Research Guides

MGT304 - Organizational Behavior


Business Library Hours - 305.284.6516
Summer 2019 Hours (through Aug. 18, 2019)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  May 27 & July 4, 2019 - CLOSED 

Fall 2019 Hours (Aug. 19 to Nov. 26)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Thanksgiving Holiday:  Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Fall Final Exam Hours (Dec. 2 to Dec. 11)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Hours (Dec. 12 to Dec. 20)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 - CLOSED 
Welcome
Welcome to the University of Miami Libraries Research Guide for MGT304.  This core course has a course project which requires one to .......

This guide will recommend various library research tools that will provide the data needed to develop a company analysis. 
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COMPANY CLASSIFICATIONS
Companies are classified as either publicprivate or a subsidiary of a larger company.

Public companies sell shares of the company (stocks) to the general public, and are required to submit financial information and annual reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Searching for data on a public company is easier that seeking data on a private or subsidiary company.

Private companies do not sell publicly traded stocks and as a result, are not required to release information to the government or the general public  Searching for data on a private company is challenging and is typically limited to directory information and/or news articles.

Subsidiaries of public companies can be difficult to research because the parent company is not required to report on each of them.  Subsidiary information may or may not be found in the parent company's reports and/or within news articles.

Access

List of 100+ Business Databases
The University of Miami subscribes to over 700 online databases. From the list of 700, over 100 databases are dedicated to the subject discipline of business. Click the link above to access all the business databases.

Remote Access
Remote access to the University of Miami's online database is possible from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access.  Once you have selected a library research database, you will be prompted for your CaneID name and password.  This process is necessary to authenticate your enrollment status at UM.

NOTE:  If you have a firewall on your computer, please bring down the firewall.  All the library research databases contain encrypted data and this will not pass through a firewall

IRC's Research Advisor @ Miami Business School
My name is Rachel McMullen and I am a research advisor at the Miami Business School's Information Resource Center.  Through this guide, I have compiled a list of useful databases and hope that future MGT304 students will also find it helpful. 
My name is Rachel McMullen and I am a research advisor at the Miami Business School's Information Resource Center.  Through this guide, I have compiled a list of useful databases and hope that future MGT304 students will also find it helpful.
Company Profile
  • Business Insights Global: This database provides company overviews with historical information as well as SWOT analyses.
  • Hoover's Company Profiles: This database provides a complete overview of a company including history, industry information, and executive biographies.
  • Mergent Online: This database provides a more quantitative overview of a company but also gives a business summary and information on company ownership.
     
Company Corporate Culture
  • ABI/INFORM Complete: This database allows you to search for your company and modify the search to include corporate culture in the article title or abstract. You will be provided with various sources including newspapers, trade and scholarly journals, and magazines. 
  • Business Source Premier: This database allows you to search for your company's ticker symbol and modify the search to include corporate culture in the article title or abstract. Full text articles and scholarly journals are available. 
Business Library Hours - 305.284.6516
Summer 2019 Hours (through Aug. 18, 2019)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  May 27 & July 4, 2019 - CLOSED 

Fall 2019 Hours (Aug. 19 to Nov. 26)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Thanksgiving Holiday:  Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Fall Final Exam Hours (Dec. 2 to Dec. 11)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Hours (Dec. 12 to Dec. 20)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 - CLOSED 
Company News
  • Global Newsstream (ProQuest): This database returns some of the most recent press releases on your desired company. You will have access to news dating from 1980 to the present.
  • Nexis Uni: This database provides thousands of documents including news and legal articles, case studies, and administrative news on a company.
  • Business Source Premier: This database return recent news articles as well as company SWOT analyses. You can also refine your search by indicating key terms you want in your article's title.
  • Wall Street Journal, Eastern Edition: This database returns top news articles from the Wall Street Journal dating from 1980 to the present. Depending on your company, European and Asian classifications of this database are available. 
Business Library Hours - 305.284.6516
Summer 2019 Hours (through Aug. 18, 2019)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  May 27 & July 4, 2019 - CLOSED 

Fall 2019 Hours (Aug. 19 to Nov. 26)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Thanksgiving Holiday:  Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Fall Final Exam Hours (Dec. 2 to Dec. 11)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Hours (Dec. 12 to Dec. 20)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 - CLOSED 
Company Executive Biographies
  • Hoover's Company Profiles: In addition to general company information, this database provides article sections on company board members and executive. These sections offer titles that each person has held in the company as well as short biographies.
  • Mergent Online: This database returns a company's top executives under the Executives tab with quantitative information on each person.You can then click on each executives name and you will be provided with a short biography. 
  • Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage: In this database, search for your company and in the left hand menu, select the People tab. This tab has subcategories including Professionals, Board Members, Committees, and Compensation all with in depth information on company executives.
Business Library Hours - 305.284.6516
Summer 2019 Hours (through Aug. 18, 2019)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  May 27 & July 4, 2019 - CLOSED 

Fall 2019 Hours (Aug. 19 to Nov. 26)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Thanksgiving Holiday:  Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Fall Final Exam Hours (Dec. 2 to Dec. 11)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Hours (Dec. 12 to Dec. 20)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 - CLOSED 
In-person research assistance
If you are having difficulty extracting data from the Libraries' subscription databases, contact the Business Library at 305-284-6516 Individual appointments can be setup with any member of the Business Library.

The Business Library, known as the Judi Prokop Newman Information Resource Center is located on the 4th floor of the Miami Business School's Aresty building.
 
Business Library Hours
Fall 2018 Hours (August 20 to Nov. 30)*
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                   7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED 
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays
Sept. 3 - Labor Day:  CLOSED

Fall 2018 Recess (Oct. 18 -  Oct. 19)
Thurs. & Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fall 2018 Final Exam Hours (Dec. 1 to Dec. 12)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

 




 

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