MANA 3002 - Business & its Environment: Article Search

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Trade journals

Because you're looking at efforts ON CAMPUS, I recommend the following education trade magazines.

Chronicle of Higher Education:

We have a subscription directly to the Chronicle (as it is familiarly called), but I recommend searching using the ProQuest version.  The search engine on the Chronicle's own website is poor.

Best database for trade journal coverage:

A free website:

Key journals

Scholarly article databases

General & multidisciplinary:

Although it has no full-text, Web of Science is perhaps the place to start:  it is broad and multi-disciplinary, covers scholarly literature almost exclusively, and allows the searcher to see citation patterns.  This last item, citation patterns, is important!  This is an important tool for finding out which scholars and which papers are the influential ones.

Google Scholar also has a place in the starting lineup:  although it can often retrieve too much, it is helpful for identifying keywords and terms for searching.  If you're on campus, or using the VPN, it also provides links to full-text content (FindIt@MU links), and links to Web of Science.

The subject-specific databases can be very helpful too, because they will have filters/limits that help you find the most relevant results.

Click here for instructions on off-campus access.

General business:



Environmental science:

Getting the Articles

Here's a short video showing how Find it @ MU works. (About 4 minutes long.)

Two common ways to find out if the Libraries have access to the articles you need:

1) You are searching in an article database, but it doesn't have the full-text:  

Click on  Findit@MU button in the article citation. Another window / tab opens with two possible options:

  • Links indicating Find it @MU may have located one or more sources for full text of the article. Click on the links and follow the trail to the article. 
  • Links to search MARQCAT by the journal title or its ISSN number. The journal may be available in print or electronically through a source not searchable by Find it @MU.

2) You already have a specific citation and aren't currently searching in a database:

  • Search for the journal title in MARQCAT, the library catalog;
  • Do not search the title or author of the article, MARQCAT doesn't contain article level information.

The MARQCAT record will indicate what years we have in print and/or online, providing call number locations for the print and links to the e-journal.  Once at the e-journal, navigate to the volume, issue and page that you need.


Didn't find the article/journal using Find it @MU or MARQCAT?  Request the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) by clicking on the link at the bottom of the Find it @MU window or tab.  Learn more about ILL here.

Ever wonder why the full-text isn't there?  Watch this short video about the Business of Information.