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…

This Day in Business History: The Mercantile Agency (later D&B) is Founded

July 20, 1841: On this date, Lewis Tappan founded The Mercantile Agency to collect business information such as sales estimates and bill paying ability. In 1859, the company was sold to Robert Graham Dun and incorporated under a new name, R. G. Dun & Company. And in 1933, Dun & Co. merged with Bradstreet Company, a…

This Day in Business History: Opening Day at Disneyland

July 17, 1955: On a sunny Anaheim, California Sunday afternoon, Walt Disney opens his first theme park, Disneyland. Offering 5 theme lands with 18 attractions, the park took more than twenty years to plan and cost $17 million to build. Disney’s financial advisers were skeptical of his plan, suggesting that it would be a disaster, but…

This Day in Business History: The First Walmart Opens

July 2, 1962: Sam Walton opens his first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas at the age of 44. Sam Walton was no stranger to retail by this time. He worked for the J.C. Penney Company after college, which at that time was a relatively small retailer. After serving in World War II, where he was captain of…