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Business Management Capstone Business Plan Assignment LibGuide

Recommended resources and strategies for conducting research for your business plan. Browse the tabs at left to learn about searching these recommended resources from your library.

Western Library Databases - An Overview

Databases are collections of information:Business database search

  • peer-reviewed articles from academic (Scholarly) journals
  • articles in newspapers and magazines
  • eBooks
  • streaming video
  • reports, data, and statistics on national and international companies
  • laws and legal rulings

Credo Reference is a great starting point to learn the basics of a business topic. 

EBSCO and Gale are library database providers that offers several business-related choices. 

All Databases Have Tools and FiltersResearch Toolbox icon

  • Tools
    • search boxes (basic, advanced)
    • cite/citation tools
    • email, send, or share tools
    • list of source types (academic journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, etc)
    • print tool
    • permalink - special link on the article page that links you back to the article
      • NOTE! -  do not use the browser link at the top of the screen; it links to nowhere


  • funnel iconFilters
    • search results in hundred or thousands of articles - use Filters to narrow your results
      • Full Text (EBSCO) - check this filter to show only titles that also have complete articles, rather than just a summary
      • Date or date range filters - these may refer to publication or copyright dates 
      • Source Type: use this filter to choose the what type of article you want to see - 
        • newspaper
        • magazine
        • academic journal,

Tools and Filters will be located on ether the left, right, or top of the page, depending on the database.

Video: How to Use Western Library Databases


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