Library News

The Business Library has…

  • stands to elevate computer monitors (Request at the back service desk)
  • ear-plugs for times when more focused studying is necessary (Ask at either service desk)
  • PC mice if yours runs away (Check out with SMU ID from back service desk)

If you have questions or need assistance with any of these items, contact a Business Library staff member.

FactSet Training Sessions

Learn how to use FactSet by a FactSet trainer.

FactSet is a new financial database that is available to current SMU students, staff, and faculty. It features comprehensive data and analytics on global equity and fixed income markets. Coverage includes Company/Security Analysis, including public and private companies, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs; Industry Analysis; News and Quotes; Screening, including equity, debt, holders, mutual funds, IPOs, and PE/VC; FactSet Mergers; Equity Portfolio Analysis; Style, Performance and Risk Returns-based analysis; Economic Analysis; and Ownership data.

To learn more, attend a 45-minute training session on September 17th or September 18th to learn what FactSet is and how to use it directly from an expert, a FactSet trainer. You do not need your own FactSet account to attend this session. 

Register to attend: https://libcal.smu.edu/calendar/businesslibrary/?cid=9198&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=9198&ct=45793 

How to Use Industry Research: Understanding NAICS Codes

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is used by Canada, Mexico and the United States to group industries based on their type of economic activity. Learn what each digit of a NAICS code signifies and why industry research at the five- and six-digit levels is so valuable. Read the full article.