You will need an understanding of the topic, knowing the key sources, and theories, where to look, who to ask and the keywords and concepts you are going to use to focus your task.
Start with the material recommended to you in lectures, textbooks, unit outlines and blackboard.
There are many subject specific encyclopedias and handbooks in the
Library. Here are a few examples;
Write a detailed outline of the task. This outline or draft, will help you to
understand what information you need to find, then you can create a search strategy. A search strategy should include what information you need , where you might look, and keywords and phrases you have to begin.
This is essential to creating your search strategy, and you will collect more terms as you search.
As you search, keep on track and don’t be too distracted by irrelevant material. Only read the summaries or abstracts initially, before you decide to read the full text later.
Do you need company information? See the Library Subject Guide for Companies.
– See the Library Subject Guide for Industry and market analysis.
Do you need industry and market intelligence? See the Library Subject Guide for Industry and market analysis.
When searching on the web, evaluate information based on its currency, relevance, authority, accuracy and purpose.
Save full articles with the information you need to cite or reference them in your bibliography.
Business Source Complete peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed journals, trade and industry publications, and market research reports
Emerald peer reviewed articles and book chapters
Proquest from key journals, news publications, and videos to critical market research, company profiles, business plans, working papers, and small business resources