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FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES
These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
- Business Source Complete: Offers full text articles related to business for more than 1,300 journals, and non-journal content includes investment research reports, industry reports, and company profiles
- Academic Search Premier: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles
- Vocational and Career Collection: Offers full text coverage for nearly 350 trade periodicals for various industries and businesses
- Business & Company Resource Center: Provides a one-stop portal for business and industry content including periodical articles, company information and histories, investment reports and much more.
FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
- Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 600 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics
f you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
Organizing Books By Subject
||CALL NUMBER HEADING
|Economic theory. Demographics
|Economic history and conditions
|Industries. Land Use. Labor.
|Transportation and communication
You also might try these reference books:
- Oxford Dictionary of Business and Management: a concise dictionary that explains terms frequently used in business Ref HF 1001 .C63 2006
- Hoovers Master List: a two-volume directory of companies and corporations, accompanied by a brief description and statistics about each entry Ref HF 5035 .H66 2008
- Encyclopedia of Leadership: a four-volume set that discusses leadership and notable leaders in various fields Ref HD 57 .7 .E53 2004
- Encyclopedia of American Economic History: a three-volume set that explains the impact and development of economics in US history Ref HC 103 .E52
- Encyclopedia of Business: a two-volume set with more than 700 entries that have suggestions for further readings Ref HF 1001 .E466 2000
- Oregon Business Directory: a directory of businesses in Oregon, arranged in four sections to provide different searching options Ref HF 5065 .07 067 2007/2008
FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
- US Business Advisor: Provides links to governmental statistics and information related to business, including compliance standards
- SmartPros Accounting: Offers information on accounting and finance, including a resource library, career center, and news feature
- American FactFinder: Find demographic information and statistics for business reports and market research plans
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Provides current government data about economics, industry, and occupations
- FedStats: Contains links to government statistics and statistical agencies, including lists of topics to search
- Small Business Administration: Presents information on small businesses, including a section with an online tutorial on how to start your own business
- Oregon Business Guide: Contains information about how to start a business in Oregon, including a business wizard, registries, and forms
- Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services: Provides information on regulations, laws, performance reports, and statistics
- Accounting, Business Studies and Economics Dictionary: Provides definitions to terms used in business, economics, and accounting for students in those fields
FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 to browse through some of these journals:
- Oregon Business
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- The Wall Street Journal
- The Economist
CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong. Read up on how to use sources.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to MLA Style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!