Use this database to understand basic concepts taught in your courses. It's also a great database for the first step in your research process. It contains short articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference sources on a wide range of subjects. Get started on your assignment or research project by learning about key people, places, dates, events, concepts, and ideas related to your topic.
Credo Reference's Mind Map feature links to articles related to the main search term.
Narrowing a Topic
The advanced search term - (business management) and leadership - shows more than 1100 articles.
Narrow the results by using filters -- Subject, Date Range, Media Type, etc.
Be prepared to repeat your search to find what you need
Use the list of terms you created
When you find an article you can use...
NOTE: Title of the articles appears first. The title of the eBook it comes from is listed beneath it.
In Credo Reference, the entire article appears immediately when you click on the title.
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WARNING! The MLA citation below is wrong!
In MLA the first letter in the main words all need to be capitalized. The title below should read "What is People Management?" It's okay to copy/paste database citations, but correct the mistakes before you turn in your work.
NOTE: If you have any questions about MLA citations, double-check with an MLA citation guide (below),or reach out to me or the Writing Center!
MLA Style is "a set of standards for writing and documentation used by writers to find and evaluate information, alert their audience to the trustworthiness of their findings through citation, and shape the expression of their ideas in conversation with others. " Citing your sources tells your reader they can trust your work, a very important consideration in this unfortunate era of misinformation and disinformation.