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Welcome to the Library. Amber Lannon & Jan Wallace. Resources & Services. Your Library. David Lam Management Research Library location 2 nd & 3 rd Floor, above 99 Chairs library hours July 31 - August 20 Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm Evening & weekends begin September 4 th.

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Welcome to the Library

Amber Lannon & Jan Wallace



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Your Library

  • David Lam Management Research Library

  • location

  • 2nd & 3rd Floor, above 99 Chairs

  • library hours

  • July 31 - August 20

  • Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

  • Evening & weekends begin September 4th

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The Library Website

  • http://www.library.ubc.ca/lam/

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The Librarians

  • Three Librarians: Jan, Amber, & Christina

  • In person at our research desk, by appointment, phone, email, IM, and in your classroom

  • Contact information is on our website at: http://toby.library.ubc.ca/webpage/webpage.cfm?id=116

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Our Business Resources

  • Business Databases

  • Books

  • Journals

  • Newspapers

  • Videos, Film, DVDs:http://www.library.ubc.ca/home/about/services/gtvid.html

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Business Databases


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Business Databases

  • Access from our website

  • Most are accessible from residences, wireless network, computer labs, and off-campus

  • Some are available only in the library

  • Off campus access instructions (VPN): http://www.itservices.ubc.ca/support/service/vpn.html

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Books, journals, Video

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Group rooms

  • Room 220: large table, whiteboard, up to 10 people

  • Room 335: whiteboard, board table, up to 6 people

  • Rooms 221, 222, 223, 224: private/small group study rooms for up to 2 or 3 people

  • You must book rooms in advance at our circulation desk

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Laptops

  • Available at the circulation desk

  • 4 hour loans

  • Wireless

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A database for every occasion


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ABI/Inform & CDN NewsStand

  • Good starting point for background on an industry, topic, & company

  • Full text of 1000+ business journals

  • Wall Street Journal updated daily

  • National Post, Vancouver Sun

  • Canadian Business Magazine

  • BC Business

  • Indexes Business in Vancouver & Harvard Business Review

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Search techniques

  • The selection of search terms is important

  • Generate a list of synonyms and alternative spellings

    • Electronic bookstore, Online bookstore, bookselling, book retailing, etc.

    • Wal-mart vs. Walmart

    • Marketing, advertising, ad campaign, branding, consumers, public relations

    • Subject headings

  • Use Boolean Operators: AND, OR, NOT

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Access to ABI

  • http://www.library.ubc.ca/lam/

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Research guides

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ISP Research Guide

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Citing sources

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Resources for the ISP Team Project and Brief Company Presentations


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Our Example

  • Lion’s GateEntertainment Corporation

  • 23rd largest company in BC

  • Movie and television production and distribution

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Public vs. Private

  • Public companies trade shares on a stock exchange

  • Required to file reports with the stock exchange

  • Private companies are privately held, not required to publish information

  • Finding information on private companies is very difficult

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SIC and NAICS

  • Industry classification schemes

  • Used for business research

  • NAICS: http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html

  • SIC: http://www.statcan.ca/english/Subjects/Standard/sic-c/sicc80-menu.htm

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Business Source Premier

  • http://toby.library.ubc.ca/resources/infopage.cfm?id=912

  • Use for finding industry, company, and market analysis, may contain:

  • Industry profiles

  • Market research reports

  • Magazine articles

  • Journal articles

  • News

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Strategis

  • http://toby.library.ubc.ca/resources/infopage.cfm?id=281

  • Use for finding Canadian industry and company information, may contain:

  • Industry profiles

  • Statistics on the number of establishments, employees, market size, profitability

  • Company directories

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GMID

  • http://toby.library.ubc.ca/resources/infopage.cfm?id=1004

  • Statistics and industry analysis, may contain:

  • Data on market size, exports, imports

  • Country industry reports

  • Consumer/Client reports

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Standard & Poor’s Industry Survey’s

  • In the library in print, 50+ surveys in 3 volumes, contains:

  • Trends

  • Competitors

  • Financials

  • Description

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Investext Plus

  • http://toby.library.ubc.ca/resources/infopage.cfm?id=316

  • Use for finding investment analyst reports written by brokers which may contain:

    • Industry analysis

    • Financial analysis

    • Corporate Governance information

    • News

    • Credit ratings

    • Competitor analysis

    • Detailed company information

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Mergent Online

  • http://toby.library.ubc.ca/resources/infopage.cfm?id=855

  • Use for finding a company report that will include:

  • Financials (statements & ratios)

  • Full company details

  • Annual reports

  • Company History

  • News

  • Competitors

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Stock Activity

Financial Ratios

Operations

Directors/Other Exec. Officers

Related Companies

Financial Statistics

Latest Results

History

Segmented Data (products/markets)

FP Advisor

http://toby.library.ubc.ca/resources/infopage.cfm?id=676

Use for finding a company report that will contain:

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Company Website

  • Search Google: http://www.google.comfor the company name

  • A company’s website may contain:

  • Look for “investor relations”, “investor centre” to find financial information and annual reports

  • News

  • Mission, values

  • Presentations

  • Consider the source!

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Filings: SEDAR

  • http://toby.library.ubc.ca/resources/infopage.cfm?id=291

  • Use for finding the Company’s Annual Information Form which may contain:

    • Operations

    • Risks

    • Future

    • Organizational Structure

    • Future Prospects

    • Competitors and Industry

    • Corporate Governance information

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ABI/INFORM & CDN News

  • http://toby.library.ubc.ca/resources/infopage.cfm?id=4

  • Use for finding news, magazine and journal articles which may contain:

  • Company news

  • Company analysis

  • Financial analysis

  • Marketing and human resource information

  • Interviews with Officers and Directors

  • Industry information

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Next Time

  • What: Library Workshop

  • Where: HA409

  • When: Thursday at 9am (bring the materials from today)

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