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1 Electronic resources for Business students Patrick Overy Academic Services

2 What resources are available? Books and journals library catalogue Bibliographic databases Electronic journals especially Business Source Complete and electronic books News databases especially Nexis UK Statistics Business and company information Research repositories Government information online 24 October,

3 Using the Library catalogue Essential to find books and journals whether in print or online Search by keyword, title, author, subject, classmark Does not index chapters in books or articles in journals Links to online versions Quick way to link to databases by title 24 October,

4 Electronic journals To find a journal by title use Journal search on the catalogue this shows if it is in print and links to electronic versions on Business Source Complete, JSTOR, etc To find articles by subject or title use Business Source Complete 24 October,

5 Electronic journals Business Source Complete has full text of over 3,000 journals + reports, books, etc. Search by subject, author, title, etc Access to full text in most cases Save search results as you go or register and use Alert/Save/Share 24 October,

6 Journal collections Publisher collections include: Cambridge Journals Digital Archive Emerald Management ejournals Oxford University Press Online Journals Sage Management & Organization Studies SpringerLink 24 October,

7 Electronic books Most titles are linked to the catalogue (over 5,000 business or economics- related titles) To browse by subject use publisher collections (Electronic Library>Business>Electronic books) Search within content of books with many collections this includes articles from the same publisher 24 October,

8 Electronic books Biz/Ed Premier (Cengage textbooks) Emerald Business, Management & Economics ebook series archive Oxford Scholarship Online & Oxford Handbooks Palgrave Connect (Macmillan) Springer 24 October,

9 Databases -Market research Datamonitor company, industry and country profiles, market analysis incorporates Business Insights and MarketLine Business Information Center Passport GMID Euromonitor International s Global Market Information Database 24 October,

10 Databases -Company research FAME UK - comprehensive information on companies in the UK and Ireland Hemscott Company Guru - financial data and analysis for over 300,000 top UK companies Nexis UK for details of international companies 24 October,

11 News services Nexis UK Nexis UK is a comprehensive news, business and industry information service which is updated daily Full text of all English-language press round the world Includes Financial Times The Economist is no longer included but available on separate service 24 October,

12 Statistics - ESDS Economic and Social Data Service register free for access ESDS International - selected datasets from IMF, World Bank, OECD etc. Valuable free sites include National Statistics, Eurostat, OECD Statistics Portal and UNData 24 October,

13 Research papers Not all research is published on standard databases research reports and conference papers are often hard to find Research repositories are now common in major universities e.g. Exeter Research and Institutional Content archive (ERIC) Use search engines like BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) to search all open source archives 24 October,

14 How to search for information Define your topic e.g. Failure of small businesses in the UK Decide on main keywords - failure, small business, UK Be prepared to change them depending on the results Think of alternatives, e.g. success or failure; enterprise; SMEs 24 October,

15 Searching online get to know what special features can help you Truncation (use the root of a word like business* to find variants) Quotation marks to search for a complete phrase, eg World Trade Organization 24 October,

16 Searching online Boolean connectors (and/or/not) allow you to be more specific AND will find all your search terms, e.g. Television AND advertising OR will find either or both your search terms, e.g. Success OR failure NOT will exclude an unwanted term, e.g. Television NOT advertising 24 October,

17 Evaluating the results Check the source is it reliable? (government, university, etc) Level of information is it academic, news or for general readers? Databases like Business Source Complete allow you to sort out results from academic journals or news sources How up to date most important for legal or business information Is it biased? (from a newspaper, political organization, company, pressure group, etc) 24 October,

18 Referencing Record publication details or URL of all sources you refer to Credit other people s work fully by providing complete references Avoid plagiarism any quotation should be clearly shown See referencing guidelines in handbook and on Getting Help pages Business School uses Harvard system Referencing software e.g. EndNote 24 October,

19 Library Home Page General library information Library catalogue Electronic Library Using the libraries>getting help>business >Researching economics 24 October,

20 24 October,

21 24 October,

22 Using the Library catalogue 24 October,

23 Research Pro To extend your search to electronic resources click on Research Pro Enter search terms Select a category (Full text, Electronic journals, etc.) or a specific resource (e.g. Science Direct) Results are interfiled click on links to see full text 24 October,

24 Accessing the Electronic Library Via My Exeter Via Exeter Learning Environment (ELE) Via Library home page First stage is to log on with Exeter username and password via Single Sign On October,

25 Single Sign On Service 24 October,

26 The Electronic Library 24 October,

27 Help! Enquiry/Issue desks Online guides Subject librarian: Patrick Overy Getting Help pages help/ ELE online courses 24 October,

28 Library information on ELE 24 October,

29 Demos on ELE Using the Library catalogue Using electronic books Using Research Pro Business Source Complete Nexis UK Researching business online 24 October,

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