The purpose of this course research guide is to acquaint you with some of the resources in the University Library and on the World Wide Web which may be useful for research topics related to the course indicated above. If you have questions you may stop by the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of the library, or you may call the Reference Desk at (334) 229-4110 during the hours the Library is open.

Books & Reference Sources

Sources in the Library's Reference Collection can help you find brief factual information quickly. Be sure to browse the shelves near the sources listed below to find others.

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Journal Articles

Databases contain electronic versions of the articles found in the print version of journals and magazines. The list below is a small sampling of databases which are relevant to this course. You can search or browse other databases by SUBJECT (Business) or by the database TITLE (List of Databases).

The databases are easily accessible off-campus by clicking on the database name and typing in the last five (5) digits of your Social Security Number (without hyphens), and your last name (in lower case). If you need additional assistance with accessing the databases, contact Cedric Davis (334-229-6998).

If the full-text of an article is not available in a database, check for the journal title in E-Journal Finder to determine if the article is available in another database. If the full-text of an article is not available in any of the databases, you may order the article through the Interlibrary Loan service. Also, search for the journal title in the Library’s HORNet Cat (Catalog) for availability of print journals in the Serials Department on the 3rd floor.

Selected Business Databases:

Includes “ALERTS” (Email notification of new updates to the database)


Browse/Search for Journals by Title or Industry, or Country:


Location and Scope of Selected Journal Titles:


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Instructor Approved Web Sites

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Citing Your Sources

Style Guides & Manuals

Resources for creating citations of articles, books, Web pages, etc.

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Further Help

Email your questions: Ask a Librarian

Or contact:

Eric Ledwell, Assistant Reference Librarian (334) 229-6886

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