Best Bets for Starting Your Research in Management
Last Updated: Jul 2, 2014
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Tips & Tricks
- When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
- The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
- Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
"Latin America*" AND (democracy OR politics)
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Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.
Comprehensive selection of key business journals, most of which are in full-text, as well as trade publications, conference proceedings, and market reports. Covers accounting, economics, finance, information technology, management, marketing, and real estate, with hundreds of industries such as oil, energy, the environment, and healthcare management.
- Business Source Elite
Business Source Elite provides popular and scholarly articles on a variety of business topics, including management and economics, accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, and sales. Contains access to Harvard Business review, AAA journals, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.
- Business Insights: Essentials (formerly Business and Company Resource Center)
Provides information on U.S. and international companies, industries and products. With investment research reports, industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company history, key competitors, and full-text articles from journals and news reports.
- Google Scholar
Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Specify Fairfield University (via Scholar Settings) for enhanced access to our library resources.
- Small Business Resource Center
Small Business Resource Center provides resources covering all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more. Includes Business Plans Handbook - a compilation of actual business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America
Databases with full text access to newspapers from around the world:
- National Newspapers Premier
A database of over forty major American newspapers, searchable in full-text. Includes the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and others.
- Ethnic NewsWatch
Includes newspapers, general interest magazines, and scholarly journals of the ethnic and minority press. Publications provide both national and regional coverage and are mainly in full text. Indexed by ethnic group ( African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Multi-Ethnic; and Native People.) Simultaneous user limit: 2.
- LexisNexis Academic
Provides comprehensive news content from domestic and international sources, including current coverage and deep archives. Also a source of federal and state cases and statutes, with U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1790, and business information on U.S. and international companies.
- Newspaper Source Plus
A large selection of major, full-text American and international newspapers, including The Times (UK), the Toronto Star, the Philadelphia Enquirer, and USA Today. Also includes ongoing daily updates from such sources as the Associated Press and CNN Wire, as well as recent TV and radio news transcripts.
- NewspaperDirect Press Display
Newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format with hundreds of American and international titles in English and many other languages. Current issues are supplemented by a 60-day back file. Simultaneous user limit: 3.
- Westlaw Campus Research
Westlaw Campus Research provides news, law-related, and business information. News and Business: newspapers, trade, business and professional publications, newswires, broadcast transcripts, foreign language publications and company information. Legal: federal and state case law, statutes and administrative rules and regulations, law reviews, journals, American Jurisprudence 2d and American Law Reports. Updated: Regularly.
TOPICsearch contains full text articles on current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Articles are pulled from international newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information.
- Black Newspapers
Full-text primary source material from African-American newspapers, covering culture, history, politics, and the arts from 1893 to 2005.
Did you know?...
Databases are basically just search engines for articles on specific subjects.