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Management 3301 September 13 th  – 2007 Dr. W. Tymon Presented by Dan Overfield – Falvey Memorial Library
Library Contacts Our reference office is  Located in Bartley Hall  Room 2008
Tips and Guides
Company Analysis <ul><li>Public Companies  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Much data is readily available as it must be reported </l...
Print <ul><li>Ward’s Business Directory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HG4057 .A5577 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dalton Philadelphia Met...
Electronic Resources <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most are available via the web from any location </li></ul></...
Databases   Company Research <ul><li>Lexis-Nexis  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Company Dossier, information on public and pri...
Bloomberg <ul><li>Available only in the Applied Finance Lab in Bartley Hall.  </li></ul><ul><li>Endless supply of company ...
Others <ul><li>ABI/Inform  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles in full text including the Wall Street Journal </li></ul></ul><u...
Citations   <ul><li>Attention to detail matters. It is critical that you cite your sources correctly.  </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Questions <ul><li>Ask me now or call me later. Email me too, or make an appointment with the  appointment scheduler …  </l...
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Management 3301

  1. 1. Management 3301 September 13 th – 2007 Dr. W. Tymon Presented by Dan Overfield – Falvey Memorial Library
  2. 2. Library Contacts Our reference office is Located in Bartley Hall Room 2008
  3. 3. Tips and Guides
  4. 4. Company Analysis <ul><li>Public Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Much data is readily available as it must be reported </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Private Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More difficult to locate specific information. Results vary. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Print <ul><li>Ward’s Business Directory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HG4057 .A5577 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dalton Philadelphia Metro Business Directory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HF5065.P4 D3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hoover’s – A guide to private companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HG4057 .A28617 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dun and Bradstreet’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Electronic Resources <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most are available via the web from any location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Villanova pays for access to these resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freely available information that anyone can </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access from the web. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate the credibility of your resource. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://finance.yahoo.com/ is useful. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Databases Company Research <ul><li>Lexis-Nexis </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Company Dossier, information on public and private companies. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Mergent </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public companies, world wide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Valueline </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Public Companies, analyst reports. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Morningstar </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public Companies, analyst reports. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Business Source Premier </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Articles about, and Datamonitor Reports. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Market Insight </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Public Companies and Industry Reports. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Bloomberg <ul><li>Available only in the Applied Finance Lab in Bartley Hall. </li></ul><ul><li>Endless supply of company financial information including corporate actions, affiliations, and historical data. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Others <ul><li>ABI/Inform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles in full text including the Wall Street Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Datamonitor reports for companies as well as industries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many other sources exist – Just ask and a librarian can address your concern. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Citations <ul><li>Attention to detail matters. It is critical that you cite your sources correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a librarian if you have any questions on this matter. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.library.villanova.edu/research/srch.htm - This is our online reference guide on citation styles/formats </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions <ul><li>Ask me now or call me later. Email me too, or make an appointment with the appointment scheduler … </li></ul><ul><li>It is our job to help you conduct your research. Take advantage of this service. </li></ul>

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