Before you start searching for information think about your organisation
For this example we are using Boost Juice
|Is your organisation:|
|1. Australian or international? Boost Juice is Australian|
|2. Private, public or non profit? Boost Juice is private company|
|3. What industry? Boost Juice falls under the 'Miscellaneous Food Stores' industry|
|4. Owned by a parent company? Yes, owned by a parent company - Boost Juice is a subsidiary of Retail Zoo Pty Ltd|
Public versus private companies:
Public companies are listed and traded on a stock exchange whereas private companies are not listed. Also, public companies must provide annual reports to the public which makes them easier to research.
Not sure if it is public or private?
The library has a range of search tools, such as company and industry databases, to help you locate relevant information. Here are some key databases you can search:
Find company information
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Find industry information
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For more information on how to search the specific databases go to the Company and industry information guide.
SWOT Analysis is a model that analyses an organisation's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It can help identify what the organisation is doing well and what needs improvement.
Have a look at these sites for help with conducting a SWOT analysis:
Statista: The Leading Statistics Portal includes:
Watch the Statista Tutorial on Search Functionality
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There is also a Writing your assignment page that can also assist you with interpreting your topic and planning your search
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Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
Help with the Harvard UniSA referencing style. Find in text-citations and reference examples, from different sources such as articles, books & chapters, websites, and more.
What do you do with all those references you have found?
Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.