So your business professor gives you a class assignment that reads something like this: “Find Scholarly Articles Treating This Quotation: ‘Working in Groups in the Workplace is both Necessary and Impossible.’”. How would you best begin an in-depth article search using the RU library databases?
Well, our skilled personnel in the library have come up with two methods of attack:
Way #1: from the library’s homepage, go into ‘Online Resources A-Z’ and choose ‘Business Source Premier’. If you’re off campus, log in using your complete ID number. Next to the ‘Find’ box, type in “Teams in the workplace” and limit your results to “full text”. You’ll get well above 6,000 hits. So, on the second line, type in “Team building.” This decreases the results to a manageable 320 or so. If, instead of “Team building” you type in “Intergroup relations,” on the second line and redo the search, the results are also a reasonable 60 or so.
Way #2: start from the library’s homepage, click on ‘Find Journals & Newspapers by Title or Subject’. In the ‘Title begins with’ field, type in “Small Group Research”. Since you want more recent information, click on the link for “Sage Premier 2008”. This will bring you to the periodical’s homepage. Now, enter “teams workplace” in the ‘Quick Search this Journal’ field at the left column and click “Go”. You should find plenty of articles in pdf full text.
Good luck, and enjoy your time researching this topic – it’s not necessarily an impossible task! For other interesting business-related blog posts, browse our “Value Line Investment Survey” or “Welcome to the Wall Street Journal” missives.