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Business Essentials

Scholarly sources for Business research

Scholarly sources, which are normally published in journals, as book chapters, or in conference proceedings, usually cover specific topics at a fairly deep level.

From this page you can 

  • Access recommended databases for periodical and journal articles in Business.
  • Access journals in Business, to browse recent issues and see what scholars are discussing there 
  • Browse a virtual bookshelf of Business books at the Georgia Tech Library
  • Learn how to request resources through interlibrary loan
  • Find info. on citations

What is a database and why use one

What is a scholarly database? 

A scholarly database organizes the best quality, most relevant information for a field or discipline in one place so it can be searched. Because there is so much scholarly research and so many different fields, databases specialize in which kinds of information or tools they provide. 

Why use a scholarly database? 

Scholarly databases take into account the important publications and research methods of a field or discipline. The database helps you make choices about which articles you want to see - by subject, dates of publication, overall topic, and more. Google and Google Scholar, while vast, do no quality control on the content they provide or give you good tools to narrow your focus. 

Recommended database for business

Note: see also Business News page and Specialized Business Resources page on this Guide.

And, other related guides: Company Information ; Industry Information ; Georgia & Atlanta Business ; International Business

For comprehensive list, the A-Z Database listing  - select the subject "Business" .

Business Books

Search in Georgia Tech Library catalog for all books.

Find top business journals



In BrowZine, one can browse table of contents, download/share articles seamlessly

Management and Organizational Development books

How to use Interlibrary Loan


What is a citation?

A citation, also known as a reference, is a direct, specific description of a particular work. Each citation usually includes the date of creation or publication, the creator's name, and the title of the work.

The Georgia Tech Library recommends the Purdue OWL online guide to citation styles. It is extensive and free for anyone to use. It can be found at Purdue OWL.

The link below has more info. on how to use citations and on citation styles.