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ACCT 201 - Gomez - Spring 2010

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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)