Monthly Archives: August 2011

MBA orientation: Resources for Parker Petroleum case study

cbs_center_financial_mWelcome Class of 2013!

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

For competitors:

CapitalIQ [need an account]
S&P Net Advantage
Thomson ONE Banker


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

ABI/Inform Global

Business Source Complete

For more information consult the handout from the library orientation sessions.

Case studies

Case studies are increasingly used in business education as they provide an ideal context in which the actual and the theoretical can be explored.   A description of  the Columbia CaseWorks program with information on obtaining copies of cases can be found at


Many business schools have case study programs; cases can be identified and purchased from their websites.  In the databases ABI/Inform Global and Business Source Complete the search interfaces have ‘case study’ filters and using these will find case study type materials in trade or professional publications.   Some academic cases are also indexed here, most notably those from Harvard in Business Source Complete.   These databases can be accessed from the dropdown menu on the Business & Economics Library homepage.

SeeThroughNY – Salary Information for New York City and State Employees

seethroughnyThe Empire Center for New York State Policy now provides a database tool through the SeeThroughNY network where you can look up salary information for New York City Government, State Government, New York’s county, city, town and village governments, and state and regional Public Authority payrolls.

Click on SeeThroughNY to use the tool; database is searchable by name Title, Branch or Entity, Agency and Subagency. Data can also be exported to Excel.

Library hours for August!

Starting next week library hours will be shorter due to intersession.

Please note:

  • We are open Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14,  from 12pm to 8pm.
  • We will be closed the remaining weekends in August. For more details check out the hours page.

For the hours of other libraries see the main hours page.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!


Fall 2011 Bloomberg introduction sessions


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.