Winter storm expected to arrive tomorrow (Tuesday, March 14th), the Watson Library of Business & Economics will be closed.
Butler Library will open as study space from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with Public Safety presence only. All services, including stack access and circulation are closed. All other libraries are closed.
For more information regarding Columbia University campus closings, please visit…
For a schedule of Watson Library’s hours of operation, please visit…
Watson Library will remain open until Midnight from Sunday, March 5th, through Thursday, March 9th. Here are our hours during the mid-term exam period…
Friday 3/03 : 8am-9pm
Saturday 3/04 : 10am-9pm
Sunday 3/05 : 10am-Midnight
Monday 3/06 : 8am-Midnight [restricted access until 7pm]
Tuesday 3/07 : 8am-Midnight [restricted access until 7pm]
Wednesday 3/08 : 8am-Midnight [restricted access until 7pm]
Thursday 3/09 : 8am-Midnight [restricted access until 7pm]
Friday 3/10 : 8am-5pm
Saturday 3/11 : CLOSED
Sunday 3/12 : CLOSED
Watson Library’s hours of operation for the rest of the Spring semester can be found here…
From 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, February 20th through March 9th, 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 International Affairs Building), and the Science and Engineering Library (campus level of the NorthWest Corner Building). http://library.columbia.edu/services/study-spaces.html
And check out the designated talk zones now available across the across the Columbia Libraries! https://blogs.cul.columbia.edu/business/2015/09/01/talk-zones-come-to-columbia-libraries/
If you have any questions, please contact our staff at 212-854-7804 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Due to inclement weather, Butler Library is open as a study space only, and all other libraries are closed today, Thursday, February 9, 2017.
Columbia University’s classes are canceled.
For more information about Columbia Univerity closings, please go to Columbia’s Alerts and Announcements site.
The Application Development Initiative Group (ADI) will be hosting a Hackathon in the Watson Library of Business & Economics starting at 4pm this Friday, February 3rd, and ending at Noon on Saturday, February 4th. During this time, use of the main ground floor reading room and study rooms (G01-G17) will be restricted to use by Hackathon participants. The rest of the Library (including the computer workstations, 1M & 2M study spaces, and mezzanine study rooms) will remain accessible to all eligible patrons as usual.
To view the hours of operation for Watson Library, please visit this page… https://hours.library.columbia.edu/?library=business
To contact the Watson Library staff, please call 212-854-7804 during our open hours or send an email to email@example.com. Thanks.
Columbia University has access to the Infogroup’s Historical Business File via WRDS.
Infogroup gathers geographic location-related business and residential data from various public data sources, such as local yellow pages, credit card billing data, etc. The Infogroup database at WRDS contains two packages: Historical Business and Historical Residential, both of which largely focus on US sectors.
The Historical Business data starts in 1997, while Historical Residential dates back to 2006. The Historical Business data is a calendar year-end snapshot of local business data. It contains business identification, location, industry, corporation hierarchy, employment, sales, and other fields.
For more information about this dataset, please visit this page
Do you know that in addition to Excel API, now you can also extract data easily from Datastream by using Python, R, or MATLAB?
PyDatastream is a Python interface to the Thomson Dataworks Enterprise (DWE) SOAP API (non free), with some convenience functions for retrieving Datastream data specifically. This package requires valid credentials for this API.
It is a Python API for time-series data which abstracts the database which is used to store the data, providing a powerful and unified API. It provides an easy way to insert time-series datapoints and automatically downsample them into multiple levels of granularity for efficient querying time-series data at various time scales.
Alternatives for other scientific computing languages:
Please note that only PhD students and faculty can request credentials. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you had any questions.
The Winter Intersession hours for the Watson Library of Business & Economics are as follows…
Friday,12/23 8am – 5pm
Saturday,12/24 – Tuesday,12/27 Closed
Wednesday, 12/28 – Friday,12/30 8am -5pm
Saturday,12/31 – Tuesday, 1/03 Closed
Wednesday, 1/04 – Friday, 1/06 8am -5pm
Saturday, 1/07 – Sunday, 1/08 10am-6pm
Monday, 1/09 7:30am-9pm
Tuesday, 1/10 7:30am-10pm
Wednesday, 1/11 7:30am – 7pm
Thursday, 1/12 7:30am – 10pm
Friday, 1/13 7:30am-7pm
Saturday, 1/14 – Monday, 1/16 Closed
Regular Spring Hours begin Tuesday 1/17/17 and can be found at http://hours.library.columbia.edu/?library=business
Thank you for your patience as we restored access to the Financial Times. As of 1pm today, full access has been restored.
Thanks again. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.