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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

your library
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
The Library Website
  • http://www.library.ubc.ca/lam/

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the librarians
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
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
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
Books, journals, Video

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group rooms
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
Laptops
  • Available at the circulation desk
  • 4 hour loans
  • Wireless

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abi inform cdn newsstand
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
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
Access to ABI
  • http://www.library.ubc.ca/lam/

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research guides
Research guides

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isp research guide
ISP Research Guide

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citing sources
Citing sources

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our example
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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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fp advisor
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
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
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
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
Next Time
  • What: Library Workshop
  • Where: HA409
  • When: Thursday at 9am (bring the materials from today)

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