ENGL 317:Writing for Business & Industry June 2010 Ms. Shana Gass, MSLS, MS email@example.com Reference Librarian Cook Library, Towson University
Resources for Everybody • Internet Public Library: ipl.org • Cook Library Reference Books • Cook Library Catalog • Books • Videos • Government web sites • NOT articles Where do I find articles?????
Identify relevant databases with the Cook Library Subject Gateway! Resources for Everybody
Environmental Topics • Environmental Science & Studies Subject Gateway • Amanda Taylor’s ENVS 798 Guide: http://pages.towson.edu/amtaylo/ENVS798.html
Business Topics • “Big 4” Business Article Databases • Business Source Complete – news, company info, industry info, scholarly articles • Factiva – news, company info • LexisNexis Academic – news, legal info, company info • RDS Business Suite – news, market share
Search Technique Search # 1: How important is writing in the workplace? Search #2: writing workplace Search #3: writing and workplace Compare the following in the Business Source Complete database… Which works best?
Answer: Search #3! writing and workplace Why: The word and allows you to search for articles containing both your search terms, but the articles are not required to include the words right next to each other.
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