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University of Minnesota

Kathryn A. Martin Library

MGTS 4443: Management Studies

Fall 2020, for Antoinette Pearson

Research Guide

Finding Books
Business Periodical Databases
Other Databases
Search Engines

LSBE indoors

topFinding Books

umd catalog

UMD Catalog
Search for books, government documents, reference books, videos located at UMD by title using the Advanced Search of the UMD Online Catalog.

Example:   Books on Teams


Find over 450 MILLION books, government documents, videos found in thousands of libraries. THIS IS OUR BEST SOURCE FOR FINDING AND ORDERING MATERIALS THROUGH OUR FREE INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICE. Interlibrary Loans often require 1-3 weeks or more to fulfill.


google book search

Google Book Search
With this exciting and very new service, search for any keywords and discover which books are highly ranked for them. You may be able to find and read a few pages of the the scanned book in context.

All Campuses Catalog

All-University Catalog Book Search
and search all U of MN campuses just as you would our campus. You can mark "Get-It" for any circulating book held at any campus, including UMD, and it will be pulled and held for you at our Circulation desk. You will be notified by e-mail. UMD requests are usually filled within one day and requests from other campuses can take 2 to 4 working days. This is faster than Inter Library Loan as there is no intermediary processing your request. This is available for faculty, staff and students. FREE! All University of Minnesota book resources are now at your finger tips!!

topBusiness Periodical Databases

Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier
Full text of over 3,400 business periodicals. This is our largest business database. It provides our best access to scholarly journals.
google scholar

Google Scholar
Indexes scholarly literature. Strong in the areas of medicine, engineering, the sciences, and business. Provides relevancy rankings based on the citation patterns of the articles.  Sources are linked to UMD Library electronic holdings via "Find It."

 Use it to find scholarly articles, case studies, in Business, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, medicine and related disciplines.  This is your best first place to search for article based information.

Sample searches:

Team Effectiveness

Team Cohesion

Team Dynamics

Cross Functional Teams and Information Sharing

(hotel OR hospitality) AND employee AND (turnover OR engagement)

Hotel Employee Retention

Hotel Employee Satisfaction

Hotel Employee Motivation

IBIS World Logo IBIS World Industry Reports provide industry market research reports on over 1,300 U.S. industries, plus Canada, China, and Global Industries. For example, look up the Hotel Industry in the United States.

ProQuest News
Contains the full text of newspaper articles from over 350 titles going back over 30 years.  Proquest News provides our only source of electronic access to the Wall Street Journal.  This is a Key Source of newspaper information.   Use it to find industry information, trends, case studies, and examples of problems and solutions.


Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition)
Contains the full-text Wall Street Journal which has extensive coverage of stock markets, finance, investments and business-oriented news. This database version from ProQuest News includes business news and analysis, company news, regular columns, special reports, articles on the national and world economy, editorials and opinion, interviews, and Reuters news stories. Excludes charts and free standing tabular data, such as stock tables and other exchange listings.  
Full text coverage: Jan 2, 1984 - current

Lexis Nexis  

WestLaw News

Westlaw News contains more than 4,900 News and business information publications. This is a Key Source of news and trade publication information.

  Use it to find industry information, products, trends, case studies, and examples of problems and solutions.

top Other Databases

Oxford English Dictionary Oxford English Dictionary Online
Considered to be the authority on the evolution of the English language. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 500,000 words, both present and past.

features 1.5 million statistics on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources, categorized into 21 market sectors, on over 600 industries. This data is pulled from market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. Note that search results can be individual statistics or larger "dossier" reports. For each statistic, Statista provides available meta data including source, release date, number of respondents, and any other relevant details. Content is geared towards business and marketing statistical needs, with a focus on current (not historical) statistics. Ready made tables are available for download as images to insert into presentations. Data is downloadable in PPT, XLS, and PNG.


Wikipedia includes information more often associated with almanacs, gazetteers, and specialist magazines, as well as coverage of current events. It has over 6 million entries, and is constantly growing. Many articles are long, detailed, with sources and related links. Wikipedia has been controversial because of its open collaborative nature, however it has received good marks in recent scholarly journals.

This is a good place to get an overview of business related definitions, topics or issues. The Wikipedia can help you to find and understand the “keywords” you will need to search our library’s many databases . You may not want to cite the Wikipedia as a source, but it may lead you to sources you can cite. Learn how to make the best use of this wonderful resource.

top Search Engines

The first place to go to search the web.
Another major unique search engine.

Examples of Google Searches  (similar searches on can be made in Google Scholar too) :

Turnover in Hospitality Industry

Turnover in Hotel Industry

Employee Engagement in the Hotel Industry

Employee Engagement in the Hospitality Industry  (Google News option)

Other Suggested Websites

Questionnaires, Surveys, and Focus Groups:
Students may want to consider doing primary research on a given business topic. Primary research allows you to discover and create current information on a specific or localized topic.  We have many books in our Library that can help you better understand how to do this work. 


APA Style, APA Format, and APA Annotated Bibliographies.

How to do an APA Annotated Bibliography 

Purdue APA Annotated Bibliography  -- provides good examples.

Critical Annotated Bibliography

Citing Your Sources: If you are writing an LSBE paper or report, you will need to cite your sources.  This webpage provides examples in APA Style. 

Purdue OWL APA Citation Guide:  Use OWL to learn how to cite books, articles, reports, and databases with APA style.
This is a Key Source.  It is vital to document and list your research efforts.

APA Paper Formatting    A useful how-to with video.

APA Formatting and Style Guide from Purdue University.   Detailed, authoritative information on APA.

Citing Online Business Resources using APA Style   Another useful APA guide.

Updated September 9, 2020.