Monthly Archives: September 2009

Capital IQ access

We are pleased to inform you that you may now access Capital IQ.

To access Capital IQ, log in to Columbia Groups Management (Click here: and then click on the link for Capital IQ.  Active users will be recognized in the system. Please note that your log in is not through the Capital IQ website.

** You are allowed to use Capital IQ for academic purposes only.
** For those of you who have used Capital IQ before, the Excel Plug-in is not available for academic use.

Need to be alerted?

alert-256x256Set up alerts for companies, industries, and news in the databases Business Source Complete and Proquest. [Please note that links to articles will only work on the Columbia network.]

In Business Source Complete see the help pages for setting up journal and search alerts.

In Proquest do the following:
1. Search for your favorite query or publication
2. Click the Set up Alert button, available in the Basic and Advanced search results, Recent Searches, Publications and My Research
3. No registration is required; you just need to provide an email address
4. You can then access full text and abstracts from any computer with access to ProQuest®
5. Options include how often you wish to receive email alerts, expiry dates and custom subject line and message.

WRDS Scheduled Downtime — Tuesday, September 29

The WRDS server will be undergoing scheduled maintenance from 12:00pm-8:00pm ET on Tuesday, September 29, 2009.

During this period, the WRDS website will be unavailable. However, access will remain for those users accessing WRDS through UNIX and PC SAS Connect. Interactive queries during this period should continue to run unaffected.

WRDS will be adding additional network hardware to expand capacity.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Feeling entrepreneurial?

Are you taking one of the Business School’s entrepreneurship classes?  If so, take a look at Watson Library’s small business/entrepreneurship guide.  It includes lists of resources related to financing, writing a business plan, marketing and more!

And don’t forget about our other research guides on topics such advertising, social responsibility, and the pharmaceutical industry!