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Analyze 10-Ks wisely

This Bloomberg article discusses the important information you can glean from a company’s 10-K filing. Comparing the current filing with the previous one is a suggested method for finding significant changes.

Current SMU faculty, staff, and students are able to see those changes using the database S&P Capital IQ, which is available in the Business Library. After checking out a placard with your SMU ID and logging into S&P Capital IQ from an appropriate computer in the Business Library, type in the company name or ticker in the search box and select the correct company. From the company page, select SEC Filings under News, Events & Filings in the left-side menu. On the far right of each filing, select Blackline to compare that filing with the previous version. You can use the dropdown arrow to compare to earlier versions.  Within the Blackline version additions, deletions and changes are all color-coded to aid in your examination of the document.

Need help accessing S&P Capital IQ or finding other financial information? Ask a Business Librarian.

Your paper = Professional resume

You have been told that printing your resume on nice paper will help yours to get noticed. But you don’t want to have to pay the copy shop for all those copies. The Business Library is here to help you produce a resume that will stand out from the crowd and not break the bank.

  • Use the black and white resume printer in the Business Library.
    • Bring your own specialty resume grade paper.
    • No charge for printing.
    • Show your SMU ID to check out the Resume Printer placard at the Front Desk.
    • Use this printer for other specialty print jobs, such as card stock or envelopes, as well.

If you have questions or need assistance with using the resume printer, 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 may 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 inside the Business Library, 150 Maguire, in the Kitt Investing and Trading Center.

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

Accounting Research
Thurs. Sept. 13, 12:30 PM

Bloomberg Basics
Mon. Oct. 1, 11:00 AM
Tues. Oct. 2, 5:00 PM

Demographic and Consumer Research
Thurs. Sept. 20, 12:30 PM

Industry and Market Research
Wed. Sept. 12, 7:30 PM

International Research
Tues. Sept. 25, 5:00 PM

Investment Research
Tues. Sept. 11, 5:00 PM
Thurs. Sept. 27, 12:30 PM

Moving Beyond Google for Business Research
Wed. Sept. 12, 5:00 PM