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Commerce 4SA3 International Business : 

Commerce 4SA3 International Business Innis Library Ines Perkovic perkovic@mcmaster.ca January 2008

During this Session You Will Learn: : 

During this Session You Will Learn:

What’s New @ Innis Book Group Study Rooms Online: 

What’s New @ Innis Book Group Study Rooms Online Mills & Thode group study rooms can also be booked online! Use your MAC ID to book a room

What’s New @ Innis New Library Catalogue powered by Endeca: 

What’s New @ Innis New Library Catalogue powered by Endeca Still a work in progress New url: http://libcat.mcmaster.ca Classic MORRIS still available: http://morris.mcmaster.ca

What’s New @ Innis New Library Catalogue powered by Endeca: 

What’s New @ Innis New Library Catalogue powered by Endeca

What’s New @ Innis New Research Help Staff: 

What’s New @ Innis New Research Help Staff

What’s New @ Innis New Services: 

What’s New @ Innis New Services More electrical outlets for laptop use in the front room Coming soon … Networked colour printer

Library e-Resources: 

Library e-Resources

Accessing Library e-Resources: Authentication: 

Accessing Library e-Resources: Authentication

Accessing Library e-Resources http://library.mcmaster.ca/innis : 

Accessing Library e-Resources http://library.mcmaster.ca/innis

Databases: Contain articles, data, reports, and more: 

Databases: Contain articles, data, reports, and more Don’t know the name? Select a subject from the drop-down menu Key in the database name

45 Databases for IB research: 

45 Databases for IB research Click on title to access resource Help Icon / Guides Date coverage & content description More information

Business Source Complete: Excellent database for all business topics: 

Business Source Complete: Excellent database for all business topics Includes journal & magazine articles, company,country & industry reports, case studies,SWOT analysesand more.

Economist Intelligence Unit: Premium Database for Country Specific Information: 

Economist Intelligence Unit: Premium Database for Country Specific Information Search EIU publications Browse EIU publications Best Bets Pick country from drop-down menu

EIU: Current Country Statistics e.g., Poland Annual Indicators (from June 2007 Country Report): 

EIU: Current Country Statistics e.g., Poland Annual Indicators (from June 2007 Country Report)

EIU: Advanced Search : 

EIU: Advanced Search Step #4: Pick a publication Step #3: Pick a country Step #1: Type your key word(s) NOTE: Wild card symbol * Step #2: Pick a date range

Business Monitor Online:: 

Business Monitor Online: Provides country risk and competitive intelligence for 175 countries and 14 industries. Reports often include a SWOT analysis (political, economic, etc.). Browse using drop-down menus Search for keywords New Interface for 2008

BMO Sample Report e.g., Latvia Food and Drink Report: 

BMO Sample Report e.g., Latvia Food and Drink Report PDF version 73 pages, HTML also available Report covers industry, political economic & business environments separately

Global Market Information Database: Contains business intelligence on countries, companies, markets & consumers : 

Global Market Information Database: Contains business intelligence on countries, companies, markets & consumers Select type of material to search & retrieve Search options Key in your country, company, and/or topic Added Content until Feb. 1/2008

GMID: Statistics e.g., Consumer expenditure on footwear, Japan: 

GMID: Statistics e.g., Consumer expenditure on footwear, Japan Convert currency Create customized tables: Add or Remove Years/Categories/Geography Save & display options here

GMID: Market Reports e.g., UK Market for Yoghurt, Milk & Cheese: 

GMID: Market Reports e.g., UK Market for Yoghurt, Milk & Cheese Reports often include company info, market size, market share, etc.

GMID: Consumer Lifestyle Reports e.g., Consumer Lifestyles in Canada: 

GMID: Consumer Lifestyle Reports e.g., Consumer Lifestyles in Canada Detailed Reports for more than 60 countries

Factiva: Newspapers & Company Info: 

Factiva: Newspapers & Company Info Includes 8,000 sources: Over 100,000 company reports 1,000 international newspapers including Globe & Mail, Financial Times & New York Times 22 languages, 87 countries 95% full-text Date coverage: varies by publication, but generally mid 1990’s to present Limited to 6 simultaneous users

Factiva: Search for newspaper articles e.g., Taiwan and exports: 

Factiva: Search for newspaper articles e.g., Taiwan and exports Key in your search words & pick a date range. Help If desired, limit your search to a particular source, company, language, etc. Limit your search to a certain section of an article

Factiva: Browse newspapers e.g., Canada – Globe & Mail, etc.: 

Factiva: Browse newspapers e.g., Canada – Globe & Mail, etc. Click News Pages tab to browse selected newspapers (past 2 weeks)

Factiva: Company Info e.g., Tim Hortons Inc.: 

Factiva: Company Info e.g., Tim Hortons Inc. Click Companies/Market tab to search for company info

Examples of Premium Free Web Sites: 

Examples of Premium Free Web Sites Typically produced by government, trade associations or educational institutions

CIA’s World FactBook 2007 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/: 

CIA’s World FactBook 2007 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

NationMaster http://www.nationmaster.com/: 

NationMaster http://www.nationmaster.com/

globalEDGE: IB Resource Desk http://globaledge.msu.edu/resourceDesk/: 

globalEDGE: IB Resource Desk http://globaledge.msu.edu/resourceDesk/

Don’t forget to check our books !: 

Don’t forget to check our books ! Craighead’s International, Business, Travel and Relocation Guide (2002/03) Exporter’s Encyclopaedia (2007/08) Encyclopedia of Global Industries (2007) Handbook of Country Risk (2007/08) Global Competitiveness Report (2007) World Development Indicators (2007) LOCATION: INNIS Reference Area

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Quick Start Research Guide http://library.mcmaster.ca/innis/find/ib.htm

Need Assistance: Drop by the Research Help Desk @ Innis: 

Need Assistance: Drop by the Research Help Desk @ Innis Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Phone: (905) 525-9140, ext. 23318 E-Mail: innisref@mcmaster.ca IM (Instant Messaging): http://library.mcmaster.ca/justask/chat.htm

See you in the Library!: 

See you in the Library!

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