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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Information Literacy Orientation

Screencast teaching how to use key business resources to find company, demographic, and industry information. This screen cast covers:

  • Business Source Complete to find
    • SWOT
    • market research reports
    • company information
    • industry profiles
    • combining terms with AND (boolean searching) to find better information
  • International Directory of Company Histories (148 volume ebook)
  • IBISWorld for industry information
  • NAICS codes (North American Classification System)
  • Business Analyst Online for demographic reports

Finding Books & Articles for Business Research

This screen cast covers:

  • finding the Business and Econ Research subject guide
  • finding articles using keywords and subject terms (concept terms) in Business Source Complete
  • truncation with an *
  • refinining your results in Business Source Complete by different subject terms
  • using some of the drop down menu options, such as CO Company Entity to focus searches
  • using the Library's search engine (Primo) to find books at SPU and in the SUMMIT system (37 colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest)
  • refining results in Primo
  • Work & Faith Collection, a special collection

Advice on searching for business information

Finding resources for business purposes is almost always a tricky prospect.  The keys to finding the information that you desire are:

  • thinking like a detective
  • persevering -- don't give up

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