Resources for Faculty: Resources for research and teaching

Research support

  • Consultations: set up an appointment with a librarian to review sources for your research.
  • Phone: 212-854-7804

Google Scholar

You can configure Google Scholar so that it auto-links to full-text articles at Columbia.

  • To configure this, go to Google Scholar and click on the gear icon for "Settings."
  • In the "Library Links" section, search for Columbia University.
  • Click the checkbox for Columbia when it pops up.
  • Now hit "Save," and you're done!
  • Now when you search, any articles that Columbia has in full-text will have an icon on the right marked “e-Link @ Columbia." 

Alternately, you can simply use this link:

Short list of databases

See our website for a full list of resources.  To suggest possible acquisitions including data sets or databases for the library’s collection email:

Eight terminals are available in Watson Library.  There is a terminal on most faculty floors.

Large global database of public and private company financial data. Includes data on M&A, private equity transactions, new issues and more.

Mergent online

U.S. company data:  public companies and their SEC filings; U.S. Annual Reports: International company data and Investext research reports.

Large database of time series data covering stocks, bonds, commodities and economic data for numerous countries, along with company profiles.

Provides analytic tools and financial and economics data on public and private companies and their debt issues, private equity and venture capital firms and funds, macroeconomic series, global M&A deals, ownership details, and people data.

Includes data on closed-end funds, equity ownership, exchange traded funds, hedge funds, market indexes, money market funds, offshore funds, open-end mutual funds, pension/life insurance funds, stocks, bonds,  information on Global Private Equity Firm Executives and Owners, and directory of Global Private Equity Firms.

SDC Platinum*
includes Global News Issues, Mergers and Acqusitions, VentureXpert and Global Public Issues

Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS)
WRDS provides access to COMPUSTAT, CRSP, IBES, NYSE-TAQ, Bureau van Dijk (Amadeus and Osiris), Global Insight, OptionMetrics, Markit, RiskMetrics and more.

*These resources can be installed on faculty machines. Please contact for more information.