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Thanksgiving – Watson Library closed

Watson Library of Business & Economics will be closing early at 5pm today, and will be completely closed on Thursday 11/24 & Friday 11/25.

The Library will reopen on Saturday 11/26 for the reduced hours of 10am-6pm, and will resume regular hours on Sunday 11/27 by being open from 10am-11pm.

Watson Library’s full schedule of hours can be found at… http://hours.library.columbia.edu/?library=business.  Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!

Final Exam Hours

Final Exam Hours for the Summer semester in the Watson Library of Business & Economics are as follows…

Sunday 8/07:  10am – Midnight

Monday 8/08 – Wednesday 8/10:  8am – Midnight

Thursday 8/11:  8am – 10pm

Friday 8/12:  8am – 9pm

Our Research Librarians will still be available for office hours weekdays between 1pm – 5pm during the Final Exam Period.

The Library’s full schedule can be viewed at… http://hours.library.columbia.edu/?library=business

Please contact us at 212-854-7804 or business_circulation@library.columbia.edu if you have any questions.

 

Final Exams – restricted access

From 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, April 28th through May 12th, Watson Library is open to all current graduate students, undergraduates in economics, faculty and staff.

At all other times during these two weeks, i.e. after 7pm until close and all open hours on Saturday and Sunday, Watson Library is available to all University affiliates.

If you need materials or services during the 8am to 7pm period designated above and you are not in one of the groups listed please ask a library staff member for help.

Study space is available in Butler Library, Lehman Library (3rd floor of the International Affairs Building), and the Science and Engineering Library (campus level of the NorthWest Corner Building).

Spring Break reduced hours

Reduced Spring Break hours in the Watson Library of Business & Economics begin on Friday, 3/11, and run through Saturday, 3/19.  Our Spring Break schedule looks like this…

Friday 3/11:  8am – 5pm

Saturday 3/12 – Sunday 3/13:  CLOSED

Monday 3/14 – Friday 3/18:  8am – 5pm

Saturday 3/19:  10am – 6pm

Regular hours resume on Sunday 3/20.   Please visit our schedule for more information: http://hours.library.columbia.edu/?library=business

 

 

 

Access during Midterm Study Period

From 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, February 29th through March 10th, Watson Library is open to all current graduate students, undergraduates in economics, faculty and staff.
At all other times during these two weeks, i.e. after 7pm until close and all open hours on Saturday and Sunday, Watson Library is available to all University affiliates.

If you need materials or services during the 8am to 7pm period designated above and you are not in one of the groups listed please ask a library staff member for help.

Study space is also available in Butler Library, Lehman Library (3rd floor of the International Affairs Building), and the Science and Engineering Library (campus level of the NorthWest Corner Building).

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).

Please note, this information was gathered from a various business libraries. 

 

Watson Library Reopens @ 2pm on Sunday

I hope this blog post finds you warm and well.  Thanks to our dedicated staff, Watson Business Library is reopening today (Sunday) with modified hours:

  • Opening @ 2pm
  • Closing @ 8pm

Please stay safe while navigating campus.  A few more details concerning our other library locations:

  • Butler Library remains open as a 24-hour study space. Butler service desks and book stacks will be open on Sunday from 12:00 – 8:00 pm and will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday.
  • Science & Engineering Library: 12:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Social Work Library: 12:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Lehman Library: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Please email business@library.columbia.edu if you have any questions. Stay warm, and have a good weekend!

Need help with Capital IQ?

Did you know that you can get quick tips and an online reference guide online for Capital IQ?

Please check out this help page Quick Reference Guides and Tips.  Additionally, Capital IQ provides online training videos and archived webinars.

Please note that Capital IQ excel plug-in is only available on 10 library workstations in Watson Library.