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Title: DIALOG Graduate Education Program


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DIALOG Graduate Education Program
GEP
the value of information education
  • Advanced Applications
  • for Business on Dialog

Allison Evatt MLIS Consultant Eastern Region
2
Locating Company Information
  • Basic company information
  • Location
  • Size
  • Business description
  • Sales figures
  • Company management
  • Corporate structure and ownership
  • Financials
  • Balance sheet
  • Profit and loss statements
  • Capitalization
  • Operating ratios
  • Credit worthiness
  • Financial analysis

3
Choosing a Database
  • Is the company public or private?
  • What is (are) its location(s)?
  • Is the location inside or outside the United
    States?
  • What are the companys products and services?
  • What is the size of the company number of
    employees, amount of sales?

4
Company Directory Databases
  • DB Duns Market Identifiers (File 516)
  • DB Duns Electronic Business Directory (File
    515)
  • DB International Duns Market Identifiers
    (File 518)
  • Other Duns Canada, European (Files 520,521)
  • Standard Poors Register Corporate (File 527)
  • Gale Group Company Intelligence (File 479)
  • American Business Directory (File 531)
  • Harris Business Profiler (File 537)
  • ICC British Company Directory (File 561)
  • Kompass Directories UK, Western Europe,
    Central/Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific, USA (Files
    591,590,593,592,584)
  • Teikoku Databank Japanese Companies (File 502)

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  • DIALOG(R)File 516D B - Duns Market
    Identifiers(Copr. 2002 DB). All rts.
    reserv.04522488Apple Computer Inc1 Infinite
    LoopCupertino, CA 95014-2083TELEPHONE
    408-996-1010COUNTY SANTA CLARA MSA 7400
    (San Jose, CA)REGION PacificBUSINESS Mfg
    Personal Computers and Peripheral Products
    Operating System and Application Computer
    SoftwarePRIMARY SIC 3571 Electronic
    computers, nsk 35719904 Personal computers
    (microcomputers)SECONDARY SIC(S) 3577
    Computer peripheral equipment, nec 35770102
    Printers, computer 3575 Computer
    terminals, nsk 35750100 Computer terminals,
    monitors and components 7372 Prepackaged
    software 73729905 Operating systems computer
    software 73729901 Application computer
    software

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  • LATEST YEAR ORGANIZED 1976STATE OF
    INCORPORATION CA DATE OF INCORPORATION
    01/03/1977ANNUAL SALES REVISION DATE
    01/04/2002 LATEST
    TREND BASE
    YEAR YEAR YEAR
    (2000)
    (1998)SALES 5,363,000,000
    5,363,000,000 7,983,000EMPLOYEES TOTAL
    11,473 8,568
    6,960EMPLOYEES HERE 2,000SALES
    GROWTH 2,000 NET WORTH
    3,920,000,000EMPLOYMENT GROWTH 23 SQUARE
    FOOTAGE 930,000 OwnedNUMBER OF ACCOUNTS
    NAACCOUNTING FIRM KPMG LLPBANK J P Morgan
    Chase Bank BANK DUNS 00-698-1831THIS
    IS A MANUFACTURING LOCATION A
    HEADQUARTERS LOCATION AN ULTIMATE LOCATION
    A CORPORATION A PUBLIC COMPANYDUNS
    NUMBER 06-070-4780CORPORATE FAMILY
    DUNS 06-070-4780

