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Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, Information Literacy Librarian goetzj@stthom.edu 713-942-5972 http://askus.stthom.edu. Goals. Through this presentation, you will be able to: Access library resources from home Understand the value of library resources for business

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business information at doherty library

Business Information at Doherty Library

Joe Goetz, Information Literacy Librarian

goetzj@stthom.edu

713-942-5972

http://askus.stthom.edu

goals
Goals

Through this presentation, you will be able to:

  • Access library resources from home
  • Understand the value of library resources for business
  • Locate major business resources through the library website

This presentation at:

http://campusguides.stthom.edu/csborientation

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

i access the library from home
I. Access the library from home
  • Start from our site:

http://library.stthom.edu

  • When asked, log in with your CeltID and password.

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

key services
Key services:

http://askus.stthom.edu

reference@stthom.edu

713-525-2188 (phone)

(713) 987-3367 (text)

@DohertyLibrary

Or pay us a visit!

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

ii why use the library
II. Why Use the Library?
  • Project Information Literacy report, “How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace” (2012, http://projectinfolit.org) major findings:

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

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Employers “placed a high premium on graduates’ abilities for searching online, finding information with tools other than search engines, and identifying the best solution from all the information they had gathered”

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

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"Computer know-how. . . obscured the research techniques needed for solving information problems,according to our employer interviews"

  • Google is good. Libraries are better. (Youtube video)

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

the library has
The library has:
  • News, trade publications, and academic articles that aren’t on the WWW, including local business news
  • Company histories, financials, personnel, news and other information
  • Professional research reports on countries, industries, and companies
  • International statistical, financial, and historical information
  • Accounting standards
  • And much more! Even books!

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

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Plus:
  • Research Guides (for your classes)
    • campusguides.stthom.edu
  • “Plagiarism and Academic Integrity at UST”
    • campusguides.stthom.edu/plagiarismtutorial
    • (or just Google it!)

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

iii where s the information
III. Where’s the information?

Generally, in librarydatabases:

  • Business Source Complete – Enhanced Interface
    • News, articles, trade publications
    • Industry reports
    • Country reports
    • Company Info
    • HBS Videos

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

iii where s the information1
III. Where’s the information?

Generally, in librarydatabases:

  • Mergent Online
    • Deep information on public companies
    • Some information on millions of private companies

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

iii where s the information2
III. Where’s the information?

Generally, in librarydatabases:

  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
    • Hundreds of worldwide news sources
    • Company info pages
    • People search
    • Legal info

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

what else
What else?
  • Wall Street Journal
  • New York Times
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Tax and Accounting Regulations
  • Stock Prices

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

how does it work
How does it work?
  • http://library.stthom.edu

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

and don t forget
And don’t forget:
  • http://askus.stthom.edu

This presentation at:

http://campusguides.stthom.edu/csborientation

Links:

Business databases

Business Research Guides

Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu