This guide contains online tutorials created by the library for using library resources.
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2013
This guide contains online tutorials created by the library for you to learn how to use different Bentley library databases and resources. These tutorials may also be posted in other related guides.
These tutorials cover basic concepts of doing research on companies and industries using the Bentley Library's resources. They may be viewed in order, or on their own. You will need Flash Player 9 or above to view these tutorials.
Please note: The resources in these tutorials may look slightly different from the library's current resources. They are being revised during fall 2012, and updated versions will be available soon.
- Research Essentials Tutorial 1: Company Research
This tutorial covers how to find information about a company using library resources, including company history, annual reports, and financial information. (about 10 minutes)
- Research Essentials Tutorial 2: Industry Research
This tutorial covers how to find information about an industry using library resources. Concepts covered include understanding and searching industry codes (NAICS), and how to search library databases with valuable industry information. (about 10 minutes)
- Research Essentials Tutorial 3: Company & Industry News
This tutorial covers how to find reliable, substantial articles in the business press about specific companies and industries. It also touches on evaluating and citing those articles. (about 12 minutes)
The Research Essentials tutorials on this guide were selected for inclusion into PRIMO, a "peer-reviewed collection of instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments."