Turn the pages of the FT online !


With the Premium access to the FT app the library provides you,  you can leaf through the FT ePaper.

To access it, create your account here.

Once you are connected to the FT app, activate the drop-down menu on the left and select “ePaper”. All editions (UK, Europe, Asie,…) are available in ePaper.

Fore more info on the FT through the library services :



Have you tried LeKiosk yet?

Capture d’écran 2015-10-19 à 15.08.27The library subscribes to a newstand service called “Kiosk Pro“, which gives you access to French and foreign magazines in digital format. Latest issues of The Economist or Harvard Business Review (French) for example are available from the day of their publication.

You can choose up to 6 magazines each month from a selection of 50 titles and build your own library with latest issues or archive. You can also save articles to read offline.

Click here to connect and use your HEC network codes.

Have you tried the library discovery service yet?

EDS1The library subscribes to EDS discovery service, a search engine that provides access to over 15,000 full-text journals and 10,000 ebooks made up of the electronic content that the library has purchased or leased from information suppliers.

The library catalogue is also linked to EDS, therefore all textbooks that are available for loan to library patrons are referenced. Real-time availability is supplied showing the location and status of the material.


Thus EDS could be a great place to start your article or topical research. Access is made easy through the single field on the library website.

Note that not every database to which the library subscribes is indexed in EDS. Market studies or financial databases do not have the “bibliographic metadata” — author, title, publication info, subject, and so forth — required to be indexed in the Discovery Service. Please use the thematic browsing of subscribed databases for such resources.

Three ways to use WRDS

WRDSDid you know? WRDS offers 3 ways of accessing data: On the website using form-based queries, through a UNIX terminal session, or using PC-SAS on your desktop computer. Each method has its own benefits and strengths.

WRDS provides a common interface to a variety of databases in order to make the process of extracting data more simple for you. Read more on WRDS website and learn how to get the most out of WRDS access modes.

And to learn more about data sets that the library subscribes to, connect to the library web site.

Textmarker! will help you avoid plagiarism

Textmarker! is a Mozilla Firefox add-on which allows you to highlight text selections and to copy it into a Word document. Up to 3 highlighter colors can be configured.

First, add Textmarker! to your browser.


Then, on a selection of text of your document and make a right-click to highlight a paragraph.
Make another right click to select “Texte surligné —-> Copier tous les éléments surlignés”

Last, on a Word document, paste your text selection using the  Ctrl +V shortcut on your keyboard. The text’s source will automatically be added below the paragraph.

Zotero : Boost your efficiency with tips and smart features

Zotero is an essential companion for all faculties and students who are writing their papers or thesis. But Zotero is not perfect 😉

Thankfully, several features, pluggins or apps makes up for its limitations in particular with PDF management.


1. Saved Searches

 […] With the advanced search feature you can start combining criteria and getting really sophisticated […]

Instead of manually search for your library’s articles, you can  build an advanced search, enter your search criterias and terms then save it as a saved search.


Find out more about Zotero’s saved searches with this article of The Digital Researcher

2. Zotfile

2.1 Manage your downloaded PDFs

Another interesting discovery is  Zotfile.

Zotfile is a third-party plugin which will help you handle your PDFs once downloaded in Zotero. By default, Zotero store your PDFs into a deep folder in your computer and namme them randomly like “6K765YEI”

Zotfile allows you to choose where you want to store and name your PDFs, including in a Dropbox file !
It makes this possible by “linking the citation entry in Zotero to the file“.

You can, for example, store your PDF files in a folder called “My thesis” that lives in your Dropbox space.

2.2 Extract your highlights and annotations from your PDFs

If you open your PDF in another application to add highlights and annotations, Zotfile can actually extract and save them as an attached note in Zotero.

This feature is one of Zotfile’s best asset.

On your PDF document, highlight an expression or a paragraph and make a right-click  to select Manage Attachments —> Extract Annotations.

The note will be attached with its record in your Zotero Library


Find more about Zotfile and its features by reading this article written by Catherine Pope and published on The Digital Researcher  : “How to make Zotero even better with Zotfile

Download Zotfile here : http://zotfile.com/

3. Annotate your Zotero’s articles on your iPad

First, you need to download and install the iPad app of Zotero : Zotpad.

1. Link ZotPad with Dropbox. To do this, set both Zotero and ZotPad to use Dropbox as the file storage service in your settings.

2. Set up the “Advanced Dropbox Settings” and preferences of ZotPad so that they exactly macth those in your Zotfile preferences : this will allow the download of your documents from Dropbox.

3. Then, on your document use the “Open in…” function to view the PDF on ZotPad and annotate it.

4. The annotated document will then  be updated in Dropbox and Zotero !


For more details and info about how ZotPad can help you improve your efficiency, read this article from “HASTAC”






Event transcripts on Thomson Reuters databases

EventTranscriptsThe vast majority of listed companies host earning calls to discuss their financial results. Thomson Reuters databases provide verbatim reports (transcripts) of conference calls for earnings, Guidance, M&A, and more.


You can access Events transcripts provided by a large panel of contributors via Thomson One Analysis. Just select the Event Transcripts item on the News&Corporate Events menu (after having searched for a specific company):



ThomsonCorporate1You can also access the collection of “Thomson Reuters Streetevents” via Thomson One Corporate Insight, using the reports searching interface:


Select “Thomson Reuters Streetevents” in the Contributor menu:


Please note that all Thomson databases can only be accessed via Internet Explorer and that Corporate Insight is for on-site consultation only. Ask for the login codes at the research help desk.

20 alternatives to Power Point to create and share presentations

From school classrooms to Apple product launches, slideshow presentations have quickly become the standard accompaniment to lectures. You can’t give a speech without a slideshow

Everyone knows Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote , the 2 main presentations softwares, full of valuable features, such as slide templates and transitions.

But they are also quite complex and it is sometimes difficult to use them to their full potential.

This article from Andrew Kunesh offers an interesting alternative  : “Beyond PowerPoint & Keynote: The 20 Best Apps to Create and Share Presentations

The tools presented in the article are easier to use, give you the ability to collaborate with others—sometimes in real-time—and allow you to edit your presentation on any internet-connected computer.

It’s worth trying!


How to make the most of the Library’s Pinterest dashboard ?


How to remember the books you’d like to read and borrow from the library ?

1- Pin the book covers from HEC Paris library boards on Pinterest!  For that, unless you already have one, create your account on Pinterest and create boards according to your interests.

2- When you come to the library, check your Pintrest on your smart phone for the books you have pinned. Click on  the book cover to reach the library catalog and see if the book is available.

It’s easy, your turn now!

How to generate your citations and create a bibliography with EasyBib ?

EasyBib is a free tool which allows you to generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats and create a bibliography for your research paper.
Whether you need to cite a book, a journal, an article, a website, a database,… Easybib adapts the citation to the appropriate format.

1. Install the Easybib extension on your browser

A free extension is available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox











Or ou can also go directly on http://www.easybib.com and start to generate your citations  now !


2. Create your Easybib account

Click on the Easybib extension in your browser to register or clic on Sign Up on the Easybib plateform












3. Search for a citation

Search for your citation on the Easybib database.



Select the citation you need in the results list

If the citation you need doesn’t appear, you can create it using the manual cite form


Then Easybibn formats the citation in an MLA format.

You can copy/paste the citation, share the URL of the citation or export it as a bibliography in a Word or Google document





All your citations are saved in your Easybib account under “My Projects” !