HOW TO DO RESEARCH: Business<br />GET READY, SET, GO<br />
GET READY<br />Choose a topic<br />List keywords, synonyms and concepts<br />Search the library catalog<br />Read backgrou...
Choose a Topic<br />Of interest to you<br />Manageable<br />Specific<br />Brainstorm<br />List keywords, concepts, synonym...
Search the Library Catalog<br />
Library Catalog<br />
Search the Library Catalog<br />Find books and media: <br />	new titles, encyclopedias and reference books<br />Read for b...
Get Set:  Construct a Search Strategy<br />Questions<br />How  is strategic planning applied to businesses, nonprofits and...
Use Advanced Searching Techniques<br />quotations “ “   to search for multiple terms as a complete phrase      	“strategic...
Boolean Operators:  AND, OR, NOT<br /> Combine search terms for a narrow result: <br />	 “strategic planning” AND “strateg...
Use Research Port<br />
Select Databases<br />
General Databases<br />Academic Search Premier<br />JSTOR<br />Master File Premier<br />
Subject Related Databases<br />Business  Source  Complete<br />Hoovers Company Information<br />Factiva<br />RDS Business ...
Business Source Complete<br />
Business Source Complete<br />
Business Source Complete<br />
Business Source Complete<br />
Searching on the Internet<br />Search in Google but evaluate the site before using the information<br />Information is wri...
Go<br />Read sources, take notes<br />Organize ideas<br />Make an outline<br />Write first draft<br />Document sources (fo...
APA  CITATION  FORMAT<br />Citing Sources Using the APA Publication Manual<br />http://www.lib.umd.edu/guides/citing_apa.h...
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HOW TO DO RESEARCH: Business

  1. 1. HOW TO DO RESEARCH: Business<br />GET READY, SET, GO<br />
  2. 2. GET READY<br />Choose a topic<br />List keywords, synonyms and concepts<br />Search the library catalog<br />Read background information<br />
  3. 3. Choose a Topic<br />Of interest to you<br />Manageable<br />Specific<br />Brainstorm<br />List keywords, concepts, synonyms<br />Formulate a question or hypothesis<br />
  4. 4. Search the Library Catalog<br />
  5. 5. Library Catalog<br />
  6. 6. Search the Library Catalog<br />Find books and media: <br /> new titles, encyclopedias and reference books<br />Read for background information<br />Note sources in bibliographies<br /> Check dates for recency<br /> Check for availability in catalog<br />
  7. 7. Get Set: Construct a Search Strategy<br />Questions<br />How is strategic planning applied to businesses, nonprofits and government agencies?<br /> What are the effects of market/competitive environments?<br /> Identify strategic improvements related to performance trends, financial data and macroeconomic factors.<br />Concepts/Keywords<br />strategic planning market environments performance trends<br />Related terms<br /> organizational data <br />
  8. 8. Use Advanced Searching Techniques<br />quotations “ “ to search for multiple terms as a complete phrase “strategic planning” “market environment” <br />truncation * to include all variant endings: <br />competit* (competition, competitive, competitiveness) <br />Parentheses ( )<br /> Sets the order of search. Terms in parentheses are searched <br /> first:<br /> “market environments” AND (competitive environments)<br /> If more than one set is used the one on the left is searched first<br />
  9. 9. Boolean Operators: AND, OR, NOT<br /> Combine search terms for a narrow result: <br /> “strategic planning” AND “strategic management”<br />Combine synonyms or closely related terms for a wider search: <br /> “financial data” OR “organizational data” <br />Excludes terms from the search result: <br /> “nonprofit organizations” NOT “businesses”<br />
  10. 10. Use Research Port<br />
  11. 11. Select Databases<br />
  12. 12. General Databases<br />Academic Search Premier<br />JSTOR<br />Master File Premier<br />
  13. 13. Subject Related Databases<br />Business Source Complete<br />Hoovers Company Information<br />Factiva<br />RDS Business Reference Suite<br />Regional Business News<br />Mintel<br />
  14. 14. Business Source Complete<br />
  15. 15. Business Source Complete<br />
  16. 16. Business Source Complete<br />
  17. 17. Business Source Complete<br />
  18. 18. Searching on the Internet<br />Search in Google but evaluate the site before using the information<br />Information is written by anyone<br />It is not authoritative or peer reviewed by experts in the field<br />It is not organized and is difficult to find. Popular items come up first.<br />Is flexible with search terms and recognizes phrases or natural languagae<br />
  19. 19. Go<br />Read sources, take notes<br />Organize ideas<br />Make an outline<br />Write first draft<br />Document sources (footnotes or endnotes)<br />Write a bibliography<br />Revise first draft<br />Proofread final draft<br />
  20. 20. APA CITATION FORMAT<br />Citing Sources Using the APA Publication Manual<br />http://www.lib.umd.edu/guides/citing_apa.html<br />APA Style Help<br />http://www.apastyle.org/apa-style-help.aspx<br />How to Write an Annotated Bibliographyhttp://www.umuc.edu/library/tutorials/bibliography/bibliography-text.shtml<br />

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