Research guide for
45-961 - Evidence-Based Management, Mini-2, 2009
Prof. Denise Rousseau

How can the library help me do research?

Tepper's Library Home Page

Online Catalog: Cameo - look here for e-books, books, journals, theses, etc.

Dictionaries and encyclopedias - for basic information, definitions, overview of field

Remote Access - if you're off campus, you'll need to start here to use any electronic resources

Interlibrary loan - we will get you any article or book that is not in our collection.

Ask a Librarian - many ways to contact the librarians.

What are databases? How are they different from what I find on Google?

Databases A-Z - in all fields, with content unavailable on the open web. This is the alphabetical list of the databases available here.

Databases for Tepper - a selected list with descriptions of the business & economics databases at Carnegie Mellon.

Online journal list – here you can see whether a particular journal is contained in one of our databases. (If it isn't there, we may have it in print - check the catalog to find out.)

What is peer-review? What are scholarly publications? How can I find them?

Academic OneFile – cross-disciplinary database of over 12,000 journals for academic research.

JSTOR - historical collections of important academic journals in all fields; usually covers a span up to 2 years before the present.

PsycINFO - premier international database for psychology and related fields, which includes journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, dissertations.

ABI/INFORM Global – articles from scholarly and trade sources, and dissertations, on business conditions and trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and the competitive landscape.

Berkeley Electronic Press - peer-reviewed articles in economics, business, law, engineering and political science.

Science Direct – starting in 1995, full-text journals in the areas of economics, accounting, computing, engineering, biology, operations research and environmental studies.

Dissertation Abstracts – summaries of dissertations and theses in the English language in all disciplines.

Google Scholar - a great shortcut to scholarly articles, especially if you know the one you're looking for.

TIP: for all databases, use the Advanced Search option for more controlled results.

How are scholars linked to each other? How can I find experts?

Web of Science – citations for scholarly literature of the sciences, social sciences and the arts & humanities, including articles, proceedings, editorials, letters, meeting reports and book reviews. Its special feature is that the citations in each work can be searched. For instance, you can take a known relevant paper and find all the other papers that cite it, and build a comprehensive literature review.

What about reports from associations, research organizations, governments?

INFORMS PubsOnline provides access to ten journals published by INFORMS, the professional association for operations research and management science. Articles come from the fields of engineering, management, mathematics and psychology.

Academy of Management - leading professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations.

Searching Google for government (and other specific) publications

Be sure about those websites! The Website Evaluation Checklist

How to cite your research: Formatting and style guide summaries (courtesy of Purdue University.)

And what about after you graduate? Luckily the public libraries in many large and enlightened cities offer business database access (at least until the GFC hit.) Here's a way to search for the public library in your area - then look for "online resources" which are available once you get your free library card.

We’re here for you! Hunt Library Reference Desk: (412) 268-2442;

Or, contact me directly: Roye Werner , Business & Economics Librarian,, (412) 268-2453