Welcome to the research guide for MBA/Online MBA students. In this guide students will find
This research guide provides MBA/Online MBA students with a starting point for conducting research on topics of interest in business. This guide directs students to resources that enable them to locate company profiles, industry research, marketing reports, consumer information and articles to support research.
To help you with your research needs, I can help you with the following:
Mobile Research Help
During the fall and spring semesters, catch up with me on the porch area of the College of Business RBB building. I'll be there on Monday and Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00 am to answer questions about library resources and help with research. I am available to help both students and faculty.
If you are having trouble with your research and need more than an email answer, we can set up a Zoom appointment to meet and talk. Use the "Schedule an appointment" button on my information link on the left to schedule a time to meet.
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When you are off-campus, you will automatically be asked to login using your FSUID and password whenever you click on a link from our website or resources. You should login using the same credentials you use to log into Canvas and your FSU webmail. VPN is not required or recommended for accessing library resources off-campus. For more help see Libraries "Off Campus Solutions"
Yes! Even though you may never actually visit Strozier Library in beautiful Tallahassee, FL, you can access nearly all the resources online using your FSUID. When clicking on the links from one of the library guides or the catalog just enter your FSUID https://www.lib.fsu.edu/service/campus-access when prompted.
Library guides like this one are great places to start. You can browse the Digital Business Library to look for business resources by research topic or business area, search the catalog or OneSearch https://www.lib.fsu.edu/catalog-and-discovery-upgrades, find articles by format or talk to your librarian.
You have options!
The library subscribes to the Harvard Business Review in a variety of places and formats. Here are the quickest ways to get access:
Can be found in the basement of Strozier, Row 35, 650.5 H339. This copy can only be used in the library. (if you have come this far to read a paper copy, come visit me! I’m steps away to your left in the office next to the vending machines.)
These “Best Bets” are good places to start searching for company information, industry-related reports and articles on business topics. Follow the link the top of each section for more in depth information. If you’re having trouble locating the right information you are looking for, please escalate your problem to me.
These “Best Bets” are good places to start searching for industry-related reports, profiles or articles. If you’re having trouble locating the right information you are looking for, please escalate your problem to me.
The College of Business does not have a standard style for citing information. It is the professor's prerogative for assigning a citation style required in the class. If there is no preferred style, I suggest Harvard, APA or Chicago. All are straightforward and commonly used.
The following guides will give you a general overview of the commonly used styles along with examples, and information on the citation management programs such as Zotero and Mendeley,
To find information on how to cite common business sources, such as:
Please check out the following libguides: