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Library Workshop for Preparation of Honours Project: Library Workshop for Preparation of Honours Project Research Strategies May 2006 In Business Research Testing your information skills Application of Search Techniques Develop Search Strategies Library’s Subscribed Electronic Databases and e-Journals Preparing your Bibliography Access to Resources Beyond HKBU Library Testing your Information Skills: Some Questions… For testing your information skills 1. Do you know the Ranking of Hong Kong’s Competitiveness in Business Environment? Testing your Information Skills Answers: a. Think of it yourself b. Look for the competitiveness factors & criteria (from books, articles, newspapers, etc.) c. Consult the authority sources d. Use “Google” Find out more answers…: Find out more answers… Tips: Find out more… 1) IMD Web site: http://www02.imd.ch/wcc/ 2) Library Catalogue: “Title & Author” search a: imd AND t: competitive* Tips: Find out more… 1) Census & Statistics Dept. Web site: http://www.info.gov.hk/censtatd/ 2) Library Catalogue: “Title” search Source: MingPao May 13, 2005, A11 Testing your Information Skills: 2. H.K’s Historical Mortgage Rate Data Testing your Information Skills a. Ask your parent about the mortgage rate b. Look for data from authority sources c. Use “Google” Find out more answers…: Find out more answers… Tips: Find out more… 1) HK Monetary Authority Web site at: http://www.info.gov.hk/hkma 2) Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Authority at: http://www.hkmc.com.hk 3) Census & Statistics Dept. Web site: http://www.info.gov.hk/censtatd/ 2) Library Catalogue: “Title & Author” search a: hong kong monetary authority AND t: annual report Slide6: SCOPE of RESEARCH Currency / time frame Geographical area Language of publication Single or Multidisciplinary approach, e.g. the application of IT in accounting INFORMATION RESOURCES Books (facts, not necessary updated) Journal articles Newspapers Films, videos and broadcasts Conference papers Surveys/Research reports (primary data) Theses Statistics Standards Patents Directories Dictionaries/Encyclopedias Law/Ordinances Companies’ annual reports and accounts Financial/Security/Investment Data Industry/Market Info. Warm-up Exercise Consider the information resources used Your Observation in the Exercise… Determine appropriate keyword(s) Prepare a set of alternative keyword(s) or synonyms if the original does not work Search the library catalogue/databases KEYWORDS / SEARCHING Identify keywords/ synonyms Search techniques / Strategies Refine your search if necessary (i.e. narrow down or widen your search) Define your scope of study (a focused topic, currency, region, etc.) Evaluate information collected Prepare a bibliography BIBILIOGRAPHY Based on citation style and format of materials Slide7: Truncation Useful to find words in variant forms Search all words that start with the same characters Represent multiple characters Placement of truncation symbol is significant Phrase search To search multiple keywords as an exact phrase E.g. corporate governance With limitations e.g. “Chinese economic development” CANNOT find titles with “China’s economic and political development”, “Economic development in China”, etc. Wildcard Useful to find words in different spelling, singular/plural form Represent zero or a single character Combining the use of AND, OR, AND NOT Useful to narrow down, expand your search To exclude unwanted concepts Use brackets to set search priority sharehold* VS motivat* Behavio?r Wom?n (China OR Chinese) AND economic development (social movement OR protest) AND government AND NOT Korea*) Search Techniques – A Summary Slide8: Proximity To set how close between two search terms Useful in free text search Useful in giving flexibility in searching Something New! Slide9: Field Search (Keyword=XXX) To search the keyword in a particular field To avoid retrieving irrelevant records Something New! Relevant to “compensation” in management context Applications of Search Techniques in Locating Information Resources: E.g. (alfred within 3 hitchcock) AND s:biograph* E.g. 朱鎔基 and s:傳記 E.g. <country> AND <topic> AND s:statistic* E.g. 中國 AND (農村 OR 鄉鎮) AND s:統計 Applications of Search Techniques in Locating Information Resources Biographical Information Statistics Finding Works ABOUT a person E.g. (s:江澤民 OR jiang zemin) including 評論/思想研究, etc. Documentary Programmes E.g. (a:bbc) AND anorexia in <Multimedia> E.g. (a:cbs) in <Multimedia> Interviews E.g. (president? AND united states) AND s:(interviews or 訪問錄) E.g. bush AND s:interviews Surveys and Reports E.g. s:(hong kong OR 香港) AND s:(social survey* OR poll? OR public opinion* OR 調查) AND <topic> Standards E.g. (s:standards OR 準則) AND s:<subject area> AND <specific standard name> Publications of the Institute for Enterprise Development & Management Research (formerly Business Research Centre) E.g. (a:business research centre OR institute for enterprise development and management research) E.g. Web site: http://net2.hkbu.edu.hk/~iedmr/content/publications.htm (selective FT/ no search) Applications: Finding Legal & Legislative Council Materials in HK E.g. t: the authorized hong kong law reports and digest E.g. t: hong kong law reports E.g. t: hong kong law digest E.g. t: hong kong cases HK Legal Information Institute (incl. case law and judgments) http://www.legislation.gov.hk/eng/index.htm HK Judiciary Legal Reference System http://legalref.judiciary.gov.hk/lrs/en/intro/intro.jsp Applications HK Law Cases Laws of Hong Kong (Ordinances) E.g. (t:laws of hong kong) Bilingual Laws Information System http://www.legislation.gov.hk/eng/index.htm Gazette (憲報) w/ supplements E.g. hong kong AND government AND gazette The Government of the HKSAR Gazette http://www.gld.gov.hk/cgi-bin/gld/egazette/index.cgi?lang=e&agree=0 E.g. (a:hong kong legislative council research and library