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  • VICE PRESIDENT Tribble,Guy /V Pres, Software
    TechnologySECRETARY Heinen,Nancy R /Sr V
    Pres-General Counsel-SecCOUNSEL Heinen,Nancy R
    /Sr V Pres-General Counsel-SecOPERATIONS Cook,
    Timothy D /Sr V Pres-Worldwide
    OperationsFINANCE Anderson, Fred D /Exec V
    Pres-CFO
  • ENGINEERING Tribble, Guy /V Pres, Software
    Technology Johnson, Ronald B /Sr V Pres-New
    Business DevelopmentEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
    Anderson, Fred D /Exec V Pres-CfoSENIOR VICE
    PRESIDENT Johnson, Ronald B /Sr V Pres-New
    BusinessDevelopmentTevanian, Avadis Jr /Sr V
    Pres, Software EngineeringTamaddon, Sina /Sr V
    Pres, ApplicationsRubinstein, Jonathan /Sr V
    Pres, Hardware EngineeringCook, Timothy D /Sr V
    Pres-Worldwide OperationsHeinen, Nancy R /Sr V
    Pres-General Counsel-SecCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
    Jobs, Steven P /CEOADMINISTRATION Jobs,
    Steven P /CEO
  • Heinen, Nancy R /Sr V Pres-General
    Counsel-SecCHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Anderson,
    Fred D /Exec V Pres-CFOENGINEERING VP Tribble,
    Guy /V Pres, Software Technology
  • LATEST UPDATE TO RECORD 08/14/02

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  • Method 1 BEST
  • BEGIN
  • EXPAND
  • SELECT
  • TYPE
  • B 516
  • E coapple computer
  • S E3E7
  • S s1 and sfheadquarters
  • T 2/9/1

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EXPAND Command Tips
  • Enter the appropriate prefix for the index you
    are searching, CO for company name, AU for
    author name, etc.
  • Enter only the first part of the name or search
    term, just enough to go to the right section of
    the index. (E COFord Motor)
  • Examine the list of E numbers carefully you may
    not be in the right section of the index if you
    entered the prefix incorrectly or used incorrect
    formatting of the name.
  • Never enter any truncation or proximity operators
    in an EXPAND command EXPAND is completely
    literal, character by character.
  • SELECT E (or R) numbers using the OR operator or
    the colon () range operator.
  • SELECT all relevant E (or R) numbers before
    entering another EXPAND command. Each new EXPAND
    command erases the previous command.

10
  • Method 2 Proximity Connectors (W) or (N)
  • S W()R()Grace/CO
  • S Anheuser()Busch/CO

11
Financial Information Databases
  • Disclosure Database (File 101)
  • Market Guide Company Financials (File 100)
  • Extel International Financial Cards (File 500)
  • DB Duns Financial Records Plus ( File 519)
  • EdgarPlus (Files 534,773-780)
  • MG Financial/Stock Statistics (File 546)
  • Mergent Company Profiles (File 555)
  • Ownership
  • Directory of Corporate Affiliations (File 513)
  • DB Who Owns Whom (File 522)

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Company News Sources
  • TYPES OF SOURCES
  • Newspapers
  • Newsletters
  • Newswires
  • Trade journals
  • Broadcast transcripts
  • DIALOG CHOICES
  • DIALINDEX (File 411) Use co or /co
  • OneSearch categories NEWSCO, INTLNEWS, PAPERSMJ
  • Individual databases
  • Business Industry, PROMT, ABI/INFORM, Trade
    Industry
  • Newspapers, newsletters, newswires. Dialog Global
    Reporter.

13
Biographical Information Databases
  • Marquis Whos Who (File 234)
  • Use /NM or NM to search individual names
  • Multiple indexes available, including occupation
    name, company, political/religious affiliation,
    professional memberships
  • Standard Poors Register (File 526)
  • Biographical information for 70,000 key
    executives (sales 1m)
  • Use /NM or NM to search executive names
  • Use CO to find name of executives primary
    company affiliation
  • Use UC or GC to find name of executives
    college or university
  • Biography Master Index (File 287)
  • Key to information on 4,000,000 noteworthy
    persons from the beginning of recorded history to
    the present day
  • Indexes 1500 biographical directories and
    dictionaries
  • Use /NM or NM to search individual names

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Using Controlled Vocabulary
  • Descriptors Subject-related terms taken from a
    thesaurus or
  • controlled vocabulary list and assigned to
    records by
  • professional indexers.
  • Multiple-word descriptors are called bound
    descriptors or descriptor phrases.
  • Descriptor phrases are entered into the Basic
    Index in two ways
  • Each individual word
  • The phrase as a whole
  • Identifiers Terms assigned to a record by an
    indexer, but generally not from a controlled
    vocabulary. Identifiers are typically proper
    names, geographic locations, or new words that
    are not yet in the thesaurus.

