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BIZ 3641: Operations Management

Schedule Appointment

Schedule an appointment with me to discuss your research. I'm also happy to answer short questions via email. Meetings will be most beneficial if you have already tried searches on your own.

Relevant Databases

Suggested Strategies

  • Use search limiters
    • Date limiters can help you narrow down results to the relevant time frame 
  • Trade journals (found in Business Source) will be valuable resources
  • Don't rely solely on the company's websites and press releases
    • They are not your most objective source 

Tips

  • Be sure you are researching the official name of the company. Many companies have popular names that may not be listed anywhere. For example, 3M is really Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing.
  • If the company is a personal name or includes initials, e.g. Walt Disney or H. J. Heinz, look under each part of the name. Various sources are not consistent in how names are treated.
  • If you are researching a subsidiary, expand your research to include the parent corporation.
  • Very small or very new companies may not appear in the standard sources, particularly print sources. Look for news articles and a company website. Use any regional or specialized industry directories which may be available.