Business Source Complete for BNAD314

Open http://www.library.arizona.edu/search/articles/dbfind.php?shortname=bussourcecomp in another browser window to work through this tutorial side by side.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Business Source Complete (BSC) to locate company information.

BSC is a comprehensive business database that contains scholarly articles, financial data, industry reports, SWOT analyses, company profiles, market research reports, and much more.

On the right side of the screen, you should see the BSC search interface. You can always access this database through Blackboard or from the UA Libraries homepage.

Use the arrows below to navigate through the tutorial.

Your Assignment

You have a group project that will require analyzing a substantial amount of financial data and scholarly research on a company of your choice.

For this example, let's say your group decides to explore the following company:

Intel Corporation.

Basic Company Research

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There are many ways to get started, and you will want to be strategic in your searching.

Instead of doing a basic keyword search, use the database filters to limit your search to return more relevant results. 

1. Type Intel into the first search box

2. Change the corresponding drop-down box from Select a Field (optional) to CO Company Entity.

3. In the Search Options area, locate Publication Type under the Limit your results heading and select Industry Profile.

4. Select the Search button.

 How many results did you find?

Basic Company Research

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On the left-side you will see the Refine Results menu. Scroll down until you find the Geography header. 

 Which of these countries is represented most in your search results?

Basic Company Research

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From the results, locate the report Semiconductors & Electronic Components Industry Report: Global.

What year was this report published?

Article searching

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Now let's see if there are any academic articles written about leadership at Intel. 

What are academic articles?

1. Scroll to the top of the page.

2. Select New Search in the upper left corner to remove all of the previous limiters.

2. Type Intel into the first search box

3. Change the corresponding drop-down box from Select a Field (optional) to CO Company Entity.

2. In the second search box, type leadership.

3. Select the Search button.

Article searching

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In the Refine Results menu (left-side), you will find a category titled Source Types.

How many articles are listed for Academic Journals?

Helpful BSC Tools

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With the same set of search results, now select Academic Journals.

Skim the titles of your search results for the article: The open kimono: How Intel balances trust and power to maintain platform leadership.

Select the article title to view the record and the different tools you can use in BSC.

Helpful BSC Tools

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BSC has many tools to assist you in conducting and organizing your research.

Under the Tools (right side) section, select the  icon.

How many different citation formats are available?

Which of these is not currently an option listed under Tools?

Company Information

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In addition to the basic search results, Business Source Complete is an excellent resource for locating quick facts about companies.

Select the Company Information tab at the top of the page.

In the search box, type Intel and click Search.

From the results, select Intel Corp. (INTC).

Company Information

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Look for the Financials section under Company Data.

What is the reported Net Profit?

Scroll down to the Industry section.

What is the first NAICS code listed this company?

Related Information

Scroll back to the top of the page and locate the Related Information box on the left side of the screen.

Under Related Information, select SWOT Analyses.

Locate the report Intel Corporation SWOT Analysis- June 2012.

Open the report by selecting the PDF Full Text link.

According to the 2012 report, what is one weakness listed for Intel in the SWOT analysis?

The End

Congratulations, you have completed this tutorial.