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Novak, Dan. (2009). An Open, Collaborative Approach to Attracting and Retaining Clients. People & Strategy 32 (2), 16-20.
Sometimes you may find a reference to an article you wish to read on the web, through a professor recommendation etc. Here’s an example: (See “ Finding an Article When you Have a Citation or Reference ” in the ADMS 3430 course guide)
When we’re trying to find out if we have an article in the library’s collection, we have to start with the where:
Who = Author
What = Article title
When = Date
Where = Journal title, volume, and page
Finding an article when you have a citation Novak, Dan. (2009). An Open, Collaborative Approach to Attracting and Retaining Clients. People & Strategy 32 (2), 16-20.
Finding an article when you have a citation Type the publication title here Select the eResources button here Type the title of the publication in to the Title Quick Search Box on the libraries’ home page at www.library.yorku.ca to determine if article is available online. Novak, Dan. (2009). An Open, Collaborative Approach to Attracting and Retaining Clients. People & Strategy 32 (2), 16-20.
Researching articles: Where to start
Use the course guide for ADMS 3430 and review the section on “ Finding Articles on a Human Resources Planning Topic ”
Also, see Finding Business Articles available through the Bronfman Library home page.
Researching articles: Different types of business articles
Which is which?
Popular Business Magazine
Published in academic journals – may be peer-reviewed
May appear in a scholarly journal generally dedicated to the area of business e.g. Administrative Science Quarterly or to a subfield within business e.g. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
Written by academics and researchers
Typically focus on original research
Publication lag time
Use specialized language
Plain covers, few or no pictures or advertisements.
Articles in Trade Journals or Magazines
Published in trade or professional journals or magazines e.g. HR Professional, Autoweek etc.
Target members of a specific business, industry or organization
Written by practitioners or journalists who cover the field
Often published by an association or organization
Valued for currency
Typically focus on industry trends, new products or techniques, and organizational news
Editorial review quite common, may contain short bibliographies
Often printed on glossy paper with pictures, charts, and illustrations and some focused advertising
Articles in Popular Magazines
Published in popular magazines e.g Canadian Business, Economist, Forbes .
Target audience is general public and/or business professionals.
Tend to focus on general business information esp. current trends and news.
Typically unsigned articles with no bibliographies
Use of laymen terms not specialized language.
Features glossy paper, pictures & illustrations, and heavy advertising
Published in newspapers or newswires e.g. Wall Street Journal, Financial Times or Canada Newswire
Short articles quite typical
Focus on current news in business
Written by business columnists/journalists
Researching articles: Effective searching
Don’t use natural language but use “and” and “or” to combine key search terms
employees and motivation
recruit or select
Try to boil down to core concepts and introduce synonyms
“ corporate training” OR “professional development” OR “continuing education”
Use truncation symbols where appropriate to find relevant variants on a word
Consider applying search limits if appropriate e.g. articles published only in last five years.
Researching articles: Demonstration: ABI Inform Global
Just one of many important business articles databases
See “ Choosing the Right Articles Database ” in your course guide for a list of key articles databases
Topic for today: HRM and compensation
Researching articles: Refining Your Search
Researching articles: Refining Your Search
Citing Your Sources
For guides on APA citation style:
See the “ Citing your Sources ” section of the course guide
McGill University's Howard Ross Management Library has created a guide to citing business sources using APA style
York also has the latest version of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association in print.
For more information about citations and plagiarism, see the Academic Integrity Tutorial .
Learn about RefWorks to help you build a database of relevant articles and for easy formatting of your bibliography.
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