services division) AND s:land LegCo Web site in FT: http://www.legco.gov.hk/general/english/ sec/library/lib1.htm Database on particular policy issues: http://www.legco.gov.hk/database/english/list.htm Legislative Council: Research Papers E.g. (a:hong kong AND legislative council) AND official record* LegCo Web site: Records of the Legislature http://www.legco.gov.hk/archive/english/archive.htm The Official Record of Proceedings of the Legislative Council of HK (HK Hansard) Applications: Finding Company Information E.g. s: <company name> E.g. s: coca cola Applications Competitors Information General Company Directories E.g. s:(corporation* OR compan* OR business enterprise*) AND s:( director???) Industry Background E.g. s:(industr???) AND s:<specific industry> E.g. s:(industr???) AND s:(automobile* OR motor vehicle*) Small Businesses E.g. s: small business* AND <topic> E.g. s: small business* AND (governance OR manag*) Case Studies E.g. s:(case stud??? OR 案例 OR 個案研究) AND <specific area> Finding Topics in Management Brand Names/ Product Info. E.g. s:(brand* OR trademark* OR 商標 OR 商品) Market Research/ Share/Consumer Behavior/ Consumption E.g. s:(market OR consum*) AND (survey* OR research* OR forecast* OR statistic* OR市場調查) AND <specific industry> Finding Topics in Marketing E.g. s: corporate governance E.g. s: directors of corporations E.g. s: board of directors Corporate Governance Slide13: OFFICIAL STATISTICS Hong Kong Annual Digest of Statistics (香港統計年刊) Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics (香港統計月刊) and its “featured articles 專題文章” Hong Kong Social and Economic Trends (香港社會及經濟趨勢) Census & Statistics Dept. Hong Kong Statistics (Online) at: http://www.censtatd.gov.hk/ (Under “Statistics by Subject” & “Social Topics Studies”) Census & Statistics Dept. Thematic Household Survey Report Business Statistics Online (Trade Development Council) at: http://stat.tdctrade.com/?w_sid=194&w_pid=690&w_nid=10407&w _cid=7&w_idt=1900-01-01 (including trade statistics, trade in services, employment statistics, GDP, foreign companies in HK, etc.) Departmental Annual Report. Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Statistics. http://www.info.gov.hk/hkma/eng/statistics/index.htm ( “Economic & financial data for HK”, “Monthly statistical bulletin” which contains financial statistics including the “Residential mortgage survey”) Property Market Statistics (Rating and Valuation Dept.) at: http://www.rvd.gov.hk/en/publications/pro-review.htm Social Studies Statistics Hidden in Somewhere UNOFFICIAL STATISTICS HIDDEN QUESTIONNAIRES Non-profit organizations Political parties Slide14: Develop your Search Strategy AND: use when both A& B concepts are needed to narrow down your search OR: use with synonyms to increase search result AND NOT: use when some related concepts are excluded Use Brackets to specify search order Improving business performance by motivating employees performance, productivity Scenario 1: “phrase search” employee motivation, job satisfaction Combine using AND/OR/AND NOT: Gp1.: performance OR productivity Gp2.: employee motivat* OR job satisfaction ( performance OR productivity) AND (employee motivat* OR job satisfaction) OR: To expand the search AND: To narrow down the search NO or TOO FEW RECORDS Scenario 2: Group 1 AND Group 2 BREAK DOWN the phrase using: AND TWO CONCEPTS are involved Slide15: AND: use when both A& B concepts are needed to narrow down your search OR: use with synonyms to increase search result AND NOT: use when some related concepts are excluded Use Brackets to specify search order “tax implications of liquidations” (phrase search) tax AND liquidation Scenario 3: (tax*) AND (liquidation* OR insolven* OR corporate debt) EXPAND the search by: TRUNCATION/ WILDCARD Using OR to combine SYNONYMS: To expand the search BREAK DOWN the phrase using: AND TWO CONCEPTS are involved Tax implications of liquidations NO or TOO FEW RECORDS Develop Your Search Strategy Scenario 4: (tax*) AND (liquidation* OR insolven* OR corporate debt) AND Slide16: Skills: 1. Grouping keywords together 2. Combination of groups of keywords Concepts Needed? - Synonyms Develop Search Strategies Supply chain logistic* Retail* Efficien* Major Electronic Resources in Accountancy & Business: Major Electronic Resources in Accountancy & Business Subject Related ABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest 5000) Accounting & Tax (ProQuest 5000) Banking Information Source (ProQuest 5000) ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, etc. Emerald Fulltext ScienceDirect EconLit NBER Working Paper Series PAIS International Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) China Journal Net 中國期刊網-經濟政治與法律專輯 Other Electronic Resources: Other Electronic Resources Current Events WiseNews Lexis-Nexis Academic HK TV Programs Db. Speech/Interview Articles Academic Research Library Academic Search Elite E-Books/E-Journals Apabi e-books 方正數字圖書館 Safari Tech Books Online E-Journal search form E-Reference Tools 中國人物庫 (1991-) 中國統計數據庫 (1995- ) 中國上市公司文獻庫 中國法律法規庫 China Law Reference Service Online (中國法律資料庫) How to Create your Bibliography? : How to Create your Bibliography? Access to Resources Beyond HKBU Library –Final-Year: Apply for a Temp. Reader's Card HK$50 per application valid for 3 months, non-renewable endorsement from supervisor; interview Request books that our Library does not hold or that have been checked out, but that are held by other libraries with the status "AVAILABLE" through Hong Kong Academic Library Link (HKALL) Online Interlibrary Loan Request First 20 articles per academic year free of charge Web-based HKBU ILL System First-time user registration Keep track of the status of requests online Retrieve electronic articles on desktop HK$5 charge for each additional article filled by local libraries. Access to Resources Beyond HKBU Library –Final-Year
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