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BUAD 490-Summer: Getting started

Welcome!

Access library resources from off campus

You can now access the library databases by using your SU username and password -- the same one that you use for email and MyClasses. When accessing an e-book, article, library database, or any other electronic resource available from the library, expect to be prompted to log in (see screenshot below).

SU Login screen

Here's an FAQ about the new Single Sign On procedure.

Preliminary Due Diligence & Analysis

This guide intends to help you locate resources that will help you to form opinions and ultimately recommendations as assistance to your local constituents. Be sure to document the list of sources you used to gather your information as required within the assignment description. 

The goals of this session are to:

  • Familiarize students with industry research
  • Highlight library resources, specifically business databases
  • Connect students to statistical information

Advanced Search Techniques

Exact Search

Using quotation marks in your query ensures your results contains words and terms you search. Instead of searching for the words individually (think "Diet" "Coke") it will search for them together ("Diet Coke")

Boolean Operators

Using an all-caps AND, OR, NOT, you can link terms.

AND is a great way to pair two different search terms (think "United States of America" AND "Unemployment rate").

OR searches for both terms ("United States of America" OR "U.S.A.").

NOT excludes terms ("United States of America" AND "Unemployment rate" NOT historical).

Filters

Check out the filters on the left side of the search tab. Especially make use of date and subject.