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  • Research Tips for ACCT 201: Accounting for Managers Paul Boger CGPS Reference Librarian pboger @umw.edu
  • Where do I begin?
  • Library Research Tools
    • Library Catalog
      • Titles of Books
      • Titles of Journals, Magazines and Newspapers
      • Searches Simpson Library, CGPS Library , and 2 online books collections
    • Databases
      • Articles in Journals, Magazines and Newspapers
      • Company and Industry Information
    • Journal Finder
    • Use the Journal Finder :
      • When you already know what article you are looking for
      • If you want to see if the library owns a specific publication
  • Journal Finder
    • Enter the name of the journal
    • Click “Search”
    • OR
    • Use the “Browse” feature to find a publication
    • Locate your publication
    • Check the years covered in the database
    • Click on the name of the database
    • Enter a portion of the article’s title
    • Change the Date option to “All Dates”
    • Click “Run Search”
    • Click the article’s title to access the complete document
    • You can email, print, and save the document
  • Where do I begin? How do I find financial information on a company?
  • Databases – 24/7
    • Database A-Z list
    • Databases by Subject
    • Research Guides
    • Click the drop-down menu by “Research by Subject”
    • Click on “Business – CGPS” to access suggested research resources
    • Click the “GO” button
  • Research Guide - Databases
    • Click on the “Database” option
  • Research Guide
    • Click on the name of a database to begin searching
  • Can I use the databases from home? jsmith password Yes!
    • You will have to log-in to the databases when off-campus
    • Contact the Library if you have access problems
    • Enter a company name or ticker symbol
    • Click “Search”
    - Company Financials
    • Use the Tabs to navigate to different company data
    - Company Financials
    • Use the drop down menus to find different sets of information
    • Use the sub-tab options to find different sets of information
    - Company Financials
    • Click the “EDGAR” tab to search for 10-K reports and other SEC filings
    • Click on the icons to retrieve full text documents
    - SEC Filings
    • Click the “Annual Reports” to access company annual reports
    • Click on the links to access to the complete document
    - Annual Reports
    • To search for company financial information, click the “Companies/Market” selection in the top menu
    - Company Search
    • Click the “Company” option
    - Company Search
    • Search by company name or ticker symbol
    • Click the magnifying glass icon to begin your search
    - Company Search
    • To view financial information, click the “Financial Results” link
    - Company Search
    • Access five years of (full text) financial information
    - Financial Results
    • Navigate between subject searches by using the tab selections at the top of the screen
    • The red tab indicates the subject you are currently searching
    • Click “Business” to search for company information
  • : Company Dossier Search
    • Perform a “Company Dossier” search
    • Enter your company name or ticker symbol
    • You can search for private or public companies
    • Click “Search”
    • Click the name of your company when it appears
    • Under “Company Type”, note the differences for parent vs. subsidiary, and public vs. private companies
    : Company Dossier Search
  • : Company Dossier Results
    • Use the Reports menu to locate additional information on a company
    • Click “Financial Information” for financial details
  • : Company Dossier Results
    • You can download, print, or email any portion of the financial data
  • : SEC Filings
    • Under the Business subject area, you can search for SEC reports
    • Using the menu on the left, click “SEC Filings”
  • : SEC Filings
    • Enter a company name, ticker symbol, or keyword to retrieve full text SEC filings
    • Use “Sources” to search for a specific SEC form
    • Limit your searches by time period
  • What if my materials are at the main campus Library? What if UMW doesn’t have what I need?
    • Illiad – for Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan
      • Create an Illiad Account
      • Online forms to request non-CGPS materials
      • Give library lead time to process request
      • Delivered to CGPS Library
      • $2 fee for articles located from Simpson Library
  • Illiad : document delivery and interlibrary loan
    • Try different databases
    • Try different keywords
    • Use an “asterisk” for multiple word endings - *
    • Phrase Searching - quotation marks
    • Avoid stop words like: in, an, of, for, on, by
    • Ask Librarians for assistance
    • Writing Center
  • Need help? Have Questions?
    • Come to the Library
      • Mondays - Thursdays 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
      • Fridays 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
      • Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Contact the Library Staff
      • [email_address]
      • 540-286-8025
      • IM: cgpslibrary
    • Set up a Research Appointment
      • [email_address]
      • 540-286-8066
  • & Take A Break! Served at 5:30 pm (Monday through Thursday)