How will you know what is available? Where will you go for information? Can you get information readily? You will need more than just Web based information found by “Googling.”
OCLS pages provide links to resource materials of many different types: ◦Journal articles ◦Books at IWU (or other libraries) ◦Reference materials ◦Company information ◦Title list of journals available at IWU ◦Web page links …and more…
Select useful topics that will stretch your potential in the business world. Know how to navigate the myriad of library resources available at IWU and perhaps other libraries that you may be able to access. Know which resource is the right one to use depending on the topic or need you have for research, e.g. do you need articles, books, statistics, company information, country information, overview information, etc.
Each database has a unique purpose! Learning the purpose of each one will save you time and help you locate quality information so you can share yourinformed opinion—not just your opinion!
But first, you need to download a handout provided by OCLS that lists the databases available and gives their purpose. You may want to take notes on the handout as you continue with the PowerPoint. Download at: http://www.indwes.edu/ocls/business_datab ases_handout.pdf (Link or copy and paste). http://www.indwes.edu/ocls/business_datab ases_handout.pdf
Assignment 1: “Write a 3-5 page paper on Corporate Culture using 3-5 sources, including books and journal articles…” 1. Searching for books…
http://www.indwes.edu/ocls http://www.indwes.edu/ocls Then click on: Library Catalog (under Books).
Assignment 2: “Write a paper, showing the pro and con of illegal immigration...”
Opposing Viewpoints is an excellent database for pro/con, or controversial issues As with all databases, start at the OCLS Home Page ◦Click on General… (under Article Databases) ◦Select Opposing Viewpoints ◦Authenticate with your last name & 14 digit library number
Select: General Resources (this database is cross- disciplinary) Select: Opposing Viewpoints
Type in your subject, then click on Viewpoints OR Click on: Issues and choose their recommended topics.
By clicking on: Issues on the entry page, you see that your topic of Illegal Immigrants is one of the options.
On this page, you have many options to get content On your topic: Overview articles, Videos, Expert Picks, Viewpoints, Reference articles, News articles. All are available full text!