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Bus1003 session 1 2010

  1. 1. BUS1003<br />Information Retrieval: Session 1<br />19th October 2010<br />
  2. 2. Aims<br />This session will:<br />Show you how to find relevant resources for Business<br />Show you how to construct a basic search strategy<br />Introduce you to academic journals<br />
  3. 3. The Library Catalogue<br />The Library Catalogue should be the first place you look for resources for your studies:<br />Everything on the Library Catalogue has been chosen by Edge Hill tutors – so it’s relevant and high quality<br />You can find more than just books on the Library Catalogue – it’s your gateway to all our online resources such as e-books and e-journals<br />
  4. 4. What you can find on the Library Catalogue<br /><ul><li>Book and e-books
  5. 5. Reference collections (such as Oxford Reference Online and Credo Reference)
  6. 6. Newspapers
  7. 7. Journals (print and electronic)
  8. 8. DVDs
  9. 9. Exam papers
  10. 10. The resources on your module reading lists</li></li></ul><li>Analysing the assignment question<br />A business analysis of Tesco using micro-economic theory<br />
  11. 11. Analysing the assignment question<br />A business analysis of Tesco using micro-economic theory<br />
  12. 12. Using reference sources<br />Use reference sources to define your key words and identify other terms you could use when searching:<br />Oxford Reference Online incorporating:<br /> A Dictionary of Business and Management<br /> The Handbook of International Financial Terms<br /> A Dictionary of Economics<br />Credo Reference Collection incorporating:<br /> Collins Dictionary of Business<br /> Capstone Encyclopaedia of Business<br /> The Ultimate Business Library<br />
  13. 13. Planning your search strategy<br />Search for an exact phrase using “…….”<br />Use * to truncate words<br />e.g. strateg* will find strategy, strategies, strategic<br />Combine key words using:<br /><ul><li>AND (=‘find all’) – narrows your search
  14. 14. OR (=‘find any’) – widens your search</li></li></ul><li>Exercise<br />Try these four searches on the Library Catalogue and compare the results:<br />business OR analysis<br />business AND analysis<br />business analysis<br />“business analysis”<br />Which would you use?<br />
  15. 15. Using journals<br />Journals are important because they are:<br />up to date – the best source of the latest research<br />high quality – written by expert academics and researchers<br />specialised – offer in-depth coverage of almost every aspect of Business<br />
  16. 16. Finding journals<br />To find a specific journal or article on the Library Catalogue, search by the title of the journal. <br />For example:<br />Nutt, P. (2008) ‘Investigating the success of decision making processes’ Journal of Management Studies 45 (2) pp.425–455.<br />
  17. 17. Journal collections<br />Journal collections are a powerful tool for researching your subject:<br />Business Source Premier<br /><ul><li>a database of over 2300 journals covering all areas of Business, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance etc</li></ul>Emerald Full Text<br /><ul><li>a database of 100 high quality Management journals all available in full text</li>