More Bloomberg!!

Have you seen all the new dual monitors in the Business Library and wondered about the strange keyboards?

The Business Library and Finance Department partnered with Bloomberg to increase our access to Bloomberg Professional software. We now have 8 Bloomberg Terminals in the business library!

How does this help you?

Research: Bloomberg is no longer only a securities-based data resource. It contains information on industries, supply chain, networking, and much more.

Job Searching: There are over 2,500 companies in the Carolinas alone with Bloomberg terminals. Experience (especially the Bloomberg Essentials certification) with this resource increases your marketability. You can also use the People Networking module for job searching and prepare for interviews by researching companies. See the article below on how an Auburn student used Bloomberg for networking.

Email Emily Doyle for questions or help; you can also reference our Bloomberg Research Guide.

IMF Resources on Trial

We currently have several databases on trial (find the list and access points here), including the IMF eLibrary. The highlight of the IMF resources is the statistical databases, which includes the following:

  • International Financial Statistics (IFS): all aspects of international and domestic finance, with history to 1948
  • Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS): international economic transactions data and International Investment Position, with history to 1960
  • Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS): statistics on the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners, with history to 1948
  • Government Finance Statistics (GFS): budgetary and extra-budgetary financial operations data of governments, with history to 1990

This database allows you to query across datasets, query withing datasets, or choose predefined data reports.


Using Google Scholar for articles at USC

Do you use Google Scholar to search for academic articles? Would you like to directly link to an article if it is in one of USC’s subscription databases? All it requires is adjusting your Google Scholar settings.


  1. From Google Scholar, click on Settings at the top of the screen.
  2. In the resulting screen, select Library links in the menu on the left.
  3. In the Show library access links for search box, type and select the following:
  4. After your selections are made, your screen should look like the one below (Open WorldCat is optional):
  5. Click on Save.

Once you have adjusted these settings, your search results in Google Scholar should contain a link to the right of the article if it is available through a USC database.

Note: These settings will need to be adjusted again if you use Google Scholar from another computer or account.