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RSCH5700 Business Information & Decision-Making: Welcome

Find resources for your research assignment(s) in RSCH5700.

Research Assignments

For this course, you will have a number of assignments that will require library resources. The assignments include:

  • Article Critiques
  • Research Proposal

Please refer to your syllabus and your uLearn course for more information.

Class Textbooks

Related Resources

Article Critiques - Using the Journal Lookup

Use the Journal Lookup feature to determine if the Library owns an article in print or electronically. To use the Journal Lookup:

  1. Enter the name of the magazine or journal title (not the article title) into the search box.
  2. From the search results, follow the appropriate link to locate the article in the Library's databases or on the Library's magazine shelves.

Business Cases

Research Proposal

Third aspect of your Research Proposal assignment, the research design, explains proposed methods that will be used to conduct the research in a clear and logical way ensuring that all researchers who adopt this inquiry will conduct the research in the same manner.

For more information on research design, search the Library Catalog on keywords such as:

  • research design
  • research methods
  • research and methodology

Worldcat Discovery Search

Recommended Databases

Grey Literature

Grey literature is "That which is produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers." (Fourth International Conference on Grey Literature, Washington, DC, October, 1999)

Grey literature includes:

  • Theses and dissertations
  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Research reports
  • Government documents

Annotated Bibliographies

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations followed by a descriptive summary and/or evaluation.

Often the annotation will reflect the applicability of the source to the needs of the researcher.

The purpose of this type of bibliography is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.

For more information as well as examples of annotated bibliographies, visit Step 5f of the Library's Research Process guide.

Literature Review

A literature review discusses published information in a particular subject area, and sometimes within a certain time period.

A literature review can be a simple summary of the sources, but it usually has an organizational pattern and combines both summary and synthesis.

Sources included in a literature review may include: books, peer-reviewed articles, newspaper articles, videos, conference proceedings, and websites.

You should only include sources that are relevant, recent and reputable.

Source: University of North Carolina's Writing Center