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					Master of Management in
 Operations Research
       Library Resources
   Jan Wallace, Christina Sylka
       David Lam Library
        September, 2008
Agenda

  Lam Library overview
  Demonstration of relevant UBC Library
   databases
  Examination of other statistical
   sources
  Datastream & WRDS presentation




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Discussion – 4 minutes

 What has been your past experience with
  research?

 - What were some challenges?
 - How did library resources factor into
   your research?
 - What is 1 tip that you would pass onto
   a colleague?



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                   Google and Library Databases


Google                                              Library Databases

                                                    •   Invisible web
• Visible Web
                                                    •   “Gated” material (no free
• Public material                                       access)
• News                                              •   Journals, news, speciality
• Uncontrolled material                                 data
 (informal, no evaluation)                          •   Controlled material
                                                        (evaluation processes
• Limited scholarly                                     applied)
    Google Scholar                                  •   Scholarly
• Single interface                                  •   Multiple interfaces
• Imprecise searching                               •   Precision Searching


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                           David Lam Library

                                      Location
 SIDE HEADINGS                           David Lam Management
 AND NOTES CAN GO
 HERE                                      Research Library
                                         2nd & 3rd Floor, above 99 Chairs

                                      Web Address
                                        http://www.library.ubc.ca/lam/
Mon - Thurs:   8am -10pm
Friday:        8am - 6pm
Sat, Sun:      12 - 5pm


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                Your Library Account
From the UBC Library homepage (not the David Lam homepage)


               http://www.library.ubc.ca/

Choose “My Library Account”
• Renew items, check fines, requests
• Change your PIN

When does your account expire?

               Grad Student loans are 8 weeks!

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Learning Centre




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Ejournals & Business
Databases




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  ABI/Inform & CDN Newsstand

Good starting point for background on an
  industry, topic, & company

• Full text of 2000+ business journals
• Wall Street Journal updated daily
• National Post, Vancouver Sun, Canadian
  Business, & BC Business
• Indexes Harvard Business Review
• Economist



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Business Source Complete

 • Journals covering business,
   management, economics, banking,
   finance, accounting and more

 • Popular business publications such as
   Business Week, Forbes, and Harvard
   Business Review

 • Hundreds of scholarly, peer-reviewed
   journals

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Emerald

 Covers article literature in management
   disciplines such as strategy,
   leadership, library and information
   management, marketing, and human
   resource management.




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Factiva

 Global content (9000 sources)
 - Globe & Mail
 - Dow Jones and Reuters newswires
 - The Wall Street Journal.

 Multilingual                    interface and content

 Company profiles


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ACM Digital Library

 • Non-profit organization that publishes
   technology-related journals, Special
   Interest Group Newsletters and over
   50 annual conference proceedings

 • Access to all ACM journals and
   magazines online, as well as
   conference proceedings

 • 750,000 pages of downloadable text

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IEEE Electronic Library

 • Technical journals, standards, and
   conference proceedings

 • Published by the Institute of Electrical
   and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and
   the Institute of Electrical Engineers

 • Powerful search software



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Create your own citation
database: Refworks
The David Lam Library is offering 2 workshops:

    * Thursday October 2: 2.00-3.00
    * Friday October 17: 2.00-3.00

To attend please RSVP: lindsay.ure@ubc.ca

Maximum of 8 participants per session.

Location: HA 427


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Sources for Finding Market/Industry
              Reports
Forrester

• Respected industry source

• Analyzes emerging trends in
  technology and their impact on
  business and the economy

• Covers many industry sectors, eg,
  healthcare, logistics, etc.

• UBC users need to set up (free)
  accounts
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eMarketer

 • Market research and trend analysis on
   Internet, e-business, online marketing,
   media and emerging technologies




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Freedonia Focus

 International industry market research

 Over 2,000 industry reports providing
   market share, market size, demand
   history, and forecasts for a variety of
   manufacturing industries




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                Global Market Information
                Database

International
economies,
demographics,
consumers,
lifestyles,
companies and
industries.




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Investext

 • Investment, company and industry
   reports from over 500 brokers in North
   America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, Latin
   America, Africa and the Middle East

 • Financial forecasting a strength

 • Proprietary information



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Standard & Poor’s
NetAdvantage

 North American research on companies,
   industries & sub-industries.




