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Read International Language News

If you are an international student looking to read your hometown paper, or any student wanting to practice your international language reading skills, here are two databases to help you. Both are available via the Business Databases page.

PressReader is designed for paging through recent newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. Use the left side menu to choose Publications and then you can select newspapers by Country of origin and/or Language. You can then limit further by Category, such as Business and Current Affairs. Each publication has up to 90 days of issues available.

The Factiva database is intended for finding articles by topic with an emphasis on business and economics around the world. It offers many of the included publications in the native languages. Put your topic in the main search box at the top of the page. Then click on the blue triangle next to Language in the list below. Once you select your language and click Search, the resulting articles will be those written in that language. To find articles within a particular publication, click the blue triangle next to Source and then use the dropdown box to select By Language. Once you select the language, the titles will appear below, and you can select those you want to include in your search.

If you need assistance using these databases, Ask a Business Librarian.

Scanner, Projectors and Resume Printer

The Business Library strives to provide the equipment you need to succeed.

  • The scanner allows you to copy items such as class notes, pages from the Houston Book of Lists, or your driver’s license. The scanner is located by the group tables next to the photocopier. No login or money required for the scanner.
    • Use the touchscreen to select ADF (Automated Document Feeder) to automatically feed up to 20 pages for quick and easy scanning of loose pages.
    • Select the book edge scanner (the flat scanner) for book pages and oddly sized items such as photographs and passports.
    • You can save your files to a USB drive, send them by e-mail, change your document from a PDF to images, and even select parts of the text to convert to a MP3 file to listen while you’re on the go!

    * Please remember to abide by copyright agreements when scanning.*

  • Check out a mini-projector and turn any study room (or wall) into a presentation space.
    • Connect to your laptop.
    • Includes extension cord and 1-hour rechargeable battery.
    • Return before the Business Library closes.
  • Use the resume printer to print on high-quality, card stock, or glossy paper.
    • Bring your own specialty resume grade paper.
    • No charge for printing.
    • Check out the Resume Printer placard at the Front Desk.

Other items for your use include dry-erase markers, phone chargers, three-hole punches, a paper cutter, and digital cameras.

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

New Library Search

SMU Libraries has switched to a new library search system that replaces both the current Library Catalog and the Discover SMU Libraries search box. Details about the new system are available in this post on the Central University Libraries blog.The Library Search box on the Business Library webpage allows you to search “everything” or you can choose to search only articles (items found in databases), library catalog (items owned by SMU including books, videos, and archival collections) or online journals (e.g., to find which database contains the Wall Street Journal or Harvard Business Review).

The system is very flexible, and it will take time to incorporate the proper tools to meet the diverse needs of SMU’s many library users.

Ask a Business Librarian to assist you as you navigate the new system.