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LSB Grad Students-- Library Resource Training


These tutorials will introduce you to a variety of resources for your business research at Butler University, including company and industry databases, trade sources, and SEC filings.

New MBA Students:  Complete the six (6) Library Research Orientation tutorials below prior to the MBA 505 Gateway Experience course. 

Other MBA Students:  Complete these tutorials as a refresher or as directed by your course instructor(s).  For example, some MBA Capstone instructors require their students to review some or all of the tutorials prior to the start of the Capstone course. 

Library Research Orientation Tutorials


  1. You may spend as much time as you need on each tutorial; most take under ten (10) minutes to complete. 
  2. Short quizzes are embedded in the tutorials to help you review the material. The quizzes are not graded, but you must answer each quiz question to advance through the tutorial.
  3. You will be asked to submit your name and Butler email address at the end of most of the tutorials to verify your completion.

This tutorial will help you learn about two important tools for your Butler course research.

This tutorial will help you learn about trade associations and trade publications--what they are, how to find them, and how they can help with business research.

Part of business research is learning more about the industry in which companies operate.  Complete the IBISWorld tutorial below to learn how to find an industry report.

You will find detailed information on companies in research databases.  Review the presentation linked below to learn about Butler databases for company research. 

This tutorial will help you learn about Mergent Online, a database with detailed financials for public companies.

Complete this tutorial to learn about the SEC filing called the Form 10-K. 

All Business Research Tutorials

Need other tutorials?  Use the link below for help with additional business research resources.


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