Monthly Archives: February 2011

New database: Audit Analytics SEC Comment Letters

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The Watson Library of Business and Economics is pleased to announce our latest database:  the Audit Analytics SEC Comment Letter database via Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). It provides access to more than 75,000 fully analyzed SEC letters (SEC staff reviews and company responses), which are searchable by company, location, industry and market cap.

Audit Analytics SEC Comment Letters database’s coverage:

  • “Accounting and financial reporting issues
  • FAS, IFRS, SOP, SAB, Reg S-K, Reg S-X, EITF
  • New and secondary registration issues
  • Management discussion and analysis issues
  • Internal control, D&O, compensation issues
  • Fair value, related party issues, and FCPA”
The Audit Analytics SEC Comment Letter databas

Capital IQ available in Watson library!

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Do you know you can access the Capital IQ database in the Watson Library of Business and Economics?

There are 4 library data terminals along the circulation desk which provide access to Capital IQ. For students who missed the Capital IQ registration deadline this semester, please use the Capital IQ database in the library. Please ask for help at the circulation desk if you need further assistance.

A new way to find articles!

Try our newest article search, from the yellow “Find Articles” tab on the library home page:

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Described as a “webscale discovery service” it is very fast, searches a vast number of articles in both journals and newspapers, and often searches both full-text and citations. Facets allow you to quickly narrow a search by article type or publication date. You may also limit by subject terms, but not all article have subject terms so you may exclude useful content if you use this limit.

* Use the advanced search to further narrow a search by author or journal title.

* Searching for an exact phrase? Enclose the phrase in quotation marks: “hedge funds”

* Looking for terms in proximity to one another? “microfinance india”~20 will retrieve the terms microfinance and india within 20 words of one another.

The previous “Find Articles” federated search engine is still available. It has been renamed Custom Search, and retains such features as the ability to search topical sets of databases, to log in and create your own set of databases, or to save citations in folders for future use. You can find it by searching for “Custom Search” as a database title.

Sustainability Info Expo

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Interested in learning about resources related to sustainability?

Join us in the Lehman Social Sciences Library for the Sustainability Information Expo, Thursday, 2/3, 11:30am-1:30pm.

Free lunch and raffle prize!

Learn about data/GIS, government, social science, business, and science information resources related to sustainability.

Questions?  Email dssc@libraries.cul.columbia.edu.