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Business Strategy and Policy BUS 451. Prepared by: Maria Deptula Library Liaison for the School of Business Winter 2014. Finding Information Using Library Databases . What is an online database?.

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business strategy and policy bus 451

Business Strategy and PolicyBUS 451

Prepared by: Maria Deptula

Library Liaison for the School of Business

Winter 2014

what is an online database
What is an online database?
  • An online database is a proprietary collection of records or data stored on a computer that can be accessed/searched by users via the Internet.
  • The information in these databases can be original content or it can come from sourcessuch as newspapers, magazines, academic journals, encyclopedias, reference books, etc.
  • Information in databases goes through an editorial process that information found on the Internet does not.
databases what s in them
Databases - what’s in them ?
  • Recent News/Articles
  • Research analyses
  • Business / Industry /Financial Data
  • Company Histories
  • Annual Reports
  • SWOT Analyses
  • MUCH MORE
which library databases to use
Which Library Databases to Use?

Business Insights: Global- company and industry information, articles, SWOTS;

ABI / Inform Complete (Proquest) - articles, reports;

Plunkett Research -industry analysis, statistical data, industry associations, contact information, links to websites ;

Mergent - U.S. & international company data and reports;

Academic Search Premier - research articles, reports;

Lexis-Nexis Academic - articles, SWOTS, reports, legal resources and more;

IBISWorld – industry reports;

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Okay, so we’re not going to be able to go through ALL of these library databases today, BUT..

TODAY WE WILL COVER

Business Insights: Global

Lexis-Nexis Academic

IBIS World

ABI Inform Complete

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TIP

Before you commit to strategy/company, PLEASE perform a quick search in at least one of the databases to make sure you can find useful material.

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COMPARE COMPANIES –

Charts, Tables, Articles

re search
RE- SEARCH

Each database contains different data.

It is recommended to check more than one database so you don’t miss out on any useful material.

other databases that you can use for your assignment
OTHER DATABASES THAT YOU CAN USE FOR YOUR ASSIGNMENT
  • IBIS World- Industry analysis
  • ABI/INFORM COMPLETE (from Proquest - article search)
  • MERGENT ONLINE (company data, reports, industry research, no articles)
  • PLUNKETT RESEARCH(company/ industry reports)
  • ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER(scholarly articles, research papers)
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No citation tool,

this is your citation data

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AND ONE MORE THING….

DO NOT PROCRASTINATE !

Maria Deptula

Business Liaison:

mde@berkeleycollege.edu

201-967-9667 ext. 1764