Newspaper Resources in Management

newspaper imageNewspapers do not have an authoritive voice and are not usually academic sources and as such should be used sparingly  (consult your module handbook for guidance) but information contained within newspapers have their own value in gauging or demonstrating public opinion and are also excellent resources in business for current affairs and employability.

At Swansea University, we subscribe to a large collection of newspapers, both historical and current. Our current collection for business include the Economist and the Financial Times.  The Economist is a weekly magazine covering business, finance, economics, science, technology and the arts.  The Economist can be found within the ProQuest Business Collection.

FT.com is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy.  The School of Management has a subscription to this resource for its students. To access FT.com you need to go to www.ft.com and register using your Swansea email address.  After registering there can be a slight delay whist, they check your status.

Swansea University also have access to hundreds of newspapers and other news sources from many countries around the world, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the USA.  There are two options worth looking at for Newspaper content.  Nexis UK, which is the largest database.  NexisUK contains the text of many newspaper articles from the 1990s.  The University also subscribes to ProQuest International Newsstream. This provides content of the US and Canada as well as more than 660 top newspapers from across the world.  Although a smaller database coverage often, but not always, dates back further than NexisUK.  Although there are newspapers freely available on the internet these databases are very useful as they can cross-search several newspapers at once and are also have increased search functionality.

Swansea University also subscribe to historical newspapers via a number of different databases.  Below is a table with a few of our most popular Historic newspaper archives

Gale: Times Digital Archive The Times Archive provides the entire Times newspaper, from its beginning in 1785 up to 2012, including articles, photographs, letters and advertisements
UK Press Online The UK Press Online site provides access to the full text of the Daily Mirror from 1903 to the present and the Daily Express from 1900 to the present. It also includes the Sunday Express, Daily Star and Star Sunday. Full page facsimiles are provided so each issue can be viewed as it would have originally appeared (complete with photos, pictures, adverts etc.).

 

Gale: Burney Collection newspapers The British Library’s collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817). At more than twelve hundred titles, this is the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media

 

Gale: 19th century British Library Newspapers The 19th Century British Library Newspapers collection contains full runs of 70 newspapers selected by the British Library to represent nineteenth century Britain. It includes national and regional newspapers and can be particularly useful if you are researching local or family history.

 

Chronicling America 10 million pages of digitized historic newspaper content dating from 1836 to 1922. It is a Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities (part of the National Digital Newspaper Program – NDNP) project.

 

Welsh Newspapers Welsh Newspapers Online provides free access to about 120 Welsh newspaper publications up to 1919. It includes most of The Cambrian from 1804 to 1910.

 

Although these can be searched separately, and it is advisable to do so in certain situations you can also do a cross database search across the Gale Primary Sources Platform.

As with all sources, they need to cited and referenced. Below is information on how to reference our online and printed newspaper articles.

Online newspaper Article:

Reference:

Author, A.A. (year, month, date). Title of Article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from http://url

In-text citation:

(Author, year)

Printed Newspaper article:

Reference:

Author, A.A. (date). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, xx, p. or pp.

Citation:

(Author, year)

More detailed information on referencing newspaper can be found on page 17 in the Swansea University Referencing According to the APA 6th Style

Finally you can link to all of our newspapers by going to our Management Library Guide (Other Publications)  or by typing the name of the newspaper in iFind.

For further information please contact the School of Management library team:
Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.ukThe Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

 

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Breakfast Bites: SAGE Research Methodologies

Tuesday, 15th May 2018
8:15 am in the Bay Library

Are you working on your dissertation or a research project?  SAGE Research Methodologies is a fantastic resource to answer your research methods and statistics questions.  It contains information on qualitative and quantitative methods, practice datasets, case studies and books and encyclopaedias on research topics.

Our breakfast bites on the 15th May will look at the functionality of this excellent resource.

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Breakfast Bites workshops are held once a week in Bay Library’s PC Room 2 from 8.15am until 8.50am. The sessions are open to all staff and students. No need to book, just come along on the day!

For further information please contact the School of Management library team:
Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.ukThe Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

Breakfast Bites: Keeping up to date

keeping upto date

 

This session will look at the functionality within the library resources to enable you to keep up to date with information.  This session is useful for those doing longer research projects and their dissertations.  Remember if you are unable to make this session you can book a 1-2-1 session with your subject librarian in the Bay library.

For further information, please contact the School of Management library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

 

Frequently Asked Referencing Questions

FAQs Referencing

Layout

Today we war looking at frequently asked questions regarding the layout of your work.  We will start with a general question that is asked quite frequently.

Is it okay to use software such as Grammerly to check for my punctuation, grammar and to ensure I am not plagiarising?

The use of Grammerly or other plagiarism checker is not recommended.  The Centre for Academic Success can help and advise you on your work.  To book an appointment and find out more about the service go to  https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/myuni-academic-study-services/cas/asp/

When do I use capitalisation within my references?

Capitalisation of text within references

  • Article title – the first word of the article title should start with an upper case letter, but subsequent words should start with a lowercase letter.
  • Journal title – each word should start with a upper case letter with the exception of small words within the title. For example, you’d write Journal of Management not Journal Of Management.

 

What is the difference between a bibliography and a reference list?

  • A reference list is a list of everything you have cited in your assignment. A bibliography is a list of everything you’ve read as part of your research, even if you haven’t cited it in your assignment.

The following are commonly asked questions that the School of Management Library Team are often asked.

I have read a book which cites something I want to use cite myself, what do I do?

This kind of referencing is called secondary referencing.  The advice is, wherever possible to read the original work.  Often this is not feasible so you must make sure that that the reader is aware that you have not read the original and also refer to the work that you did read.

Secondary referencing

For further information, please contact the School of Management library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
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Frequently Asked Referencing Questions

FAQs Referencing

Using and Referencing Business Resources

The School of Management has many specialist resources and databases and information can be found in a variety of formats, reports, case studies, datasets etc.  All of which can be found from our library guide http://libguide.swansea.ac.uk/management

In order to help you with referencing these resources the School of Management library team have produced a specific APA Referencing Guide for the School of Management Students.

Today’s blog will discuss some of the frequently asked questions regarding these specialist formats.

How do I reference financial reports from online databases?

General Reference Report

How do I reference a spreadsheet?

A spreadsheet qualify as a data set so it would be referenced like this:

Spreadsheet Reference

My report has many sections, with separate URLs.  Do I reference each one individually or the report as a whole?

Often when looking at reports in Mintel you will be taken to a section of the report rather than to the document as a whole.  As it is a corporate author you should reference the whole report.

However as you want to lead the reader to the correct part of the document it is preferred that the in-text citation contain enough information to locate the information.

Referencing a Report

Tomorrow we will be looking at the layout of your reference list or bibliography.

For further information, please contact the School of Management library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
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Frequently Asked Referencing Questions

FAQs Referencing

Using and Referencing Government Papers and Law Resources

Today we are looking at using and referencing Government papers and law resources within the School of Management using APA.  All of the information is in our Swansea University Referencing According to the APA 6th Style. The Guide also contains information on referencing devolved legislation from Wales (page 27) and European Union legislation (page 29).

I need to consult Parliamentary Acts.  How do I do this?

The acts you need are all available via the database Westlaw. Follow the link and copy and paste the details of each act into the Westlaw search. Click the ‘Arrangement of Act’ link on the results page to see options to download/print all or part of the document.

When you search for the next act, click Home near the top of the page to go back the search box to generate a new search.

The Law subject team have some advice on Finding Legislation, as well as links to useful databases and other resources.

How do I reference parliamentary Acts?

Acts of Parliament should not be included in APA reference lists or bibliographies.  However it is important that your cite the act in your writing according to the following format.

On the first mention of the Act a full citation is given in the text which includes Short Title Year.

Citing an Act in Full

Note that no comma should appear between the word Act and the year.

Use capitalisation as show on the front cover of the Act

After the first mention, you can refer to the act without the date.  If you do choose to abbreviate the Act this must be illustrated in the first mention.

Citing an Act in Full with abbreviations

Referencing a section of an Act

S.1 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 states that….

or According to s.1 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 1989….

or  Relevant companies and other entities must keep the registers and file relevant details with Companies House. (Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, s.1)

How do I reference a Case Study?

Case law is also not included in reference lists. However, on the first mention of a case in an assignment a full citation is given stating:

Citing a Case study

This would look something like this:

 Tesco PLC v Competition Commission [2009] CAT 6

For subsequent mentions in text just use the parties involved.  For example:

… as stated in Tesco PLC v Competition Commission…

Or

… the case of Tesco PLC v Competition Commission demonstrates that..

Secondary Referencing

If you haven’t read the original case then you will need to do secondary referencing so it would look like this in text:

Tesco PLC v Competition Commission [2009] CAT 6 cited in Jones (2015)

The details in the reference would then link to the document you have read which cites the case law.

Swansea University’s Referencing According to the APA 6th Style pages 23 – 29 covers all of the all of the above plus Devolved legislation from Wales  and European Union legislation.

Tomorrow we will be looking at referencing business resources.

For further information, please contact the School of Management library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
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Breakfast Bites – Referencing and Endnote

Do you struggle with your referencing?

Have you lost marks in an assignment, because of your referencing?

Do you want to find out more about the popular reference management software Endnote?

If the answer to any of these question is yes then this Breakfast Bites session is for you. We’ll look at some of the common issues students experience when they’re referencing and how Endnote could help you manage your references. We’ll also be able to answer any questions you have about referencing.

The session will be run from 08.15-08.50 on 02/05/18 in PC Room 2 in the Bay Library. There’s no need to book, you can simply turn up on the morning.