MBUS 502 - Brooks - Spring 2010

  • 286 views
Uploaded on

 

More in: Business
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
286
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Research Tips for MBUS 502: Financial Decision Making for Managers Paul Boger CGPS Reference Librarian pboger @umw.edu
  • 2. UMW Libraries
  • 3. Library Research Tools
    • Library Catalog –
      • Titles of Books
      • Titles of Journals, Magazines and Newspapers
      • Searches Simpson Library, CGPS Library , and NetLibrary online books
    • Databases
      • Articles in Journals, Magazines and Newspapers
      • Company and Industry information
  • 4. Where do I begin? How do I find articles on my topic?
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Research Guide
    • Click on the “Database” option
  • 7. Research Guide
    • Click on the name of a database to begin searching
  • 8. 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
  • 9.
    • Enter a company name or ticker symbol
    • Click “Search”
    - Company Financials
  • 10.
    • Use the Tabs to navigate to different company data
    - Company Financials
  • 11.
    • Use the drop down menus to find different sets of information
    • Use the sub-tab options to find different sets of information
    - Company Financials
  • 12.
    • 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
  • 13.
    • Click the “Annual Reports” to access company annual reports
    • Click on the links to access to the complete document
    - Annual Reports
  • 14.
    • O n the Basic Search screen, c lick the “Industry Reports” tab
    - Industry Reports
  • 15.
    • Select your industry from the drop down menus
    • Click “Download” to access the PDF version of the report
    • Mergent Online
    - Industry Reports
  • 16.
    • Locate detailed industry reports
    • Search by keyword or industry code
    - Industry Reports
  • 17.
    • Download the report as a PDF or MS Word document
    - Industry Reports
  • 18.
    • Navigate to market segments, market characteristics, and regulation
    - Industry Reports
  • 19.
    • To search for company financial information, click the “Companies/Market” selection in the top menu
  • 20.
    • On the “Companies/Markets” screen, click on the “Company” option
  • 21.
    • Search by company name or ticker symbol
    • Click the magnifying glass icon to begin your search
  • 22.
    • To view financial information, find key ratios, or read current news on a company, use the menu options on the left of the screen
  • 23.
    • Provides 5 years worth of financial details
    • Results can be printed, saved, or downloaded into an Excel spreadsheet
  • 24. Business Source Complete
    • Enter your keywords
    • Consider using some of the “Limit your results” options
    • Click “Search”
  • 25. Business Source Complete
    • Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to retrieve articles
    • Click “Locate Journal Article” if not full text through the database
    • Limit your results further by using the options on the search results page
  • 26. “ Locate Journal Article” page
    • Is the article available in a UMW database? YES.
    • Click the database links to retrieve articles.
  • 27. “ Locate Journal Article” page
    • Is the article available in a UMW database? NO.
    • Request article using ILLIAD
  • 28. Business Source Complete
    • To search for company information, click the “More” option
    • Click “Company Profiles”
  • 29. Business Source Complete
    • Enter the company name
    • Click “Browse”
    • Click the name of the Company when it appears
  • 30. Business Source Complete
    • Click the PDF link to access the report
    • Full reports usually include a SWOT analysis
    • Use the icons to print, email, format, and save documents
  • 31. What if my materials are at the main campus Library? What if UMW doesn’t have what I need?
    • Use Illiad to request materials not located at the CGPS Library
      • Create an online Illiad Account
      • Submit requests through Libraries’ website
      • Request books, articles, dissertations
      • Delivered online or to the CGPS Library
      • $2 fee for articles located at Simpson Library
  • 32. Illiad : document delivery and interlibrary loan
  • 33.
    • 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
  • 34. 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
  • 35. & Take A Break! Served at 5:30pm Monday through Thursday