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1 Business Research Welcome to the Library YOUR LIBRARY YOUR LEARNING...

2 Library resources and services for postgraduate researchers Introduction to the Library Services and facilities Overview of resources SUPrimo Databases Referencing

3 Where to find the Library In person Online

4 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

5 What have we got? Books & Ebooks Journals & Ejournals Eresources & Databases Study facilities Referencing Tools Help

6 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

7 Books & ebooks

8 Ebook (Dawsonera) Read online: copy and print options - restrictions set by the publisher. Download for 1 day Options and display varies depending on the publisher and supplier. Ebook help

9 Ebook help

10 Borrowing books

11 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

12 SFX Linking Service Dates of electronic holdings. Select relevant supplier link - holdings information varies. Additional information about access.

13 Ejournal

14 SUPrimo article search

15 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)

16 Boolean Operators Gin AND Tonic (2,020,000) Tonic NOT Gin (1509) Gin NOT Tonic (66) Gin OR Tonic (152,000,000)

17 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

18 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

19 Articles + databases: kick start your research 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;

20 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

21 ABI/INFORM advanced search Use advanced search option for greater precision Link search terns using OR and AND Quotation marks for phrases Truncation * Peer review for scholarly articles Choose fields to search Dates Spelling and terminology important More search options company name industry code dissertation location conference paper newspaper

22 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

23 ABI/INFORM: no search limits

24 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

25 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

26 Track ideas Track development of ideas Identify current areas of research Track Authors Find new authors Find related articles ABI/INFORM - cited by Web of Knowledge - times cited Business Source times cited in this database Google Scholar cited by (includes books)

27 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 Key Note - market reports, company and financial information (UK & Ireland). Mintel consumer market reports: Drink, E-commerce,Leisure, Retail, Technology, Travel Passport GMID WARC: marketing and advertising research and case studies

28 Key Note UK Market research Company information (UK and Ireland) Daily updates Up to 10 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

29 Key Note Company

30 Knowledge & Information Portal On MyPlace Direct:

31 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

32 Social & Political Context EBSCO platform British Education Index 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

33 Country information ABI/INFORM Complete From the home page select Browse and scroll down to Country Reports Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports (30 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, use the search box and enter the country for example Portugal country profile

34 Other Libraries COPAC: search UK academic and national libraries SALSER: Scottish academic and research library holdings SUNCAT: Uk serials search Library of Congress: US publications The Mitchell ness/businessmitchell/ National Library of Scotland (SCOTBIS) Worldcat

35 Theses Theses collection - Library webpage Strathclyde theses search SUPrimo Print available for borrowing for 6 weeks (make request) Electronic submissions ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland from 1716 Available via SUPrimo Inter library loan Ethos digital theses via the British Library DART-Europe ABI/INFORM - U.S. dissertations and theses

36 Strathprints: Strathclyde research

37 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).

38 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 40

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

40 Newspapers Nexis UK: Full-text coverage (20 years archive) Company information and financials FACTIVA: World wide newspapers ABI/INFORM: Financial Times (30 day embargo on current news on all platforms) Wall Street Journal Business Insights: Global Company and Industry Intelligence, including business news. Google news

41 The urge to Google & Google Scholar Google No quality control Check incomplete bibliographical citations Find non-scholarly information Not everything is freely available Google Scholar Advance indexes academic content Fewer search options Simple searching only less useful for more complex subjects Not everything is freely available Use SUPrimo Articles + databases for a quick search

42 Google Scholar results

43 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.

44 Non-traditional publishers

45 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

46 BL: search results

47 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 4 49

48 Options if unavailable at Strathclyde Use other university libraries Glasgow University Library SCONUL Access ces/sconulaccess/ Inter-Library Loan ils/

49 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) _for_business_2015_august.pdf Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2013) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 9th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (D 820-4(09) PEA). EndNote Basic (web). Go to Web of Science database to create an account.

50 Referencing guide

51 Harvard referencing

52 How to find resources Search for specific databases Browse list Subject specific resources

53 Strategy and Organisation Libguide

54 Research support

55 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

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