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1 Information Services and Systems Researching your dissertation topic: Using a specialist (database) Sam Oakley

2 Information Services and Systems Last time we looked at.... Analysing your topic to find good search terms Accessing online resources using Athens Using iFind Research to search for journal articlesiFind Research Using EBSCO Business Source Complete to search for journal articlesEBSCO Business Source Complete

3 Information Services and Systems Problems with accessing online journals? Help sheet on BB Visit the Information Desk

4 Information Services and Systems Google: do you trust what you find? Who wrote it? What are their qualifications? Is there a bias? When? How current is it? (“academic and/or professional literatures”)

5 Information Services and Systems GoogleGoogle tips Check the URL: –.ac.uk /.edu = academic institutions –.gov.uk /.gov = government office –.org.uk /.org = non-profit organization Use the “site:” command to restrict a search e.g. “site:ac.uk” “Filetype:pdf” can be handy for articles

6 Information Services and Systems Google Scholar Google’s version of an academic database Quick & easy Is it scholarly? You may hit a pay wall: – Link to University (sheet on BB) – Use iFind Research / iFind Discover

7 Information Services and Systems What else? Proquest Business Collection Mintel FAME

8 Information Services and Systems Proquest Business Collection Search for journal articles & report = similar to EBSCO Business Source Complete Includes some specific themes: – Asian business & reference – Entrepreneurship – Accounting & Tax – Banking “Scholarly” / “Peer reviewed” filter

9 Information Services and Systems Market Research Mintel Oxygen = market research reports for the following industries: Mintel Oxygen – E-commerce – Food – Drink – Leisure – Technology

10 Information Services and Systems Mintel Global market navigator Stats / figures Compare markets in different countries e.g. Broadband in Western Europe Socio-economic data e.g. Population, GDP

11 Information Services and Systems More Industry / Market Information EBSCO Business Source Complete has EBSCO Business Source Complete – “Industry Profiles” (by Country) – Market research reports = Do a search & filter by “Source Type” Proquest Business Collection also has market research: use “Data & Reports” link Proquest Business Collection

12 Information Services and Systems FAME: Financial Analysis Made Easy Financial data (no written analysis) UK & Irish Companies Includes SMEs & private companies Peer report

13 Information Services and Systems More Company Information EBSCO Business Source Complete has “Company Reports” for large multinational companies EBSCO Business Source Complete – On the toolbar: More -> Company Profiles Proquest Business Collection also has Company info Proquest Business Collection – Use “Data & Reports” link

14 Information Services and Systems What next? Referencing (zzzzz) Referencing made easy using EndNote Web (Yay!) Troubleshoot your literature review Help at any time:


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