June 6, 2005 | Spotlight

Watson Library Research Guides

Compiled by the Thomas J. Watson Library of Business and Economics, the research guides listed below provide access to print and electronic resources selected on general business topics and specific industries.

The resources — selected for their authority, ease of use and accessibility — include directories and secondary reference materials, as well as primary sources and broad time series data. The Columbia Libraries subscribe to and recommend the databases listed, which are generally available on a fee basis outside of a library.

Call numbers provided refer to locations within the Watson Library and elsewhere in the Columbia Libraries. These call numbers may be used as topical references in other libraries but may not reflect the actual call numbers in those collections.


Alternative Investments


Business Information Resources for Columbia University Alumni

Company Information, International

Company Information, U.S.

Corporate Filings and Annual Reports

Economic Indicators


How to Cite Print or Electronic Resources

Industry Information

Interview Preparation: Researching Companies, Industries and Stocks

Marketing and Advertising Resources

Nonprofit Organizations

Real Estate

Small Business/Entrepreneurship

Social Responsibility


These guides were compiled by Kathleen Dreyer and Jim Coen, reference librarians at the Thomas J. Watson Library of Business and Economics.

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