ACCT 461/561 Gomez Spring 2010
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  • 1. Research Tips for ACCT 461/561:Advanced Accounting
    Paul Boger
    CGPS Reference Librarian
  • 2. Library Research Tools
    Library Catalog -
    Searches Simpson Library, CGPS Library, and twoonline book collections
    Titles of Books
    Titles of Journals, Magazines and Newspapers
    Articles in Journals, Magazines and Newspapers
    Company and Industry information
  • 3. Where do I begin?
    How do I find information on my topic?
  • 4. Databases – 24/7
    Database A-Z list
    Databases by Subject
    Research Guides
    • Click the drop-down menu by “Research by Subject”
    • 5. Click on “Business – CGPS” to access suggested research resources
    • 6. Click the “GO” button
  • Research Guide
    • Click on the “Database” option
  • Research Guide
    • Click on the name of a database to begin searching
  • Can I use the databases from home?
    • You will have to log-in to the databases when off-campus
    • 7. Contact the Library if you have access problems
  • 8. - Company Financials
    • Enter a company name or ticker symbol
    • 9. Click “Search”
  • - Company Financials
    • Use the Tabs to navigate to different company data
    • 10. Use “Company Financials”, “Annual Reports”, or “EDGAR” to access company financial details
  • - Company Financials
    • Use the drop down menus to find different sets of information
    • 11. Use the sub-tab options to find different sets of information
  • - SEC Filings
    • Click the “EDGAR” tab to search for 10-K reports and other SEC filings
    • 12. Click on the icons to retrieve full text documents
  • - Annual Reports
    • Click the “Annual Reports” to access company annual reports
    • 13. Click on the links to access to the complete document
  • : Company Dossier Search
    • Perform a “Company Dossier” search
    • 14. Enter your company name or ticker symbol
    • 15. You can search for private or public companies
    • 16. Click “Search”
  • : Company Dossier Search
    • Click the name of your company when it appears
    • 17. Under “Company Type”, note the differences for parent vs. subsidiary, and public vs. private companies
  • : Company Dossier Results
    • Use the Reports menu to locate additional information on a company
    • 18. 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
    • 19. 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
    • 20. Use “Sources” to search for a specific SEC form
    • 21. Limit your searches by time period
  • : Accounting
    • Also under the “Business” subject area is an “Accounting” option
    • 22. Search through a variety of full text accounting publications
    • 23. Search by keyword
    • 24. Select your Sources
    • Enter your keywords in the search boxes
    • 25. Click the “Phrase” link to search for exact phrases
    • 26. Use the “Article Types” menu for different results
    • 27. Click Search
    • Click any article title on the search results page for more information on the article
    • Click “View PDF” or “View HTML” to view article
    • 28. Click on a “Keyword” or “Key Readings” to find similar information
  • Business Source Complete
    • Enter your keyword(s)
    • 29. Consider using some of the “Limit your results” options
    • 30. Click “Search”
  • Business Source Complete
    • Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to retrieve articles
    • 31. Click “Locate Journal Article” if not full text through the database
    • 32. Narrow results by using subjects terms, dates, and publication type
  • “Locate Journal Article” page
    • Is the article available in a UMW database? YES.
    • 33. Follow the links to the full text database
  • “Locate Journal Article” page
    • Is the article available in a UMW database? NO.
    • 34. What if the article is not available in a database? Use ILLIAD.
  • Where do I begin?
    How do I find books on my topic?
  • 35. Book Catalog:
    • Book catalog will search for books at the CGPS and Simpson Libraries
    • 36. Perform a “Keyword Search”
    • 37. Enter your keywords
    • 38. Click “Search”
  • Book Catalog: results
    • Both print and electronic books available
    • 39. Call numbers show location
    • 40. NetLibrary – online book
    • 41. Library of Congress - print book
  • Book Catalog: results
    • Print book at Stafford or Simpson Libraries
    • 42. Books at main campus library, request thru Illiad
    • 43. Click “full record” for ebooks
    • 44. Click “Item” or “Copies” for print books
  • - Online books
    In the Full Record, click the “Online” link to access the book in NetLibrary
    Or select NetLibrary from the list of Databases on the “Business – CGPS” Research Guide
  • 45. 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
  • 46. Illiad: document delivery and interlibrary loan
    • Try different databases
    • 48. Try different keywords
    • 49. Use an “asterisk” for multiple word endings - *
    • 50. Phrase Searching - quotation marks
    • 51. Avoid stop words like: in, an, of, for, on, by
    • 52. Ask Librarians for assistance
    • 53. 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
    IM: cgpslibrary
    Set up a Research Appointment
  • 54. Take A Break!
    Served at 5:30 pm
    (Monday through Thursday)