uniE610 Skip to Main Content

MBA561 - Becker

Dr. Becker: Human Resources Development


Research guide for Project and Presentation.
Apply course-related theories and concepts to research on an approved topic, write a research paper, and present your findings in class.

Research Process

  • Determine your topic, then follow a process which makes sense to you for gathering relevant information.
  • Using primary academic literature via the library databases, develop the background for your topic.
  • Use 5 articles on a single topic from the approved journals below to inform your paper.

Approved Journals

The most modern internet browsers have decided the authentication redirect does correctly handle these links from off campus:

If you want to search a specific approved journal title, you can search the following databases individually for each title:
Database abbreviations:

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

HR-specific Encyclopedic Resources

Definitions and background information on HR-related concepts.

Interesting Websites

Approved Journals Workaround

Off campus Ship users, please test both of the Approved Journals search link options above – if they do not work, then please try this really basic workaround:

((JN "Academy of Management Journal") OR (JN "Academy of Management Learning & Education") OR (JN "Academy of Management Perspectives") OR (JN "Academy of Management Review") OR (JN "Administrative Science Quarterly") OR (JN "Business Horizons") OR (JN "California Management Review") OR (JN "Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research") OR (JN "HRMagazine") OR (JN "Harvard Business Review") OR (JN "Human Relations") OR (JN "Human Resource Development Quarterly") OR (JN "Human Resource Management") OR (JN "Human Resource Management Review") OR (JN "Human Resource Planning") OR (JN "Industrial & Labor Relations Review") OR (JN "International Journal of Human Resource Management") OR (JN "Journal of Applied Psychology") OR (JN "Journal of Business Ethics") OR (JN "Journal of Business & Psychology") OR (JN "Journal of High Technology Management Research") OR (JN "Journal of Small Business Management") OR (JN "Journal of Management") OR (JN "Journal of Organizational Behavior") OR (JN "Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes") OR (JN "Organizational Dynamics") OR (JN "Personnel Psychology") OR (JN "Sloan Management Review") OR (JN "Training & Development Journal"))