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BUS 410: Theory and Practice of Business Research

Course guide developed by your Librarians

Introduction to the Course

Welcome to the Research Starter for BUS 410!

If you have never done a research project before, you may be wondering where to start! Knowing how to identify and assess scholarly information and apply it to your practice is an important skill in this profession. As part of your studies you will have various tasks and assignments that require you to work with the library resources. What resources should you use and how do you search them? This course guide will help you get started with finding research articles. Determining the answers to the questions above can be challenging, but by using this course guide you will be on your way! In this guide, you will learn:

  • Basic search strategies to find relevant results
  • Common databases to use and how to search them
  • How to retrieve the articles that you find

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of information available, and you can waste time if you look in the wrong place. For specific assistance finding articles for your upcoming assignment, please contact your Business Librarians (Cynthia Hunt), 860-913-2066, as well as Andrea True, 860-913-2099, You can find them on the 1st Floor of the Hoffman Family Library. Drop in and visit for quick reference assistance. For in-depth one-on-one and small group assistance, please schedule an appointment in advance.

In the event that we are unavailable, feel free to contact another librarian at the Hoffman Family Library: 860-913-2042.

Common terms you may come across related to research:

Resources to use throughout the course

On course reserve in the Library

On course reserve in the Library

Academic Writer

Guide for creating and using Academic Writer