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  • 1. ADMS 3430: Library Presentation Meghan Ecclestone, Business Librarian Peter F. Bronfman Business Library
  • 2. Agenda
    • Overview of the libraries
    • Finding company information
      • SEDAR
      • Company Reports
    • Researching articles
      • Where to start
      • Different types of business articles
      • Effective searching
      • Demonstration: ABI Inform Global
    • Citing your sources
    • Evaluation and questions
  • 3. Finding an article when you have a citation
    • Novak, Dan. (2009). An Open, Collaborative Approach to Attracting and Retaining Clients. People & Strategy 32 (2), 16-20.
    Sometimes you may find a reference to an article you wish to read on the web, through a professor recommendation etc. Heres an example: (See Finding an Article When you Have a Citation or Reference in the ADMS 3430 course guide)
  • 4.
    • When were trying to find out if we have an article in the librarys collection, we have to start with the where:
    • Who = Author
    • What = Article title
    • When = Date
    • Where = Journal title, volume, and page
    Finding an article when you have a citation Novak, Dan. (2009). An Open, Collaborative Approach to Attracting and Retaining Clients. People & Strategy 32 (2), 16-20.
  • 5. Finding an article when you have a citation Type the publication title here Select the eResources button here Type the title of the publication in to the Title Quick Search Box on the libraries home page at to determine if article is available online. Novak, Dan. (2009). An Open, Collaborative Approach to Attracting and Retaining Clients. People & Strategy 32 (2), 16-20.
  • 6. Researching articles: Where to start
    • Use the course guide for ADMS 3430 and review the section on Finding Articles on a Human Resources Planning Topic
    • Also, see Finding Business Articles available through the Bronfman Library home page.
  • 7. Researching articles: Different types of business articles
    • Which is which?
    • Scholarly journal
    • Trade/Industry publication
    • Popular Business Magazine
    • Newspaper/Newswire
  • 8. Scholarly Articles
    • Published in academic journals may be peer-reviewed
    • May appear in a scholarly journal generally dedicated to the area of business e.g. Administrative Science Quarterly or to a subfield within business e.g. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
    • Written by academics and researchers
    • Typically focus on original research
    • Publication lag time
    • Use specialized language
    • Extensive bibliographies
    • Plain covers, few or no pictures or advertisements.
  • 9. Articles in Trade Journals or Magazines
    • Published in trade or professional journals or magazines e.g. HR Professional, Autoweek etc.
    • Target members of a specific business, industry or organization
    • Written by practitioners or journalists who cover the field
    • Often published by an association or organization
    • Valued for currency
    • Typically focus on industry trends, new products or techniques, and organizational news
    • Editorial review quite common, may contain short bibliographies
    • Often printed on glossy paper with pictures, charts, and illustrations and some focused advertising
  • 10. Articles in Popular Magazines
    • Published in popular magazines e.g Canadian Business, Economist, Forbes .
    • Target audience is general public and/or business professionals.
    • Tend to focus on general business information esp. current trends and news.
    • Typically unsigned articles with no bibliographies
    • Use of laymen terms not specialized language.
    • Features glossy paper, pictures & illustrations, and heavy advertising
  • 11. Newspaper Articles
    • Published in newspapers or newswires e.g. Wall Street Journal, Financial Times or Canada Newswire
    • Short articles quite typical
    • Focus on current news in business
    • Written by business columnists/journalists
  • 12. Researching articles: Effective searching
    • Dont use natural language but use and and or to combine key search terms
      • employees and motivation
      • recruit or select
    • Try to boil down to core concepts and introduce synonyms
      • corporate training OR professional development OR continuing education
    • Use truncation symbols where appropriate to find relevant variants on a word
      • manag*, canad*
    • Consider applying search limits if appropriate e.g. articles published only in last five years.
  • 13. Researching articles: Demonstration: ABI Inform Global
    • Just one of many important business articles databases
    • See Choosing the Right Articles Database in your course guide for a list of key articles databases
    • Topic for today: HRM and compensation
  • 14. Researching articles: Refining Your Search
  • 15. Researching articles: Refining Your Search
  • 16. Citing Your Sources
    • For guides on APA citation style:
      • See the Citing your Sources section of the course guide
      • McGill University's Howard Ross Management Library has created a guide to citing business sources using APA style
      • York also has the latest version of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association in print.
    • For more information about citations and plagiarism, see the Academic Integrity Tutorial .
    • Learn about RefWorks to help you build a database of relevant articles and for easy formatting of your bibliography.
  • 17. Thank you!
    • Dont hesitate to contact us:
      • in person at the reference desk or by appointment
      • by email (
      • IM chat reference service
      • by phone (416-736-5139)
    Please take five minutes to fill out the evaluation and return them to me!