David Irvin, MSIS
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Why information literacy matters
We live in an information rich world
Businesses need good information to make decisions
People provide that information (in context)
Big idea ...
We live in a time of unprecedented
- economic change,
- information technology
- the need to make data-informed decisions.
Business touches almost every aspect of humanity and the planet, and modern business runs on information.
The power (and price) of information
Source: Getty images
One tweet, billions of dollars
Funding wasn't secured. TSLA's market cap dropped by > $20 billion in the last month
Rat in a Vat
Source: New York Times
Works for good news too
Stock: Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Source: CNN
Path to research success ...
- How long will this project take?
- Library Resources Explained
- BUSA 111 LibGuide
- InfoSearch Library Sessions
An Internet-based suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research. 3 concurrent users.
Provides industry reports for over 700 United States NAICS-classified industries at the 5 digit level as well as 100's of specialized industries. (Great resource for market share information and competitors).
Incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Business Insights: EssentialsIncludes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.
Stocks, Ratios, Market Caps
(Market Segmentation Data)
Info Search Drop-in Sessions
Stuck on a question? Stop by one of the drop-in labs! I will be available to help you research the questions: