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Citation Resources

APA Style Guide to Electronic References
    Offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA style. -  NetID and password login required.

Citation Sources - Trinity University
     Offers a variety of citation styles with examples. Need to create an annotated bibliography?
     Checkout Trinity University's Citing Sources website.

Citing Business Databases - APA style
     Excellent citing listing - provided by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Citing Factiva database - APA style
     Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia

     A tool that allows users to create a personal database of research, download citations and generate accurate,
     concise bibliographies for research papers.

     How to use RefWorks - Quick step-by-step guide. (PDF) RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database
manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online
     databases. These references can be used in writing bibliographies for papers and to automatically format the paper
     and the bibliography in seconds. Various writing styles are accommodated.  The RefWorks Write-N-Cite module
     requires the UT Arlington Group Code.  Off-campus users of Write-N-Cite must login using the Group Code to
     download the free utility.  Get Group Code

     "Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
     It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself."

Easy Bib
     Easy Bib will help you to cite your sources. Just remember that you need to double check that the content and
     formatting is correct.


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Research Tips

Before starting to search an article database for articles are you topic some thought should be put into what you need for the research assignment or project.  This planning will help save time and provide more relevant search results.  The list of suggestions below is meant as a guide to help you plan your research project.

  • Do you need up-to-date or historical information?
  • Are you limited to a specific time period? (i.e. January 1944 to December 1945)
  • Create a list of "keyword" the are important for your topic.  (depression, work place, boss)
  • Create a list of synomyns or other words that suggest the same meaning (i.e. boss, supervisor, manager, employer)
  • Think about ways to combine these words  (depression AND health) = AND search searches for both words and will narrow the search results.   An OR search (depression OR health) broadens the search results
  • Once you perform your seach - review the results.
  • Like the results?  If not try changing your keywords. 
  • If you are using Business Source Complete you can check the Subject area (left side of the page) for other keyword or subject terms


Definitions & Formulas

  • Dictionary of finance and investment terms  - John Downes
  • Call Number: REF HG 151 .D69 2006 (7th ed.)
    Includes more than 5,000 terms related to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, banking, tax laws, and transactions in the various financial markets. Readers will also find a helpful list of financial abbreviations and acronyms, as well as illustrative diagrams and charts.

  • Encyclopedia of business and finance - Burton S. Kalinski
    Call Number: REF HF 1001 .E466 2007
    Covers accounting, management, marketing, law, finance, and economics. All the entries are cross-referenced and include bibliographies offering print resources and web sites. Of note are the entries on Financial Literacy, Financial Statement Analysis & Financial Statements.

  • Financial and Operating Ratios (Website) - Harvard Business School, Baker Library
    An extensive annotated guide to additional sources.

    Business Ratios and Formulas: A Comprehensive Guide - Stephen Bragg
  • Includes nearly 250 operational criteria with clear, easy-to-understand explanations that can be used right away. Several chapters cover ratios and formulas for e-commerce and human resources.