Lots of students have recently been asking about reference citing. The library has a useful guide: Guide to citing references (Harvard System)
(Links updated to latest referencing guide – 1 Dec 2012)
There are related questions on Manchester Business Answers 24/7 (FAQ):
If you are planning to use EndNote for managing your references, take a look at the earlier Harvard referencing and EndNote blog post.
(The term Harvard system is sometimes used rather than Harvard style. This is because Harvard is an author date referencing approach that allows a good deal of flexibility on the detailed formatting of references. It is not described in the detail of styles such as APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turbian.)
Factiva (full name - Dow Jones Factiva) is a business news/information database and one of the most useful databases for researchers in all areas of business and management. It covers about 10,000 business and news publications, many in full text, including business magazines, trade journals, newspapers, newswires, media programs and company stock reports. For example it provides access to the FT from 1981.
For more information about using Factiva:
- Finding News resources from the JRUL Researchers’ Blog – http://jrulresearchers.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/finding-news-slides-etc/
- Searching for articles in Factiva (video demo from Warwick business library blog) http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/buslib/entry/searching_for_articles/
- Our brief guide from the training and guides webpage http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/humanities/mbs/business/training/
- Factiva indexed questions on Manchester Business Answers 24/7
FAQ questions for Factiva
Example Factiva search:
To search for FT articles using Factiva, select Sources and search for “Financial Times”. Selecting the small information icon next to a source will give further details about a source.
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Recently, we have been offered a trial by Perfect Information on their PI Navigator database. This trial will end June 2011.
PI Navigator offers 2 unique features which are not present in other database subscriptions that we have: 1. Text searching company annual reports (text searching US company annual reports is also available in Thomson Research), 2. Corporate action varibles – over 600 items are indexed and searchable.
The ability to text search company annual reports has always been a sought after feature by academic researchers. It allows researchers to cluster certain companies in an efficient way based on certain critiera present in company’s own annual reports. For example, one can use this feature to identify all public listed UK companies which have adopted and clearly inluded corporate social responsibilities policies in their annual reports.
As a rule of thumb, this feature only applies to annual reports that have been issued since 2002.
Perfect Information is listed in the Library’s website (requires central username and password): http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/eresources/databases/p/dbname-69754-en.htm
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further help with the database.
However, FT articles are available from a number of business databases: Factiva (1981 to present), ABI Inform (1996 to present) and the Financial Times Historical Archive (1888 – 2006).
Details on Manchester Business Answers 24/7 (FAQ):