Course Research Pages

MGT 410/411 Empirical Research

From off-campus, you will need your library barcode to access the subscription online databases described below.

Finding Background Information, Context, and Keywords

Reference resources can help you understand a topic, learn about historical background, and identify keywords to use for further searching.

Credo Reference - Contains full-text reference books in 20 subject areas including business, biography, history, economics, and other social sciences.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - An online collection of reference books in biography, business/management, and many other subjects.

Bowman Library Catalog - Search by keyword to find information sources including Ebooks, books, and journals. Books not in the Library's collection can be ordered via Interlibrary Loan.

Research Databases

EBSCO- Contains scholarly and popular publications from a wide variety of fields including business, economics, sociology, and psychology. Select Peer-Reviewed Journals and Full-text in your search limits to locate academic articles in peer-reviewed journals. See the subject terms on the left menu of results pages to view other relevant articles.

ERIC - If your topic deals with the field of education, this database may be useful to you.

First Search - Covers a large number of subjects in scholarly and popular publications; full text is not always available, but you may order it through Interlibrary Loan.

Google Scholar - Searches scholarly literature only, though full text is not available for all articles. If full text is not available, check to see if the Library has a subscription to the journal by using the bottom search box on the Library home page. You may also order the article via Interlibrary Loan.

JSTOR - This collection contains scholarly journal articles in disciplines such as business, economics, and social science.

LexisNexis - Contains articles from international news sources including newspapers, magazines, and industry publications. Few scholarly articles, but good for trade news.

Sources for Information on Conducting Interviews and Doing Observational Research

Berger, Arthur Asa. Media and Communication Research Methods: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. P91.3 .B385 2011

Brace, Ian. Questionnaire Design. HF5415.3.B683 2013

Davies, Martin Brett. Doing a Successful Research Project: Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods. H62 .D2543 2007

O'Reilly, Karen. Key Concepts in Ethnography. GN345 .O724 2009

Seidman, Irving. Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences. H61.28 S45 1998

Silverman, David. A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Qualitative Research. H62 .S4725 2007

Sunstein, Bonnie Stone and Chiseri-Strater, Elizabeth. FieldWorking: Reading and Writing Research. GN346 .S86 2007

Interview as Method for Qualitative Research

Conducting Primary Research: Interviewing and Creating Good Interview and Survey Questions

Citing Sources

NoodleTools - Use this tool to generate and store your citations.

More Citation Help - See examples of how to cite your sources.

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Research Tips

These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:

Evaluating Web Resources

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Searching Electronic Resources Effectively

For more information on citation style, see:

Citing Your Research

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - LB2369 .G53 2009 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)