Library News

Mask Up, Mustangs!

Remember that enhanced safety protocols are still in place to ensure the safety of all Mustangs. Wear masks, keep a physical distance of at least 6ft, and wash/sanitize your hands frequently.

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.

Need help?

Questions about setting up your FT access, finding WSJ articles, or other library related topics? Ask a Business Librarian.

Bloomberg Office Hours

The Business Library is excited to announce that we will be able to offer limited remote access to Bloomberg. 

  • We are limited to two Bloombergs for student use. Because of this we can only offer Bloomberg during a specific window during the day.
  • Access will be remote via Zoom and limited to 30 minutes at a time with 1 appointment per day.
  • If you have reference questions while using Bloomberg, please email askabizlibrarian@smu.edu and a business librarian will respond to your question.
  • Once your scheduled time ends, you agree to exit the Zoom meeting on time so the next person can have access.
  • To access your data away from Bloomberg, you will need to log into your SMU email and send it to yourself via email.
  • At the scheduled end of your appointment, you agree to delete all downloaded/saved documents from the computer so the computer is fresh for the next person.
  • You agree that any information downloaded from Bloomberg is meant for SMU academic research use only and will not be shared outside SMU.

Remote Bloomberg Appointment sign up