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1 Business Research Welcome to the Library YOUR LIBRARY YOUR LEARNING... Library resources and services for postgraduate researchers Introduction to the Library Services and facilities Overview of resources SUPrimo Databases Referencing 1

2 Where to find the Library In person Online Access to electronic information DS username and password for everything: Library databases Ebooks and ejournals SUPrimo Articles + databases (login if off campus) Shibboleth / Institutional login / Sign in UK Access Management Federation Select University of Strathclyde DS login 2

3 What have we got? Books & Ebooks Journals & Ejournals Eresources & Databases Study facilities Referencing Tools Help SUPrimo search service Online library search engine, enables you to find: Books and journals held in print, including details on location and borrowing All electronic resources: books, journals, databases, and full text articles, with direct links to resources Past exam papers and theses Reading list items 3

4 Books & ebooks Ebook (Dawsonera) Read online: copy and print options - restrictions set by the publisher. Download for up to 7 days Options and display varies depending on the publisher and supplier. 4

5 Borrowing books SUPrimo journal search Search for a specific journal Print version: view location and dates of collection via Library Holdings Connect to and browse electronic holdings 5

6 SFX Linking Service Dates of electronic holdings. Select relevant supplier link -holdings information varies. Additional information about access. Search holdings of other libraries: Glasgow, Caledonian, NLS, British Library. Ejournal 6

7 SUPrimo article search Better searching, 1 Identify keywords and phrases Broader and narrower terms Alternative words, abbreviations (EU / European Union) Indexing look at the database indexing terms for each record Publication dates Simple / Advanced options Boolean operators to link concepts (OR, NOT, AND) 7

8 Boolean Operators Gin AND Tonic (2,020,000) Tonic NOT Gin (1509) Gin NOT Tonic (66) Gin OR Tonic (152,000,000) Better searching, 2 Terminology and spelling (behavio*r) Phrases use quotes ( Regional policy ) Truncation / wildcard (use symbols - * /?) (comput*) Fields to search (Title, abstract, keywords, anywhere) Format news, statistics, theses Think carefully about the database you choose to search Be flexible and patient: change database, modify your key words and concepts Construct a search strategy 8

9 Databases Scholarly/Best Practice: ABI/Inform Complete, Business Source Complete, Emerald, ScienceDirect Business Intelligence, including company and market information: Business Insights: Global, Hoovers, Nexis UK, Key Note, Mintel, WARC, Passport Numerical and Financial: Fame (UK), Osiris (worldwide), Nexis UK Data Service UK, OECD i-library, Key Note General Background : Omnifile, ASSIA, PAIS Articles + databases: kick start your research Marketing Articles & databases.jpg.lnk Business dataset: ABI/INFORM Complete; Business Insights: Global; Omnifile Full-Text Select; British Humanities Index; Social Sciences Citation Index; ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts; PAIS; Mintel Reports; SCOPUS; Business Source Complete; 9

10 Create your own database list ABI/INFORM Complete International business and management database information on best practice, theory, company or industry activities Includes Emerald Publishing Group Approximately 6,900 journals (80% full text) Some sources back to 1923 U.S. doctoral and masters theses and dissertations (29,000) Annual reports (North America) Company profiles Printing, downloading or ing results Alert and RSS functions 10

11 ABI/INFORM advanced search Use advanced search option for greater precision Link search terns using OR and AND Quotation marks for phrases Truncation * Choose fields to search Spelling and terminology important More search options peer review for scholarly articles company name industry code dissertation conference paper newspaper ABI/INFORM search results To read article select Full text, Full text PDF or Modify search to return to search screen Default sort is Relevance (change to date) Suggested subjects for related searching References Cited by Cite creates your reference in chosen style (Harvard) Create alert for new articles , print or save results 11

12 ABI/INFORM: no search limits ABI/INFORM browse Find content by browsing rather than searching - Browse option on main search screen - Editorially defined topics - More focused results - Good option if you are looking for ideas 12

13 ABI/INFORM Thesaurus Alphabetical listing of all the subject terms in the database Available via advanced search screen Shows concept relationships Narrower / broader terms New ideas to explore Use to narrow down a broad topic Business Source All aspects of business: management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more 3,000 fulltext scholarly publications (1000 peer reviewed) Indexing and abstracting for 3,000 journals Includes the world's top management and marketing journals e.g. Harvard Business Review Country information Datamonitor: Company profiles for world s 10,000 largest companies Datamonitor: Industry profiles for various industries 13

14 Track ideas Track development of ideas Identify current areas of research Track Authors Find new authors Find related articles Tracking the research activity of particular organisations (WoK) ABI/INFORM - cited by Web of Knowledge - Cited Reference Search Google Scholar Available via subject searching or a specific citation search option Business Intelligence Information that may be useful to a business when it is planning its strategy. Dictionary of Business. A&C Black, 2006 Found in different type of source: Move away from scholarly journals Find trade journals, market reports, newspapers, trade reports, press releases Facts and figures on business activity Use: Business Insights: Global Nexis UK news, business, company and financial (20 year archive). Worldwide coverage. FAME: financial analysis made easy (10 year archive); OSIRIS (worldwide) Hoovers global company and financial information Key Note - market reports, company and financial information (UK). Mintel consumer market reports: Drink, E-commerce, Financial concepts, Leisure, Retail, Travel Passport GMID WARC: marketing and advertising research and case studies 14

