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Business Research @ WSU Libraries

Library resources for BADM 101 and 301 students
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Melissa Mallon

on 5 February 2015

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Transcript of Business Research @ WSU Libraries

Business Research
@ WSU Libraries

Contact a Librarian!
Stop by Ablah Library or
call 978-3584
http://libraries.wichita.edu
SmartSearch
One search brings back results from the all library materials (books, journal articles, newspapers, media & more)
Business
Research
Sources

Journal Articles
... can be found using the Library's electronic databases
WEB
SITES
... just make sure to evaluate the info!
Need a book or article that the library doesn't have?
Use ...
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)!
http://bit.ly/wsuill
Research
Help

GUIDES
ASK-A-LIBRARIAN!
IM
Call
In-Person
316-978-3584
Stop by Ablah Library with your questions.
Books check out for 4 weeks & there's no limit to the number you can check out at once.
13 study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Also check out:
iPads
laptops
headphones
Printing is 10 cents/page.
Computers are
located on all floors of Ablah.
Get help with printing, connecting to WiFi, or your
myWSU account
@ the
Interlibrary
Loan
Use different business databases for different purposes ...
LexisNexis Academic
Mergent Online
Business Source Complete
The best place to get started. Find company profiles, industry & market reports, journal articles, & more.
A great option for company financial statements. Put together company comparison reports, find industry reports, and locate info on private companies.
The "company dossier" search provides current news articles, lists of companies within an industry, and other directory information.
Available for all the Business disciplines (FREDS, Marketing, etc.). This link will take you to the general Business Research Guide - from there you can choose the area of business you're doing research in:
Most print Business books will be located on the
of Ablah Library -- you can tell by the "HD" call number.
3rd Floor
These books can be read at home, at Starbucks, or anywhere!
& Other Business Info
TIP:
Click on "Electronic Databases" on the library's homepage & then choose a Business discipline under "All Subjects" to see a list of suggested databases.
BUSINESS
RESEARCH
We also have lots of
including this one on finding financial statements in Mergent Online.
instructional videos
A completely free service for WSU students. Create an account, log in, and fill out the request. Articles come to you via email in about a day.

on all sorts of things, like printing or citing sources.
handouts
Check out the How-To Guides for
There are lots of great freely available websites with useful business information ....
BANKING
&
FINANCE
ECONOMIC &
CENSUS DATA
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Author --

Relevance --

Purpose --

Currency --

Accuracy --
Especially important for certain types of business data like current real estate laws.
Is the information biased in any way? Are they trying to sell you something?
Government info (like the Census Bureau) is usually pretty trustworthy, just make sure you know WHO is putting the information out there.
Check for citations or external links -- you don't want to quote something that's misquoted!
Will the information give you what you need? Is the data relevant to your topic?
STILL CONFUSED?
(Look for the chat box
on the library's website)
Basic Info
About the
WSU Libraries

Studying
Checking Stuff Out
Technology
Six
rooms can be reserved online:
the CIRCULATION desk:
(first floor, Ablah Library)
Pick up study room keys here, too!
And pay your fines ...
(not that you'll have any!)
are equipped with projectors & laptops -- perfect for practicing group presentations!
SEMINAR Study Rooms
WSU Libraries has a lot of equipment & collaboration stations that can be used for media projects.
First things first ... the main library on campus is called
Ablah Library
a lot of "stuff" happens here.
Welcome to WSU!
@ the Circulation Desk
Search for books, article titles, authors, or subjects (like "business ethics")
1.
2.
Text
316-453-6911
click on "Student Toolbox"
NOTE:
Use the menus to the left of the search results to narrow to specific types of sources.
You can search for too!
ebooks
& Finding Books
(Check the BADM Research Guide or click the
"Electronic Databases" link on the library's homepage)
http://bit.ly/wichitastatelibyoutube
All printing is now done with an easy-to-use system called Papercut. For more information, see:
http://libresources.wichita.edu/papercut
http://libresources.wichita.edu/business
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