Research Tips for  MBUS 518: Budget and Finance in the Public Sector Paul Boger CGPS  Reference Librarian pboger @umw.edu
Where do I begin?
Library Research Tools <ul><li>Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Titles  of Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Titles  o...
Where do I begin? How do I find information on my topic?
Library Research – 24/7 <ul><li>Accessing the “Subject Guides”  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases by Subject </li></ul></ul>...
Research Guide – Useful Websites <ul><li>Click on the “Websites option </li></ul>
Research Guide – Useful Websites <ul><li>Links are listed alphabetically by subject </li></ul>
Research Guide - Databases <ul><li>Click on the “Database” option </li></ul>
Research Guide - Databases <ul><li>Click on the name of a database to begin searching </li></ul>
Can I use the databases from home?  jsmith password Yes! <ul><li>You will have to log-in to the databases when off-campus ...
<ul><li>Enter your keyword(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using some of the “Limit your results” options  </li></ul><ul><li...
Newspaper Source Plus <ul><li>Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to retrieve articles </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Locate Journal Art...
<ul><li>Enter your keyword(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using some of the “Limit your results” options  </li></ul><ul><li...
Business Source Complete <ul><li>Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to retrieve articles </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Locate Journal ...
“ Locate Journal Article” page <ul><li>Is article available?  YES! </li></ul><ul><li>Click database links to access the co...
What if my materials are at the main campus Library?  What if UMW doesn’t have what I need? <ul><li>Illiad  – for Document...
Illiad : document delivery and interlibrary loan
<ul><li>Try different databases </li></ul><ul><li>Try different keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Use an “asterisk” for multiple ...
<ul><li>CAFR’s, local budget documents, and capital improvement plans are usually public information </li></ul><ul><li>Man...
Need help? Have Questions? <ul><li>Come to the Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mondays - Thursdays 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.  </li></u...
& Take A Break! Served at 5:30 pm
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MBUS 518 Brooks Fall 2009

  1. 1. Research Tips for MBUS 518: Budget and Finance in the Public Sector Paul Boger CGPS Reference Librarian pboger @umw.edu
  2. 2. Where do I begin?
  3. 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. 4. Where do I begin? How do I find information on my topic?
  5. 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. 6. Research Guide – Useful Websites <ul><li>Click on the “Websites option </li></ul>
  7. 7. Research Guide – Useful Websites <ul><li>Links are listed alphabetically by subject </li></ul>
  8. 8. Research Guide - Databases <ul><li>Click on the “Database” option </li></ul>
  9. 9. Research Guide - Databases <ul><li>Click on the name of a database to begin searching </li></ul>
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 17. Illiad : document delivery and interlibrary loan
  18. 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. 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. 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. 21. & Take A Break! Served at 5:30 pm

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