Information and Knowledge Strategy: Home

Resources for MS students in the Information and Knowledge Strategy Program

Introduction to this guide

Welcome to the Information and Knowledge Strategy research guide! Here you will find information about using the libraries and databases and sources specifically tailored for the Information and Knowledge Strategy program. Use the tabs at the top to navigate to different topics, and please don't hesitate to reach out to a librarian if you have a question, need a research consultation, or just want to chat.

Using Library Resources Remotely

Columbia University Libraries offers many options for conducting scholarly research from anywhere in the world. Here are some good ways to get started with remote library use:

  • The Watson Library for Business & Economics homepage includes a list of business and economics database descriptions, a list of research guides on specific business and economics topics, and a research FAQ.
  • For more information on database searching and finding articles, please see the "Finding Articles" tab of this guide.
  • CLIO, Columbia University Library's online catalog, is available here: You can limit your search results to online resources by conducting a search and then setting the format to "online" in the menu on the left side of the search results.
  • The Ask a Librarian instant message service is available on week days from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST. You can also find other ways to contact the Libraries on the Ask a Librarian page.
  • You can ask an email reference question or schedule a one-on-one video conference research consultation by emailing A member of the Watson Library staff will email you back within 24 hours.

Watson Library for Business & Economics


  • Columbia ID is required to enter the Watson Library.
  • Food and drinks are allowed in the Watson Library. Please clean up before you leave the library.
  • Service Desk
    Our friendly staff are available at the service desk to answer questions and provide assistance with library services like borrowing, copying, library spaces, etc. 
  • Library Hours
    - Regular Hours: Watson Library Hours page
    - Office hours of Research Librarians: Monday - Friday, 2-4 PM
  • Course Reserves
    Several weeks before the beginning of the semester, faculty members are contacted by email and asked for a list of materials they wish to be placed on reserve.  For complete information consult: or call 212-854-7804
  • Contact Us
    Email:; Research librarians can provide training sessions for groups or one-to-one research consultations.  Email us to set them up!
    Phone: 212-854-7804


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