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Business Research Sources, a Reference Navigator
by F. Patrick Butler

This valuable e-book, authored by a seasoned business professor and originally published by McGraw-Hill, is freely accessible online and a significant aid to researchers. It is composed of 50 chapters and over 100 classic business reference sources.
Business Research Sources, a Reference Navigator

Free Databases

Advice on Free Databases

It can very handy to search through databases for research information...and sometimes expensive. There are some websites which are absolutely free and ...
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Business Articles

What should you be looking for in the books and articles to be used for your research reports? Most students it seems will begin their research project by hopping on the Internet with a key word or two and browsing awhile. Once they find some appropriate articles they try and splice them together to make a well suited report that matches their original idea or proposal to the professor. This is easy to do because there's a LOT of stuff out there on the web.
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James C. Van Horne's Review

"The book contains a wealth of information on sources for research endeavors. The sources cited span many fields, and the descriptions of them give me a good understanding of their scope and relevancy to a particular issue at hand. It is a most helpful tool for the researcher."

James C. Van Horne,
A.P.Giannini Professor of Finance,
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

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Learning Guides

It's not just your grades that depend on how well you write and present a research paper. Eventually, and sooner than you may think, you will be judged on your ability to research, write and express yourself before your boss and corporate peers.
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"The great majority of people have almost no idea what business reference books or databases exist or how to use them, yet many of these same people are employed in the exercise of...commercial judgements.
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author of Business Research Sources,
a Reference Navigator

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Do I need this book? Quiz:

To test your business research IQ take the Business Research Reference challenge... Or give it to your class. The ten questions offered below could be considered elementary for anyone familiar with business research.
If you miss five or more questions...
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1. Business Research Sources, a Reference Navigator

Designed primarily as a resource book, this text is intended for use as either a supplement or a "stand alone" book in a variety of courses including Business Research Methods, Marketing Research, Business Communications, Introduction to Management, and Introduction to Business.
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  6. Governmental Affairs and Nongovernmental Organizations
  7. The Organizational Functions
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