Use this guide as a springboard for doing the research for your Individual Final Project in Dr. Martin's BUS 305 course on Management Information Systems.
When choosing a company to research, be sure to verify that it has 10 years of financial data in the Morningstar database below. This ensures that your company has been publicly traded for the past decade, meaning that annual reports and financial data will be available.
Use these library databases to research Section 3 of your paper (Current State of the Industry).
Use these reports to research Section 4a of your paper (Company Introduction).
Visit your company's website and look for the corporate information or investor's webpage, where its Annual Reports are published. These present the company's perspective on the year's activities and performance.
Look through the company's most recent 2-3 reports for information about its technology, systems, or privacy. You can use Ctrl-F to search for words like these in the reports, which are often lengthy.
Use these library databases to find articles containing information about your company's technology, systems, and privacy issues, which can be used in sections 4a-4c of your paper.
When searching Business Source Premier for articles, keep these tips in mind: