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Thomson One: Workaround for using Chrome and Firefox

Thomson One is a useful database for financial data on public companies, as well as merger and acquisition information and market data. Users can search and screen across databases to identify companies that meet your specific investment criteria as well as conduct peer analysis.  Includes Investext, Private Equity database (Venturexpert) and Thomson Deals (SDC Platinum).

However it proves to be difficult because of its compatibility with only Internet Explorer (IE) pre-version 10.  However this is a workaround with an extension/Addins for Chrome/Firefox.

Please note that not all functions are supported with this solution (i.e. downloading analyst reports).


Welcome new and returning students!


Contact a librarian for research help:

  • In person: Monday to Friday, 1pm to 5pm – ask for help at the service desk
  • Phone: Call us at 212-854-7804
  • Email [24 hour response on weekdays]
  • Consultations: email to set up an appointment
  • IM a research librarian for help with your research.

Search library resources:

  • Consult our research guides
  • List of business and economics databases
  • Use CLIO, the Libraries catalog to search for books, journals, ebooks, ejournals, articles and more!  Watch this short video to make the most out of CLIO!

Use the Columbia Libraries:

  • Hours
  • Find a study space
  • Reserve a study room in Watson [Business school students only]
  • Reserve a study room in Butler, Lehman or the Science and Engineering Library
  • Course reserves information
  • Printing in the Watson Library
  • Information about access to the libraries, loan periods, fines, etc.

Watson Library Closed on Saturday, 1/23/16

Due to the anticipated inclement weather, all CUL/IS library facilities, including Watson Library, will be closed on Saturday, January 23, with the exception of Butler Library, which will remain open for student study with security guard coverage. As of now, we expect that all libraries will open on Sunday with normally scheduled hours.

Please email if you have any questions. Stay warm, and have a good weekend!




Watson Library reading room closed December 23 to January 8

Starting December 23 through January 8 the ground floor of Watson Library will be closed while a new carpet is installed.  The second and third floors will be open during this time.  Printing is available on the second floor.

Please note: Bloomberg terminals will NOT be available from December 23 through January 8. There are two Bloomberg terminals in Lehman Library, one terminal in the Math Library, and one terminal in the Science and Engineering Library.  Consult the hours page as most libraries have reduced hours during intersession. carpet-colors



October research workshops at Lehman Library!





Join our Social Sciences workshops and build your research, data, mapping, and analytic skills!

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held in Group Study room 2 on the main level of Lehman Library.

Please RSVP using this link: Please email with any questions.

10/1, 2 pm – Learn to Map: CartoDB

CartoDB has an easy, intuitive interface for quickly creating online maps. Bring your laptop and join us.

10/2, 2 pm – Learn to Map: QGIS [held in 215 Lehman Library]

A hands-on introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using QGIS open source software.

10/6, 10 am – Using Bloomberg & Capital IQ

Learn how to navigate, download data, and use basic commands in these popular business databases.

10/8, 1 pm – Making Sense: Qualitative Data Analysis 

Understand how to qualitatively interpret data collected through interviews, observations, and documents.

10/15, 1pm – Making Sense: Quantitative Data Analysis

Explore different quantitative methods for interpreting data. Learn how to identify appropriate methods for your data.

10/19, 11am – Making Sense: Spatial Data Analysis

Survey quantitative and geostatistical techniques for analyzing data.

10/22, 2pm – Learn to Map: Leaflet

Come learn Leaflet, an open-source JavaScript library for displaying spatial data in an interactive, mobile-friendly map.

10/28, 11am – Crash Course in Business Research

Get a quick tour of the basics of business research, covering resources for finance, marketing, and more.


Talk Zones come to Columbia Libraries!

Is Watson Library too crowded? Looking for space on campus to work in a group?

Check out the talk zones in these libraries:

Check out the study spaces page for details on the different study spaces available throughout the Libraries!

Congratulations to the winners of Watson Library’s raffle!

This month we held two coffee breaks in Watson Library for incoming students.

Students had the opportunity to participate in a raffle!

The winners are:

Zach Barbitta – $50 Amazon gift card
Courtney Asher – $25 Starbucks gift card
Sabrina Scandar – $25 Starbucks gift card

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who stopped by our coffee breaks last week!

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