MANA 3002 - Business & its Environment: Topic starting points

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This page has resources to get you started on the specific topics you've chosen.  Use the links in the table of contents area (left margin) to go to specific topics.

Notes about article databases:
  1. Search in ABI/Inform Collection (from ProQuest) for coverage of trade publications which cover current business news, and for coverage of scholarly business journals.
    • Trade publications will be most useful for topics/questions that have a clear business or practical focus.
    • Scholarly journal articles will be most useful for research or analysis questions.   
  2. Search in Education Resource Complete (from EBSCO) for the best coverage of things related to education. 
  3. Search in Environment Complete (from EBSCO) for the best coverage of the environmental sciences scholarly literature.  
  4. Search in Web of Science (from Clarivate Analytics) for multi-disciplinary coverage of top-tier scholarly journals. Be aware that it has very little full-text, so using the Find It @ MU links is truly required.
    Here's a short video showing how Find It @ MU works.

Chronicle of Higher Education

Composting & food waste

In Milwaukee:

And beyond:

Fast fashion

This topic or question will require you to get into trade journals as well as scholarly journals. Why?  

  • The trades are where you can find the latest news and developments.  Search in ABI/Inform Collection, linked to above.
  • Scholarly journals are where you'll find more assessment and analysis.  Search in Web of Science, Environment Complete and ABI/Inform Collection (using the results filter for scholarly articles).
Specific publications to look for and search in:
Reports, statistics and more:
2 Industry profiles:

These two reports will tell you all about the money-making potential for fast fashion ...

Fair trade or sustainable fashion

Food insecurity and access

Background sources:

Specifically about Milwaukee/Wisconsin:

Meat industry, meat consumption

Environmental concerns:
Health and nutrition:
Labor issues:

All about the working conditions for workers in this industry.

Paper use reduction

Why reduce paper use?

First, some of the reasons why one should try to reduce paper usage!


I'm quite certain that you will be just as good at Google searching for this as I am, if not better! 

But here are a couple of examples I found that look good.  Yes, they are focused more on the office setting, but many of these strategies are equally relevant to individuals.


In Milwaukee (and Wisconsin):

Below are links to several articles from the local NPR affiliate, WUWM, by their environmental reporter Susan Bence. They have good local news coverage.

Initiatives that work with companies:

Vehicle emissions

Waste reduction at universities