For earning announcement dates on Datastream, use the following datatypes:
Fiscal year end:
Interim earnings announcement dates use the quarterly ones:
British companies won’t necessarily announce interim results on a quarterly basis, they will often announce every 6 months so your quarter 1 and quarter 3 results may be blank (i.e. no data) for UK companies.
Remember to set the frequency to Yearly for Fiscal year end and set it to Quarterly for the interim dates.
You will notice that each datatype is repeated – one at a Company level and the other at Security level. It doesn’t seem to matter, for earnings announcements, which you pick as they are both the same.
Legal cases are referenced differently from other types of publication in the Cardiff Harvard system.
The format is:
Name of parties involved in the case [Year] Volume number (if used), abbreviation for name of law report and first page of report
An example reference is:
A Turtle Offshore SA v Superior Trading Inc.  1 Lloyd’s Rep 177
For general sources, the citation used is author and date, however this is different with legal cases. If you were citing a case directly in the text it would be the case name (in italics) and the year in square brackets e.g. A Turtle Offshore SA v Superior Trading Inc. 
Author (use Euromonitor unless there is a named author). Year of publication. Title with Online in square brackets. Place of publication: Publisher. Database name replaces web address. Access date.
Euromonitor. 2013. Footwear in Europe: stepping up in the face of uncertainty [Online]. London: Euromonitor. Available at: Passport Database [Accessed: 8 September 2013]
In the text:
Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of page. [Facebook]. Date post written. [Date accessed]. Available from: URL
Smith, A. 2012. Profile page. [Facebook]. 4 November. Available from: http://www.facebook.com [Accessed 10 June 2013].
Adapted from Leeds University guidance: http://library.leeds.ac.uk/skills-referencing-harvard#activate-facebook
Name or organisation. Year. Title (give the tweet as your title). Twitter plus the date of the tweet. URL and date it was accessed.
Dougill, Andy. 2013. Energising development with Jatropha curcas? Biofuel reflections from Mali in @PracticalAction briefing paper [Twitter]. 16 April. Available from: https://twitter.com/AndyDougill [Accessed: 8 September 2013].
(Example above adapted from Leeds University: http://library.leeds.ac.uk/skills-referencing-harvard#activate-twitter).
When using data from a table or Timeseries data, use the headings available when you download the data, for example:
Here, if you are just downloading one table you could use Global oil production as the title. Or if you were using several tables from one timeseries category you could use the title from the next level up – Economic indicators oil production.
Here is how we suggest you might set out the reference in the bibliography:
Shipping Intelligence Network. 2013. Global oil production [Online]. Clarksons. Available at: Shipping Intelligence Network database [Accessed: 7 September 2013]
How you put a citation in the text depends on how you are presenting the data but you will need the author and year – in this case Shipping Intelligence Network 2013.
Harvard Business School cases are sometimes given out in classes as part of the teaching for a module. Here is how to set it out in an assignment, following the Cardiff University version of the Harvard style:
In the text: Jones 2012
In the bibliography:
Jones, P. 2012. Strategic development at Tesco Plc. HBS No. 876-123. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing.
Please note that these case studies are not available to students as they are designed for use in the classroom only.
[Example adapted from Harvard Business School Citation Guide 2013/14
Harvard Business Review has taken it upon themselves to place restrictions on how you find and use certain, highly used articles (500 in total).
To find these articles it is advisable to actually go into Ebsco Business Source Premier rather than using the articlesearch feature in LibrarySearch.
Search on the name of the article, here is an example of one of those restricted articles: A Better Way to Deliver Bad News
The PDF is available to read but the ability to print has been disabled. If you do try to print, it will only print the title and abstract, NOT the full article.
A new and very good post from the Business Library at the University of Manchester provides an update on risk free rates on Datastream:
Source: Business Research Plus:
“A couple of business library blogs have mentioned the risk free rate recommendations on the Thomson Reuters Datastream extranet. (See http://finabase.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/risk-free-rates-t-bills-benchmark-bonds.html and http://blogs.cf.ac.uk/aberconwaylibrary/2011/09/08/datastream-risk-free-rate/) Unfortunately, these recommendations have not been updated recently and some of the series mentioned are now dead (i.e. do not give up to date data).
There are alternative sources for 3 Month Treasury Bills (T-Bills) on Datastream..”
Read more on this post….
Cardiff University Careers and Employability are holding a special event for students of finance and business. The event will take place Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd October and will be hosted at the Business School.
This is a great opportunity for you to:
- Find out information about a range of careers in business, including Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Management, Insurance, Sales & Marketing and Graduate Enterprise.
- Meet Student and Graduate Recruiters, Careers & Employability and GO Wales.
- Talk face-to-face with recruiters – ask questions, gain information and advice that may not be available on their website.
- Find out about the jobs, postgraduate study and time-out opportunities available to you.
- Pick up information, hints and tips from our Careers Team.
- Attend Talks, Workshops and Skills Sessions that will help you with your career planning.
Full details can be found at: http://cardiff.ac.uk/careers/whats-on/fairsevents/businessevent/