BUS 400

Information about BUS 400

Published on October 5, 2007

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Library Resources for BUS 400: Policy and Strategy:  Library Resources for BUS 400: Policy and Strategy by Colleen Anderson, Reference Librarian Douglas & Judith Krupp Library Fall 2007 Needed Information Components:  Needed Information Components Economic conditions and forecasts Industry overviews, forecasts, & benchmarks Company Information Comparative Data and Market Share Economic Conditions & Forecasts:  Economic Conditions & Forecasts Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage Trends and Projections. http://0-www.netadvantage.standardandpoors.com.helin.uri.edu/NASApp/NetAdvantage/index.do …see the section labeled Economy located in the lower left corner of the page. Click on the link provided under Economic Insight and then select Trends & Projections from the retrieved menu. Provides an overview of the domestic economy. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System http://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/hh/ …a report to Congress on recent and prospective economic performance and monetary policy. Economic Conditions & Forecasts:  Economic Conditions & Forecasts Conference Board. Economic Briefing Page. http://www.conference-board.org/economics/ …provides access to the economic newsletter Straight Talk; forecasts for GDP, CPI, & T-Bills; economic indicators, economic research and an economic outlook. The Livingston Survey http://www.philadelphiafed.org/econ/liv/index.html …from the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia, the Livingston Survey provides a consensus of economists’ expectations for the U.S. economy. Industry Overviews & Forecasts:  Industry Overviews & Forecasts IBISWorld Industry & Market Research http://0-www.ibisworld.com.helin.uri.edu/launch.aspx? …structured to provide information on Porter’s Five Forces operating within the industry. Provides key statistics, industry conditions, industry performance, key competitors, etc. Plunkett Research Online http://0-www.plunkettresearchonline.com.helin.uri.edu/default.aspx …industry specific research containing market trends, statistics, links to organizations & associations, and company profiles for the most important business sectors. Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage http://0-www.netadvantage.standardandpoors.com.helin.uri.edu/NASApp/NetAdvantage/index.do …select your industry from the drop down box under the Industry Survey link. This publication covers approximately 50 industries and includes industry trends, key industry ratios and statistics, a comparative company analysis, and more. Industry Overviews & Forecasts:  Industry Overviews & Forecasts Value Line Industry Reports http://0-www.valueline.com.helin.uri.edu/secure/vlispdf/stk1700/industry.aspx …industry reports written from an investment viewpoint. Includes historical statistical data on industry performance. Mergent Online Industry Reports http://0-www.mergentonline.com.helin.uri.edu/compsearch.asp …global reports containing information on the current environment, industry profile, key points & references, market trends and outlook. Industry Overviews & Forecasts:  Industry Overviews & Forecasts Businesses operating in the same industry form trade associations to collect data and follow legislation and news on the industry. Such associations publish trade journals and web sites and can often be valuable sources for information on an industry. To locate an industry trade association, see: National Trade & Professional Associations of the United States (REF HD2425 .D53) After you have identified a relevant trade journal covering your industry, go to Serials Solutions to find out if the library carries the journal via one of our major full text indexes. Industry Overviews & Forecasts:  Industry Overviews & Forecasts Search the following indexes to locate articles from journals published by trade associations: Proquest 5000 EBSCO Business Source Premier Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe. Business file. Industry Benchmark Ratios:  Industry Benchmark Ratios Hoovers http://0-premium.hoovers.com.helin.uri.edu/subscribe/ …search for your company by name or ticker symbol, click on your retrieved company name, and then click on competitive landscape from the left bar menu to retrieve profitability, valuation, operations, and financial ratios for the company, industry, and market. RMA Annual Statement Studies (REF HF5681 .B2 R63) …composite data on over 375 industries. Arranged by NAICS code; provides 5 years of data. Company Overview, Financials, & Ratios:  Company Overview, Financials, & Ratios Mergent Online http://0-www.mergentonline.com.helin.uri.edu/compsearch.asp …search by company name or ticker symbol and click on the retrieved company name to access current and historical financial information, ratios, annual reports, and news. Hoovers Academic http://0-premium.hoovers.com.helin.uri.edu/subscribe/ …information on the company history, competitors, financials, SEC filings and news. The 10K company filing provides a wealth of valuable information. Company Overview, Financials, & Ratios:  Company Overview, Financials, & Ratios Value Line Research Center http://0-www.valueline.com.helin.uri.edu/secure/vlispdf/stk1700/index.aspx …click on Look Up Company to run a company search and retrieve an investment outlook on the company. This report includes more than 10 years of sales per share, earning per share, annual and relative P/E ratios and more. See also: Mergent Equity Research Reports. (library first level ready reference RR2 HG4961 .M665) Searching for News Articles on Companies:  Searching for News Articles on Companies Use Proquest or EBSCO Business Source Premier to locate current articles on particular companies. Use the Advanced Search feature in both databases, and select company/org from the drop down box to limit your search to company name. Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe also provides current news articles on companies. Select the Business option on the main menu and then Business News. Next, select business & finance as your news source and select company name from the search terms drop down box. Search Proquest for News Articles on Companies:  Search Proquest for News Articles on Companies Search EBSCO Business Source Premier for News Articles on Companies :  Search EBSCO Business Source Premier for News Articles on Companies Comparative Data/Market Share Information on Companies:  Comparative Data/Market Share Information on Companies Moody’s Industry Review (library first level RR 2 Ref HG4961 .M68) updated twice a year. …provides key financial information, operating data, and ratios on approximately 8,000 companies. Companies are compared within their industries. Growth rates are provided for each company. Fortune 500 http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2007/ (for print issue, ask at the Reference Desk) … see the section Ranked Within Industries for company comparative data within industries. Comparative Data/Market Share Information on Companies:  Comparative Data/Market Share Information on Companies Business Rankings Annual RR 1 REF HG4061 .B89 …5,000 rankings of companies and products arranged by subject area. Market Share Reporter RR 1 REF HD1040.9 .M37 …market share data on companies, products, and services. Comparative Data/Market Share Information on Companies:  Comparative Data/Market Share Information on Companies Hoovers Academic http://premium.hoovers.com/subscribe/ …run a company search, click on the retrieved company name, and select competitive landscape from the main menu options. Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage http://0-www.netadvantage.standardandpoors.com.helin.uri.edu/NASApp/NetAdvantage/index.do …select an industry survey under quick links and then select relevant numbers and/or ratios under comparative company analysis. More Questions? Ask a Reference Librarian:  More Questions? Ask a Reference Librarian Phone the reference desk at 232-6299 Chat with us via AIM or Yahoo at: Bryantlibchat via MSN at: [email protected] Email us at [email protected] Fall 2007 6/12/07

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