BIZ 2401 and the LibraryWorld of resources at your fingertips                                    Traci Welch Moritz       ...
Goals for Today 1. Review of library information    systems 2. Using Boolean Indicators 3. Specific tools for accessing   ...
Research Guide
Boolean Logic • AND -- default, narrows and defines • OR -- broadens search • NOT -- narrows search • + , “”, - -- other i...
Library Class #2Finding Company Information •   Company’s website •   Company’s annual report •   International directory ...
Tools for CompanyInformation• Annual reportsTips for reading an annual report• Public Register• Annual Reports Library• An...
Other CompanyInformation Overview Histories Competitors                Revenues, cash flow                SWOT            ...
Glossary of Terms• Ticker “modern letter-only ticker symbols were developed by Standard & Poors    (S&P) to bring a nation...
Print Resources Dun’s Directory of   D&B million  Service              dollar directory  Companies               HML     H...
International Directory of Company     Histories                    •IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO MORE                    THAN     ...
International Directory of Company    HistoriesEach three- to five-page entry is meticulously crafted  with facts gathered...
Accessing Resources                      Click on                      Databases
Accessing Resources                Choose                Business
Business SourceCompletenon-journal content• financial data        •   industry reports• case studies          •   country ...
Business Source Complete                      • Academic and popular                        articles about the            ...
Lexis-Nexis
Thomson Research• Provides access to real-time and historical SEC  EDGAR filings, including as-filed HTML  documents, and ...
Hoovers•   New interface•   Company reports•   Industry information•   Market intelligence on both public    and private c...
PrivCo
S&P NetAdvantage    http://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgelibrary/downloads/instructi    on/standard_and_poors_netadvantage_guide...
EDGAR        http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/company        search.html
Business News • Business Wire (free registration required) • Economic News Releases (Bureau of Labor   Statistics) • CNNMo...
Other types of co info Stock information         Company philanthropy • Value Line Investment   Foundation Directory   Sur...
Misc, info • http://www.learnwebskills.com/company/ --   Resources listed are often not free but may be   available throug...
End of Library Class #2 • Questions?   – Email t-moritz@onu.edu           reference@onu.edu   – ext. 2473 or 2185   – Refe...
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Biz 2401 and the library 2

  1. 1. BIZ 2401 and the LibraryWorld of resources at your fingertips Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. Goals for Today 1. Review of library information systems 2. Using Boolean Indicators 3. Specific tools for accessing company information
  3. 3. Research Guide
  4. 4. Boolean Logic • AND -- default, narrows and defines • OR -- broadens search • NOT -- narrows search • + , “”, - -- other indicators • http://internettutorials.net/boolean.asp • http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLi b/Guides/Internet/Boolean.pdf
  5. 5. Library Class #2Finding Company Information • Company’s website • Company’s annual report • International directory of company history • Business Source Complete (MarketLine report) • Lexis-Nexis Academic • Thomson Research (SEC, Edgar searches) • Hoovers (financials) • Edgar online (SEC filings) • S&P Netadvantage (financials, stock) • PrivCo
  6. 6. Tools for CompanyInformation• Annual reportsTips for reading an annual report• Public Register• Annual Reports Library• Annual Report Resource Center• WSJ Annual Reports• CAROL
  7. 7. Other CompanyInformation Overview Histories Competitors Revenues, cash flow SWOT News and Views
  8. 8. Glossary of Terms• Ticker “modern letter-only ticker symbols were developed by Standard & Poors (S&P) to bring a national standard to investing”• CIK -- Central Index Key, number given to an individual or company by the SEC• SIC --standard industrial classification system, classification of businesses and business units by type of economic activity• NAICS -- North American Industry Classification System, replaces SIC• DUNS -- industry standard for keeping track of the worlds businesses• Private Company -- ownership is private• Public Company -- company that has permission to offer its registered securities (stock, bonds, etc.) for sale to the general public, typically through a stock exchange• Subsidiary -- Controlled/owned by a “parent” company
  9. 9. Print Resources Dun’s Directory of D&B million Service dollar directory Companies HML HML REFERENCE REFERENCE q338.740973 q338.7610002573 D11 2010 D111 2010 Telephone books
  10. 10. International Directory of Company Histories •IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO MORE THAN 8,500 COMPANIES •Learn the complete background and history of a company • Research merger and acquisition activity over time •Determine the impact of particular sales and marketing campaigns •Ascertain the effectiveness ofHML REFERENCE executiveq338.7409 I61 v.1 Leadership 10
  11. 11. International Directory of Company HistoriesEach three- to five-page entry is meticulously crafted with facts gathered from popular magazines, academic periodicals, books, annual reports, archives of the companies themselves and much more. Peppered with statistics, dates and names of key players, entries contain information on: • Founders • Expansions and strategies • Labor/management actions • Stock exchanges, ticker symbols and industries • Principal subsidiaries, divisions, operating units and 11
  12. 12. Accessing Resources Click on Databases
  13. 13. Accessing Resources Choose Business
  14. 14. Business SourceCompletenon-journal content• financial data • industry reports• case studies • country reports• investment research • company profiles reports • SWOT analyses• market research reports
  15. 15. Business Source Complete • Academic and popular articles about the profession • Includes more private companies but still leans heavily towards US companies which are publically held
  16. 16. Lexis-Nexis
  17. 17. Thomson Research• Provides access to real-time and historical SEC EDGAR filings, including as-filed HTML documents, and foreign exchange filings.• Includes more than 3.4 million research reports, with an average of 3,000 new reports added each business day.• Provides full-text keyword searching of SEC EDGAR filings and spreadsheet-ready financials..• Must know company name or ticker
  18. 18. Hoovers• New interface• Company reports• Industry information• Market intelligence on both public and private companies
  19. 19. PrivCo
  20. 20. S&P NetAdvantage http://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgelibrary/downloads/instructi on/standard_and_poors_netadvantage_guide.pdfCompany information • economic insight• market snapshot • mutual funds• company quote • S&P industry• equity indexes page surveys for the• S & P stock report US, Europe, Asia and Latin• economic calendar America
  21. 21. EDGAR http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/company search.html
  22. 22. Business News • Business Wire (free registration required) • Economic News Releases (Bureau of Labor Statistics) • CNNMoney • Corporate Financials Online • Yahoo Finance News • Wall Street Journal • New York Times • Local newspapers • Newslink
  23. 23. Other types of co info Stock information Company philanthropy • Value Line Investment Foundation Directory Survey • Standard & Poors Net Advantage Company rankings • Fortune • Forbes
  24. 24. Misc, info • http://www.learnwebskills.com/company/ -- Resources listed are often not free but may be available through the library, ie. Hoover’s Online • http://www.census.gov/cgi- bin/sssd/naics/naicsrch?chart=2007 -- help finding SIC and NAICS numbers • http://www.quintcareers.com/researching_compa nies.html#company-research -- job seeking site but has some helpful information and links
  25. 25. End of Library Class #2 • Questions? – Email t-moritz@onu.edu reference@onu.edu – ext. 2473 or 2185 – Reference desk most days 8- noon, Thursday evenings 6-9pm

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