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Maximize your interview IQ

Successful interviewing is crucial in landing any job offer. Taking advantage of Columbia Libraries’ key resources is essential in preparing for an effective interview. The following is a list of important business databases that will help you research industries and companies.

COMPANY

Online database providing current and historical financial quotes, business newswires, and descriptive information, research and statistics on over 52,000 companies worldwide, and all traded instruments.

 

Capital IQ provides access to corporate information with coverage of both public and private companies, global M&A and PE/VC transactions, and background information on professionals with relationship tools. For more information on networking via Capital IQ, please check out this blog post.

 

Provides analytic tools and financial and economics data on public and private companies and their debt issues, private equity and venture capital firms and funds, macroeconomic series, global M&A deals, ownership details, and people data.

 

Thomson ONE provides access to 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). For step by step instructions on finding analyst reports in Thomson ONE consult our quick tutorial.

 INDUSTRY

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a great resource to learn about the major industries in the United States and globally. NetAdvange provides analytic tools and financial and economics data on public and private companies and their debt issues, private equity and venture capital firms and funds, macroeconomic series, global M&A deals, ownership details, and people data. Netadvantage provides industry surveys on 55 major industries ranging from Advertising to Transportation. The industry surveys are updated twice annually, and historical industry reports are available to as early as 1999. A typical industry survey covers the current environment and a detailed industry profile such as major industry trends, how the industry operates, key industry ratios and statistics, as well as how to analyze a company. Additionally there is an industry glossary, industry references such as key industry publications, associations and government agencies, and research organizations and firms, and comparative company analysis are included.

 

IBISWorld provides industry research reports for all of the 723 industries in the United States as categorized by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). IBISWorld research reports contain trends, statistics and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates. Each report includes leading companies, products and markets, industry outlook, competitive landscape, industry life cycle, operating conditions, and key statistics.

MARKET RESEARCH

Global Market Information Database (GMID) contains over a million demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries worldwide. The database also contains 6-year historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus 5-year forecasts. Coverage: 1977 to present;  forecasts to 2016.

Mintel Oxygen offers yearly market research covering UK, Europe, US and International consumer markets in the CPG/FMCG, financial services, media, retail, leisure and industrial space. Market data including size, segmentation and forecasts.

NEWS

 Full-text database providing timely and detailed facts, figures and analyses of companies, industries and financial markets. Includes industry and trade publications, news sources, and company and market data. Coverage varies by source.

Fall 2013 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.

Summer 2013 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.

Spring 2013 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.

MBA orientation: Resources for Parker Petroleum case study

cbs_center_financial_mWelcome MBA students!

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

For competitors:

S&P Net Advantage
Thomson ONE
Orbis

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

Articles/reports:
ABI/Inform Global

Business Source Complete
Factiva

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

Fall 2012 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.

Summer 2012 Bloomberg introduction sessions

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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.

Spring 2012 Bloomberg introduction sessions

bloomberg_large

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.

Fall 2011 Bloomberg introduction sessions

bloomberg_large

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.