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Referencing Thomson ONE

21 December 2013 Leave a comment

A recent student enquiry asked for clarification on Thomson ONE.com.

The simplest approach is a screenshot and explanation following our guidance in the Referencing Guide at the University of Manchester – Harvard Referencing Style.

Figure 1: Company Accounts (Fundamentals) from Thomson ONE.com (2013).

Figure 1: Company Accounts (Fundamentals) 2001-2010 for AstraZeneca PLC from Thomson ONE.com (2013). (click to expand)

Often it is appropriate for the figure caption to be relatively short and the text referring to the figure to give the details of the source of the data. It should be clear whether the figure is directly provided by the financial database as in this screenshot (Thomson ONE.com, 2013), or the figure is of your own design using data obtained.

The reference year (in this case 2013) will normally be the same as the year accessed. Even though the company accounts information in figure 1 is only till 2010, the web page was dynamically generated in response to a request made in 2013 and therefore is “published in 2013”.

The reference year can differ from the year accessed when referring to the document that has its own date. For example the AstraZeneca annual report for the financial year ending 31 December 2010 is published in 2011 and available through Thomson ONE.com (AstraZeneca, 2011).

The URL in the reference (see below) is a compromise. Thomson ONE.com is a subscription service so the URL is of limited value to readers who do not have access. On the other hand the URL does provide additional confirmation to readers who have Thomson ONE.com access.

References

AstraZeneca. (2011) AstraZeneca Annual Report and Form 20-F Information 2010 [Online]. Available at: http://www.thomsonone.com/  (Accessed: 20 December 2013)

Thomson ONE.com. (2013) Thomson ONE.com. Thomson Reuters. [Online]. Available at: http://www.thomsonone.com/  (Accessed: 20 December 2013)

Appendix – related posts

Referencing databases (November 2012)

Referencing – new citation guide (February 2013)

 

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How to access Marketing Review (or Business Strategy Review or …)

1 September 2013 1 comment

Rather than another How to access Harvard Business Review post this year we take an example from Marketing Review.

Gabbott, M. (2004). “Undertaking a Literature Review in Marketing”. Marketing Review, 4(4), pp. 411-429.

Now to read the full-text – University of Manchester students and staff do not have to pay but you do have to access Marketing Review via a journals database.

Keep title, author, year and issue (i.e. the main bibliographic details) to hand, and follow these steps:

1. Goto the e-journals A-to-Z list.

The e-journals A-to-Z list link is on business and management journal articles page.

If you are accessing from a mobile device you can use the  EBSCOhost app.

Marketing Review on e-journals A-Z list (click to expand)

Marketing Review on e-journals A-Z list (click to expand)

2. Find details of UoM subscription to the Marketing Review journal

Search for all journals with the words “marketing review ” in their title (I used “starts with” rather than “contains” to limit the results).

The result indicates that the University subscribes to Marketing Review through the journal database EBSCOhost Business Source Premier.

Note the access information, especially if you are off-campus.

Click on the link. This takes you to the FindIT@UML for Marketing Review – click GO.

3. Authenticate your access to Business Source Premier

This step will vary depending on whether you are on-campus or on-campus.

On-campus, your PC is recognised as belonging to the University and no additional authentication is required.

If you are off-campus you need to login using your University username and password.

If you are off-campus and using the VPN software then you are “virtually on-campus” – your PC behaves as an on-campus PC.

Marketing Review all issues (click to expand)

Marketing Review all issues (click to expand)

4. Select the Marketing Review issue

When you get to the Marketing Review page on Business Source Premier (EBSCO host):

Expand the year (from the article’s bibliographic details) and then select the relevant issue.

Or

Use the search within this publication link.

Marketing Review article (click to review)

Marketing Review article (click to review)

5. Get the article

When you get to the page for a Marketing Review issue:

Scroll through the articles to find the one that you want

Or

Amend the search at the top of the page with further details e.g. author surname, title keywords …

You can download the full-text by selecting the PDF full text link.

Use the add to folder link and then the folder view and export to add the bibliographic details to your reference management system.

Other papers available through the journal database EBSCOhost Business Source Premier.

Vermeulen, F (2011), “Voices: Five mistaken beliefs business leaders have about innovation”, Business Strategy Review, 22(4), pp. 77-78.

Zenger, J, Folkman, J, and Edinger, S (2011), “Making Yourself Indispensable”, Harvard Business Review, 89(10), pp. 84-92.

Finally

For articles from other journals the stages are the same but the details will vary depending on the journal database. For more information look at our research guides or FAQ answers on e-journals.

Referencing – new citation guide

26 February 2013 4 comments

UoM-BandM-Ref-2013-02-26There is a new version of the University of Manchester Harvard Citation Guide.

