Hacking for Humanity / Social Ventures Incubator: Home

Welcome to Columbia University Libraries for Hacking for Humanity / Social Ventures Incubator

Hello and welcome to the Columbia University Libraries guide to research for the Hacking for Humanity hackathon and the Social Ventures Incubator course. This guide will outline key library resources for secondary research and give you tips for navigating the Libraries at Columbia in general. Click on the tabs at the top of the page to navigate to different sections.

The Libraries staff are here to support your research needs. Current Columbia students, staff, and faculty can set up a one-on-one or small group consultation with a research expert by emailing business@library.columbia.edu. Consultations are generally scheduled Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Research Consultations: Why and How to

Guide Contents

Click on the tabs at the top of this guide to navigate to each section.

  • Market & Competitor Research - Resources for company and venture capital information, market research reports written by analysts for business audiences, industry reports, and demographic data sources.
  • Searching the Libraries - General information on how to search for books, academic articles, and trade publication articles through Columbia Libraries. You will also find information about how to contact the Libraries and tips for searching.

Who can use Columbia Libraries resources?

Most Columbia Libraries resources are restricted to current Columbia students, staff, and faculty. Alumni can access the resources listed on the alumni page of the Libraries website. For the latest information about visitor access to the Columbia Libraries locations, please see the Library Status Updates page.

Don't see what you're looking for?

If you can't find the business research resources you're looking for in this guide, try another Business Library research guide.

Entrepreneurship & Social Science Librarian

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Kae Bara Kratcha
Social Work Library
1255 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027