Business and Economics Information Seminar Series

A series of drop-in seminars will be taking place this term for School of Management students:

Using E-Books” – Fri 28th Feb 12-12.30pm
You can access over 100,000 ebooks however you want, where you want, when you want –  all provided by your library.  It’s easy to find an ebook online when you have the link in Blackboard.   It can be more difficult if you want to download or print.  This session will explain what you can and can’t do with ebooks available from Swansea University’s three main providers:  Dawsonera, Ebrary and EBSCO, each is slightly different.

Finding Journal Articles” – Fri 7th Mar, 1-2pm
‘Independent research through the reading of academic journals’ is encouraged in many School of Management modules and often gains you valuable marks in assignments – it is also essential for any kind of literature review! Bring your assignment topics and get a head start with time-saving tips and expert advice on finding and accessing academic journal articles.

Market Research Information” – Tue 11th Mar, 12-1pm
Mintel Oxygen and Mintel Global Market navigator are top quality resources for the latest trends on consumer behaviour, preferences and trends.  MR reports cost £100s on the “open” web so make sure you’re familiar with the resources that the Library provides for YOU free of charge.

APA Referencing (for School of Management)” – Thur 13th Mar, 12-1pm
We will show you how to cite and create a reference list using the rules of APA referencing style focussing on more unusual document types.

News Sources” – Wed 19th Mar, 12-12.45pm
The internet is full of rumours, bias, opinion and half-truths – find out how to access quality news articles from dependable sources around the world so that your assignment is up to date, such as the International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Economist, Le Monde, Die Welt and others.

Finding and using business reports” – Thur 27th Mar, 1-2pm
Good business reports can provide invaluable information for research and assignments. In this session we will highlight the quality reports in our business databases (e.g. Company reports with SWOT and competitor analysis, Country profiles, commodity reports). We will also look at finding and evaluating reports on the web.

Company, financial and economic data sources” – Mon 31st Mar, 12-1pm
We’ll look at databases such as FAME, Bankscope, Datastream and the UK Data Service.

All sessions will take place in the library Training Room 3 – no booking is required, just turn up. The sessions are suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. If you cannot make the session we will be posting materials on the blog after each class.

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