Follow the Guide to Referencing at the University of Manchester link on the Business and Management Referencing tab.

At the Guide to Referencing at the University of Manchester pages select:

Referencing styles -> Harvard

You can download the guide as a pdf file, or read the advice online.

UoM-Referencing-Harvard

Guide to Referencing -> Referencing styles – Harvard

The Guide to Referencing at the University of Manchester (now renamed Referencing guide at the University of Manchester) includes tabs on referencing software: EndNote, EndNote Web, Reference Manager, Zotero and Mendeley.

Referencing databases (Bloomberg, Datastream etc.)

30 November 2012 3 comments

Guide to citing referencesBased on our popular “Guide to citing references guide (2012)” here are recommendations for citing specialist company and financial databases.

Harvard Style Referencing is now available as part of the Guide to Referencing at the University of Manchester. [12 Jan 2013]

Databases

Bloomberg. (2012) Bloomberg Professional. [Online]. Available at: Subscription Service (Accessed: 30 November 2012)

CRSP/Compustat Merged. (2012) CRSP/Compustat Merged. Center for Research in Security Prices. [Online]. Available at: WRDS  http://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu/wrds/ (Accessed: 14 November 2012)

Datastream. (2012) Thomson Reuters Datastream. [Online]. Available at: Subscription Service (Accessed: November 2012)

Fame, (2012) Fame. Bureau van Dijk. [Online]. Available at: http://fame2.bvdep.com/  (Accessed: 19 November 2012)

Orbis, (2012) OrbisBureau van Dijk. [Online]. Available at: https://orbis2.bvdep.com/  (Accessed: 19 November 2012)

SDC Platinum. (2012) SDC Platinum. Thomson Reuters. [Online]. Available at: Subscription Service (Accessed: November 2012)

Thomson One Banker. (2012) Thomson One Banker. Thomson Reuters. [Online]. Available at: http://banker.thomsonib.com/  (Accessed: 19 November 2012)

Reports/Data within a Database

Bloomberg. (2012) “Company information for Rolls Royce PLC”, Bloomberg Professional. [Online]. Available at: Bloomberg Subscription Service (Accessed: 19 November 2012)

Mintel. (2009) Books – UK – December 2009, Market Research Report. [Online]. Available at : http://reports.mintel.com/sinatra/reports/display/id=395633 (Accessed: 05 January 2010).

Meltz, M. A., Lewis, D. & Lovell, N. (2009). [J.P. Morgan report on] The McGraw-Hill Companies – 07 Dec 2009. Thomson Research Investment Research Collection Rpt. 15613728  [Online]. Available at: Thomson Research – http://research.thomsonib.com/ (Accessed: 05 January 2010).

Notes

If we consider a database as similar to an e-book then the first decision is whether you are citing the complete database or a separate identifiable part of the database.

Where a company has several databases it is easier for the reader if you use the database name as the author. This means that the in-text citation will be (Datastream, 2012) rather than (Thomson Reuters, 2012a) and the reader has to go to the list of references to find which Thomson Reuters database you are citing.

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In some academic writing there are alternatives in how to cite the source, or sources, you have used. You can put all the information where the original data is described, or you can include a citation in the text with the full detail in the references.

For example:

Figure 1 shows comparison of share price return and total return. Graph obtained from Bloomberg Professional, online subscription service, (Accessed: 3 December 2013).

or

Figure 1 shows comparison of share price return and total return – graph obtained from Bloomberg (2013).

References

Bloomberg. (2013) Bloomberg Professional. [Online]. Available at: Subscription Service (Accessed: 3 December 2013)

For student academic reports the second option has the advantage that anyone reading the references is reminded of the data sources used. If you are submitting to an academic journal then you should follow the guidelines for that specific journal.

Additonal information

here is a Referencing Tab in the Business and Management subject guide.

You can also browse the other posts in the referencing category.

How to access Harvard Business Review

30 August 2012 3 comments

The Electronic Journals A to Z list is now accessed through Library Search – selecting the eJournals A-Z tab and searching for “harvard business review” gives access through EBSCOhost Business Source Premier. (University of Manchester username and password) [Update October 2014]

The University of Manchester Library has changed its Electronic Journals A to Z list so this is a revised version of “How to access Harvard Business Review” – an essential skill for all. (Link removed – eJournals A-Z is now in Library Search and is slightly different from the image below.)

You find an interesting Harvard Business Review (HBR) article on the web and want to read the full-text.

HBR website - article

You have found your article – keep title, author, year and issue (i.e. the bibliographic details) to hand.

University of Manchester students and staff do not have to pay but you do have to access HBR via a journals database.

If you are accessing from a mobile device you can use the   EBSCOhost app.

