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Business Information at Doherty Library

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  1. Business Information at Doherty Library Joe Goetz, Information Literacy Librarian goetzj@stthom.edu 713-942-5972 http://askus.stthom.edu

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. "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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. How does it work? • http://library.stthom.edu Business Information at Doherty Library. Joe Goetz, goetzj@stthom.edu

  16. 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