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Business Research @ WSU Libraries
Transcript of Business Research @ WSU Libraries
@ WSU Libraries
Contact a Librarian!
Stop by Ablah Library or
One search brings back results from the all library materials (books, journal articles, newspapers, media & more)
... can be found using the Library's electronic databases
... just make sure to evaluate the info!
Need a book or article that the library doesn't have?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)!
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:
Printing is 10 cents/page.
located on all floors of Ablah.
Get help with printing, connecting to WiFi, or your
Use different business databases for different purposes ...
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.
These books can be read at home, at Starbucks, or anywhere!
& Other Business Info
Click on "Electronic Databases" on the library's homepage & then choose a Business discipline under "All Subjects" to see a list of suggested databases.
We also have lots of
including this one on finding financial statements in Mergent Online.
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.
Check out the How-To Guides for
There are lots of great freely available websites with useful business information ....
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?
(Look for the chat box
on the library's website)
Checking Stuff Out
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
a lot of "stuff" happens here.
Welcome to WSU!
@ the Circulation Desk
Search for books, article titles, authors, or subjects (like "business ethics")
click on "Student Toolbox"
Use the menus to the left of the search results to narrow to specific types of sources.
You can search for too!
& Finding Books
(Check the BADM Research Guide or click the
"Electronic Databases" link on the library's homepage)
All printing is now done with an easy-to-use system called Papercut. For more information, see: