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  • 1. Research Tips for BPST 314: Business Legal Environment Paul Boger CGPS Reference Librarian pboger @umw.edu
  • 2. Where do I begin? How do I find the library’s database?
  • 3. Databases – 24/7
    • Database A-Z list
    • Databases by Subject
    • Research Guides
    • Click the drop-down menu by “Research by Subject”
    • Click on Professional Studies (BPS) – to access suggested research resources
    • Click “GO”
  • 4. Databases – 24/7 Company and business research Legal research & news
    • Click on the name of a database to begin searching
  • 5. Can I use the databases from home? jsmith password Yes!
  • 6. Business and Legal Information:
    • Access to business, corporate and legal information
    • Different databases will provide different information
  • 7.
    • Perform a “Company Dossier” search
    • Enter your company name or ticker symbol
    • Click Search
    : Company Dossier Search
  • 8.
    • Click the name of your company to find detailed business information
    • Under “Company Type”, note the differences for parent vs. subsidiary, and public vs. private companies
    Click here to perform another search : Company Dossier Search
  • 9. : Company Dossier Results
    • Use the Reports menu to locate additional legal and financial information
  • 10.
    • Use the Business search menu to locate different business information
    • Select SEC Filings
    : SEC Filings
  • 11.
    • Enter a company name or ticker symbol to retrieve full text corporate SEC filings
    • Use “Select Sources” to search for a specific SEC form
    • Limit your searches by time period
    : SEC Filings
  • 12.
    • Navigate between subject searches by using the tab selections in the red menu
    • Click the “Legal” tab to search the Legal Section of the database
    : Legal Search
  • 13. LexisNexis Academic: Federal & State Cases
    • Use the Legal Searches menu (on the right) to navigate to different legal search options
    • Click on Federal & State Cases
  • 14.
    • Enter your legal citations
    • Spacing and punctuation are important
    • Use the “Select Sources” menu to limit your results to federal or state information
    • Click “Search”
    : Legal Citation Search
  • 15. : Legal Citation Results
  • 16.
    • Search by litigants
    • Only one name required
    • You can even search by keywords
    : Case Search
  • 17. LexisNexis Academic: Federal & State Codes
    • Use the Legal Searches menu (on the right) to navigate to different legal search options
    • Click on Federal & State Codes
  • 18. LexisNexis Academic: Federal & State Codes
    • Enter your keywords
    • Use quotation marks for an exact phrase
    • Select the correct legal sources
  • 19. : Results List
    • Full text links
    • Print, email, save
    • Results breakdown
    • Editing searches and new searches
  • 20.
    • Different portals – business, legal, news
    • Full text
    • Searching:
      • Boolean operators (AND, NOT, OR), phrase searching (“”), truncation (!)
      • Natural Language – form of a question
    • Save, print, email
    : Search Tips
  • 21. Legal Dictionaries:
    • Oxford Dictionary of Law – online through the “Oxford Reference Online” database
    • Black’s Law Dictionary – in print in the CGPS Library (KF156 .B53 2004 REF)
  • 22. Legal Dictionary:
    • Start at the Databases A to Z page
    • Click on the letter “O”
  • 23. Legal Dictionary: Oxford Reference Online Click the Law selection
  • 24. Oxford Dictionary of Law:
  • 25. Will all of my books and articles be available in the CGPS Library?
    • Use the Journal Finder
    • Illiad – Document Delivery
    • Create an Illiad Account
      • Online forms
      • Books are free; $2 per article
      • 48-72 hours from Simpson Library
    • Go to Simpson and use your EagleOne Card
    No
  • 26. What if UMW doesn’t have what I need?
    • Use the Journal Finder
    • Illiad – Interlibrary Loan
      • Create an Illiad Account
      • Online forms
      • 10 requests free: $2 each beyond 10
      • 1-2 weeks from another Library
      • Delivered to CGPS Library
  • 27. 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
      • [email_address]
      • 540-286-8025
    • Set up a Research Appointment
      • [email_address]
      • 540-286-8066
  • 28. & Take A Break!