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Need a charger?

It has happened to everyone. You come in the library, settle down to study and realize that your phone or tablet is running low on power. You reach in your bag only to discover that your charger isn’t there.

Don’t despair! Based on student requests and observed trends, the Business Library has chargers for the most popular mobile devices.

Just go to the service desk in the back of the Business Library and check out a charger using your SMU ID. We can supply you with a multi-charger that works with most devices, including Type-C to USB phones and iPhones, as well as specific chargers for Apple iPad and iPhone. The charger needs to be returned before the Business Library closes on the day of check out.

If you have any questions, please contact a Business Library staff member.

Beef up your resume with research skills

By attending a one-hour library workshop, you will get hands-on ex­perience with using research resources for a variety of topics. You will encounter many of these online databases in the workplace, and being able to list them on your resume or mention them during interviews is a plus. Each of the workshops offers unique insights - select those that are most applicable to your research needs or attend them all!

All of these workshops are held in the Kitt Investing and Trading Center, located inside the Business Library, 150 Maguire.

You can see the whole schedule for other times and topics. Click on the dates below to register.

Bloomberg Basics

Thurs. Oct. 12, 12:30 PM
Fri. Oct. 13, 10:00 AM
Tues. Oct. 17, 5:00 PM

Demographic and Consumer Research

Wed. Sept. 20, 5:00 PM
Tues. Oct. 24, 12:30 PM

Industry and Market Research

Thurs. Oct. 5, 12:30 PM

International Research

Tues. Sept. 26, 5:00 PM
Wed. Oct. 18, 12:30 PM

Investment Research

Wed. Oct 18, 7:30 PM

Moving Beyond Google for Business Research

Wed. Oct. 4, 5:00 PM

Financial Times – Don’t miss out!

The Financial Times is a great source of current, international financial news. Set up your personal FT account using your SMU e-mail address (see the Business Databases page for details), and then get started using these features.

  • An “exact digital replica” of the print editions (Asia, Europe, Middle East, UK and US) is available under the upper left menu by clicking Today’s newspaper (ePaper).
  • You can read the newspaper articles and the opinions of columnists by selecting topics (e.g., Equities, World Economy, Energy) from the website or app.
  • Click myFT and then Emails & Alerts to set up topics of interest to you. Either select a preset topic or create your own in the Alerts Hub. Each day you will receive an e-mail with articles that match your search terms.

Need help setting up your FT access? Ask a Business Librarian.