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Company Research - Getting Started
 
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How to start researching company profiles using databases at the Loyola University Libraries. _____ A lot of times your professors will give you an assignment to do company research. A quick Google search will return any amount of CNN reports, New York Times articles, and blogs about the company in question, but at that point you're just reading other people's opinions. There's a lot of merit in knowing other people's opinions- especially industry experts. Eventually you'll want to perform your own analysis -- and to do that, you'll have to go straight to the data. First you have to figure out if you're dealing with a public company or a private company. Check out the Public Vs. Private tutorial for more information on why this impacts your research so drastically. After that, go to the Business Administration research guide and click "Company Information" for a list of databases that specialize in company profiles. Company profiles are excellent places to start gathering data for your research. As an example, take a look at this company profile courtesy of ThomsonOne. Thomson is primarily a financially orientated database, so you'll see an overview of their financials as well as information on their competitors. You can get information on their stock prices and corporate history, as well who has ownership of the company. Other available information includes executive lists and profiles, news & corporate events, and recent filings with the SEC. If we look at a profile of the same company published by LexisNexis academic, you'll notice the profile has some of the same data, but it may have a different focus. For example, instead of an in depth financial profile you're now looking at a brief financial overview, news articles, a Hoover's company profile, and patent filings recently attributed to the company. Our other databases will continue to diversify your research. Mergent Online provides a more narrative based analysis of the company, complete with history, property and subsidiaries. On the other hand, Mergent WebReports has a backlog of the Microsoft corporate manuals for you to research their corporate policy over time. This is just a sample of the databases we have access to that feature a company profile search. When you are starting your company research think about what type of data would help you reach a conclusion. Are you forecasting the company future based on the hiring of a new CEO? Are you trying to find a pattern in the company's stock prices based on major weather events in the US? Or are you more interested in the ethical implications of a new hiring process used by the corporation? By extrapolating a series of data points from the various company profiles you can analyze and synthesize the data into a well-informed conclusion. Think outside the box with how you can use the data. This information won't be available to you on the open web, so make sure you start at the Business Research Guide and use the library databases to access these resources at no cost to you. Contact the librarians for more information on accessing company research at Loyola University Libraries.
Finding Harvard Business Review articles and case studies
 
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Finding articles and case studies in the Harvard Business Review is now easier than ever with the new library catalog. To find them, make sure you’re starting at the library’s homepage, http://libraries.luc.edu. Next, click in the search box and type “Harvard Business Review” then click search. Your first result should be the Harvard Business Review. You’ll see we have both online and physical copies. All you have to do is click on the title, “Harvard Business Review.” You’ll now see that the journal has opened within the catalog. However, it can be a little awkward to read it this way. Instead of reading this way, you can click on the link that says “Open source in a new window” and it should pop open in a full view. Now you have two options: One is to browse through the dates and find the exact issue that you need. Instead of browsing through the dates, you can click on the link that says “search within this publication.” Now you can search with any date, author, title, or keyword to find the article you need. Once you’ve found the article you need, just click on PDF full text and you can read the article right in your browser. There are a few other options here, such as saving this article to read it later, or generating a permanent link so you can return to this article and read it any time.
The New Catholic Encyclopedia: a How-To Guide
 
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This tutorial will show you how to make use of the New Catholic Encyclopedia, a digital resource available to Loyola students.
Finding HBR case studies
 
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Use this video to find Harvard Business Review Case Studies through the LUC libraries. Note: access is only available to current to LUC students and faculty, and covers only cases originally published in HBR, not other Harvard Publishing affiliates.
Public Vs Private
 
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When researching companies, your strategies for private companies and public companies must be different. _______ The majority companies are classified as either public or private. Public companies sell stock to anyone that wants to invest, therefore anyone from the general public can buy shares and become a partial owner of the company. In addition, public companies are required by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to release information about their finances and operations. This is done to avoid companies misleading investors about the value of their stock. Private companies do not sell stock to the general public. As a result, they are not required to submit financial data to the SEC. These companies do not necessarily publish annual reports or share information about themselves to major business publishers. Therefore, information about private companies is generally difficult to find. Even if you are able to find private company profiles, the information is likely to be inconsistent. Just because you're able to find a financial statement for Trader Joe's, doesn't mean you'll be able to find one for J. Crew. To start your research, go to the Company Information tab on the business research guide to get started. Most of our company research databases will include public companies. For more information on doing company research, see the Company Research video tutorial or the videos for individual databases. For resources specific to private companies, check out the following resources: Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies Profiles major U.S. private companies (Lewis Ready Reference) International directory of company histories A multiple volume (& still growing) reference containing information about the "historical development of the world's most important companies." Use the index (alphabetical, industry, & geographic) in the most recent volume. (Lewis Ready Reference) Ward's business directory of U.S. private and public companies -- in print and online Over 114,000 companies arranged alphabetically, by geographic location, and by industry classification (NAICS & SIC). The company rankings by sales within SIC and NAICS classifications are very useful. PrivCo Database PrivCo is a source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. PrivCo focuses on private company financial data, including M&A activity, investor information, and private equity and venture capital data, all very interconnected. The databases covers of over 200,000 private companies, 11,000 investors, and nearly 80,000 private market deals.
Biblical Commentary: Finding and Using Sources in Books
 
