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Business Research Guide


This guide was prepared by the Business subject specialist for students taking BUSI 6900 Corporate Responsibility, Ethics and Society. This is designed as a gateway to the research you will need to do to complete your course assignment.. For further research assistance, please contact Dr. Joyline Makani

Dictionaries, Handbooks, and Encyclopedias

Key Databases (academic, popular and news articles)

Use the following business databases to search for articles on your topic. To quickly retrieve the best results think about what your keywords are before searching and construct a search statement, e.g.:

(CSR OR “Corporate social responsibility”) AND (“Triple bottom line” OR “non-financial reporting”) AND (Businesses OR companies) AND Canada

Corporate Responsibility Reports, Data & Ratings

Company & Market Research

The following selected resources provide comprehensive company and market information such as company financials, locations, subsidiaries, executives, products, competitors and more.

Search for Books

Citing Sources

Use the the citation style recommended by your instructor. The following links provide you with useful quick guides to citing sources using different styles.