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    BUAD.283.Kinsley.summer.2012 BUAD.283.Kinsley.summer.2012 Presentation Transcript

    • Research Tips for BUAD 283:Legal Environment of Business Laura Berberian Stafford Reference Librarian lberberi@umw.edu
    • Business and Legal Databases: Business Source Complete Legal Collection • Access to business, financial, and legal information • Different databases will provide different information
    • Can I use the databases from home? • You will have to log-in to the databases when off-campusjsmith • Log in with your UMW emailpassword username and password (these are the same credentials you use to log in to Canvas)
    • Go to libraries.umw.edu/
    • Professional Studies GuideFrom the “Browse by Subject”column, scroll down andselect “Professional Studies”Or, click on “All Guides” andselect “Bachelor ofProfessional Studies”
    • BPS Subject Guide• Click on the “LegalResources” tab•select the “LexisNexis” link
    • To research companies, enter a company name or tickersymbol under “Get Company Info” or select an option underthe “Companies” tab to the left.
    • : Company Dossier Search
    • : Company Dossier Search• Click the name of your company to find detailed businessinformation• Under “Company Type”, note the differences for parent vs.subsidiary, and public vs. private companies
    • : Company Dossier Results • Use the Reports menu to locate additional information on a company • Under “Legal,” click on “recent cases” for cases involving your company
    • : SEC FilingsUnder the “Companies” tab, select “SEC Filings” and enter acompany name or ticker symbol in the search field(s)
    • : Federal & State CasesFrom the LexisNexis home page, under the US Legal menu, select“Federal & State Cases.”Enter your search terms in the search field(s). From the drop-downmenu, you can limit your search to citation, party names, judges,attorneys, or legal topics.
    • : Legal Citation Results
    • : Federal & State Codes• Enter your keywords• Use quotation marks for an exact phrase• Select the correct legal sources• Click “Search”
    • : Results List • Full text links • Sort by “Publication Date” or “Relevance” • Print, email, save • Results breakdown • Edit searches and start new searches • Search within your results list
    • : Search Tips• Different subject portals – business, legal, news• Full text• Searching: • Boolean operators (AND, NOT, OR) • Phrase searching – use quotation marks • Truncation – use exclamation point (!) • Natural Language – form of a question• Save, print, email – in pdf, html, or word
    • Legal Dictionaries: • Black’s Law Dictionary – in print in the Stafford Campus Library (KF156 .B53 2004 REF) • Oxford Dictionary of Law – online through the “Oxford Reference Online” database
    • Oxford Dictionary of Law • Start at the “Databases A to Z” page • Click on the letter “O” • Click “Oxford Reference Online Premium”
    • Oxford Reference Online Click the Law selection
    • Oxford Law Sources: • Search all of the law titles OR • Select a specific title to search
    • What if UMW doesn’t have what I need? Interlibrary loan (ILL) – to request materials from the Simpson Library and other library systems Create an ILL Account  Make requests via online forms  20 free requests per semester  24-48 hour delivery from Simpson Library  Books from Simpson Library are free  $2 fee for articles located at Simpson Go to Simpson and use your EagleOne Card
    • 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  stafflib@umw.edu  540-286-8025  IM: cgpslibrary  Set up a Research Appointment  lberberi@umw.edu  540-286-8057  IM: staffordlibrarian
    • Served at 5:30Monday thru Thursday