Monthly Archives: February 2013

New database: WordsAnalytics

WordsAnalytics is a Web-based software tool for doing text analysis of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. The tool searches SEC filings back to 2001.

Key Features (from vendor product brochure):

Filing Navigator

  • “Google-like” Interface
  • Search by Keyword
  • Multiple Boolean Operators
  • Over 40 Advanced Filters
  • Specialty Database
  • 1,000+ Pre-Formulated Searches
  • Paragraph-by-Paragraph Comparison
  • Company and Filing Information
  • Save, Export, and Share Searches
  • Email-Alerts

Disclosure Intelligence

  • Comparative and Trend Analysis
  • Peer analysis
  • Redline Comparison of Two Filings
  • View, Trend, and Chart Provisions
  • Aggregated Statistics on Disclosure Norm
  • Identify Unique vs Common Information

Proprietary Textual Analytics

  • Topic Identification
  • Most Discussed Topics
  • Sentiment Analytics
  • Risk Analytics
  • Litigious Analytics
  • Readability (Fog) Analytics


New database: Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. The online version includes monthly updates to tables, deep searching at the line-item level, powerful facets for narrowing search results, image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables, along with links to provider sites.

For more information on this database, please check the Quick Start guide.

Faculty document delivery service is now available!

Full-time faculty from the Columbia Morningside campus, Barnard, and Union Theological Seminary now can request electronic delivery of journal articles and book chapters from the general print collections on Morningside campus.

See the Libraries’ website for more information!

Mobile resources available from the Libraries!

CLIO and many databases can be used via your mobile device!  Check out the Libraries’ website for more information!

Useful resources include:

  • CLIO Mobile
    Access Columbia University Library’s catalog from your mobile device.
  • EBSCO iphone/android apps
    The iphone and android apps provide access to all 90 databases on the Ebsco platform.  Two relevant business and economics databases from EBSCO are Business Source Complete and EconLit with Full Text.
    With more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world’s most trusted sources for academic content.