Did You Know?: Lynda.com Transitioning to LinkedIn Learning Platform

As of this summer (June 20th to be precise), Lynda.com will be getting a new name and transitioning over to the LinkedIn Learning platform. Since 2015, LinkedIn has owned Lynda and, with this transition, will retire the Lynda brand altogether, relaunching as LinkedIn Learning. The Emory Libraries’ blog team wrote a great post detailing exactly…

This Day in Business History: Napster Initiates Ripple of Disruption in the Music Industry

June 1, 1999: The world’s first peer-to-peer music sharing site, Napster, launched on this date. Before Napster, music lovers were limited to purchasing music as hard copies on CDs, vinyl, or cassettes. Napster enabled users to share music files in MP3 format, initiating a massive disruption in the music industry. Within just a year of…

Why doesn’t the business library have IBISWorld?

Why doesn’t the business library have IBISWorld? I keep coming across it when I am researching for class projects and the company I interned at had it. I know that some of my friends who are attending other MBA programs have access to it as well. It would be great if the library could get…

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Business Words of the Year: 1959-1968

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Goizueta Business School, the business librarians thought it might be fun to explore the evolution of business terminology between 1919 and 2019. So each month we will post a blog identifying business words and concepts that were captured in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for the decades that GBS…

This Day in Business History: Facebook IPOs

May 18 2012: Facebook started trading on NASDAQ as FB, with common stock priced at $38 per share. This gave Facebook a $104B valuation, nearly four times Google’s $23B valuation at it’s 2004 IPO. The IPO was notable for more than its size; as technical glitches at NASDAQ later led to lawsuits from shareholders. Sources: …

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday NYSE!

May 17, 1792: Outside of 66 Wall Street, under a buttonwood tree, 24 stockbrokers and merchants signed what became known as the Buttonwood Agreement, which established The New York Stock Exchange. The very first listed company on the exchange was Bank of New York. Source: History of the New York Stock Exchange via Library of Congress Read more…

This Day in Business History: The Chunnel Opens

May 6, 1994: The “Chunnel,” a rail tunnel under the English Channel, officially opened. This 31 mile tunnel connects Folkstone, England with Sangatte, France.  Construction began in 1988, with drilling commencing from both countries.  The tunnel goes down as far as 50 feet deep, and the underwater section is 23.5 miles, the longest undersea tunnel in…

Library Resources for Summer Internship Success

As you head off to your internship this summer, remember your librarians are here all summer and happy to help you with research recommendations and search strategies for your projects. You can get started with our internship toolkit. Remember that Emory database licensing agreements allow student usage for coursework, career exploration and personal enrichment. This…

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Business Words of the Year: 1949-1958

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Goizueta Business School, the business librarians thought it might be fun to explore the evolution of business terminology between 1919 and 2019. So each month we will post a blog identifying business words and concepts that were captured in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for the decades that GBS…

Will you please add my favorite sweet to the candy bowl?

We often receive requests for specific types of candy in the GBL Candy Bowl, and we do our best to provide a variety of sugary treats for studying!  We order our candy from the preferred Emory vendors who deliver to campus, thus our choices are limited to that selection.   If you don’t see your favorite, hopefully…