C.B. *Bud* Johnston Library Dolly Borsato

Report
Business Information
C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library
Dolly Borsato-Vassal
May 15, 2013
www.lib.uwo.ca/business
[email protected]
Which databases to
use for your research
How to use the
Library Web Site
How to Get Help
(even when we
aren’t open)
Types of Information Available through the
Business Library
• Annual Reports
• Mergers &
Acquisitions
• Historical Info
• Stock prices
• Currency Info
• Commodity Info
• Canadian & Int’l
Country Info
• Comparative Info
• Private Company Info
• Statistics
• Ratios
• Stock Exchange Info
• News
• Marketing & Industry
Reports
• Analyst Reports
• SWOT analysis
Databases loosely grouped by category with
some subject overlap
ProQuest ABI
Inform Global
Business Source
Complete
LexisNexis
Factiva
General News
Databases
Journal, newspaper, trade magazine
articles | large percentage full-text
Only current online access to Harvard
Business Review
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Economist
Intelligence Unit
ISI Emerging
Markets
Business
Monitor
IMF
Countries
MarketLine
Advantage
MarketLine Advantage
Mintel & Mintel Global Market Navigator
Passport
IBIS World
e-Marketer
MarketResearch.com
World Advertising Research Center
Business Monitor
Freedonia
• MARKETING/INDUSTRY
Personal
Personalregistration
Registration
required
Req’d
American consumer reports | in-depth lifestyle reports
THE
COMPANY
DATABASES
Company Resources
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Financial Post Investor Suite
D&B Million Dollar Database
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Mergent | Mergent Horizon | Mergent Web
Thomson One Banker – analyst reports
MarketLine Advantage
Standard & Poor’s
Factiva
LexisNexis – Company Dossier
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PrivCo
D&B Million Dollar Database
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Mintel Global Market Navigator
ISI Emerging Markets
Full list of resources:
ProQuest
http://www.lib.uwo.ca/business/DatabasesBusNetworked.html
Business Source Complete
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In Library Only:
Bloomberg
Datastream
SDC Platinum
Canadian | Current Information | Historical Reports | Predecessor &
Defunct
Few access seats – REMEMBER TO LOGOUT!
PrivCo
LexisNexis Company
Dossier
Mergent Online
Mergent Horizon
Mergent Web Reports
– provide U.S. and Canadian info
Thomson One Banker
Use Internet Explorer Only
Used to be Investext which provided Analyst
Reports. Now INCLUDES analyst reports under
the Research header but has much more
information. See the help guide for search tips.
http://www.lib.uwo.ca/news/business/2009/04/23/thoms
ononebankermorethanwecouldhavehopedfor.html
SWOT analysis of companies.
PESTLE analysis of countries.
SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats
PESTLE: Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal, Environmental
Company and Industry Information – includes TRENDS –
bigger Canadian Companies are covered
For company reports and stats use the Company search at
the top of the page.
For articles about companies search using the Free Text
box or the Company button under Sources
Bloomberg
•Equities |(Companies)
•Equity Indexes
( TSX, S&P, world indexes)
•Exchange Rates
•Bonds (Corporate & Government)
•News
•Economic Statistics
•Futures and Options
Two Versions of Bloomberg
1) Menu Driven
2) Excel
• Menu driven or typed in symbol commands
• YELLOW keys at top of keyboard starting point for all
searches (unless you know the keystroke commands)
• The green <GO> key is the ENTER button.
Type the command and hit <GO>
• Make menu choices by number as required
• Two monitors so can do two types of searches
simultaneously
• Help Guide: commonly used key commands
http://www.lib.uwo.ca/business/bloom_main.html
TIPS:
1) The green MENU button takes you back a screen and
the PAGE FWD and PAGE BACK move you within
pages of results
2) Place the cursor in the TOP LEFT corner of either
screen, type a term and then push the GREEN HELP
key to lead you to the definition of the term or the code
for the action
3) Hitting the GREEN HELP key twice in a row brings up a
live chat session
4) Peruse all areas of the screen
5) Any information in an orange highlighted area can be
changed to suit your specific search requirements
Datastream
Information on:
• Equities
• Indicies
• Commodities
• Interest Rates
• Exchange Rates
• Economics
• Futures & Options
Help Guide:
http://www.lib.uwo.ca/business/DatastreamGuide.html
Finding
PRIVATE COMPANY INFORMATION
Electronic Resources
• Basic company information – D&B Million Dollar Database
PrivCo
LexisNexis – Business section
• Industry Canada – Canadian Company Capabilities
http://www.ic.gc.ca/ic_wp-pa.htm
• Article databases – ProQuest, Business Source Complete,
CBCA, Factiva
Database Strengths – Grid
http://www.lib.uwo.ca/files/business/database_lists-strengths2.xls
Guides and Handouts prepared by BUS LIB staff
•Find Answers Quickly
http://faq.lib.uwo.ca/recordList?action=&library=western_ontario_business&institution=western_ontario
• Business Law
http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/generalbusiness/businesslawguide.html
• Associations
http://www.lib.uwo.ca/business/canassoc.html
• Annual Reports
http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/companyinformationinternational/coannualreport.html
• Books About Companies in BUS lib
http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/companyinformationinternational/cohistbooks.html
• Citing Business Resources
http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/generalbusiness/Citation.html
http://www.lib.uwo.ca/business
[email protected]
Phone 519-661-3941
Fax: 519-661-2158

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