citing, referencing and plagiarism advice

Posted on 12 October 2011 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Don’t forget that the libary web pages hold information on citing and referencing with guides and tutorials. Click here The FAQs hold a full list of Cardiff Harvard style reference types that we didn’t have room for on the printed library guide Click here Finally, Aberconway produces a separate version of the general Harvard style
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Datastream – Risk free rate

Posted on 8 September 2011 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Definition: “The risk free rate for a given period is taken to be the return on government bonds over the period. This is because a government cannot run out of its own currency, as it is able to create more as necessary.Any other investment should produce greater returns than the risk free rate. The extra
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How to find – Company earnings announcements

Posted on 21 June 2011 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Main source for company earnings announcements is Thomson One Banker. Earnings announcements can be quarterly or half-yearly depending upon the market and the company concerned. In Thomson One Banker – type in the name of the company you wish to investigate, e.g. Tesco plc and select the apropriate company from the list. The database will
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Datastream – new interface

Posted on 17 May 2011 by Stephen Ratcliffe

A new free text search for Datastream Navigator has been implemented giving you improved search and presentation of results. Benefits include relevance ranking of results and presentation of information on datatypes, timespan and related series etc Results can now be easily refined by a number of options including country, data publisher, frequency and others depending
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Company analysis on Ebsco

Posted on 13 April 2011 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Ebsco Business Source Premier company profiles provide details on the company background, S.W.O.T analysis, details on the company products, services, markets and strategy along with key financials and an overview of competitors in the sector. Useful for any assignment where knowledge of a company or sector is required. Read on to find out how to
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