15 Key Note UK Market research and company information Integrated search facility Daily updates Up to 5 years of company financials; Companies House documents Director, shareholder and company secretary search Examine current issues, market trends, marketing activity SWOT analysis PEST analysis List builder Key Note Companies House Documents 15

16 Knowledge & Information Portal Social & Political Context Look outside normal information comfort zone Politics constitution, regimes, stability Culture language, religion, customs Geography climate, terrain, distribution Socio-economic demographics, education, public policy 16

17 Social & Political Context EBSCO platform Omnifile Full Text Select - multidisciplinary database PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES world s literature in psychology; strong on marketing and consumer behaviour ProQuest platform ABI /INFORM Complete ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index) political and social policy which drives public initiatives British Humanities Index - current affairs PAIS (Public Administration and Policy) Social Services Abstracts Sociological Abstracts Cross search databases in each platform with a single search Country information ABI/INFORM Complete From the home page select Browse and scroll down to Country Reports Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports (93 reports) and Executive Briefings (on campus only) OECDiLibrary Contains OECD books, papers, serials and statistics including economic indicators and surveys. Browse by Country or browse by Theme & Country Passport GMID To find a country, go to the Countries & Consumers menu, click on Population and Homes. From the Analysis Finder box, select Country Reports 17

18 Other Libraries COPAC: search UK academic and national libraries SALSER: Scottish academic and research library holdings Library of Congress: US publications The Mitchell ess/businessmitchell/ National Library of Scotland (SCOTBIS) Worldcat Theses Theses collection - Library webpage Strathclyde theses search SUPrimo Print available for borrowing for 6 weeks (make request) Electronic submissions Index to Theses database UK and Ireland from 1716 Inter library loan Ethos digital theses via the British Library ABI/INFORM - U.S. dissertations and theses 18

19 Strathprints: Strathclyde research Conference papers Web of Science: select Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH) present Zetoc: indexes conference proceedings in all subject areas. Produced by the British Library. Also use Zetoc for journal articles. ABI/Inform Complete You can search for individual papers within a conference using the Articles + databases tab. Choose Primo Central (fast search). 19

20 Company reports Best collection of original reports in the UK All listed on SUPrimo Searchable by Registered name Searchable by FT industry sector Collection officially starts 1975 but many companies go back further early 1900s 39 Government eresources Includes multinational organisations OECD, IMF, World Bank Legislation UK, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales Cans Advice Notes Parliamentary Publications Hansard Directgov Guide to Official Publications Croner-i Human Resources 20

21 Newspapers Nexis UK: Full-text coverage (20 years archive) Newspapers worldwide Press releases, newswires, magazines and trade journals Company information and financials FACTIVA: World wide newspapers ABI/INFORM: Financial Times 1996 (30 day embargo on current news on all platforms) Wall Street Journal Business Insights: Global Company and Industry Intelligence, including business news. Google news The urge to Google Google: no quality control Google Scholar Advanced indexes academic content: articles, books Set up to display Strathclyde availability Cited by feature Fewer search options: simple searchng only less useful for more complex subjects; no peer review options Not everything is freely available Use SUPrimo Articles + databases for a quick search Check incomplete bibliographical citations Find non-scholarly information 21

22 Google Scholar results How to link up Google Scholar and SUPrimo Google Scholar works with the Library system and lets you obtain the full text of papers where these are available through our subscriptions. To enable this feature on Google Scholar, you need to go through the following steps from the Google Scholar: Choose Settings (top right) Choose Library Links (left column) Off-campus search for University of Strathclyde. On-campus it will appear automatically Check the box next to University of Strathclyde Full Strathclyde Save On the search results screen you will see a Full Strathclyde link next to any items where we have an electronic copy or a Find Strathclyde link if we have a print copy. 22

23 Non-traditional publishers British Library Management & Business Studies Portal Research reports Briefings Case studies Working papers Conference papers Research institutes Think tanks Professional and government bodies Commissioned articles Search British Library collections Register to use Alerts Journal articles not full text - search SUPrimo 23

24 British Library Management & Business Studies Portal Printed reference sources Back runs of print journals level 1 Company reports Government publications level 1 Stock Exchange Yearbook International Directory of Company Histories And more! All in Reference section on Level

25 Options if unavailable at Strathclyde Use other university libraries Glasgow University Library SCONUL Access ces/sconulaccess/ Inter-Library Loan ils/ Bibliographical referencing Why is referencing important? To avoid plagiarism - this is when you use someone's ideas or work without acknowledgment To show the authority on which you base your arguments To show how widely you have read To enable others to find your sources Reference list: items you have consulted, used and referred to directly in the text Bibliography: list of items consulted and used, including those you do not refer to directly in your text. Creating references for business: Harvard Style (pdf) nces_for_business_2014 vers_5.pdf Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2013) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 9th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (D 820-4(09) PEA). 25

26 Referencing How to find resources Search for specific databases Browse list Subject specific resources 26

27 Strategy and Organisation Libguide Research support 27

28 And finally.. Ask library staff for help if you need it: Linda Emery Tel: Visit: Level 4 Enquiry Desk Library and IT enquiries Telephone number Libguide: Library webpages Library and Business faqs Presentation on MyPlace 28

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