Monthly Archives: January 2011

Borrow Direct expands!


Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have joined Borrow Direct, a service enabling faculty, students, and staff of Columbia University to borrow books and music scores directly from the libraries at:

  • Brown University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University
  • Yale University

Beginning in summer 2011, faculty, students, and staff from Columbia and the six partner institutions will also have access to regularly circulating materials from Harvard and MIT.

This expansion increases the number of volumes available to Columbia scholars from more than 45 million to almost 70 million.

New Science and Engineering Library is now open!

The Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of the new Science & Engineering Library at Columbia University. The new library, located in the Northwest Corner Building, offers research support for the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and psychology, as well as providing a collaborative environment supporting rapidly expanding interdisciplinary science and engineering research. We welcome the University community to stop by the new library, enjoy the space and speak to the staff.

The library features seating and study spaces for students and researchers with spectacular views of the Columbia campus and Morningside Heights. Beginning in February 2011, the library will offer tours on Fridays.

A primary feature of the new library is the Digital Science Center (DSC) where students and faculty will be able to access and find assistance for a wide range of specialized software that support the visual analysis of spatial imagery, molecular rendering and equation balancing, multivariate calculation, graphing, workflow and programming solutions to 3D modeling and animation. The facility also includes multi-purpose spaces that support presentation preparation and practice, technology-based seminars, and library and technology instruction.

MBA orientation: Resources for Parker Petroleum case study

cbs_center_financial_mSee below for a list of useful databases that will aid you with the assignment for the case “Parker Petroleum in Jumandia”:

For competitors:
S&P Net Advantage
Thomson ONE Banker

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

ABI/Inform Global

Business Source Complete

Spring 2011 Bloomberg introduction sessions


***Note: Summer training sessions will be announced in early May.***

This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.

Spaces are available for the following sessions:

All sessions will take place in the 1st Mezzanine reading room on the west side of Watson Library.

Reservations are required. Please register to reserve your spot.