Thomas Library

BUSN211: Business Research Methods


Remember to look in the Subject field to find alternative key terms for your research.

At Wittenberg: EZRA -- library catalog
At other Ohio libraries: OhioLINK (allow 3-5 business days for shipping)


Credo Online Reference
Search this collection of online reference books for background information:

The following encyclopedias may also be useful starting points:

Encyclopedia of Leadership
Call number: HD57.7 .E53 2004 (4 volumes)
Location: Main Stacks
Link to EZRA Record

Encyclopedia of Management (2009)
[Electronic resource]
OhioLINK E-Book Center


Scholarly vs. Popular Articles
Periodicals are where you should find most of the information for your research papers. Remember: there are scholarly publications as well as popular publications. Talk to your professor about which sources are best suited to your project - sometimes popular sources can be inappropriate for academic work.

Journals the Library Has
This is a searchable index of the periodical titles Wittenberg has in electronic and print formats. Location and dates owned are also provided.
If you need an article from a journal that Wittenberg does not have, you may request a copy of it from another library using Interlibrary Loan.


The following databases are good places to find information for your project. Occasionally, only the citations are available, so you may have to use InterLibrary Loan to get a copy of the full article.

Business Source Complete

Searches scholarly and trade publications for topics pertaining to business and industry. This database is owned by EBSCO so you can search multiple EBSCO databases concurrently by click the Choose Databases link above the search box.


JSTOR stands for Journal STORage, so keep in mind you'll need to search elsewhere for the most recent research on your topic. Contains mostly articles from scholarly journals.

Lexis-Nexis Academic

Contains the fulltext of many national and international newspapers since 1980. Click on the link and then click on the news tab near the top left of the screen.

You can also consult the full list of All Databases available at Wittenberg for more.


APA Style - Use the menu on the left to locate tips on creating a Reference List or for help citing quotations or paraphrasing In-Text. From the Purdue Online Writing Lab (a website very well known and respected for it's online writing assistance).

You must cite web pages just as you must cite books and articles. For help citing webpages and other resources, take a look at Guides for Documenting Sources or contact the Writing Center.


If you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss your research please contact Kristen Peters, or stop by the Research Help Desk for research assistance anytime.

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Compiled by Kristen Peters.