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Business: Strategy Development Course LibGuide

Library resources to enhance or help clarify the concepts in this course.

How to Use ReferenceSolutions Database

General Business Databases

BUSINESS (Gale OneFile)

Notice the different source types found in business databases.

busienss gale onefile - variety of sources


General information applies to specific circumstances. Look at the article entry below. Notice how the concept of strategic management is targeted toward something specific (efficiency) in a specific place (Pakistan) in a specific type of organization (public sector) as compared to the general definition/explanation of strategic management in Credo Reference.

business scholarly article title - academic journal

Also, notice this is a scholarly article which means it's published in an academic journal and has been peer-reviewed (verified by business experts). Notice the length of the article, the author's credentials, and a list of Keywords you can add to your list to use in future searches.

Find more information about using Business (Gale OneFile) in our Business Databases Lib Guide and our Databases Intro Guide.


After you perform a search in an EBSCO database - apply these filters to target complete Full-Text and Peer-Reviewed articles.

NOTE: EBSCO searches will will include both Full-Text articles and Abstracts (short summaries). Check the Full-Text box for complete articles only. 

.ebscot filters - fullt-text and peer-reviewed

Sometimes you have to skim several pages to find an article that might work for you. 

EBSCO shcoalry business article

To read an article in an EBSCO database you click on the title of the article to access it. When you see HTML Full-Text with a article, the article will appear when you open the page. Click on the PDF symbol to open a scan of the original article. Notice the important information - Authors, Source, Subject Terms ( Keywords), Abstract, Author credentials/affiliations.

Article record - Ebsco database

For more information about using Business Source Premier, check out our Business Databases LibGuide.

Specialty Business Databases

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