Using a browser, follow these steps:

1. Goto the e-journals A-to-Z list.

(For example goto www.mbs.ac.uk/library  select e-Resources – Electronic Journals and then A-Z Electronic Journals)

HBR on e-journals A to Z list (click to expand)

2. Find details of UoM subscription to the HBR journal

Search for all journals with the words “harvard business review ” in their title.

The result indicates that the University subscribes to HBR through the journal database EBSCOhost Business Source Premier.

Note the access information, especially if you are off-campus.

Click on the link. This takes you to the FindIT@UML for HBR – click GO.

EBSCO login page for HBR

login page off-campus (click to expand)

3. Authenticate your access to Business Source Premier

This step will vary depending on whether you are on-campus or on-campus.

On-campus, your PC is recognised as belonging to the University and no additional authentication is required.

If you are off-campus you need to login using your University username and password. [Updated instruction added 1 Sept 2013]

[Original now out of date] If you are off-campus you need to select the Shibboleth login link and provide your details (for more detail see previous access Harvard Business Review post).

If you are off-campus and using the VPN software then you are “virtually on-campus” – your PC behaves as an on-campus PC.

HBR All issues

HBR all issues (click to expand)

4. Select the HBR issue

When you get to the HBR page on Business Source Premier (EBSCO host):

Expand the year (from the article’s bibliographic details) and then select the relevant issue.

Or

Use the search within this publication link.

HBR article

HBR article (click to expand)

5. Get the article

When you get to the page for a HBR issue:

Scroll through the articles to find the one that you want

Or

Amend the search at the top of the page with further details e.g. author surname, title keywords …

You can download the full-text by selecting the PDF full text link.

Use the add to folder link and then the folder view and export to add the bibliographic details to your reference management system.

Finally

For articles from other journals the stages are the same but the details will vary depending on the journal database. For more information look at our research guides or FAQ answers on e-journals.

Harvard Manchester style for EndNote

26 July 2012 1 comment

We had a query about the availability of the Harvard Manchester EndNote style.

[25 March 2013 – See also Harvard Referencing Style page from the Referencing Guide at the University of Manchester]

One of the problems of the Harvard citation style is that there are lots of variants. In 2010, we developed a Harvard Manchester EndNote style based on our referencing guide, Hynes, J. (2010) “Guide to citing references (Harvard System)”. – see Dec 16 2010 post Citing References in Harvard Style.

Hayes (2010) Guide to citing references (Harvard system)John Hynes updated the guide in October 2011, but a revised EndNote style is still in draft form. The changes are relatively minor so you have to be quite pedantic to spot the differences, and we are increasingly aware that that students are choosing alternative reference management software. (Having to buy EndNote for your personal laptop is a significant barrier.) see Dec 3 2011 post Referencing – new guide and software options.

Harvard Referencing using EndNote example (click to expand)

If you are using EndNote, here are some resources that may be useful:

If you want to edit either of these EndNote styles to match your requirements there is the FAQ answer for How can I edit an EndNote style?

If you have suggestions for improvement then please leave a comment.

Essential Research Apps for your iPad : Ebscohost

19 October 2011 4 comments

MBS Library Service would like to extend a warm welcome to the MBA Class of 2013.

By now you should have started to explore your iPad and the many features it offers. The exciting thing about a new PC Tablet is discovering its capabilities and learning what works well and what its key strengths really are. Now that you’ve begun the process of settling into the School, and as part of our commitment to supporting you with all your research needs, over the coming weeks we’ll be recommending some useful business research apps for you to download to your iPads, some of which are for accessing our databases and some which are for useful external sources.

To start with we’ll be featuring the EBSCOhost app. EBSCOhost databases are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands on institutions worldwide. This free app ensures that iPad uers get the most from searching premium EBSCOhost database content like Business Source Premier, the only provider of full text access to the Harvard Business Review.

EBSCO’s new app is free, and offers the convenience and rich functionality that enables users to:

  • Choose which databases to search
  • Limit Results to full text or peer reviewed
  • Sort by relevance or date
  • Retrieve full text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
  • Save results for offline access at a later date
  • Email results to self or others
  • View cover flow display of results

First download the free app from the App store. Next step is to select E-Resources on the Library Web-site, then click on Electronic Journals, and choose Business Source Premier (EBSCO).

To get started, simply click on the EBSCOhost iPhone/iPod touch Application link at the bottom of the EBSCOhost screen and follow the instructions. An email will be forwarded to you enabling you to authenticate your status as an MBS Library user. After this you’re free to search and take advantage of this innovative free new app. Learn more about EBSCOhost  Mobile and the new iPhone app at:

http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/mobile-access

A guide to Business Source Premier is also available on the Library Web-site outlining the key features of the database