How to reference Facebook

Posted on 26 November 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of page. [Facebook]. Date post written. Available at: URL [Accessed: date you viewed the site]. Smith, A. 2014. Profile page [Facebook]. 4 November 2014.  Available at: [Accessed: 10 June 2014].   Adapted from Leeds University guidance:
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How to reference Twitter in the Harvard Style

Posted on 19 November 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

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: [Accessed: 8 September 2013].   (Example above adapted
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Referencing Harvard Business School cases

Posted on 8 November 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

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.
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Risk Free Rates on Datastream – Update

Posted on 25 October 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

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 and Unfortunately, these recommendations have not
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Datastream charting

Posted on 18 June 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

For Datastream users, don’t forget the charting power of Datastream and the collection of templates available. To access charts, open the Navigator and click on Charting in the menu. There are a variety of options within Charting – Chartbook and Library offer a range of pre-made templates. You can then edit these or create your
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Datastream: downloading company data

Posted on 4 June 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Here is a very quick, introductory video to get you started using Datastream. For the video I’ve used the example of looking up a company series – Tesco and downloading share price over time. The approach is pretty much similar to this for most data categories in Datastream so it should serve as a good
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List of data sources for economics and finance

Posted on 31 May 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

This is a table of database sources for commonly requested topics in the area of economics and finance. WRDS is available for Cardiff University postgraduate students and staff. Register here The other databases can all be found on the library databases A-Z list. [click on image to enlarge] The table is not a complete list
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