To access this and other online resources start at the library’s web page www.utdallas.edu/library. Click on the big orange button “Find Articles & Databases” in the upper right screen. Click on B to select Business Source Complete from the list. Remember that from off campus you will be prompted to enter your NetID and password.
On the blue tool bar, click on the drop down arrow next to MORE. Select Company Profiles. Select a letter of the alphabet or enter the name of the company in the “Browse” search box and click Browse. Click on the name of the company from the result list. The Detail View will show an abstract of the report’s content. Click on “Datamonitor Report” to see the PDF version of the full report. The report will have a company overview, products and markets, and a SWOT analysis and additional information.
Another way to search Business Source Complete is to use the Keyword Search. Enter the company or industry name in the search box. In the Result List, select from the list in the left column or choose articles and reports from the Results in the center screen.
It is also possible to search by keywords and subjects. Type the name of the company in the first search box and a keyword for what you would like to search, such as SWOT. Click on search to view the results.
Business Source Complete is very useful for working in groups. The results can be put in a folder and then the folder can be emailed to all members of the group. Be careful, because once you log out or click on “New Search” the folder is emptied. Contact the SOM library liaisons for additional assistance using this or any other database.
For assistance call the SOM Library Liaisons at 972-883-2126 or email Loreen.firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also click on the green question markat the library’s website.