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Business Research Guide: Finding Articles & More

A research guide covering all business-related topics, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and management.

Off-Campus Access to Databases

To access any database in this Research Guide from off campus, you will need your myMCC login. You may find your myMCC login at www.mchenry.edu/myMCC. Click on "Password Reset/Find Username."  

Good Starting Point

A good starting point for magazine, newspaper and journal articles on business topics is to search several of the EBSCO databases. The search box below will search the Academic Search Complete, Business Source Elite and Regional Business News databases.When searching databases, make sure to combine your key terms with Boolean AND (to include all the terms) or Boolean OR (for related terms). Check out the YouTube video below for a quick tutorial on Boolean searching.

Another good article database for business research is Academic OneFile.

Research databases
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Selecting and Using Keywords Video (3:50)

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Joshua Vossler's video "Selecting and Using Keywords"

Research Tip: If you were researching the topic "videogame violence" as discussed in the video above, you could also use a great and reliable site such as this: https://www.statista.com/topics/868/video-games/  (Video Game Industry: Statistics & Facts | Statista)

Quick Tips and Shortcuts for Database Searching (video 5:19)

Entering Keywords into a Database (video 4:41)

Recommended Databases

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Magazines

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Flipster

Click on the image above to access Flipster for digital magazines.  Current issues as well as back issues are available for you to view on your computer or mobile device, or through the Flipster app for iPhone/iPad or Android.

To access magazines from off-campus, log in using your library card number.

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You can also check out print magazines in the library.

Titles include: Consumer Reports, Time, People, Money, and more!

View a complete title list here.