UGBA 113: Managerial Economics

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About this Guide

This guide for UGBA 113 focuses primarily on information sources that support the course project: company, industry, and financial information, plus information about properly citing information sources and business news sources.

Public Company Financial Disclosures and Reporting

Recent annual reports and financial disclosure information for public companies is readily available on the web at sites such as Yahoo Finance and Google Finance.  For Security and Exchange Commission-required filings, including 10Ks and 10Qs, see the SEC's EDGAR database for free access to all SEC filings.

Disclosures and annual reports not available through these sites can be accessed either by using one of the databases below (1994-present, with some historical coverage available through Proquest Historical Annual Reports) or by accessing the microfiche collection in the Business Library (pre-1995).

For more information about available company information resources, please see Business Library Subject Guide #4, Company Information.


Industry Information

Industry Information databases provide big-picture information on industries: key players and segments, performance indicators, analysis of past performance and projections for the future. 

For more information on available industry research tools, please see the Business Library Subect Guide #8, Industry Information.

Government Info

Agencies
Census (for NAICS Codes)
OSHA (for SIC Codes)
Federal Reserve Economic Database (for GDP)
Justice Department (for actions taken against a firm)
FTC (for actions taken against a firm)

Legislation
THOMAS (Library of Congress Leglislative Information Service)
Guide to finding legislative information from UCB Library Federal Documents Department (to learn to do a very comprehensive legislative search)

Off-campus access

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Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles.  Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, but any are easier than doing it by hand!

  1. Zotero: A free plug-in that works exclusively with the Firefox browser: keeps copies of what you find on the web, permits tagging, notation, full text searching of your library of resources, works with Word, and has a free web backup service.
  2. RefWorks - free for UC Berkeley users. It allows you to create your own database by importing references and using them for footnotes and bibliographies. Use the RefWorks New User Form to sign up.
  3. EndNote: may be purchased from UC Berkeley's Software Central.

It's always good to double check the formatting -- sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.

News Sites

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Wall Street Journal (full content via the library's subscription)

The Economist (full content via the library's subscription)

Investors Business Daily (full content via Lexis Nexis)

 

Other Major Business News

BusinessWeek
The Financial Times (full content via the library's subscription)
The New York Times (full content via the library's subscription)

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