Faculty Research Guide

Welcome to the Faculty Research Guide!

Quick Links for when you know what you need. Otherwise, click on a tab on the left to get more information on those topics.

SMU Links Business Library Links
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Canvas Business Databases
Concur Course Reserves
LinkedIn Learning Interlibrary Loan
Microsoft Teams Library Search
my.SMU Online Journals
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Perma.cc for Permanent Links

What is Perma cc?

It is a service that helps prevent link rot (citation to an online source that later disappears or changes). A permanent link to web content; ensures that material cited by authors will always be accessible to readers.

When a user creates a Perma.cc link, Perma.cc archives the referenced content and generates a new unique link to an archived record of the page. Regardless of what may happen to the original source, the archived record will always be available through the Perma.cc link.

How it works

To use Perma cc, you need an account. Interested users contact the SMU registrar to set up an account. The registrar issues accounts to users; users then log in to the Perma.cc website and input a URL. Perma.cc downloads the material at that URL and generates a new URL (a “Perma.cc link”) that can then be inserted in a paper, article, blog or whatever the author needs. Readers can click on them like any other URL to take them to the web page.

Database Access

Restricted database - current students, staff and faculty

Restricted: Only current SMU students, faculty, & staff. Certificate students and alumni do not have permission to use these resources.

EZ database - off campus access using 8-digit SMU ID & password

EZ: Off-campus access using 8-digit SMU ID & password. Access these databases - anytime, anywhere.

In Business Library only database

In Library Only: Accessible only on Business Library computers and are not accessible via wireless connections. A valid SMU ID should be presented to receive a placard that must be displayed while using the computer.

Financial Times

Daily Headlines

Today's News (Factiva)

Read current articles from:

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The New York Times
  • Investor's Business Daily
  • American Banker
  • Barron's
  • The Washington Post


Wall Street Journal