BPST 314 Kinsley Spring 2010

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Business & Mgmt

Published on August 18, 2009

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Research Tips for BPST 314: Business Legal Environment Paul Boger CGPS Reference Librarian pboger @umw.edu

Business and Legal Databases: Access to business, financial, and legal information Different databases will provide different information Business Source Complete Legal Collection

Access to business, financial, and legal information

Different databases will provide different information

Where do I begin? How do I find Lexis-Nexis?

Databases – 24/7 Database A-Z list Databases by Subject Research Guides Click the drop-down menu by “Research by Subject” Click on Professional Studies (BPS) – to access suggested research resources Click “GO”

Database A-Z list

Databases by Subject

Research Guides

Click the drop-down menu by “Research by Subject”

Click on Professional Studies (BPS) – to access suggested research resources

Click “GO”

Research Guide Click on the “Databases” tab

Click on the “Databases” tab

Research Guide Click on any “LexisNexis” link Contact the Library if you need assistance

Click on any “LexisNexis” link

Contact the Library if you need assistance

Can I use the databases from home? jsmith password Yes! You will have to log-in to the databases when off-campus Contact the Library if you have access problems

You will have to log-in to the databases when off-campus

Contact the Library if you have access problems

You can access LexisNexis using any link on the Research Guide Simply navigate between subject searches by using the tab selections at the top of the screen The red tab indicates the subject you are currently searching Click “Business” to search for corporate information

You can access LexisNexis using any link on the Research Guide

Simply navigate between subject searches by using the tab selections at the top of the screen

The red tab indicates the subject you are currently searching

Click “Business” to search for corporate information

: Company Dossier Search Perform a “Company Dossier” search Enter your company name or ticker symbol You can search for private or public companies Click Search

Perform a “Company Dossier” search

Enter your company name or ticker symbol

You can search for private or public companies

Click Search

Click the name of your company to find detailed business information Under “Company Type”, note the differences for parent vs. subsidiary, and public vs. private companies : Company Dossier Search

Click the name of your company to find detailed business information

Under “Company Type”, note the differences for parent vs. subsidiary, and public vs. private companies

: Company Dossier Results Use the Reports menu to locate additional information on a company Click “Legal Information” for cases involving your company

Use the Reports menu to locate additional information on a company

Click “Legal Information” for cases involving your company

: SEC Filings Use the menu on the left to navigate to different types of business searches Select “SEC Filings”

Use the menu on the left to navigate to different types of business searches

Select “SEC Filings”

: SEC Filings Enter a company name or ticker symbol to retrieve full text corporate SEC filings Use “Sources” to search for a specific SEC form Limit your searches by time period

Enter a company name or ticker symbol to retrieve full text corporate SEC filings

Use “Sources” to search for a specific SEC form

Limit your searches by time period

Navigate between subject searches by using the tab selections at the top of the screen To change to a Legal search, click the “Legal” option : Legal Search

Navigate between subject searches by using the tab selections at the top of the screen

To change to a Legal search, click the “Legal” option

Use the Legal Searches menu (on the left) to navigate to different legal search options The type of legal search is determined by what is in bold at the top of the legal search options Click on “Federal & State Cases” : Federal & State Cases

Use the Legal Searches menu (on the left) to navigate to different legal search options

The type of legal search is determined by what is in bold at the top of the legal search options

Click on “Federal & State Cases”

: Legal Citation Search Enter your legal citation Spacing and punctuation are important Use the “Sources” menu to limit your results to federal or state information Click “Search”

Enter your legal citation

Spacing and punctuation are important

Use the “Sources” menu to limit your results to federal or state information

Click “Search”

: Legal Citation Results

In the same search screen, you can also search by litigants Only one name is required You can even search by keywords : Case Search

In the same search screen, you can also search by litigants

Only one name is required

You can even search by keywords

Use the Legal Searches menu (on the left) to navigate within the different legal search options Click on “Federal & State Codes” : Federal & State Codes

Use the Legal Searches menu (on the left) to navigate within the different legal search options

Click on “Federal & State Codes”

Enter your keywords Use quotation marks for an exact phrase Select the correct legal sources Click “Search” : Federal & State Codes

Enter your keywords

Use quotation marks for an exact phrase

Select the correct legal sources

Click “Search”

: Results List Full text links Sort by “Publication Date” or “Relevance” Print, email, save Results breakdown Edit searches and start new searches Search within your results list

Full text links

Sort by “Publication Date” or “Relevance”

Print, email, save

Results breakdown

Edit searches and start new searches

Search within your results list

Different subject portals – business, legal, news Full text Searching: Boolean operators (AND, NOT, OR) Phrase searching – use quotation marks Truncation – use exclamation point (!) Natural Language – form of a question Save, print, email – in pdf, html, or word : Search Tips

Different subject portals – business, legal, news

Full text

Searching:

Boolean operators (AND, NOT, OR)

Phrase searching – use quotation marks

Truncation – use exclamation point (!)

Natural Language – form of a question

Save, print, email – in pdf, html, or word

Legal Dictionaries: Oxford Dictionary of Law – online through the “Oxford Reference Online” database Black’s Law Dictionary – in print in the CGPS Library (KF156 .B53 2004 REF)

Oxford Dictionary of Law – online through the “Oxford Reference Online” database

Black’s Law Dictionary – in print in the CGPS Library (KF156 .B53 2004 REF)

Oxford Dictionary of Law Start at the “Databases A to Z” page Click on the letter “O” Click “Oxford Reference Online Premium”

Start at the “Databases A to Z” page

Click on the letter “O”

Click “Oxford Reference Online Premium”

Oxford Reference Online Click the Law selection

Oxford Law Sources: Search all of the law titles OR Select a specific title to search

Search all of the law titles

OR

Select a specific title to search

Will all of my books and articles be available in the CGPS Library? Illiad – to request materials from the Simpson Library Create an Illiad Account Make requests via online forms 24-48 hour delivery from Simpson Library Books from Simpson Library are free $2 fee for articles located at Simpson Go to Simpson and use your EagleOne Card No

Illiad – to request materials from the Simpson Library

Create an Illiad Account

Make requests via online forms

24-48 hour delivery from Simpson Library

Books from Simpson Library are free

$2 fee for articles located at Simpson

Go to Simpson and use your EagleOne Card

What if UMW doesn’t have what I need? Illiad – to request materials from other libraries Create an Illiad Account Make requests via online forms 20 free requests per semester Articles are usually delivered via email Books are shipped to CGPS Library

Illiad – to request materials from other libraries

Create an Illiad Account

Make requests via online forms

20 free requests per semester

Articles are usually delivered via email

Books are shipped to CGPS Library

Need help? Have Questions? Come to the Library Mondays - Thursdays 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fridays 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Contact the Library Staff [email_address] 540-286-8025 IM: cgpslibrary Set up a Research Appointment [email_address] 540-286-8066

Come to the Library

Mondays - Thursdays 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Fridays 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Contact the Library Staff

[email_address]

540-286-8025

IM: cgpslibrary

Set up a Research Appointment

[email_address]

540-286-8066

& Take A Break! Served at 5:30 Monday thru Thursday

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