Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sign up for a Capital IQ account!

This Spring Columbia Business School is happy to continue having students register for Capital IQ.  Capital IQ is a web based research platform that combines deep information on companies, markets, and people worldwide with robust tools for fundamental analysis, financial modeling, market analysis, screening, targeting, and relationship and workflow management.

Note: If you already signed up in the Fall, you are still registered until May 2010.

If you are not registered already, please sign up before Wednesday February 3rd, 2010 at Noon :

Registration link:

For more information about Capital IQ be sure to attend the  Capital IQ Information Presentation Session. Please RSVP to

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

6:00-7:30 PM
Uris 142

Top five most asked research questions

The top five research questions for 2009 are:

  1. How do I access Capital IQ?
  2. Where can I find a list of business and economics databases to which the library subscribes?
  3. How do I find analyst reports (investment bank reports)?
  4. Where can I find company profiles?
  5. Where do I find SEC filings?

Based on then number of hits in our 24/7 Help frequently asked questions database.

New Springer e-book collection

The Library has acquired the Springer E-Book collections for the years 2005, 2009, and 2010.  We now have access to thousands of additional electronic books, reference works, and book series in the following subject areas:

  • Architecture and Designspringerlink-logo1
  • Behavioral Science
  • Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Professional and Applied Computing

Content is available on the SpringerLink platform directly though the following link:

Records will also being showing up in CLIO, the Library’s catalog on a continuing basis, as soon as new materials are added to the collection.

Prepare for interviews with research!


Consult the following sections for resources to prepare for your interviews. Good luck!

Analyst reports
Company screening
Industry overviews
League tables
Sources for company filings
Sources for company news
Sources for company profiles

For more sources see Watson Library’s research guides on US company research and international company research.

Useful information about Watson Library

Watson Library

The staff of the Watson Library extend a warm welcome to all new students!

Useful links and information about Watson Library:

Library hours
Library floor plans [The second mezzanine is an oasis of quiet study space!]
Reserve a study room [There are 34 study rooms in the Watson Library; same day reservations are allowed.]
Research help [Yes! You can IM a librarian!]
– Information about items on reserve at the Library
– List of business and economics databases [with descriptions!]

Welcome J-termers!

Just in case you misplaced the handouts from the library orientation they are available online.  [But how could you misplace something so exciting!]

See below for a list of useful databases for the case assignment on “Parker Petroleum in Jumandia”:

For competitors:

S&P Net Advantage
Thomson ONE Banker

For issues in the industry highlighted by corporate social responsibility analysts:
iRatings by RiskMetrics

ABI/Inform Global
Business Source Complete

New resources for the new year!

winter1We added new sources over the past year – check them out!

Picture credit:
Eileen Barroso / Columbia University