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Business Research: Practical or Scholarly?. Walden University Library. Welcome. Your hosts Michelle Desilets Sommer Berg QUESTIONS? Enter questions in the GoToWebinar control panel We will have time for Q&A at the end of the session. 2. Introduction.

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Business research practical or scholarly

Business Research: Practical or Scholarly?

Walden University Library

Welcome Scholarly?

  • Your hosts

    • Michelle Desilets

    • Sommer Berg


    • Enter questions in the GoToWebinar control panel

    • We will have time for Q&A at the end of the session


Introduction Scholarly?

  • This presentation will use browser sharing

  • When sharing is enabled, this PowerPoint will be replaced with a view of my web browser

  • You will be able to watch me click, search, use the databases, etc.

  • You will not be able to interact with the browser

  • The GoToWebinar control panel will remain at the top right of the screen


Agenda topics
Agenda Topics Scholarly?

  • Walden Library services

  • Types of management and business sources

  • Specific sources for different types of management and business research

  • Questions

Walden library
Walden Library Scholarly?

  • Library

  • Course Readings

  • Business and Management Databases

Types of sources
Types of sources Scholarly?

Scholarly, academic, peer-reviewed


News, trends, competitive landscape, etc.

  • What’s the difference?

Specific sources for
Specific sources for… Scholarly?

Scholarly / Academic / Peer-reviewed research:

  • Emerald Management Journals

  • Management & Organization Studies (SAGE)

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database

    (sort of…)

  • ScienceDirect

    (choose subject of Business, Management and Accounting)

Specific sources for1
Specific sources for… Scholarly?

Practical / News / Company / Planning research:

  • Business Plans Handbooks

  • ebooks such as NetLibrary and eBrary

  • Hoover’s Company Records

Specific sources for2
Specific sources for… Scholarly?

Practical AND Scholarly / Peer-reviewed research:

  • ABI/INFORM (ProQuest)

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

  • LexisNexis Academic

Finding peer reviewed scholarly info
Finding Peer-reviewed / Scholarly Info Scholarly?

  • Database with Peer-reviewed / Scholarly focus:

    • Emerald Management Journals, Management & Organization Studies (SAGE), ScienceDirect

  • Dissertations, Theses, DBA Studies

  • Limit to Peer-reviewed / Scholarly / Academic in other databases

Finding dissertations
Finding Dissertations Scholarly?

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database

  • Use the More Search Options to search on subject(s), keyword(s), even Advisors!

Finding dba studies
Finding DBA Studies Scholarly?

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database

  • None available for Walden students…yet! (expected 7/2011)

  • Find DBA Studies from other institutions:

    • Enter D.B.A. into the first search box

    • Change the corresponding drop-down menu to Degree

Finding business planning analysis info
Finding Business Planning & Analysis Info Scholarly?

  • eBook searches: business plan, business planning, strategic planning

  • Business Plans Handbooks: actual sample business plans, plan template, contacts/resources, glossary

  • Business Source Complete: company profiles, industry profiles, SWOT Analyses


Questions? Scholarly?

Thank you

Thank you! Scholarly?