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Business- Welcome!

This guide is designed to be the starting point for research in Business. The tabs above will take you to a variety of sources on various topics, including recommended search engines and library databases, influential books, videos, websites, tutorials and tips on effective searching.

If you are stumped at any point, please contact the Grand Canyon Library and the Library staff . Call, send us an email or catch us on chat and we'll personally help you find an answer!


Defining Scholarly Resources

Scholarly Resources: scholarly resources is broad category of formally created sources written by authorities in a field with a focus on a subject matter within a specific discipline and intended for an academic audience..

Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.  See more information on the "What is a Scholarly Resource?" guide.

Primary Sources: “original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories." (ALA 2008).

Examples of primary sources include: Photographs, letters, historical documents, data sets, and audio recordings.

Peer Reviewed Journals:  This type of academic journal requires that prior to publication an article must go through a “review” by experts in the subject discipline that the journal covers. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.

Empirical Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational and/or experimental research study. Common aspects found within an empirical article include: literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.

Top Business Sites and Periodicals

  • Bloomberg Business
    Discover current business news, opinions, market data and much more on this highly influential website.
  • The Economist
    Access articles from this authoritative and respected periodical. Full text access is available through the GCU library from 1992 to present.
  • Harvard Business Review
    One of the top Business Journals in the industry, this link provides full text access for articles published from 1922 to present.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    This well known and respected periodical is available in full text from 1984 to present.

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