Monthly Archives: April 2011

Resources for Sustainability Management


See below for a list of useful databases that will aid you with research on sustainability management.

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

For data on Environmental Social Governance (ESG):

Proquest Direct
Sustainability Reference Center via Business Source Complete

For company financials:
S&P Net Advantage
Thomson ONE Banker

For company rankings (Environmental Social Governance):
Business and Company Resource Center:
Advanced Search– choose ‘rankings” in “Content Area” drop-down menu

Free Online Resources for Columbia Alumni!

Did you know some of the library perks available to Columbia University alumni? Not only do alumni have access to the libraries and lifelong reading privileges, but they also have free access to many of our most popular online journals and databases. Here are just a few that are offered:

  • Factiva
  • JAMA
  • Proquest

For more information on how to access these resources once you’ve graduated, visit the Alumni & Friends FAQ page.

Access to the New York Times

The New York Times announced to readers that it will be moving into the world of digital subscriptions beginning March 28, 2011. A number of details addressing how the new subscription model will work are detailed in an FAQ on the Times’ site: there will now be a monthly limit of 20 clickable articles (including blog posts, slide shows, video, and other multimedia features); access to the homepage and section fronts will remain unrestricted; accessibility on mobile devices and e-readers is also explained.

The New York Times is offering an initial subscription offer of $.99 for the first 4 weeks. Please visit their offer page for more details.

Please note that access to the Columbia University’s Libraries print and electronic subscriptions will remain the same:

We will continue to post more information about this change and its impact on Columbia University faculty and students as it becomes available. Additional questions are also being answered on the Times site.

Digital business workstations available!

IMAG0047Do you know there are 6 digital business workstations in the Watson library? Those workstations are located on the east side of the reading room on the first floor. Statistical packages such as R, Stata, and SPSS are installed on those workstations. In addition, Adobe suite applications including Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe Fireworks CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5, and Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64bit) are also available on those workstations.

For a complete list of computing applications, please click here.