Yasmin Saira

Research Support and Collection Development Librarian


"My knowledge of business and economics databases allows me to provide in-depth research assistance. I also manage Watson's collection for print and electronic books and journals."  


I can help you with research in the following areas:

Company and Industry Research, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Corporate Reports, and more


M.A., Economics, University of Karachi, Pakistan

MLS., Library Science, C.W.Post  Long Island University


@Columbia since 1990

Email: ys21@columbia.edu



Watson Library of Business and Economics



Bloomberg (available in Watson Library)
Covers global securities markets, including equities, money markets, currencies, municipals, corporate and sovereign bonds, commodities, mortgage-backed securities, derivative products and governments. Also available in the Digital Social Science Center of Lehman Library.

CapitalIQ (available in Watson Library)
Provides profiles of public and private companies, investment firms, and professionals worldwide. Includes company financials, key developments, transactions, securities data, ownership, research and estimates, corporate governance, takeover defenses, regulatory filings, news, relationships among firms and professionals, competitors and suppliers, products, biographical, and contact data. Also contains segment financials and provides descriptive details for operating and business segments. Business school faculty and students can request an account by emailing: business@library.columbia.edu

Database of e-business and online marketing statistics, aggregated and analyzed from over 2,800 sources. Topics include market research and trend analysis on Internet, e-business, online marketing, media and emerging technologies.

Thomson One
provides access to financial data on public companies, as well as merger and acquisition information, analysis report and market data.

Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS)
Interface to many datasets including Compustat, CRSP, OptionMetrics, RiskMetrics, Markit, and more. Current graduate students and faculty can request an account.  Also available on terminals in Watson Library.