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SELECTing Descriptor Terms
  • If you SELECT a multiple-word phrase, including
    spaces and punctuation, Dialog retrieves the
    phrase only if it is an exact descriptor or
    identifier
  • ? ?s teaching skills
  • S1 3599 TEACHING SKILLS
  • ?s teaching(w)skills
  • 176850 TEACHING
  • 126341 SKILLS (COMPLEX MENTAL AND/OR
    PHYSICAL BEHAVIORS THA...)
  • S2 4435 TEACHING(W)SKILLS
  • If you SELECT a single word and restrict with the
    suffix /DE, Dialog retrieves the word if it
    appears anywhere in a descriptor term
  • ?s teaching/de
  • S3 108277 TEACHING/DE
  • retrieves records with descriptors such as
    Teaching Skills, Student Teaching, Science
    Teaching Centers, etc.
  • To retrieve a single-word descriptor (such as
    Teaching), but not descriptor phrases that
    contain the word, use the suffix /DF
  • ?s teaching/df
  • S4 1031 TEACHING/DF

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Searching the Additional Indexes
  • Additional Index fields are also called prefixed
    fields.
  • Typical Additional Index fields include
  • Prefix Field Name Prefix Field Name
  • AU Author Name LA Language
  • PC Product Code or Standard PD Publication
    Date
  • Industrial Classification (SIC) Code
  • CO Company Namealso searchable PY
    Publication Year
  • in the Basic Index using the /CO suffix
  • CS Corporate Source DT Document Type
  • TS Ticker Symbol JN Journal Name
  • Using a prefix is required when searching the
    Additional Indexes.
  • ?s teaching skills and dtconference?
  • 3599 TEACHING SKILLS
  • 93174 DTCONFERENCE?
  • S3 530 TEACHING SKILLS AND
    DTCONFERENCE?
  • To SELECT a group of entries from the same
    prefixed field, use
  • parentheses

?s teaching skills and dt(conference paper or
journal article) 3599 TEACHING
SKILLS 85163 DTCONFERENCE PAPER
329895 DTJOURNAL ARTICLE
S2 1385 TEACHING SKILLS AND DT(CONFERENCE
PAPER OR JOURNAL ARTICLE)
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Using Dialog OneSearch
  • Enter BEGIN followed by any combination of file
    numbers and DIALINDEX categories, up to 60 files.
  • ? b9,16 SYSTEMOS - DIALOG OneSearch
    File 9Business Industry(R)
    Jul/1994-2002/Oct 28 (c) 2002 Resp. DB
    Svcs. File 16Gale Group PROMT(R)
    1990-2002/Oct 28 (c) 2002 The Gale Group
  • SELECT search terms as usual.
  • Set Items Description --- -----
    -----------? s beer S1 17450 BEER

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OneSearch Tips
  • Codes, limits, prefixes, or suffixes that work
    in one file may not work in another file because
    the data elements or their equivalents are not
    present or differ. Be prepared for such
    differences by reviewing the Bluesheets and
    including alternative codes or forms of entry.
  • Use proximity operators, particularly with
    descriptors, and consider qualifying to
    descriptor (/DE) and title (/TI). Bound
    descriptors are not likely to be the same across
    databases.
  •  Use limit suffixes to modify the search after
    it is run on the basic concepts.
  •  If you SELECT from an EXPAND display while
    constructing your strategy, be sure to use the OR
    and range (colon) operators so that the E numbers
    are saved as actual search terms.

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Using SET DETAIL ON
  • Enter SET DETAIL ON to see the number of records
    from each database, in addition to the total
    results.
  • When SET DETAIL is ON, detailed record counts
    display for SELECT, EXPAND, and DISPLAY SETS
    commands.

