MGT 120: Welcome
Databases A - Z is an alphabetical listing of all library subscribed databases including ALL OF THE EBSCO Databases. You can filter the collection by subject type or by type of database (articles, ebooks, reference shelf, images, etc.).
When to Use A-Z Databases
- when you want specialized information sources within a discipline or academic field (e.g. select psychology from the drop-down Subject menu).
- when you know the name of a library database you want to search (eg. Psychology And Behavioral Science Collection)
- as a starting place to find more in-depth sources of information
Best Bet Databases
Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for top scholarly journals, including the Harvard Business Review. It also includes industry and country reports and company information.
MasterFile Complete -- Contains Full-text articles from over 1500 leading magazines and long-form journalism including:
The Atlantic, Wired, New Yorker, Weekly Standard, New Republic
Why can't I find anything?
There are thousands of articles written every month on thousands of topics. The first step is starting in the right place. Do you need a newspaper article or a magazine article? What's the difference? Are they biased? Next, you will need to figure out keywords. Your preliminary research and the Internet can help you figure out good search terms.
What is Full-Text?
Full text means that you will be able to read/view the entire text of the article - not just an index entry or abstract.
When in doubt?
-- When was the information created?
-- Does your topic require updated information?
-- Does the information relate to your paper/project?
-- Is it written at an appropriate level? (not too advanced or elementary)
-- Is the author qualified to write on this subject?
-- Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?
-- Where does the information come from?
-- Is the information supported by legitimate sources?
-- Why was the site created (advertising, share knowledge, entertainment)?
-- Do the authors make their intentions clear?
Presentation Advice and Hints
ZOOM Presentation Tips and Tricks
There are many different places to find presentation assistance on the web. Here are a few crucial pieces of advice:
- Be Clear -- You may know what you are talking about, but your audience may not. Make sure you are using words and phrases that they will understand. Avoid jargon or specialized language. Try not to ramble or keep repeating the thing.
- Remember your Audience -- Pay attention to your audience's cues: do they look bored or confused? Are they engaged? Are they understanding what you want them to understand? An activity or interactive handout is a great way to do this.
Technology -- If you are going to use technology, make sure it works and make sure you know how to use it... There is no better way to make your audience bored than making them wait.