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MBA6400: Business, Government and Society: How to Find Journal Articles

Tips for Searching ABIand Other Proquest Databases

Here are a few suggestions for searching the ABI database:

  • put your search terms in quotation marks or use the thesaurus to help determine best terms
  • use the "preview" feature to sort through your results
  • search results are sorted by relevance as the default; change to date if necessary
  • look at the results by type of source (scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines)

Tips for Searching Business Source Premier and Other Ebsco Databases

Suggestions for searching Business Source Premier

  • use the thesaurus if you have difficulty finding the best terms
  • search for your terms in the subject field or abstract
  • check to see if your results are listed by relevance or by date
  • add the best of the results to a folder for email or saving
  • use the cite feature to help prepare the citation

Selected Journals

This is a representative list of journals. Use the link to the journal to browse or search through the issues online. For many of your topics, a search in one or more of the databases will be a better choice since it will guide you to a variety of articles in different journals.

How to Find Journal/Scholarly Articles

The same databases used to find popular articles can be used to locate journal articles. In Academic Search Complete, ABI, Business Source Premier and Proquest Central, the results of your search are sorted into categories such as "magazines" or "scholarly or peer-reviewed". Choose the "scholarly or peer-reviewed option to find journal articles.

When using Lexis-Nexis, it is best to select US Legal then select Law Reviews.