Faculty Research Guide

Librarian Services

Classroom Instruction provided to students on course-related electronic databases and other resources to enable successful research for specific assignments or general skills.

Library Workshops on performing business research can be required for students.  Contact a librarian for more information

Course Reserves can be placed on reserve in the Business Library or Fondren Library.

Course Research Guides can be tailored to your assignments and made available online.  Contact a librarian for more information.

Ask a Business Librarian for your research and reference needs.

      Phone: 214-768-4496

      In person: 150 Maguire

Library Resources

Business Library Hours

Kitt Investing and Trading Center

Business Databases 

Research Guides Subject specific sources for research.

 Specialty Software

Argus     EView   Tableau
Bloomberg     Morningstar   Visio
S&P Capital IQ        SAS    PANARAY
Datastream     FactSet     WRDS


Other Resources

Printers   Quiet Study Areas      Group Presentation Room
Scanner   Wireless Access      Multimedia Studio
Group Study Rooms     Computer Stations      Projectors
Headphones  Dry Erase Markers      Phone Chargers



  • Library Catalog
    Type the book title, author name, or subject in the search box and select the corresponding search label from the drop down box to the right. (SMU Community Only)
  • Business Library Collections
    The Business Library offers several highly specialized business collections. (SMU Community Only)
  • SMU Libraries Interlibrary Loan Service
    Need a book not owned by SMU Libraries? Request to borrow a title from over 9,000 other libraries via SMU Libraries' Interlibrary Loan Service. (SMU Community Only)
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
    Over 9,000 institutions contribute their collection holdings to a single online catalog.  (SMU Community Only)
  • Google Books - Advanced Search
    Select search parameters to narrow results to view abstracts or selected chapters. Limit content to "books" and search by subject, title, author, publisher, or publication date(s).

Business Library Workshops

Register for and learn more about Business Library workshops, led by Business Library librarians, that focus on the information you will need to successfully complete your research.

Business Library Workshops:

APA 7th Edition - Creating Business Citations

The following examples are based on APA 7th edition but have been modified to meet the requirements of SMU Cox School of Business instructors. Always place References entries in alphabetical order by the author's surname.

Datastream Quick Guides

Need help with Datastream? Use the guides below to get started with Time Series data and Excel.

Datastream Time Series Quick Guide

Datastream Excel Add-in Quick Guide