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  • Who am I? Librarian specializing in discovering and implementing new technologies at Baldwin Web 2.0 (and other Online Presence) Digital Content Management eBooks and eAudiobooks Also a librarian: MSI from University of Michigan in 2008 At Baldwin: Reference Desk Technology Classes (including Intro to Ebooks/eAudio) Collection Development (including eAudiobooks – within MetroNet Consortia) 3/16/2010
  • Hoover’s MasterList of US Companies Apple, Inc: Vol I – 156 Microsoft Corporation: Vol II – 1027 Fiscal Year End: Apple: Last Friday in September Microsoft: June 30 3/16/2010
  • Key in the front of the book (like reading a map) Digits after a dash: 1/8 Digits after a = with vertical line: 1/16 Digits after a T: 1/32 Chrysler Closing Price: December 31 , 1969 – p. 64: Vol: 860, High: 42.875 (7/8), Low: 42.25 (2/8), Close: 34.375 (3/8) December 31, 1970 – p. 69: Vol: 486, High: 28.5 (4/8), Low: 27.875 (7/8), Close: 28 3/16/2010
  • Volume I: Find the list of Birmingham, MI Business (p. 2360) States Index: Michigan - City Portion: Birmingham SOTBI – Sign of the BeefCarver, Inc. p3468 – PV – Private Venture Volume II: Look of the Sign of the BeefCarver, Inc. (p. 3468) SIC Code: 5812, 6513 3/16/2010
  • Headquarters USA : contact information for: associations, BBB, Business, Chambers of Commerce, Colleges , Consulates, Government Agencies, etc… Birmingham City Code : Look up city ordinances on various subjects Business Forms on File : Make copies of thousands of forms for you business Brands and their Companies : Look up which company produces a particular brand Business Plans Handbook : See thousands of business plans to help you develop your company further 3/16/2010
  • Covers Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, etc… Should I buy Apple Stock? When should I sell? 3/16/2010
  • Who is Apple the best employer for? (among the best) (rankings) When was Apple founded (histories) 3/16/2010
  • Find personal and business addresses and company profiles Come up with the perfect information for your company. Do several searches 3/16/2010
  • Business at Your Library

    1. 1. Business at Your Library
    2. 2. <ul><li>Kathryn Bergeron </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Baldwin Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>248-554-4696 </li></ul>
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Print Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hoover’s MasterList of US Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Stock Price Records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lexis-Nexis Corporate Affiliations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Print Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business & Company Resource Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Morningstar/ValueLine/S&P </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Databases </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Print Items
    5. 5. Hoover’s MasterList of US Companies <ul><li>Information on Major Companies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Address, Phone, Website, Management, description, Estimated Sales, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also lists top 500 companies by Sales Growth and Market Value </li></ul></ul><ul><li>? What date does the Fiscal Year End for either Apple of Microsoft? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Daily Stock Price Records <ul><li>Daily Stock Price for any traded stock </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NYSE (1962-present) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NASDAQ (1993-present) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OTC (1974-1992) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most Online Resources will only give stocks that are currently being trades, but DSP gives all stocks traded </li></ul><ul><li>Great at Tax Time </li></ul><ul><li>?Closing price for Chrysler Corp- December 31 st ? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Lexis-Nexis Corporate Affiliations <ul><li>Lists Companies and their relationships to other companies </li></ul><ul><li>Gives a profile of individual businesses </li></ul><ul><li>?Team Challenge? </li></ul><ul><li>Find the SIC Code of the Birmingham Business named: SOTBI (arbitrary acronym) </li></ul>
    8. 8. Other Great Print Resources <ul><li>Headquarters USA </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham City Code </li></ul><ul><li>Business Forms on File </li></ul><ul><li>Brands and their Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Business Plans Handbook </li></ul>
    9. 9. Excellent Print Sections <ul><li>000-009: Computer Books </li></ul><ul><li>330-339: Economics </li></ul><ul><li>340-349: Law </li></ul><ul><li>420-499: Language Learning </li></ul><ul><li>650-659: Business </li></ul><ul><li>Tough Times: Financial Survival </li></ul><ul><li>Business Reference: Reference Materials </li></ul>
    10. 10. Computer & Internet Use @ the Library <ul><li>Acceptable Use Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obey all laws regarding copyright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No obscene/harmful to minors material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No damage to equipment or network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No personal software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No illegal activities </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Internet Safety <ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passwords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email, chat, other services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting online “friends” </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. What Is a Database? <ul><li>A place to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… find reliable information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… expand your knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… learn a new skill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… search for answers </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Non-Print/Databases
    14. 14. Where to start <ul><li>Double click on Internet Explorer Icon and go to: http://www.baldwinlib.org </li></ul><ul><li>Hover Over “Library Collections” and click on “Databases” </li></ul>
    15. 15. You’ve found our databases! Note: If you’re trying this from home, you can go directly to: http://www.baldwinlib.org/databases
    16. 16. Navigation <ul><li>The Categories on the top help you find the database you’re looking for: Academic, Business, Law or Health, for example </li></ul><ul><li>If you know the database you’re looking for, try clicking on the “To Find Databases Alphabetically, click here” </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the resources that we will discuss can be found under: “Business and Investments” </li></ul>
    17. 17. Just Click! <ul><li>Now, click on the database that you want to visit! </li></ul><ul><li>From home, you’ll be asked for your library card number and your pin number </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have an alternate id, you can use that, but be sure to enter it in all caps! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can help you with this information after class, or call us with your library card number at 248-554-4650 </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><ul><li>Morningstar: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard and Poors: NetAdvantage: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value Line: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Business – all the time. </li></ul></ul>3 Investment Websites: One Stock – Apple
    19. 19. Business & Company Resource Center <ul><li>Search for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find out </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company Histories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc… </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Reference USA <ul><li>Directory Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Search for Company and Individual Information </li></ul><ul><li>Get Company Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Search by Industry and Area </li></ul><ul><li>Find out financial and employee information </li></ul><ul><li>Find out subsidiaries and parent companies. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Other BusinessDatabases <ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detroit News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detroit Free Press </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York Times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wall Street Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other regional and national papers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consumer Reports Online </li></ul><ul><li>Business & Company Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Legal Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Mango Languages </li></ul>
    22. 22. Computer One-on-Ones <ul><li>We do offer computer one-on-ones </li></ul><ul><li>30 minutes with a librarian to upload software (if you have a laptop) and learn the eBook/eAudiobooks software (with or without a laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Free! </li></ul><ul><li>Call to make an appointment 248-554-4650 </li></ul><ul><li>Or call the same number with questions during business hours </li></ul>
    23. 23. Questions? Kathryn Bergeron Systems Librarian Baldwin Public Library [email_address] 248-554-4696
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