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Welcome! Croeso !. Your Librarians are: Elen Wyn Davies Sam Oakley Michele Davies Rebecca Kelleher Marie Bevan. buslib@swansea.ac.uk www.swansea.ac.uk/iss. Library research sessions.

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welcome croeso

Welcome! Croeso!

Your Librarians are:

ElenWyn Davies

Sam Oakley

Michele Davies

Rebecca Kelleher

Marie Bevan



library research sessions
Library research sessions

“The work will involve a substantial amount of reading and critical engagement with academic and/or professional literatures derived from research papers and research monographs (for example) rather than simply reproducing information from textbooks.”

EBP301 / EBP331 Module Outline

library research sessions1
Library research sessions

“It would be very unusual for a good project not to include references to academic work (such as academic books and journals rather than textbooks)”

EBP301/EBP331 Project Guidance

how will you
How will you...
  • Keep track of where you searched and what you searched for?
  • Refine your search terms as you go?
  • Save the results that you find?
  • Store the PDFs of material that you use?
search terms worked example
Search terms: worked example

“Regenerating Welsh cities for independent traders”

regenerating welsh cities for independent traders
Regenerating Welsh cities for independent traders




(UK / United Kingdom)

(Great Britain)

  • (urban) renewal
  • Redevelopment
  • reviving


Independent traders

  • towns
  • urban
  • Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bangor etc.
  • conurbations
  • Independent shop
  • Sole trader
  • Individual proprietor
  • Retailer
include alternate terms with or
Include alternate terms with ‘OR’

Cities OR towns OR urban OR conurbations

will give you MORE results

link topics with and
Link topics with ‘AND’

Regeneration AND Welsh AND cities AND “independent traders”

will give you LESS results

more search tips
More search tips!
  • “independent trader” (exact phrase in quotes)
  • Wales NOT Australia (exclude a term)
  • regenerat* (truncation symbol includes“regeneration”, “regenerating”, “regenerate” etc.)
searching for journal articles
Searching for journal articles
  • To look for a specific journal: use iFind Discover
  • To look for a specific article: use iFind Research
  • To look for some full text articles on your topic: use iFind Research
  • For a more in-depth and focused search for all articles on your topic: use a bibliographic database such as EBSCO Business Source Complete

Access via




Not everything

will be


Full Text!



on your



what is athens
What is Athens?
  • Username – 123456@swansea.ac.uk
  • Password – normal login
  • IMPORTANT – set the ATHENS cookie first
  • From Home.swan.ac.uk, click on Library, then click on set the Athens cookie (Quick Links)
ifind discover library catalogue
iFind Discover – Library catalogue
  • Available through home.swan.ac.uk
  • Searches books and journal titles
  • Try searching for: Harvard Business Review
ifind research
iFind Research
  • Available through home.swan.ac.uk
  • Searches bibliographic databases for journal articles & more
  • Easy to see Full Text results
  • Not so flexible to focus your search & refine results
ifind research finding an article
iFind Research: finding an article

Peng, M. W., Buck, T., & Filolatchev, I. (2003). Do outside directors and new managers help improve firm performance? An exploratory study in Russian privatization. Journal of World Business, 38(4), 348.

ifind research for your topic
iFind Research for your topic
  • Use “Business & Management” filter
  • Assumes you want AND between each word
  • Can use quotes for an exact phrase
  • Use OR to include alternate terms
  • Login (top right) to save results to a folder

Have a go!

ebsco business source complete
EBSCO Business Source Complete
  • Access viaiFind Research / Business & Management or the library catalogue
  • Needs an Athens login
  • Big bibliographic database for business journal articles & more
  • Easier to refine searches & narrow results down
  • Thesaurus suggests terms
what next
What next?

More specialist business databases

Searching advice tailored to your topics

Help at any time: buslib@swansea.ac.uk