Helpful books and courses for Finance

Get ready for Finance campus recruitment?

Check out some helpful resources for you!


金融求职宝典: 玩转金融业的正确姿势

<Job hunting guide: how to get a great job in finance>

From campus recruitment to internship, this is an industry map to guide your tour in the major sectors of Finance.


Interview Tips for Finance Professionals

Join career coach and former financial professional Jena Viviano in this course, get primed and polished for your next interview. 

Breaks down the three most common types of roles and explains what hiring managers are looking for in the right candidate. 

Get tips to keep your nerves at bay and help your personality and talent shine through.

*To access LinkedIn Learning, click here


Vault Guide to Finance Interviews

A must-have resource for anyone seeking a job with an investment bank, mutual fund, hedge fund, commercial bank, or other financial institution.

 

If you have questions about business resources, please email Henry Huang, Business Librarian at yh4041@nyu.edu

Free Access to New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Did you know you can access to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal for free?Our library now offers subscription to all students, faculty, and staff, free of charge.

If you are a new subscriber

The process for accessing the journals is simple. To create your new, free accounts, use these links:

Activate your New York Times subscription.

Activate your Wall Street Journal subscription.

 

Already reading New York Times?

Reactivate your existing New York Times account by the following steps:

  1. Log out of nytimes.com on all your devices.

  2. Go to www.accessnyt.com.

  3. Find your school name by selecting “New York University” from the dropdown menu.

  4. Click “Already have an account? Log in here.

  5. Input your existing New York Times login credentials.

  6. Select your status as “student” (enter your graduation date) or “faculty/staff.

  7. Click “Login” and you will be directed to www.nytimes.com.

By reactivating your account, you reaffirm your consent to the Terms of Service and acknowledge the Privacy Policy. If you have any questions, please send an email to edu@nytimes.com from your verified school email address.

 

Reactivate your existing Wall Street Journal account

If you are already a Wall Street Journal subscriber, you need to reactivate your subscription to take advantage of the free one. Here’s how:

  1. Call 1-800-JOURNAL to cancel your personal subscription.

  2. Go to WSJ.com/NYU to activate your free Wall Street Journal university account.

  3. Select your “Account type” as either “Student” (enter your graduation date) or “Professor/Staff.”

  4. Input your email and create a password, then click “Create.”

  5. A confirmation page will confirm that your academic WSJ account has been activated. Click on “Okay, Let’s Go” to customize your experience.

If you have any questions, please contact academicsupport@dowjones.com or 1-800-JOURNAL.

New Changes in Library

Welcome and welcome back for Fall 2021! No matter where you are, we are excited to meet you on the 4th floor in the Academic Building, at Shinmay, or remotely online. We have new resources and services ready for you:

The Wire China 

The  Library  now subscribes to The Wire China, a weekly news magazine dedicated to understanding and explaining China’s economic rise, and its influence on global business, finance, trade, labor and the environment.

Caixin (财新) Chinese Edition 

Many have asked about Caixin’s Chinese edition. It’s available now! Caixin’s English and Chinese editions offer unique content, as well as some duplicate articles.

Career Development Collection

Planning to take a test for graduate school? Working on your resume and interview skills? Exploring majors and careers? Stop by this expanded collection curated by the Library and CDC for inspiration. 

Enter the Library with Digital ID 

Tap your phone to enter the Library! Our entrance now supports both physical campus card and the new digital ID.

 Roary is back!

Some of you may remember Roary, the Library’s newest member! This semester, Roary will bring back the popular Libroary Thursdays with new games, activities and SWAG! Stay tuned to Library’s WeChat and Engage event page for Roary’s return. 

Beyond Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper

Have you read Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper? Stop by the Library’s display to taste this sweet-sour memoir, this year’s NYU Shanghai Reads selection. Explore additional books and videos curated here, or watch this video tutorial to discover other Library materials to whet your appetite for the year ahead! 

Films and books from Asian American Perspectives

Have you ever wondered about your own culture?
Are you curious about your neighbor’s history?
A series of Asian-related books & films are on display or available online

American Chinese Stories:

Other East Asian related

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Why doesn’t BobCat or ProQuest work like Google?