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Displaying Records in OneSearch
  • Records display in this order
  • All records from the first file in the BEGIN
    command display in reverse accession number
    order,
  • Then all records from the second file display in
    reverse accession number order, etc.
  • If you want to order the records so that records
    from all files are sorted together, you can do
    so. However, you can sort only on PD or PY when
    using OneSearch.

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Using the FROM Option in OneSearch
  • Command Example
  • DISPLAY SETS Display sets from 16
  • DS from each
  • DISPLAY SETS Display sets s2 from 16
  • EXPAND Expand JNfortune from 7
  • SELECT Select gifted(w)child?/TI from 7
  • TYPE Type s4/6/1-3 from each
  • T s4/6/1-10 from 56
  • FROM is required in some commands and must use a
    single file number.
  • ORDER Order S1/3 SRC1 from 7
  • SAVE ALERT Save alert from 7
  • SORT on fields
  • other than PY or PD Sort s1/all/au from 675

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ADD and REPEAT
  • Use ADD to include additional files in the
    OneSearch file group.
  • Then enter REPEAT to create new sets that include
    results from the added files.

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Detecting Duplicate Records
  • A special set of commands lets you identify
    and/or remove duplicate records in bibliographic
    and full-text file searches.
  • Each command creates a new set.
  • Command and
  • Abbreviation Example Function
  • IDENTIFY DUPLICATES ID S5 Groups duplicate
    records ID together, retaining all
    records.
  • REMOVE DUPLICATES RD S3 Removes duplicate
  • RD records.
  • IDENTIFY DUPLICATES ONLY Groups duplicate
    records IDO together, retaining only the
    IDO S4 duplicate records.

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SORTing Records
  • SORT command format
  • ?sort s3/all/au,ti
  • SORT creates a new set of the same records,
    rearranged according to the SORT parameters
  • ?sort s3/all/au,ti
  • S4 103 Sort S3/ALL//AU,TI
  • SORT assumes the order to be ascending (A to Z,
    and lowest to highest numbers). To specify
    descending order, add the letter D after the
    field
  • ?sort s7/all/em,d
  • S8 103 Sort S7/ALL/EM,D

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Creating Customized TablesREPORT Command
  • Special feature available in many directory
    databases
  • Create customized tables from the records you
    retrieve.
  • To create a REPORT table, follow these five
    steps
  •  1. Consult the Bluesheet to determine the fields
    you can use in the table and the number of
    characters needed for the full display.
  • 2. Conduct your search to retrieve the set of
    records you want.
  • 3. Enter a SET SCREEN command if needed to
    accommodate the size of REPORT table.
    (For instructions on the SET SCREEN command, see
    Successful Searching on Dialog.)
  • 4. Sort the set by the field codes you want.
  • 5. Enter the REPORT command, followed by sorted
    set number, field
  • codes for table, and ranges of
    records. Use the command format
  •   ?report s4/co,cy,st,sa/1-25

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Sample REPORT
  • File 516D B - Duns Market Identifiers
    2001/Oct
  • (Copr. 2001 DB)
  •   Set Items Description
  • --- ----- -----------
  • ?s sc2082 and stca
  • 1141 SC2082 (MALT BEVERAGES)
  • 1457269 STCA
  • S1 186 SC2082 AND STCA
  • ?sort s1/all/sa,d
  •  
  • S2 186 Sort S1/ALL/SA,D
  • ?report s2/co,cy,sa/1-10
  • Align paper press ENTER
  • ?
  •   DIALOG(R)File 516D B - Duns Market
    Identifiers
  • (Copr. 2001 DB) All rts.
    reserv.
  •  
  • Company
    Sales
  • Name City
    Dollars

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Using the RANK Command
  • Use RANK command to statistically analyze your
    search results for frequency of terms
  • Helps evaluate search results and modify strategy
  • RANK is available in phrase-indexed fields only
  • Simple application of RANK
  • Extracts terms from specified field in set of
    records and displays terms in ranked order.
  • Syntax for RANK is
  • RANK
  •  Example
  • Find the most prolific authors in the area of
    fractal research over the past two years.
  • Search for articles about fractals
  • Rank of authors to see which author ranks highest
    with the most articles on fractals in this
    database, then the next-most prolific author, and
    so on.
  • Display a record to see the most prolific
    authors address.

