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MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009
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MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009

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  • 1. Research Tips for MBUS 518: Budget and Finance in the Public Sector Paul Boger CGPS Reference Librarian pboger @umw.edu
  • 2. Where do I begin?
  • 3. Library Research Tools <ul><li>Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Titles of Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Titles of Journals, Magazines and Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches Simpson Library, CGPS Library , and 2 online books collections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles in Journals, Magazines and Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company and Industry Information </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Where do I begin? How do I find information on my topic?
  • 5. Library Research – 24/7 <ul><li>Accessing the “Subject Guides” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases by Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Do Research” drop down menu </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click the drop-down menu by “Research by Subject” </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Business – CGPS” to access suggested research resources </li></ul><ul><li>Click the “GO” button </li></ul>
  • 6. Research Guide – Useful Websites <ul><li>Click on the “Websites option </li></ul>
  • 7. Research Guide – Useful Websites <ul><li>Links are listed alphabetically by subject </li></ul>
  • 8. Research Guide - Databases <ul><li>Click on the “Database” option </li></ul>
  • 9. Research Guide - Databases <ul><li>Click on the name of a database to begin searching </li></ul>
  • 10. Can I use the databases from home? jsmith password Yes! <ul><li>You will have to log-in to the databases when off-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the Library if you have access problems </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>Enter your keyword(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using some of the “Limit your results” options </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Search” </li></ul>Newspaper Source Plus
  • 12. Newspaper Source Plus <ul><li>Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to retrieve articles </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Locate Journal Article” if not full text through the database </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow results by using subjects terms, dates, and publication type </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>Enter your keyword(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using some of the “Limit your results” options </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Search” </li></ul>Business Source Complete
  • 14. Business Source Complete <ul><li>Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to retrieve articles </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Locate Journal Article” if not full text through the database </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow results by using subjects terms, dates, and publication type </li></ul>
  • 15. “ Locate Journal Article” page <ul><li>Is article available? YES! </li></ul><ul><li>Click database links to access the complete document </li></ul><ul><li>If it’s not available, request a copy by clicking on the ILLIAD links </li></ul>
  • 16. What if my materials are at the main campus Library? What if UMW doesn’t have what I need? <ul><li>Illiad – for Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an Illiad Account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online forms to request non-CGPS materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give library lead time to process request </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivered to CGPS Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$2 fee for articles located in Simpson Library </li></ul></ul>
  • 17. Illiad : document delivery and interlibrary loan
  • 18. <ul><li>Try different databases </li></ul><ul><li>Try different keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Use an “asterisk” for multiple word endings - * </li></ul><ul><li>Phrase Searching - quotation marks </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid stop words like: in, an, of, for, on, by </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Librarians for assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Center </li></ul>
  • 19. <ul><li>CAFR’s, local budget documents, and capital improvement plans are usually public information </li></ul><ul><li>Many of these documents can be easily located by using a search engine like Google, Bing, or Yahoo </li></ul>
  • 20. Need help? Have Questions? <ul><li>Come to the Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mondays - Thursdays 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fridays 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact the Library Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>540-286-8025 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM: cgpslibrary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set up a Research Appointment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>540-286-8066 </li></ul></ul>
  • 21. & Take A Break! Served at 5:30 pm

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