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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.
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Defining Scholarly Resources
Definition of Scholarly Resources: scholarly resources is broad category and covers any resource that has a scholarly origin, presents quality information on a scholarly subject matter, is written for a scholarly audience, and/or is written by an authority in a scholarly manner.
Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by scholars, traditionally published encyclopedias and dictionaries, and primary sources
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). http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/history/resources/pubs/usingprimarysources
Examples of primary sources include: Photographs, letters, historical documents, data sets, and audio recordings.
Peer Reviewed Journals: This type of academic journal requires a “review” of submissions prior to acceptance by assigned “peers” in the 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 publication.
Empirical Article: This type of scholarly resource is a research article that reports the results of a study that uses data derived from actual observation or experimentation (California State University, 2007)
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