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  1. 1. Library ins and outs designed specifically for Business Students 1
  2. 2. I am available to help you with researchand citing your work. Laura Slavin, MLS, MBA Librarian Extraordinaire 2
  3. 3. • Decide on a topic. What do you want to write about? What is your thesis?• Look up background information. This will help you develop and refine your thesis.• Search for appropriate sources• Evaluate the sources as you find them• Manage, Cite and properly integrate your sources as support for your thesis 3
  4. 4. • Search the library catalog• Search databases• Get an interlibrary loan 4
  5. 5. • Dig into your research topic• Geared toward history course work 5
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  7. 7. JSTORUnited States Census BureauStatistical Abstract of the United States 7
  8. 8. JSTOR is perfect for business research. Itcontains older issues of important journals. 8
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  12. 12.  Order books and articles that LMU Library does not have! 12
  13. 13.  Create precise citations Avoid Plagiarism Handbook at library 13
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  15. 15. Clearly presented in parentheses:The sample as a whole was relatively young (M =19.22, SD = 3.45).The average age of students was 19.22 years(SD = 3.45). 15
  16. 16. Are also most clearly displayed in parentheseswith no decimal places:Nearly half (49%) of the sample was married. 16
  17. 17. Are reported with degrees of freedom and samplesize in parentheses, the Pearson chi-square value(rounded to two decimal places), and thesignificance level:The percentage of participants that were marrieddid not differ by gender, c2(1, N = 90) = 0.89, p =.35. 17
  18. 18. Are reported with the degrees of freedom (whichis N-2) in parentheses and the significance level:The two variables were strongly correlated, r(55)= .49, p < .01. 18
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  21. 21. Numbers. Number all tables with Arabic numeralssequentially.Titles. Like the title of the paper itself, each table must have aclear and concise title.Headings. Keep headings clear and brief. The heading shouldnot be much wider than the widest entry in the column. Allcolumns must haveBody. In reporting the data, consistency is key: Numeralsshould be expressed to a consistent number of decimal placesthat is determined by the precision of measurement. 21
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  24. 24. Business SubjectGuide• Click the Subject Guide Link• Click on the LibGuides Link• Look for my name (Laura Slavin)• Click on the Business Subject Guide
  25. 25. http://libguides.lmunet.edu/business
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