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Finding Full-Length Biblical Commentary in Books This tutorial will show you how to use the library catalog to find full-length biblical commentary in books that are part of the collection here at Loyola. I’m Jane Currie, theology subject librarian. I’m going to begin searching the catalog from the library’s homepage. Type Bible plus the name of the book in the Bible you’re researching as well as the word commentaries into the text box. I’m typing Bible Matthew commentaries. Click Search. From this list, all I want to do is find just one book that looks like what I want: a commentary on Matthew. The second item is what I had in mind. Its title is Invitation to Matthew. I’m going to click on Details. Notice the line that says Bible. Matthew—Commentaries. It is helpful because it’s the subject heading assigned to this and every book that contains commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. I’m going to click on that subject heading link. It will to take me to a list that shows me the total number of volumes in the catalog with that subject heading. The list includes 252 items. I can make it an even more useful list by filtering my results to include only books. I can also adjust the sort so that I see the most recently published commentaries first. Click on Details to learn as much about an individual book before you actually retrieve it. Click on Get It to note the location, call number, and availability of a book. Log into the system to request a hold or an intercampus loan to bring the book to you from another library location. For help, please visit us on the second floor of the Information Commons and the reference desk in Lewis Library. Or discover other ways to get our help by visiting the library’s website.
What is a Database?
 
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How to get started using the databases at Loyola University Chicago libraries. _________ So your professor has given you assignment, and told you to find resources using the library databases. You may still have a few questions, like -- what is a database? Simple, a database is a collection of information that is typically organized by a particular topic. Popular databases include: Netflix, your cell phone contacts list, your iTunes library, and a phonebook. Netflix is a database of movies. Your address book is database of people you know. ITunes is a collection of music you've purchased, as well as a global library of worldwide music. A phone book is a database of people and their contact information. Library databases are typically collections of electronic journals & reports, images & videos, or historical archives. Much like iTunes and Netflix have entirely different contents, so will all of our library databases. You won't find art images in an electronic journal database, and vice versa. It's important to decide what type of information you're looking for before you get started. If you need to choose a database there are two ways to get started. Start at the library homepage, libraries.luc.edu, and click on the link that says databases. You can select a subject, or a type, from the drop-down menu. This will return a list of subject or medium specific databases to help you get started with your research. Try selecting the type of class you're in to find a list of resources to help you with an assignment. Or, use the "By Type" filter to select databases full of images, audio, primary sources, and more. If you are working on an assignment for a class, it's also a great idea to check out our research guides. They have databases that are specific for your subject, as well as some advice on research strategies, print books and how to contact your subject librarian. There will be a description of each database in the research guide as well. Open the databases by clicking the red link. If you're off campus you'll be asked to log in. Check out the video tutorials for each database to learn more. One important rule to follow is that you always need to start at the library website. If you try to search the databases by going to the database website, like LexisNexis.com, they will try and ask you to set up a private account, which will cost you a lot of money. We have a library account, but to use our subscription you have to start at our website or the research guides. For more information on using the libraries, view our other video tutorials, or come by the library nearest you for more help.
Fair Use - Scenario 1
 
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This tutorial is intended to be a guide to applying the Fair Use Checklist at Loyola University Chicago. See http://www.luc.edu/copyright/fairusechecklist/ for more information.
Finding E-Journals
 
