6Advantages and Disadvantages of Secondary Data Can be obtained quicklyIs inexpensiveIs usually availableEnhances primary data collectionCan sometimes achieve the research objectiveDISADVANTAGESIncompatible Reporting UnitsMeasurements Unit Do not MatchClass Definitions Are Not UsableData Are Outdated
7Locating Secondary Data Sources AUBG Library webpage/
8Steps of research Identify and develop your topic Find background informationUse the online catalog to find booksFind periodicals articles (print and electronic)Find Internet resourcesEvaluate what you have foundCite what you find using a standard format for your bibliography
9Background Information Reference SourcesDictionariesEncyclopediasDirectoriesStatistical SourcesBiographical SourcesLegal SourcesAlmanacs, Manals and HandbooksReference books bring together facts from a vast number of sources and arrange them for fast and convenient use. They serve the information hunter in two different ways: either they supply the information directly, or they point the way where the information can be found.
11The CatalogAn online database that provides the citations and locations of all materials in the libraryAUBG Library CatalogTypes of searches:AuthorTitleSubjectKeyword
12Accessible through the library web page Electronic Books – NEW!!!An e-book collection of 37,000 full-text books of all academic subject areas.Accessible through the library web page
13PeriodicalsTypes:Print: 300 titles in several languages (organized in the Periodicals section in alphabetical order by title)List of current periodicalsElectronic:E-journal portal
14Online DatabasesPublications and other resources that can be found in hard-copy or are from credible sources.Same articles as in the print version of a magazine or journal.SubscriptionSearch options:Basic/Keyword searchAdvanced searchBrowse/Subject searchPublication searchIt is important to understand what a database actually is and is not in order to achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time.
15Databases ABI Inform/Proquest DOAJ EBSCO/Host Databases JSTOR ScienceDirectWorld Bank databases
16ABI/InformSubject coverage: business, economics and finance, marketting, advertising, computers and more.Tracks business conditions, trends, management techniques, corporate strategies and industry specific topicsMore than 1000 business journals coveredFast access to information about over companiesDates of coverage: 1971 – present
17ProQuest Central 11,000 titles over 8,000 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets.Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively including: business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and moreProQuest Central is the largest multidisciplinary database with over 11,000 titles, with over 8,000 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more
18DOAJIt covers free, full text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals.Aims to cover all subjects and languages.3824 journals1351 journals are searchable at article level.articles
19EBSCOFull-text articles in Economics, Business, Finance, History, Geography, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Literature, Linguistics, Journalism,Computer science, Mathematics, Astronomy and moreCompany, Country, Industry reports.Others
20EBSCO – Business Source Premiere full-text business database – all subject areas3,300 scholarly business journalsmore than 1000 peer-reviewed business publications300 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 19225000 company profilesCountry economic reports1,600 industry reports
21EBSCO - EconLit American Economic Association's electronic database World's foremost source of references to economic literatureCitations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1969Links to full text articles in all fields of economics including capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and much more)More than records
22EBSCO – ContinuedRegional Business News -full text coverage for regional business publicationsNewspaper Source regional U.S. newspapers
23JSTORAn electronic archive of scholarly journals, starting with the very first issue, some dating as far back as the 1600s.All subject areas
24ScienceDirectScienceDirect offers more than a quarter of the world's scientific, medical and technical information online.Over 2,000 peer-reviewed journalsHundreds of book series, handbooks and reference worksBack to volume one, issue one
25World Bank Databases Global Development Finance Global Economic MonitorWorld Development IndicatorsWorld Bank e-library
26The WebUse search engines and internet directories to locate materials on the Web.Bulgaria-Web DirectoryDiscipline-Specific Resources
27Freely Available Internet Resources Identify the IndustrySIC -- Standard Industrial Classification Search, from OSHANAICS -- North American Industry Classification SystemGeneral Industry InformationFedStatsStatistical Abstract of the U.S.Free Annual Reports - The Public Register's Annual Report Service - PRARSFedWorld Information Network Home PageU.S. Census Bureau
28Evaluating Secondary Data What information was collected?What was the purpose of the study?Who collected the information?How consistent is the Information with other Information?
29Cite Most common styles of citing Citation Guides Electronic resources Modern Language Association (MLA)American Psychological Association (APA)Citation GuidesElectronic resourcesLibrary webpageMLA Handbook for Writers of Research PapersSt. Martin’s Handbook
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