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ACCT 461/561 Gomez Spring 2010


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ACCT 461/561 Gomez Spring 2010

  1. 1. Research Tips for ACCT 461/561:Advanced Accounting<br />Paul Boger<br />CGPS Reference Librarian<br /><br />
  2. 2. Library Research Tools<br />Library Catalog -<br />Searches Simpson Library, CGPS Library, and twoonline book collections<br />Titles of Books<br />Titles of Journals, Magazines and Newspapers<br />Databases<br />Articles in Journals, Magazines and Newspapers<br />Company and Industry information<br />
  3. 3. Where do I begin?<br />How do I find information on my topic?<br />
  4. 4. Databases – 24/7<br />Database A-Z list<br />Databases by Subject<br />Research Guides<br /><ul><li> Click the drop-down menu by “Research by Subject”
  5. 5. Click on “Business – CGPS” to access suggested research resources
  6. 6. Click the “GO” button</li></li></ul><li>Research Guide<br /><ul><li> Click on the “Database” option</li></li></ul><li>Research Guide<br /><ul><li> Click on the name of a database to begin searching</li></li></ul><li>Can I use the databases from home? <br />Yes!<br /><ul><li> You will have to log-in to the databases when off-campus
  7. 7. Contact the Library if you have access problems</li></ul>jsmith<br />password<br />
  8. 8. - Company Financials<br /><ul><li> Enter a company name or ticker symbol
  9. 9. Click “Search”</li></li></ul><li>- Company Financials<br /><ul><li> Use the Tabs to navigate to different company data
  10. 10. Use “Company Financials”, “Annual Reports”, or “EDGAR” to access company financial details</li></li></ul><li>- Company Financials<br /><ul><li> Use the drop down menus to find different sets of information
  11. 11. Use the sub-tab options to find different sets of information</li></li></ul><li>- SEC Filings<br /><ul><li> Click the “EDGAR” tab to search for 10-K reports and other SEC filings
  12. 12. Click on the icons to retrieve full text documents</li></li></ul><li>- Annual Reports<br /><ul><li> Click the “Annual Reports” to access company annual reports
  13. 13. Click on the links to access to the complete document </li></li></ul><li>: Company Dossier Search<br /><ul><li> Perform a “Company Dossier” search
  14. 14. Enter your company name or ticker symbol
  15. 15. You can search for private or public companies
  16. 16. Click “Search”</li></li></ul><li>: Company Dossier Search<br /><ul><li> Click the name of your company when it appears
  17. 17. Under “Company Type”, note the differences for parent vs. subsidiary, and public vs. private companies </li></li></ul><li>: Company Dossier Results<br /><ul><li> Use the Reports menu to locate additional information on a company
  18. 18. Click “Financial Information” for financial details</li></li></ul><li>: Company Dossier Results<br /><ul><li> You can download, print, or email any portion of the financial data</li></li></ul><li>: SEC Filings<br /><ul><li> Under the “Business” subject area, you can search for SEC reports
  19. 19. Using the menu on the left, click “SEC Filings” </li></li></ul><li>: SEC Filings<br /><ul><li> Enter a company name, ticker symbol, or keyword to retrieve full text SEC filings
  20. 20. Use “Sources” to search for a specific SEC form
  21. 21. Limit your searches by time period</li></li></ul><li>: Accounting<br /><ul><li> Also under the “Business” subject area is an “Accounting” option
  22. 22. Search through a variety of full text accounting publications
  23. 23. Search by keyword
  24. 24. Select your Sources</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Enter your keywords in the search boxes
  25. 25. Click the “Phrase” link to search for exact phrases
  26. 26. Use the “Article Types” menu for different results
  27. 27. Click Search</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Click any article title on the search results page for more information on the article </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Click “View PDF” or “View HTML” to view article
  28. 28. Click on a “Keyword” or “Key Readings” to find similar information</li></li></ul><li>Business Source Complete<br /><ul><li> Enter your keyword(s)
  29. 29. Consider using some of the “Limit your results” options
  30. 30. Click “Search”</li></li></ul><li>Business Source Complete<br /><ul><li> Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to retrieve articles
  31. 31. Click “Locate Journal Article” if not full text through the database
  32. 32. Narrow results by using subjects terms, dates, and publication type</li></li></ul><li>“Locate Journal Article” page<br /><ul><li> Is the article available in a UMW database? YES.
  33. 33. Follow the links to the full text database</li></li></ul><li>“Locate Journal Article” page<br /><ul><li> Is the article available in a UMW database? NO.
  34. 34. What if the article is not available in a database? Use ILLIAD.</li></li></ul><li>Where do I begin?<br />How do I find books on my topic?<br />
  35. 35. Book Catalog:<br /><ul><li> Book catalog will search for books at the CGPS and Simpson Libraries
  36. 36. Perform a “Keyword Search”
  37. 37. Enter your keywords
  38. 38. Click “Search”</li></li></ul><li>Book Catalog: results<br /><ul><li> Both print and electronic books available
  39. 39. Call numbers show location
  40. 40. NetLibrary – online book
  41. 41. Library of Congress - print book</li></li></ul><li>Book Catalog: results<br /><ul><li> Print book at Stafford or Simpson Libraries
  42. 42. Books at main campus library, request thru Illiad
  43. 43. Click “full record” for ebooks
  44. 44. Click “Item” or “Copies” for print books </li></li></ul><li>- Online books<br />In the Full Record, click the “Online” link to access the book in NetLibrary<br />Or select NetLibrary from the list of Databases on the “Business – CGPS” Research Guide <br />
  45. 45. What if my materials are at the main campus Library? What if UMW doesn’t have what I need?<br />Illiad – for Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan<br />Create an Illiad Account<br />Online forms to request non-CGPS materials<br />Give library lead time to process request<br />Delivered to CGPS Library<br />$2 fee for articles located from Simpson Library<br />
  46. 46. Illiad: document delivery and interlibrary loan<br />
  47. 47. SEARCH TIPS<br /><ul><li> Try different databases
  48. 48. Try different keywords
  49. 49. Use an “asterisk” for multiple word endings - *
  50. 50. Phrase Searching - quotation marks
  51. 51. Avoid stop words like: in, an, of, for, on, by
  52. 52. Ask Librarians for assistance
  53. 53. Writing Center</li></li></ul><li>Need help? Have Questions?<br />Come to the Library<br />Mondays - Thursdays 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. <br />Fridays 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.<br />Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.<br />Contact the Library Staff<br /><br />540-286-8025<br />IM: cgpslibrary<br />Set up a Research Appointment<br /><br />540-286-8066<br />
  54. 54. Take A Break!<br />&<br />Served at 5:30 pm<br />(Monday through Thursday)<br />