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Hi, and welcome to "Finding Articles and E-Journals" with the Loyola University Libraries. Finding this information is really easy, but there are a few rules you need to abide by to be successful. 1.) Always start at the library's website (http://libraries.luc.edu). Don't go to Google Scholar, or the website for the journal, because you'll hit a pay wall. If you start at the Library Website, you'll never be asked to pay for anything. 2.) When you're searching for a journal, eliminate all leading articles. Search "New York Times" not "The New York Times." 3.) Double check your spelling. Unlike Google, our search engine won't correct your spelling, so make sure you've got it right. 4.) Librarians consider newspapers, academic journals, magazines, and periodicals to be essentially the same thing. If it's published on a regular schedule, check for it in the E-Journals tab. 5.) Lastly: if we don't have it, request it. Just because we don't have the journal or article you're looking for, doesn't mean we can't get it. Request the item via interlibrary loan to have it delivered. Articles and book chapters will be delivered electronically, and full issues of journals and books will be delivered by mail. Okay, let's get started. Let's say you're assigned to read this article for class. We immediately know a few things about it, such as the journal that published it, the title of the article, the authors, and the date it was published. The easiest way to find the article is by starting at the library home page. Click on the tab that says "E-Journals" and search the title of the journal. Don't search the title of the article, because nothing will be found. After you've searched the journal title, if you don't get any results check Pegasus to see if we have the journal in print. If we have electronic access to a journal you'll see a list on the search results page. We don't have the same kind of subscription that you would have at home for the Wall Street Journal Online; we get access through our databases. This is a list of all the different iterations of the Wall Street Journal you can access, and which database it can be found in. Sometimes you'll see several databases listed with different date ranges included, and that's just because many databases will often offer access to the most popular journals. You can just choose which you'd like to use. We want the regular Wall Street Journal online, so we just click this link to open the right database to the right spot. If you're off campus, you'll be asked to log in at this time. Now you can find the article two ways. 1.) Expand by date. We know from our citation that we want the June 29th, 2012 issue of the Wall Street Journal. So we just go in an expand 2012, then expand June, then select June 29th. Scroll through the articles until you find the right one. 2.) You can also start at the journal search page, and search within the publication. Type in the title of the article or the authors that were given in your citation. Click the link that says full text to read the article. If you click on the title, you'll find more information about the article and have the ability to email yourself a link to the article, export it to a citation manager, or even have the database cite the article for you. Because we get our journals through the databases, each journal is going to look a little bit different, but they'll all have the same basic functions. If you ever have a problem searching the journals, talk to a librarian and they'll be able to help you. If we don't have your journal electronically, go back to our home page and click on the link that says interlibrary loan. Sign in with your UVID and password, and click the link that says "make a new request." Insert the citation information from your assignment and submit the request. It'll be scanned and sent to you ASAP. Allow about two days for article request, and probably 5 days during finals. Just remember, we're always here to help. If you're still struggling, check out the hours and locations of the library nearest you, and come by to see us.
Types of Databases  with subtitles
 
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This tutorial will detail different kinds databases such as subject specific, multi-disciplinary, and citation indexes.
Interdisciplinary Research for Journalism Students
 
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Journalism research is a notoriously difficult subject to learn, because you will infrequently be researching journalism! The subject is inherently interdisciplinary. What that means is that you will regularly be researching other subject areas, not just journalism or communication. For example, if you wanted to write about the school board in Chicago, you might need a significant amount of background information on Chicago Public Schools, teachers unions locally and nationally, and Rahm Emanuele and previous administrations. However, if you were to write a news article on the growth of the medical marijuana industry nationally, you’d need some other research. Perhaps you need some background information on the profitability of this industry, or what medical benefits have actually been proven, or what the different state policies towards these businesses look like. That would be business, pharmacological, and policy or political studies research respectively. Journalists have to become subject matter experts in whatever they are reporting on – so to get the best background information – use the research guides. Start at the libraries home page – in the “find” column, click on research guides. Here you’ll see a list of every different major and discipline at Loyola. Determine which aspect of your report you want to research first – select a research guide that matches that subject area. Almost every research guide is organized in essentially the same fashion. The home page will be the most used resources in the subject area. The next tab should be an alphabetical list of every database in that subject area. If you professor says, “Use LexisNexis” you can just click that tab, and scroll until you see LexisNexis in the list. The other tabs will always be there to help you make decisions about how to get started with your research. Let’s say you have no idea where to get started, but you know you want some background information on an industry – you can just click the tab that says “industry” and find all of the databases specific to that type of research. If you were on the social work guide you could find a tab for policy research, the nursing guide would like you to drug and pharmacy resources, and so on. Use these research guides and tabs to get started when selecting a research tools. Always reach out to the subject specialist featured on the research guides for more help. As always, you can stop by the references desks at the libraries for more help, or use the 24/7 chat feature at http://libraries.luc.edu/ask/chat.
Subscribing to the New York Times through LUC Libraries
 
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Loyola University Chicago students, staff, and faculty can get unlimited access to the New York Times by using the Loyola University Libraries. To set up an account, start at the libraries homepage. In the box that says “databases” select the letter N. This will take you to all of our databases that start with the letter N. Scroll down until you find the New York Times alphabetically. You’ll see that we have several versions of the New York Times, including the book reviews, and historical collections. Select the option that says “New York Times Website.” I just clicked on the link that says “more info.” From here, click on the link that says “create an account.” From here, you can either log into an existing account, or create a new account. Use your LUC email address and a password – next you can select any of the sub-topics that you’d like to receive email notifications for – if you don’t want email notifications, just leave these boxes unchecked. I’ve already created an account, so I’m going to just go back, and log into my existing account. You’ll see now that I’ve logged in, I’ve got unlimited access. If you have a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet, you can also download the New York Times app and log in with this new account information. As always, if you have any questions you can contact the reference desks at the libraries or use the 24/7 chat feature found at http://libraries.luc.edu/ask/chat
Interlibrary Loan with subtitles
 