Librarians and professors suggest you start your research process from the library’s website because of filtering (described in our previous post). The librarians collect scholarly (peer-reviewed) material. That doesn’t mean every book on the shelf is perfect. Some may have been retracted or disproven yet remain part of a historical record. Recent examples are Frey’s A Million Little Pieces or when Krakauer disproved Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea

                                             Information surrounding us (~6 min)As a scholar yourself, in order to build your own ideas, part of your work is to double-check, verify, or cross-reference what others have said or written about the documents you are reading and citing . Who knows? You may find the first voice announcing major errors identified through new techniques or new information.

I–perhaps oddly–prefer the deliberate search bars of ProQuest and BobCat. Filters (usually on the left of the screen in a results page) are explicit and focus a broadsearch into something more specific to your needs. Unlike Google, typing more words into BobCat’s or ProQuest’s search bars will not help you. Start with two words then use the filters.Check in with a librarian. We can share screens with you in chat at Ask a Librarian{point out the contact us feature at the bottom of wechat? Or add a screen clip of the “Chat with us” from the library homepage}. If you have time, ask for instructions on how to run the search or select the filters yourself.

Why not just use Google?

When you’ve searched Google for a book, has Google ever suggested, “Go to your local library”?

No.

The cover of the book "Invisible Women"

Imagining this is the book you are looking for. You typed the name in and the result is like this:

A screenshot of the results of searching the book, Invisible Women, on Google

But none of these results will tell you that your Library already has it

Part of that is on us, librarians: we haven’t opened our data and we are working on that. But it’s also because we (libraries) don’t pay Google to promote us. No one really knows Google’s algorithm, so it is hard to guess what sources it isn’t showing you 

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What’s the big deal about sources and references?

Twenty years ago, a scholarly source was clearly different from everything else. Very little was online yet, but many voices were unjustly ignored. 

If you look at newspapers, magazines, or pulp novels, these are meant for daily consumption by anyone. Others, like scholarly journals or books (from novels to dictionaries), take years (decades!) and dozens (hundreds!) of hands. You can feel the effort of editors, authors, and artists. 

Huazi Ribao Newspaper Issue

Huazi Ribao Newspaper Issue

The amount of time, wisdom, and energy invested establishes some of the credibility in dictionaries, encyclopedia, or university press books. This is harder to see today when dictionaries or encyclopedia (whether Wikipedia or Britannica) all look pretty much the same as blogs on your phone or laptop. 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography volumes

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography volumes

Take the time to learn about the author and publisher. It is a necessary step. Is this subject their specialty? That way you don’t cite someone who has been discredited in the field. Or perhaps you find an authentic voice who merits greater respect. 

Samuel P Massie academic gown

Samuel P Massie academic gown

Three quarter length portrait of Miss Kate Violet Edgerley in academic cap and gown standing

Three quarter length portrait of Miss Kate Violet Edgerley in academic cap and gown standing

You may not have to do this every time. You will start to recognize names in your discipline from your assignments and readings. 

How to access full text articles, streaming films, and ebooks

You may feel frustrated searching Google after finding paywalls or questionable statements. The library has purchased many subscriptions to research, books, and film which may reveal this locked content.  Unfortunately, you have to start from inside the library pages, logged in with you NYU NetID, for the subscriptions to recognize you are connected to our subscriptions.  Let’s see how to do that.

Whenever you have any difficulties with these steps, check Ask-A-Librarian.  You can chat with us across the globe, check if the connections are working, or share screens to see what is happening.

Step 1: Open NYU Shanghai Library Website: https://shanghai.nyu.edu/academics/library                                                                 Step 2: Click the “Articles & Databases” tab

Yellow box highlights second tab from left to open the "Articles and Databases" search box.

Articles and Databases tab on library’s homepage

Step 3: Locate “Content-Specific” databases

Yellow arrow indicates highlighted box of links to content-specific collections.

Highlight the location of Content-specific links

Step 4: Access “Ebook Collections”, “Video Collections” and more

Highlight bars indicate the location to open, in order, the Ebook Collections, the News and Newspapers Collections, and Video Collections, amongst other content-specific database collections.

Location for Ebook, Newspapers, and Video collections

Step 5: Explore our content-specific collections based on your own research needs

  • Ebooks

    Two yellow arrows and highlight boxes indicate "Core Ebook Collections" and "A-Z list of ebook collections"

    Ebook collection webpage

  • Video

    Yellow arrow and highlight bar indicate 91 video databases and a button to remove this filter

    Video Collections webpage

  • News & Newspapers

    Website collection for newspapers with highlighted sections and arrows

    Newspaper collections webpage