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Other Sources

 Government Agencies (federal, provincial
   municipal)

 Statistical Agencies (Statistics Canada,
   BC Stats, Canadian Institute for Health
   Information (CIHI))
 Associations

 Companies (annual reports, 10-k)


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Sources for Finding Company
         Financials
FP Advisor


 • Corporate information and current and
   historical financial reports on Canada's
   leading 500 companies

 • Tools to retrieve, manipulate and
   analyze fundamental data for over
   1400 Canadian companies

 • IPO and New Issue information on
   Canadian companies

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Mergent Online

 • U.S. & International public company
   data with enhanced features that allow
   you to compare companies and export
   data into Excel, CSV, etc.
 • Ability to compare financial items,
   ratios over an industry or portfolio
 • Current and historical annual reports
 • Includes inactive companies



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Sources for Finding Statistics
BC Stats

 Current reports and statistics from British
   Columbia's central statistical agency

 Invaluable economic, socioeconomic and
    demographic data

 UBC has enhanced subscription




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               Statistics Canada: Census
Best place to find demographics for specific geographic
  locations-
   Canada, Metropolitan Centres, regions, First 3 digits of
     the postal code (Forward Sortation Area (FSA)),
     Dissemination Areas (DA), which can be limited to a 6
     block area, or a highrise
   Kinds of information available: income, marital
     status, family, age, educational attainment,
     ethnicity, occupation, dwellings (size, value,
     condition, owned or rented), religion
The more specific geographically, the less demographic
  detail you will find
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Census – FSA, cntd.




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E-Stat - CANSIM

 • Easiest interface for searching Statistics
   Canada

 • designed with the needs and interests of the
   education community in mind

 • Using over 2,400 tables from CANSIM*, track
   trends in the lives of Canadians. Updated once
   a year during the summer, CANSIM contains
   more than 26 million time series. A more
   frequently updated version of CANSIM is also
   available via the CHASS interface

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E-Stat - CANSIM




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Canadian Institute for Health
Information (CIHI)




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                      Datastream
Current & historical international                     Available on a standalone
financial & economic data from                         workstation in the library:
                                                       Image from : http://library.nyu.edu/research/bus-
IMF, OECD & national government                        int/datastream.html
agencies
 - equities
 - market indices
 - company acounts
 - bonds
 - macroeconomics
 - foreign exchange
 - warrants
 - interest rates
 - exchange rates
 - commodities
 - derivatives



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                  Datastream – Economics
Determine your category, item name, preferred data, its
  frequency, and its output (time series, table or graph)




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             Datastream - Commodities

All series in Commodities which match the search
  criteria for Forestry Products & US Dollar




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                Datastream - Chart
Percentage Changes Chart NBSK Pulp (CIF W. Europe) US$/MT




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                Datastream – Company
                Accounts
Datastream provides company accounts info for international
  companies in a pre-defined report




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                     What is WRDS?
Wharton Research Data Services, or WRDS, is a web-based data
management system used to retrieve information from a wide variety of
financial, economic, and marketing data sources
        Our Vendors                                   Kind of Data




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                      Navigating WRDS
Follow Steps to get data:                           Use Documentation Manuals to
                                                    identify Data Items




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           WRDS

WRDS output:




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                 WRDS

Use your class ID:                                mmor07
Use your class Password                           Lib5157




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            Connecting from Off-Campus

• Databases, eJournals, & eBooks are licensed for
  the use of current UBC students, faculty and staff

• You will need:
     Campus Wide Login
     (occasionally your UBCcard and PIN)

• To set up the VPN on your computer:
      http://www.vpn.ubc.ca


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          For project help:

            • Open 10-4, Monday to Friday
            • Staffed by 3 friendly and helpful
              Librarians: Christina, Lindsay & Jan
            • 604-822-9399 (Reference Desk)
            • For group projects it is best to make
              an appointment with a Librarian

Christina Sylka: christina.sylka@ubc.ca; 822-9390
Jan Wallace: jan.wallace@ubc.ca; 822-9392
Lindsay Ure: lindsay.ure@ubc.ca; 827-5238

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