Key Research Facilities
Supporting Research with Technology
In addition to outstanding faculty, Pace University provides extensive resources to support you throughout the program. The most important of these are easy access to comprehensive library and computing facilities. Both are available on-line as well as on campus.
Doctoral candidates have on-site and remote access to many of the Pace University services supported by information technology. This includes access to SAS and SPSS, two of the most widely used statistical analysis software packages. Through SAS, students can access some quantitative databases that support research.
The Lubin School of Business allows doctoral candidates to access the Wharton Research Data Services on-line from anywhere. WRDS is an Internet-based research data service that has become a standard for large-scale academic data research. It provides instant Web access to a broad array of economic and business data drawn from over 1.2 terabytes of comprehensive financial, accounting, management, marketing, banking, and insurance data. Users can click on the WRDS database and interactively select data to extract. The requested information is instantly returned to the Web browser, ready to be pasted into a spreadsheet or any other application for analysis.
In addition, the Lubin School maintains several modern computer laboratories and classrooms. All labs and classrooms have full access to the Internet. One trading room lab has access to Bridge and ASP software. Four high-technology classrooms offer laptop connections at every student position.
On-line, doctoral candidates have continuous Internet and remote access to a variety of university network services. All students receive e-mail accounts on the Pace University system. In addition, they receive access codes for Blackboard courseware that includes course information, documents, assignments, threaded discussion support, on-line chat rooms, class e-mail facilities, and electronic grade books and calendars.
Library Access and Contents
The Pace University Library offers doctoral candidates a high level of personalized service through on-site and remote access to extensive research services and skilled reference librarians. It follows the guiding principle that services and resources available to local students and faculty should also be available remotely to its distance education population. To this end, it has developed innovative services and resources to assist our students in their studies and research.
The library maintains a collection of over 786,000 book volumes and subscribes to 9000 serial publications in both print and electronic formats. Microfilm and microfiche provide retrospective files of many periodicals and newspapers. In addition to many standard and specialized reference materials, the library maintains a collection of domestic and foreign annual reports.
To supplement its holdings, the library maintains reciprocal borrowing agreements with other university libraries, state libraries and with select libraries abroad. These agreements provide doctoral candidates with access to national and global library holdings.
The library offers extensive online support for search and access. From inside or outside the university, students can access over 130 databases. Many of these databases include full-text articles that doctoral candidates can easily download or print from a remote desktop. Some of the business-oriented databases include: