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  • 1. Research Tips for MBUS 516: Project Management Paul Boger Stafford 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, Stafford Library , and 2 online books collections
    • Databases
      • Articles in Journals, Magazines and Newspapers
      • Company and Industry Information
  • 4. Databases How do I find information 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 – Stafford” 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!
  • 9.
    • Enter your keywords in the search boxes
    • Click the “Phrase” button to search for exact phrases
    • Use the “Limit” options to find different results
    • Click “Search”
  • 10.
    • Click PDF or HTML to access the complete document
    • Click Abstract for a summary
    • Use the “Sort Items By” menu to list the most current articles or the most relevant articles
  • 11.
    • Click “View PDF” or “View HTML” to view article
    • Click on a “Keyword” or “Key Readings” to find similar information
  • 12.
    • Enter your keywords
    • Consider using some of the “Limit your results” options
    • Click “Search”
    Business Source Complete
  • 13. Business Source Complete
    • Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to retrieve articles
    • Click “Locate Journal Article” if not full text through the database
  • 14. “ Locate Journal Article” page
    • Is the article available in a UMW database? YES.
    • Use the database links to locate article.
  • 15.
    • Enter your keywords
    • Consider using some of the “Limit” options
    • Click “Search”
    Business Full Text
  • 16. Business Full Text
    • Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to retrieve articles
    • Click “Locate Article” if not full text through the database
  • 17. “ Locate Journal Article” page
    • Is the article available in a UMW database? NO.
    • Use the ILLIAD links to request document from another library
  • 18.
    • Locate detailed industry reports
    • Search by keyword or industry code
    - Industry Reports
  • 19.
    • Download the report as a PDF or MS Word document
    - Industry Reports
  • 20.
    • Navigate to market segments, market characteristics, and regulation
    - Industry Reports
  • 21.
    • Enter a company name or ticker symbol
    • Click “Go”
    - Company Searches
  • 22.
    • Use the Tabs to navigate to different company data
    • Click the “Reports” tab to get an industry report or an annual report
    • Click the “News” tab to get current articles on that company
    • Click “Company Financials” to get financial data
    - Company Searches
  • 23.
    • On the Basic Search screen, click the “Report Search” tab
    - Industry Reports
  • 24.
    • Search by industry or company name
    • Click “Search”
    - Industry Reports
  • 25.
    • Click “View” or the PDF icon to access the complete document
    - Industry Reports
  • 26.
    • 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
  • 27. 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-Stafford materials
      • Give library lead time to process request
      • Delivered to Stafford Library
      • $2 fee for articles located from Simpson Library
  • 28. Illiad: to request materials not at the Stafford Library
  • 29. 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
    • Set up a Research Appointment
      • [email_address]
      • 540-286-8066
  • 30. & Take A Break! Served at 5:30pm Monday through Thursday