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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

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