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Updated Library Search

SMU Libraries has updated the Library Search system used to find many physical and online resources. 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).

Details about the changes are available in this post on the Central University Libraries blog.

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

Enjoy the library physically and virtually

If you are in the Dallas area, consider spending some time in the Business Library. We are open fewer hours in the summer. We are only open until 7:00 PM, Monday-Thursday, and we are not open on Saturdays or Sundays. Our Friday hours remain the same, 7:45 AM – 5:00 PM. See exact hours and holiday closures on the Business Library homepage. Summer is a great time for currently enrolled students to work on Bloomberg certification in the Kitt Investing and Trading Center.

If you prefer not to come in person this summer, we are still here to assist you. You can

to keep up with what is happening.

You are always welcome to Ask a Business Librarian when you need research help.

The Business Library staff looks forward to working with you all summer long! 

Ready for Alumni Status?

Graduates of the Cox School of Business can convert to alumni status for lifetime access to the Business Library. Once you graduate you lose off-campus database access, and you will no longer be able to use resources marked Restricted (e.g., Bloomberg, Mintel). But you will be able to use most of the databases while in the library and have access to assistance from the librarians. You will receive a blue alumni card in the mail that you can bring for activation or we will provide one. Be sure to bring a picture ID (your SMU ID, if you still have it) as well.

More information is available on the Business Library alumni page where you can link to the SMU Libraries Alumni page that includes off-campus access to a few databases and other web resources via the Online Resources for Alumni link.

Of course, you can always Ask a Business Librarian.