Be sure to sign up for a Business Library research workshop…
By attending a 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!
View the workshops schedule to see times and topics.
You should be reading Financial Times & Wall Street Journal…
The Financial Times is a great source of current, international financial news. Set up your free 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 edition (ePaper).
Access articles and the opinions of columnists by topics (e.g., Equities, World Economy, Energy) from the website or app. Click myFT in the upper right corner of the Financial Times homepage to set up alerts of topics that interest you. Either select the preset topic alerts or customize your own alerts in the Alerts Hub.
You can read articles from the Wall Street Journal in the Factiva database for free. Factiva is available from the Business Databases page. Once in Factiva, select the News Pages tab at the top to see articles. You can also filter by category (e.g., Front Page, Opinion, Banking) from the most recent two weeks.
SMU does not have a Wall Street Journal membership for students to subscribe, but you can obtain your own full subscription (digital only or with print). WSJ offers excellent student deals.
DTEN & Kaptivo Technology Comes to the Business Library
We now have DTEN technology installed in the Business Library Group Presentation Room (150K Maguire). DTEN is an all-in-one interactive device. Use DTEN to create or join Zoom meetings, save and share notes/presentations with the interactive whiteboard, and send content wirelessly to the DTEN display.
We also have Kaptivo, a digital whiteboard, in the other inside and hallway Business Library Study Rooms. The Kaptivo whiteboard camera allows you to write on an existing whiteboard as you normally would but content can be viewed in real-time via a web browser. The camera captures and displays only the written information. As you erase, old content is automatically saved allowing you to return to it. At the end of your session, share your content as PDF files via email.