Did you know that finance students can find financial markets data and acquire valuable workplace skills right here at Mann Library? For today’s business student on the job market, information skills are no longer a nicety but a necessity. That’s why early mornings or late evenings at Mann, you will find students at the Bloomberg terminal, taking on-line exams to become Bloomberg certified.
A leading financial information system, Bloomberg is used by thousands of investment professionals in their daily work life. Here at Cornell, seventeen students of AEM 4620 (Technology & Financial Markets) earned their certification last year using the Bloomberg machine at Mann Library. Students looking for historical commodity, fixed income, equities or macro-economic data need not look further than Thomson Datastream Advance, the latest addition to the Mann Library’s business resource center. Using this dedicated terminal, you can access over 100 million data series for nearly two million instruments, including commodities, fixed income securities, equities and futures.
Accounting students should recognize the name Ernst & Young (E&Y) as soon as they hear it. Ernst & Young– a leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services–has made a generous gift of exclusive access to their accounting library, which will be available soon in Mann’s business resource cluster. Just as Bloomberg is the bread and butter for investment professionals, Ernst & Young online is the primary source of information for E&Y employees and their clients.
All these resources in the business cluster are tools that provide a competitive edge to businesses, and thanks to the generous support of alumni, we are able to provide them at Mann. But you will need to come to the library to use them–as much as we would love to provide unlimited access, we have to abide by the contractual arrangements of these resources and thus cannot provide unlimited access through the web.
Our alumni are sending a message to CALS and CHE business students: learn these tools so that you are better prepared for your careers. You have the opportunity to get familiar with these tools while in college, so why wait? Visit the business resources cluster to learn more or contact the business librarian, Baseema Krkoska at firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Contributed by Eveline Ferretti