Skip to main content

ISM142 - Catanio

Dr. Catanio: Business Information Systems

Home

In-class Library Activity

Part of today's class-time will be identifying resources and learning interfaces you may encounter. This activity should get you well on your way to being prepared for business-related research using library resources.

Business-related Guides

Research Process

Research Process

Example research process (and an "approved" or "expected" academic journals list) for assignments in several upper-level classes.

Suggested Steps

  1. Search the primary academic literature using library databases (Business Source Premier, JSTOR, PsycINFO) to gain background for your topic
  2. Select articles from the primary journals listed below on a single topic related to business.  You must find and use five (5) different articles from these journals.
  3. Integrate the material from your article. You may also use books, magazines, newspapers, web-based source material, as appropriate.
  4. Your paper should be typewritten, double‑spaced pages ‑ you must be concise. The ten page limit is for the actual text of the paper, and does not include the title page, executive summary, tables, figures, or references. Use American Psychological Association (APA) format for research citations. [See "Citations" tab above]
  5. Develop a concise class presentation around the material that you have researched.

Approved Journals

Database abbreviations:

  • ABI = ABI Trade & Industry
  • ASC = Academic Search Complete
  • BSP = Business Source Premier
  • ERC = Eductaion Research Complete
  • JSTOR
  • MGC = Military & Government Collection
  • PBSC = Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • PsycARTICLES
  • PsycINFO
  • SC = Sociological Collection
  • SocINDEX
  • VCC = Vocational & Career Collection

Management Databases

Management - Start Here

Management - Specialized Resources

General Resources

These databases contain broad subject coverage which applies to many disciplines.

Accounting Databases

Accounting - Start Here

Accounting - Specialized Resources

General Resources

These databases contain broad subject coverage which applies to many disciplines.

Citations

Citation Formatting

Check out our quick guides for ALA, MLA, and Chicago styles and links to some of the better online citation tools.

Quick Guides by Dr. Cook (printable)

Other Style Guides

Online Citation Tools

These programs allow you to electronically format your sources and create a bibliography that can be downloaded directly into your paper.

Source Aid

SourceAid’s Citation Builder formats your bibliography in MLA, APA, CMS & CSE styles. You can also save your work for later editing or addition.

Citation Machine

Citation Machine generates works cited entries in MLA and APA formats which are able to be copied and pasted into a word document.

Citation Guides in the Library

Consult the authoritative print sources in the library. If the online tools can't handle your citation or you're not exactly sure if they're correct, the books published by the various Associations will have an answer for you.

  • A.P.A. (American Psychological Association)
    Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
    Information Desk: BF76.7 .P83 2010, and
    Reference Collection: BF76.7 .P83 2010

  • Chicago (University of Chicago)
    The Chicago Manual of Style
    Information Desk: Z253 .U69 2003

    Chicago (Turabian)
    A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
    Information Desk: LB2369 .T8 2007
    General Collection: LB2369 .T8 2007

  • C.B.E. (Council of Biology Editors)
    Scientific Style and Format
    Reference Collection: T11 .S386 2006

  • M.L.A. (Modern Language Association)
    MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
    Information Desk: LB2369 .G53 2009
    Reference Collection: LB2369 .G53 2009

    Quick Guides

    Online Citation Tools

    Online programs which allow you to electronically format your sources and create a bibliography that can be downloaded directly into your paper.

    Citation Guides in the Library

    Consult the authoritative print sources in the library. If the online tools can't handle your citation or you're not exactly sure if they're correct, the books published by the various Associations will have an answer for you.

    • A.P.A. (American Psychological Association)
      Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
      Information Desk: BF76.7 .P83 2010, and
      Reference Colelction: BF76.7 .P83 2010

    • Chicago (University of Chicago)
      The Chicago Manual of Style
      Informat8ion Desk: Z253 .U69 2003

      Chicago (Turabian)
      A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
      Information Desk: LB2369 .T8 2007
      General Collection: LB2369 .T8 2007

    • C.B.E. (Council of Biology Editors)
      Scientific Style and Format
      Reference Collection: T11 .S386 2006

    • M.L.A. (Modern Language Association)
      MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
      Information Desk: LB2369 .G53 2009
      Reference Collection: LB2369 .G53 2009

    APA Style - American Psychological Association

    ASA Style - American Sociological Association