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Business at Your Library

Business at Your Library



The powerpoint presentation from May 6th's "Business at Your Library" presentation at the Baldwin Public Library

The powerpoint presentation from May 6th's "Business at Your Library" presentation at the Baldwin Public Library



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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 Business at Your Library Presentation Transcript

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