MBUS 502 Chavez Summer 2012

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MBUS 502 Chavez Summer 2012

  1. 1. Research Tips for MBUS 502:Financial Decision Making for Managers Laura Berberian Stafford Reference Librarian lberberi@umw.edu
  2. 2. Library Research Tools Library Catalog –  Titles of Books  Titles of Journals, Magazines and Newspapers  Searches Simpson Library, Stafford Library, and eBooks  Databases  Articles in Journals, Magazines and Newspapers  Company and Industry information
  3. 3. UMW Librarieshttp://libraries.umw.edu/
  4. 4. Subject Guides
  5. 5. Subject Guide • Click on “Industry and Company Profiles” or the “Articles” tab
  6. 6. Subject Guide • Click on the name of a database to begin searching
  7. 7. Can I use the databases from home? • Log in with your Canvas username and password • Contact thejsmith Library if you have accesspassword problems
  8. 8. - Company Financials • Enter a company name or ticker symbol • Click “Go”
  9. 9. - Company Financials • Use the Tabs to navigate to different company data
  10. 10. - Company Financials• Use the drop down menus to find different setsof information• Use the sub-tab options to find different sets ofinformation
  11. 11. - SEC Filings• Click the “Filings” tab to search for SECfilings• Click on the icons to retrieve full textdocuments
  12. 12. - Annual Reports• Click on “Reports” to access companyannual reports• Click on the links to access to the completedocument
  13. 13. - Industry Reports• On the Basic Search screen,click on “Report Search”•Select Industry Reports•Select an industry
  14. 14. - Industry ReportsClick on the PDF icon to access the report
  15. 15. - Industry Reports• Locate detailed industry reports• Search by keyword or industry code
  16. 16. - Industry Reports• Download the report as a PDF or MS Worddocument
  17. 17. - Industry Reports• Navigate to market segments, marketcharacteristics, and regulation
  18. 18. • To search for companyfinancial information, click the“Companies/Market” selection inthe top menu
  19. 19. • On the“Companies/Markets”screen, click on the“Company” option
  20. 20. • Search by companyname or ticker symbol• Click the magnifyingglass icon to begin yoursearch
  21. 21. • To view financial information, find key ratios, orread current news on a company, use the menuoptions on the left of the screen
  22. 22. • Provides 5 yearsworth of financialdetails• Results can beprinted, saved, ordownloaded intoan Excelspreadsheet
  23. 23. Business Source Complete • Enter your keywords • Consider using some of the “Limit your results” options • Click “Search”
  24. 24. Business Source Complete• Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to retrieve articles• Click “Locate Journal Article” if not full textthrough the database• Limit your results further by using the options onthe search results page
  25. 25. “Locate Journal Article” page • Is the article available in a UMW database? YES. • Click the database links to retrieve articles.
  26. 26. “Locate Journal Article” page • Is the article available in a UMW database? NO. • Request article using ILLIAD
  27. 27. Business Source Complete • To search for company information, click the “More” option • Click “Company Profiles”
  28. 28. Business Source Complete • Enter the company name • Click “Browse” • Click the name of the Company when it appears
  29. 29. Business Source Complete • Click the PDF link to access the report • Full reports usually include a SWOT analysis • Use the icons to print, email, format, and save documents
  30. 30. What if my materials are at the maincampus Library? What if UMW doesn’t havewhat I need? Use interlibrary loan (Illiad) to request materials not located at the Stafford Library  Create an online Illiad Account  Submit requests through Libraries’ website  Request books, articles, dissertations  Delivered online or to the Stafford Library  $2 fee for articles located at Simpson Library
  31. 31. Illiad: document delivery and interlibraryloan From the Library home page, under “Services,” select “Interlibrary Loan”
  32. 32. • Try different databases• Try different keywords• Use an “asterisk” for multipleword endings - *• Phrase Searching - quotationmarks• Avoid stop words like: in, an,of, for, on, by• Ask Librarians for assistance• Writing Center
  33. 33. 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  cgpslib@umw.edu  540-286-8025  IM: cgpslibrary  Set up a Research Appointment  lberberi@umw.edu  540-286-8057

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