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This video provides an overview of inter-library loan services at Loyola.
History Databases: Limiting by Historical Period
 
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This tutorial will show you how to limit by historical period when searching in a history database.
Library Catalog  with subtitles
 
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This video will show you how to use the Library's Catalog.
WorldCat Simple Search
 
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This video instructs users how to conduct a simple search using WorldCat.
Google Scholar RefWorks Preferences with subtitles
 
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Have you ever wondered how to integrate RefWorks features with Google Scholar? Watch this video to find out.
Fair Use - Scenario 6
 
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This tutorial is intended to be a guide to applying the Fair Use Checklist at Loyola University Chicago. See http://www.luc.edu/copyright/fairusechecklist/ for more information.
Biblical Commentary: Finding and Using Sources in Library Databases
 
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This tutorial will show you how to find biblical commentary in library databases.
Journal from citation with subtitles
 
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This is a brief tutorial that will explain how to locate journals from a citation using the library's A-Z list.
WorldCat  with subtitles
 
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This video will provide an introduction to WorldCat, a catalog of several libraries' catalogs.
Fair Use - Scenario 2
 
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This tutorial is intended to be a guide to applying the Fair Use Checklist at Loyola University Chicago. See http://www.luc.edu/copyright/fairusechecklist/ for more information.
Welcome new graduate students
 
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We welcome you to Loyola and to our libraries.
Boolean operators  with subtitles
 
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This video will introduce you to boolean search operators, a useful set of search tools to help you find what you are looking for faster.
Fair Use - Scenario 4
 
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This tutorial is intended to be a guide to applying the Fair Use Checklist at Loyola University Chicago. See http://www.luc.edu/copyright/fairusechecklist/ for more information.
Fair Use - Scenario 5
 
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This tutorial is intended to be a guide to applying the Fair Use Checklist at Loyola University Chicago. See http://www.luc.edu/copyright/fairusechecklist/ for more information.
Fair Use - Scenario 3
 
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This tutorial is intended to be a guide to applying the Fair Use Checklist at Loyola University Chicago. See http://www.luc.edu/copyright/fairusechecklist/ for more information.
Biblical Commentary: Finding and Using Sources in the Cudahy Library Reference Collection
 
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This tutorial will show you how to find and use biblical commentary in the Cudahy Library reference collection.
Using Statista
 
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A brief introduction on using the Statista Database to find data, charts, and visual information.
Using Pegasus
 
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Today I'm going to give a quick demonstration of how to use Pegasus, which is the Catalog for the Loyola University Library. This catalog includes books, e-books, and print journals that have been purchased by the library and can be found in one of our libraries or read online. This will not include electronic access to journals. Check out the E-Journals video tutorial to find out how to read e-journals. This also will not include items that can be delivered through interlibrary loan. Pegasus can be accessed from our library home page. Click in the box that says Search LUC libraries to get started. You'll be able to search by author, keyword, title, or subject. Let's say you're taking a class with Professor Al Gini and you want to read some of his work. Simply change the drop down menu to search by author. You'll notice the catalog wants you to search by last name, then first name so type in Gini, Al. Your search results will show you we have 19 books by Al Gini. If you click on his name you'll see all the books we have that were authored by Al Gini. Clicking on the title of each book will show you where the book can be found. If you want to read this book but can't make it to Lewis Library to pick it up, click the blue link that says REQUEST to have it delivered to the campus you're at most often. Just enter in your bar code number, which can be found on the back of your Student ID, and your last name in order to log in. Using the drop down menu when searching is always a helpful tool. If you're looking for the Wall Street Journal, it's ineffective to search by keyword. By doing a keyword search for Wall Street Journal we've returned 133 results! You'll see that there are many books written about the Wall Street Journal, or may feature some articles from that publication. If you want the actual journal itself, simply change the drop down menu to "Journal Title Starts With." Type in Wall Street Journal and you'll see only the actual journal and the different locations where it can be found. Make sure to eliminate all leading articles from your searches. For example, search New York Times, not The New York Times. You can also do an advanced search. This is a great way to find e-books if you're off campus, or the library is closed. If you go into an advanced search, you can limit your options to certain locations, such as only Lewis Library, or published in a particular language, or format of the material. Use the location drop down menu and select e-books to find items you can access off campus. Search by author or keyword to find a title. Click on the title of the book you want to read, and then click on the blue link that says "Click here to read this title." You'll be asked to log in if you're on or off campus, and then you'll be able to read the e-book in your browser. For more information on searching for library materials, check out our other video tutorials on WorldCat Local, finding E-Journals, and database searching to get started - or come by the library nearest you to speak with a librarian.