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E/M 261: Organizational Behavior - Research Projects

Spring 2012
The Research Process

Research is an adventure. It's open-ended, exploratory, surprising, frustrating, and full of blind alleys and interesting side trips. It doesn't have to be lonely. Compare notes with your colleagues and take advantage of the friendly people sitting at the reference desk. We love to help you find what you're looking for.


Table of Contents:

Reference Works
  • Encyclopedia of Human Behavior
    San Diego: Academic Press 2012
    An alphabetical collection of articles on a wide variety of topics, including such specifics as handedness and blushing, as well as broader concepts such as interpersonal communications and intelligence. Each provides an overview of the current knowledge base and provides references to research on the topic.
    • Location(s): Ref BF 31 .E53 2012, 3 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Management
    Thomson Gale 2009 7th edition
    Over 300 short essays on topics ranging from morale and mentoring to consumer behavior and performance appraisal.
    • Location(s): Ref HD 30.15 .E49 2012
    2012
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology
    American Psychological Association 2000
    An authoritative source of articles on topics, methods, findings, advances, and applications in the field. Each article is followed by a current bibliography of the key works on the topic.
    • Location(s): Ref BF 31 .E52 2000
    8 vols.
  • Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook
    SAGE Reference 2010
    "Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts." (Publisher's description)
    • Location(s): Reference HQ 1233 .G452 2010
  • Handbook of Psychology
    Hoboken: Wiley 2003
    Offers in-depth coverage of current knowledge in the field. Each volume tackles a part of the discipline, including history, research methods, biological psychology, personality and social psychology, developmental, forensic, and clinical psychology. Intended for specialists, these volumes summarize the current accepted knowledge in the field.
    • Location(s): Ref BF 121 .H1955 2003, 12 vols.
  • Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook
    SAGE Reference 2010
    "Includes topics such as personalities of nonprofit leaders; vision and starting a nonprofit organization; nonprofit law, statutes, taxation, and regulations; strategic management; financial management; collaboration; public relations for promoting a nonprofit organization; and human resource policies and procedures." (Publisher's description)
    • Location(s): Reference HD 62.6 .L413 2011
Finding Articles
  • Academic Search Premier
    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
    1975-present; updated daily
  • Business Source Premier
    Full-text coverage to more than 2,800 scholarly journals and trade publications in business, economics, political science and public administration. Selected Datamonitor company reports and EIU country documents are also available. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
    1965-present
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) originated with the merging of two databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies - CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index. CMMC indexes around 600 journals and contains full text for over 240 titles.
  • PsycINFO
    Citations and abstracts to articles from more than 1300 international journals in psychology and related fields, going back to 1840. This database covers all areas of psychology, including experimental, developmental, communications, social processes and issues, personality, physical and psychological disorders, professional issues, applied psychology, educational psychology, and behavioral literature in such related fields as law, business and medicine. Also includes citations for books and book chapters.
  • SAGE Premier
    Search the full text to over 500 scholarly journals published by SAGE in a range of disciplines, including many social sciences titles. Many journals include full backfiles - back to 1960s or earlier. To search articles by discipline, click on the "Browse" tab, then click on the "Articles by Discipline" tab.
Other Library Resources
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Materials not available at Gustavus may be borrowed from other libraries and sent here for you to use.
    • Location(s): Library - Main Floor
  • Journal Locator
    Use this tool to search for the coverage dates for print and online journals. This should be your first stop when trying to track down specific articles (e.g. cited references).
Contacting Michelle
I'm happy to meet with you at any time to chat about your research. I can suggest additional sources, advanced search techniques, and troubleshoot problems you may encounter. Email Michelle at mtwait@gustavus.edu or call x7563.

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