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New database: Life Science Analytics Report Center

Life Science Analytics Report Center via “Datamonitor 360” provides comprehensive pipeline and financial information on over 2,500 pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and biomedical companies worldwide, including accurate  market data and authoritative analysis and information.

After log into the Datamonitor 360 platform, please click on or mouse over the “Databases” link under “choose an entry point” to access Life Science Analytics Report Center (LSA Report Center) database.


EBSCO is going mobile!

mastheadNow, users of EBSCO resources can  search EBSCO’s research databases anytime and anywhere using EBSCO’s mobile access technology.

These databases include:

. . . and many more!

For details on how this will work with your specific device see EBSCO’s mobile site.
To download the iPhone/iPad app log in to EBSCO’s research databases platform and click on the link at the bottom of the screen.


A new way to find articles!

Try our newest article search, from the yellow “Find Articles” tab on the library home page:


Described as a “webscale discovery service” it is very fast, searches a vast number of articles in both journals and newspapers, and often searches both full-text and citations. Facets allow you to quickly narrow a search by article type or publication date. You may also limit by subject terms, but not all article have subject terms so you may exclude useful content if you use this limit.

* Use the advanced search to further narrow a search by author or journal title.

* Searching for an exact phrase? Enclose the phrase in quotation marks: “hedge funds”

* Looking for terms in proximity to one another? “microfinance india”~20 will retrieve the terms microfinance and india within 20 words of one another.

The previous “Find Articles” federated search engine is still available. It has been renamed Custom Search, and retains such features as the ability to search topical sets of databases, to log in and create your own set of databases, or to save citations in folders for future use. You can find it by searching for “Custom Search” as a database title.

Sustainability Info Expo


Interested in learning about resources related to sustainability?

Join us in the Lehman Social Sciences Library for the Sustainability Information Expo, Thursday, 2/3, 11:30am-1:30pm.

Free lunch and raffle prize!

Learn about data/GIS, government, social science, business, and science information resources related to sustainability.

Questions?  Email dssc@libraries.cul.columbia.edu.

Borrow Direct expands!


Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have joined Borrow Direct, a service enabling faculty, students, and staff of Columbia University to borrow books and music scores directly from the libraries at:

  • Brown University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University
  • Yale University

Beginning in summer 2011, faculty, students, and staff from Columbia and the six partner institutions will also have access to regularly circulating materials from Harvard and MIT.

This expansion increases the number of volumes available to Columbia scholars from more than 45 million to almost 70 million.

New database: Leveraged Commentary & Data (LCD)


Standard & Poor’s leveraged commentary & data provides leveraged finance news and analysis, as well as information on loans and high-yield bonds.  Please note that our subscription provides access to the commentary portion of the database only.

According to Standard & Poor’s, the database provides:

LCD News: Real-time coverage of the US/European leveraged loan and high-yield bond markets, from deal inception through the secondary – plus distressed market news, trend analysis, analytical highlights and guest commentary from leveraged finance players.

LCD Distressed:  LCD Distressed (LCDD) offers in-depth distressed analysis, focusing on recovery scenarios and enterprise valuation for high-profile names (via LCDD Issuer Reports) as well as key credit fundamentals and financials (via LCDD Issuer Financials).

Middle Market: Improving commercial loan portfolio performance of small to medium sized enterprises via pricing guidance. “