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MAN 6244 - Organizational Behavior

DEFINING YOUR TOPIC

If you would like to search for articles on a topic your first have to choose which database to search. You can find a list of business-related journal databases in our Business Resources Research Guide.

After choosing your database, think about your topic and what keywords you may want to use in your search. For example, let's say you wanted to find articles on how information is used by people in marketing. You have two basic concepts you're looking for: Information Use and People who work in Marketing. Think about possible combinations of these concepts:

Information Marketing Very Broad
Information Use Marketers Better
Information Use Marketing Professionals Perhaps even Better
Information Needs Marketing Professionals Related Topics

When you get some terms ready you can try a search.

Searches

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier is a good, all-around database that provides access to variety of content, including journals, newspapers, trade publications SWOT analyses, industry reports, and more. You can limit your search by company name or NAICS code. You can also set up alerts to let you know if new information is published on your company or topic.

ABI/INFORM Global

Most scholarly and comprehensive way to explore and understand business research topics. Search nearly 1800 worldwide business periodicals for in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management techniques, theory, and practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more. Expanded international coverage. Fast access to information on 60,000 + companies with business and executive profiles.

PsycINFO (EBSCO)

Considered by many to be the key database for locating scholarly materials related to psychology.

ScienceDirect

Collection of journals published by Elsevier