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Ask a Librarian: The solution to life’s big problems

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Are you feeling down? Lost in piles of homework and assignments?


Get fast acting “Ask a Librarian

Get a hold of help anywhere any way you can, now in the library! Text, call, email, and chat your way through a successful researching session. Ask A Librarian is makes it easy to ask a quick question or get more in depth help for your scholarly needs.

Got questions? We have answers!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Perhaps you’ve noticed our newest toy:

We answer a lot of questions here at the Business and Economics Library, and we’re always happy to help. But some people like to help themselves. To make this a little easier, we’re creating a knowledgebase, where you can search through the answers we’ve given to frequently asked questions. You can even submit new questions.

This tool is in the top left corner of our page. Go ahead and give it a try. And don’t worry, you can still contact us using the live chat widget, or by phone or email, or you can visit us in person.

Subject Guides

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Subject Guide Statistics

Do you want to find information on a subject but don’t know where to begin? Try one of our  subject guides! (right hand column of this page)

We have subject guides on everything from Marketing to Bloomberg as well as on specific courses like Mcom 320. If you are unsure how to use a database suggested by the subject guides, please feel free to visit our video tutorials on various databases (top left of this page).

Bloomberg Reservation System

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Due to the high demand of the Bloomberg terminal in the library, we have created a Bloomberg reservation system where you will be able to reserve Bloomberg up to four days in advance. To make your reservation please go to .

Video Tutorials

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

We work with a lot of sophisticated databases, each with its own interface. Even if you’ve been to one of our clinics it can be hard to remember how to use them. To make things easier we’re working on short video tutorials that demonstrate specific tasks using certain databases. Here’s an example, for the Mint Global database:


videolinkOn many of our subject guides you can find a link to these tutorials just above the Live Chat box. We’ll be adding more links as we work on this project. If there’s a tutorial you’d like to see, let us know. You can see the ones we’ve done so far here.

MEGI is Closed for the Holidays

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

From December 21st to January 6th the south portion of the library will be closed due to required updates to the electrical infrastructure.  This includes the MEGI area.  Our Reference Desk will be closed, and our Meebo IM service will be down.

The Business Librarians, Andy Spackman ( and Leticia Camacho (, will periodically check their email, and that will be the best way to receive research assistance during this period.

Here is the library’s page detailing the closure and the services that will still be available.


Friday, April 13th, 2007

MEGI is happy to announce a new instant messaging service.  On the left side of the MEGI site is an image of our Meebo IM tool.  Click on it to chat with MEGI employees and get assistance with your research.

We’ll be testing it for the next few days, so feel free to try it, even if you just want to say hi.

MEGI Quick Start

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007


You may have noticed a new additon to the MEGI site.  MEGI Quick Start allows you to search across several of our most popular databases simultaneously, including:

  • The Library’s catalog of books and DVDs
  • ABI/Inform (ProQuest)
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
  • Econlit (EBSCO)
  • LexisNexis Academic – News
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

MEGI Quick Start is a great way to start your research if you’re not sure where to begin.  But it only searches a handful of our resources, and doesn’t allow for sophisticated searching the way each of these databases’ native interfaces do.  When you’re ready to get serious we recommend using one of the Subject Pages to access a specific database.

Welcome to MEGI beta

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Welcome to the new Management, Economics & Government Information department website. We are in the beginnings of development, but feel free to comment and offer feedback.