Compensation HRD 8212-001Research Tips & Techniques Linda Hauck Business Librarian Linda.Hauck@villanov.edu
Objectives• Selecting the best research tools• Database search techniques• Evaluating results• Tips for keeping organized
Research ToolsFor all topics… Business Source Premier ABI/Inform Digital Commons@ILRAdditional interdisciplinary databases scholar.google.com Scopus
Research ToolsHuman Resources Subject Guide
Search TechniquesSearch synonyms, related terms and controlled vocabulary (subjects)Social media= Twitter, Blogs, Facebook, LinkedInControlled vocabulary= online social networks
Search TechniquesTruncation with * picks Precision with “phrase up variant suffixes searching”Blog*=blog, blogger, blogs, blogging
Search TechniquesCombining ideas with Boolean logic AND (Green) OR (Red)
Getting Started GoogleWikipediaIRS.gov1. Background (not to be cited)2. Keywords to search(section 4958, excess benefit transaction, nonprofit, exempt organization, charitable organization)3. Authoritative documents recommended by IRS
PracticeWhat is the Intermediate Sanctions Act as it pertains to executive compensation in non-profit organizations? How does it operate? What are the pros and cons of the regulation?
Summing upWhat research tips and techniques did you learn or relearn today?For help: email@example.comChat at HRD subject page610-519-8744Join.me for screen sharing session.