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  • ?b 34 current
  •  File 34SciSearch(R) Cited Ref Sci
    1990-2001/Sep W3
  • (c) 2001 Inst for Sci Info
  • CURRENT started
  • Set Items Description
  • --- ----- -----------
  • ?s fractals/de
  •   S1 139 FRACTALS/DE
  • ?rank au
  •  
  • Started processing RANK
  • ...Ranking 100 of 139 records
  • Completed Ranking 139 records
  • DIALOG RANK Results
  • --------------------
  • RANK S1/1-139 Field AU File(s) 34
  • (Rank fields found in 139 records -- 336 unique
    terms) Page 1 of 42
  • RANK No. Items Term

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  • Enter desired option(s) or enter RANK number(s)
    to save terms.
  • ?2-6
  •  
  • RANK numbers saved 2-6
  • DIALOG RANK Results
  • --------------------
  • RANK S1/1-139 Field AU File(s) 34
  • (Rank fields found in 139 records -- 336 unique
    terms) Page 1 of 42
  •  
  • RANK No. Items Term
  • -------- ----- ----
  • 1 134 REPRINT)
  • 2 5 RAMAKRISHNAN A
  • 3 5 SADANA A
  • 4 3 QUEIROSCONDE D
  • 5 3 ROMEU J
  • 6 2 BALIARDA CP
  • 7 2 COURTIAL J
  • 8 2 FALOUTSOS C

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  • P next page Pn Jump to page n
  • P- previous page M More Options Exit
    Leave RANK
  • To view records from RANK, enter VIEW followed by
    RANK number,
  • format, and item(s) to display, e.g., VIEW
    2/9/ALL.
  • Enter desired option(s) or enter RANK number(s)
    to save terms.
  • ?EXIT
  •  
  • RANK results will be erased have you saved all
    the terms of interest?
  • (YES/NO)
  • ?y
  •  
  • Creating temporary SearchSave ... TD330
  • Enter EXS to execute the SearchSave
  • ?exs
  •  
  • Executing TD330

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  • ?t 8/3/1
  •   8/3/1
  • DIALOG(R)File 34SciSearch(R) Cited Ref Sci
  • (c) 2001 Inst for Sci Info. All rts. reserv.
  • 09924146 Genuine Article 466NH No.
    References 6
  • Title Generalized Sierpinski fractal multiband
    antenna
  • Author(s) Romeu J (REPRINT) Soler J
  • Corporate Source Univ Politecn Catalunya, Dept
    Signal Theory Commun, Telecommun Engn
  • Sch,E-08028 Barcelona//Spain/ (REPRINT) Univ
  • Politecn Catalunya,Dept Signal Theory
    Commun, Telecommun Engn Sch,E-08028
    Barcelona//Spain/
  • Journal IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND
    PROPAGATION, 2001, V49, N8 (AUG), P1237-1239
  • ISSN 0018-926X Publication date 20010800
  • Publisher IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS
    ENGINEERS INC, 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY
  • 10017-2394 USA
  • Language English Document Type LETTER
    (ABSTRACT AVAILABLE)

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MAP Command
  • Extract search terms from a specified field in a
    record or group of records
  • Create a SearchSave of those terms
  • Execute SearchSave in the same file or in a new
    file
  • Eliminates the need to scan records for terms of
    interest and then re-key them into your search
    strategy
  • Commonly mapped fields
  • CAS Registry Numbers
  • Patent Numbers
  • DUNs Numbers

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  • B 516
  • S sfminority owned and sa100m
  • SORT s1/all/sa,d
  • Set v 0
  • REPORT s2/co,st/1-50
  • MAP dn t
  • B635
  • Exs
  •  Exs
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