This page provides information on where and how to search for articles, reports, and other research. Specific resources of interest include:
Refer to the boxes below for tips and tricks on accessing each of these types of resources.
Craft your search using KEYWORDS...
...and BOOLEAN OPERATORS...
...rather than a phrase or sentence (e.g., books on cultural practices that affect management strategies in Argentina)
Search options & filters
Catalog: Use the filters on the left-hand side of the page to trim down your search results.
Databases: Filters will differ slightly depending on the database. Most offer Search Options (edit these before you hit search), as well as results filters (available once you view the search results list).
Print journals in the library - refer to the map and text below. For details on how to determine whether we have print access, see screenshots at the bottom of this page.
Online access to articles & journals
Access from other libraries
Step-by-step screenshots for how to find and access a journal.
1. Use the SU Libraries Quick Search (via the library homepage) to search for a journal by name. Open its record to view a page similar to below:
2. For print access, refer to the "Status" column under "Find a copy in the library" to determine whether we have the issue you need. Refer to top of this page for information on journal locations within the library.
3. For online access, click through the Find It button, as seen in the screenshot above.
4. From there, you will be directed to a screen similar to below. Three scenarios await you here. Refer to the text and screenshots below for examples.
Search specific databases...
...Or, use the SU Libraries Quick Search tool, which searches SOME databases at once.
Try searching Google or a company/competitor's website for press releases, current trends, and breaking news.
Again, avoid using sentences and long phrases when creating your search. Use KEYWORDS and BOOLEAN OPERATORS to get the most relevant results.
When searching for case studies, try including this as a keyword or subject term in your search, in addition to keywords relating to your topic:
If searching within a specific database (see "Databases with case studies" tab), the database's advanced search tool may have the option to select "Case Study" as a Document Type, which can also help narrow your results.
Each tab of this box provides examples of different types of resources that contain case studies, such as books, journals, and databases.
Search for Harvard Business Review in the SU Libraries Quick Search:
...which should direct you to its record through the library: http://salisbury.worldcat.org/oclc/1751795
We have both print and online access to Harvard Business Review (HBR).
For a list of databases, recommended search strategies, and screen shots, see this page on the MBA Program research guide.
Many textbooks will include case studies throughout the text or as part of an appendix. Try searching for books that contain case studies by trying the following search terms in the SU Libraries Quick Search:
Here are some select titles to get you started:
When searching for articles and profiles on a specific company or organization, use their stock ticker symbol when possible. Most business databases have the stock ticker listed as a search option when using its Advanced Search tool.
For industry information, try searching using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code classified for that industry. If NAICS is too specific, try finding the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System code. If you cannot easily discern the NAICS or SIC codes for an industry, think critically about the keywords you use to find information. String together synonyms that capture the industry your business/organization is operating in (printer OR photocopy OR inkjet OR office equipment...).
Refer to the Company & Industry Research guide for more information on search strategies and resources.
These databases contain company profiles. These often link out to articles, press releases, reports, financials, and other information on that company.
You can also search these databases for industry reports. For a more complete list that contains suggestions for how to search within each database, refer to this page.