Course Research Pages

MGT 410/411 Empirical Research

From off-campus, you will need your library barcode to access the subscription online databases described below.

Finding Background Information, Context, and Keywords

Reference resources can help you understand a topic, learn about historical background, and identify keywords to use for further searching.

Credo Reference - Contains full-text reference books in 20 subject areas including business, biography, history, economics, and other social sciences.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - An online collection of reference books in biography, business/management, and many other subjects.

Bowman Library Catalog - Search by keyword to find information sources including Ebooks, books, and journals. Books not in the Library's collection can be ordered via Interlibrary Loan.

Dissertations & Theses Global - The largest single repository of graduate dissertations and theses.

Research Databases

EBSCO- Contains scholarly and popular publications from a wide variety of fields including business, economics, sociology, and psychology. Select Peer-Reviewed Journals and Full-text in your search limits to locate academic articles in peer-reviewed journals. See the subject terms on the left menu of results pages to view other relevant articles.

ERIC - If your topic deals with the field of education, this database may be useful to you.

First Search - Covers a large number of subjects in scholarly and popular publications; full text is not always available, but you may order it through Interlibrary Loan.

Google Scholar - Searches scholarly literature only, though full text is not available for all articles. If full text is not available, check to see if the Library has a subscription to the journal by using the bottom search box on the Library home page. You may also order the article via Interlibrary Loan.

JSTOR - This collection contains scholarly journal articles in disciplines such as business, economics, and social science.

LexisNexis - Contains articles from international news sources including newspapers, magazines, and industry publications. Few scholarly articles, but good for trade news.

Citing Sources

NoodleTools - Use this tool to generate and store your citations.

More Citation Help - See examples of how to cite your sources.

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Research Tips

These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:

Evaluating Web Resources

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Searching Electronic Resources Effectively

For more information on citation style, see:

Citing Your Research

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - LB2369 .G53 2009 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)