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Business: Guide Overview

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Quick Steps to Locate Journal Articles on a subject

  • Use a database (electronic index)
  • Start with a broad subject
  • Use Boolean Operators (And, Or , Not) to narrow the search
  • If you find the perfect article, locate the subject headings/descriptors then search by them, or use the find more like this feature
  • Remember to refine by dates and/or peer review

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Introduction

The purpose of this guide is to provide you with a starting point for your research. A good place to begin when needing supporting information, facts, quotes, and dates for your topic.

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Finding basic information about your topic helps you to understand the broader context of your research.  This is particularly important at the beginning of your research if you are unfarmliar with your topic or uncertain how to narrow the focus of the subject.

Background information can supply: 

  1. Broad overview
  2. Main concepts
  3. Major dates and events
  4. Definitions of terms associated with the topic
  5. Names of people who are authorities in the subject field
  6. Keywords and subject-specific vocabulary terms that can be used for database searches
  7. Bibliographies that lead to additional resources

 

Types of resouces for background information :  Encyclopedias, Guides, Handbooks, Manuals, etc.  

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