The Library at St. Cloud State University

MKTG 333 - Bus. Comm. (Goenner)

Finding Your Way Around The Library
Books and More (MnPALS Advanced Search)
Search for books, ebooks, videos, government publications, recordings, music scores, and other materials available at the library. Use the limiters (formats, collections, language, call numbers, etc.) to focus on specific collections. 

Borrow, Request, Renew
Information on library materials checkout, online renewal, interlibrary loan, equipment checkout, and more.

Learn, Evaluate, Cite
Citation resources, information on evaluating materials for credibility and authenticity, and more.
Articles and Databases
Scholarly vs Popular vs TRADE journals
An excellent guide from the University of Washington-Bothell to the various types of publications available to undergradates. Of particular importance to business students is the description of trade journals.

Business Source Premier Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit elm database
Business Source Premier searches 350 scholarly journals back to 1965. Includes searchable references for more than 1,170 journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics and economics.
Using BSP articles to find appropriate article subject headings: 
Each article in BSP has subject headings attached to it. A full list of subject headings can be found in the Thesaurus, in the blue menu bar at the top of the page. Look for these to do more narrowly focused searches. For example, a search in BSP's Thesaurus for "retirement" will retrieve additional subject headings like "retirement planning," "retirement benefits," and so forth. 

Academic Search Premier (all topics) from EBSCO Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit elm database
Academic Search Premier (ASP) contains indexing for nearly 8,050 publications, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. ASP provides full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology, etc. Tip: Click the check box to limit to Academic (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
Using ASP articles to find appropriate article subject headings: see information on BSP, above.

ABI/INFORM (Business) Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit database
ABI/INFORM indexes content from 3,200 trade publications and scholarly journals (with full text or full-image for 2,100 titles) that help students and researchers track business conditions, trends, management techniques, corporate strategies, and industry-specific topics worldwide.
Note: 1972 to present


HR Magazine

The official trade journal of the Society for Human Resource Management. Try a search for "social media," "cellphone use," "business etiquette," etc. You can also place your cursor over "HR Topics and Strategy" in the menu bar for a list of subjects.

NOTE: While much of HR Magazine is available online for free, most is available full-text through Business Source Premier. After examining HR Magazine's website, try searching Business Source Premier for additional articles from HR.

There is a competing magazine indexed by Business Source Premier called "HR Magazine (MA Business & Leisure)." To ensure that your articles are from the HR Magazine published by the Sociedty for Human Resource Management, do a search for ["HR Magazine" not "Business & Leisure"], followed by your topic. Like this:


Funny but Appropriate
From the University of Arizona's Career Services Office: What Not To Do at the Job Interview

Subject Specialist
Picture: Olivia Olivares

Olivia Olivares
Associate Professor, Research Librarian
MC 140E
(320) 308-4822

Olivia's contact hours, Spring 2017
On the Reference Desk:

Monday, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Office Hours:

Tuesday, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

If the above times are not convenient, please call or e-mail to set up an appointment.
Salary Negotiation
Occupational Outlook Handbook Unrestricted Resource
Nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

A number of reputable websites offer information and recommendations for negotiating salaries. Here's a list, with links:
  • salary information by profession and market, benefits calculators, cost-of-living comparisons, and more. 
  • information on salary offers and averages for professions, and information for employers researching salaries
  • salary information based on anonymous surveys of employees at companies (hence the "glass door," that allows you to see "inside"). Includes information on benefits and top companies within industries for salaries and benefits.
The Multicultural Workplace is a project of Convergence Media, a company that publishes "The Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit" and multiculturally-focused business directories. Click "Diversity at Work" in the menu on the left side of the page for access to the Diversity Recruitment Library, the Managing Diversity Library, and the Diversity in Industries Library.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey - Demographics
Statistics and population projections for the ethnic, gender, disability and age of the American workforce. Includes survey data from the US Census.

NACE - Internships
From the National Association of Colleges and Employers, a nonprofit national association of college and university career services professionals. The Internships section of their website includes information on best practices, compensation, and survey results.

Winona State University/InternBridge: Employment Law Issues for Internships
This pamphlet is published by InternBridge and made available by Winona State University. It features an in-depth discussion and explanation of legal issues related to the employment of interns. 

Articles and resources:
Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty
Academic Dishonesty and SCSU
From the SCSU Student Handbook - Prohibited Student Conduct:  

Any student who attempts or assists others to commit prohibited conduct as defined below may be held accountable as committing the prohibited act ... Academic dishonesty [is] including but not limited to: cheating, plagiarism, falsification, and collusion. This includes any violation of the Academic Integrity Policy:

University of Texas at Austin - Plagiarism Tutorial
An interactive tutorial on avoiding plagiarism, complete with videos and mini-quizzes.

University of Southern Mississippi Plagiarism Tutorial
A tutorial with examples of incorrect and correct paraphrases and advice of acceptable use of resources. 


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