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BA 4990H: Honors Thesis Seminar I

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Business Library Page

Presentations and Handout from Librarian session

Organizing, Writing and Citing Tools Databases and Finding Tools (Beyond Business Source Premier)
  • Article Databases for Business Research
    Business research involves scholarly articles, trade magazines, news sources, and publications from industry associations. These article databases index thousands of publications, most of which include the full text of articles.
    • Try a few of these databases (linked on the "Article Databases for Business Research" above:)
      Emerald Management Xtra
      Sage Complete Journal Package
      Factiva (newspapers, etc.)
      ProQuest Newsstand (newspapers, etc.)
      PAIS International
      Science Direct
  • MNCAT, library catalog to find books
    Search MNCAT to find books, journals, maps, reports, videos and digital collections owned by the University Libraries.
    • Library Books on Literature Reviews
  • Google Scholar
    Use Google Scholar through the Libraries' web site to take advantage of the Find-It linking technology to journal subscriptions at the University of Minnesota.
  • Web of Science
    Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Helpful tutorials can be found on their website.
Statistical Resources
    • ProQuest Statistical Insight
      Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities.
    • Employment after completing school
      This is the set of search results from the National Center for Education Statistics. They measure many kinds of post-education employment, such as college students 1 year after graduation and employment rate for high school dropouts.
    • Background on foreign students and workers
      International students who come to the US to study are under a range of strict requirements from the federal government and in order to stay or come back to the US to work, they have to meet another separate set of requirements. This makes comparing employment between native and international students complicated.
    • National Science Foundation (NSF) Statistics
      As the name suggests, the NSF focuses on gathering data on students in the sciences. Here, they do distinguish between native and international students and include employment rates by field.
Other Sources To Explore
  • Assignment Calculator
    Set up a schedule for each step in the research and writing process.
  • Annual Reviews
    Annual guides to reviewing literature in the social sciences.
  • Encyclopedias on Management
    Encyclopedias written by scholars give you overviews of various management topics.
  • Encyclopedias on Business
    Specialized encyclopedias at the library can help you find the seminal ideas and authors for a topic.
Research Assistance
  • Send an email or set up a consultation

    Business Librarians:

    Caroline Lilyard -

    Mary Schoeborn -


    Kate Peterson-

    Data and statistics:

    Amy Riegelman -

Page Coordinator: Kate Peterson
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