This Day in Business History: The Invention of Multiline Insurance

September 12, 1950: The Pennsylvania Insurance Department approves the Insurance Company of North America’s request to go to market with a new “package” that allowed homeowners to insure their properties against multiple risks including fire, theft, storms, explosions, and vandalism, rather than the multiple policies required previously. This innovation saved customers over 20% and has become the standard in…

This Day in Business History: The Story of Cantor Fitzgerald and 9/11

September 11, 2001: September sadly marks the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Being a working day, many lives were lost at businesses in the two towers. The financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald lost the most with the demise of two-thirds of its 960 employees. It had offices on floors just above…

GBL Welcomes Goizeuta’s Newest Faculty!

On August 24, the Goizueta Business Librarians hosted new faculty members for their orientation, including a stop at the beautiful Rose Library for a photo op. We love sharing the many ways we can support their work with students as well as the resources that can help with their research. Not familiar with how Goizueta…

Why doesn’t the library ever have the textbooks that I need for my classes?

A library user writes: It’s really expensive paying for textbooks for all of my classes every year, but the library never has them (other than an occasional really old edition) in their collection. It would be very convenient if they could start buying our textbooks. This is a frequent question we get each year from our…

Must-Have Apps for Goizueta Business Students

Did you know that as a Goizueta business student, you have free subscriptions (including mobile apps access), to news, e-books, audiobooks, and much more through the library? Be sure to download these 8 apps onto your phone or tablet to stay informed and make the most of your Goizueta experience. (Note: Goizueta faculty and staff…

Why don’t we have Capital IQ?  I really liked it at my internship.

UPDATE (published August 22, 2017): The new Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage platform now includes a “lite” version of Capital IQ. In fact, for frequent CapIQ users, the new landing page will look very familiar. You can search for companies by name, see top level tearsheet information, and even run some screenings. This “lite” version does not…

You Asked for More Bloomberg Terminals…

You asked for more Bloomberg terminals – and the business school has delivered! When you start classes in a few weeks, you will have 9 Bloombergs to choose from, with locations at both the Business School and Business Library. Bloomberg Locations: Goizueta Business Library 1 Bloomberg Terminal Accessible whenever the Woodruff Library Building is open….

This Day in Business History: Charles Ponzi Arrested

August 12, 1920: On this day, Charles Ponzi was arrested on 86 counts of mail fraud and went down in infamy for his expansive investment scheme, which became known as a “Ponzi Scheme.” After working many odd jobs and spending a few years in jail for crimes such as check forging and smuggling Italian immigrants across…

What happened to EasyBib? Why can’t I find it on Databases page?

As of July 31, 2017, EasyBib retired its Academic Edition, which is what was listed in among our subscription databases. Now, you can use EasyBib for free directly at the website. If you created an EasyBib account under our former subscription, your account will be transferred to the free version, which means you can use the…

This Day in Business History: “America’s First Supermarket” King Kullen Opens

August 4, 1930: When Michael J. Cullen suggested to the management of Kroger, his employer at the time, that they reinvent food stores by creating larger mostly self-service stores with low prices and more parking, they ignored him. He left his job at Kroger as General Sales Manager for 94 Illinois stores, and opened “America’s First…