|AND, OR||Boolean operators||
AND = search for articles that contaion both terms
OR = search for articles that contain one or the other term
economy AND finance
entreprise OR business OR corporation
|" "||Quotation Marks||Search for articles that contain the exact phrase.||"corporate social responsibility"|
|()||Brackets||Groups terms and, in some cases, provides search order for terms (i.e.the search gives priority to the terms in brackets).||("social responsibility" AND business) AND Canada|
Open the PowerPoint file(s) below as a slideshow for an interactive guide!
Search the websites of Canadian federal, provincial and municipal governments to find documents, webpages, reports, etc. that mention your chosen company. (Special thanks to David Sharp, Carleton University.)
It's important to ensure the credibility of the information you're gathering. Ask the following questions when gathering the pieces of information for your research :
After gathering all the different types of information, you need to:
Using your own abilities to synthesize the information you obtain will make your report more original and insightful. View the video below for the chicken soup analogy of synthesizing information.
The two parts of a proper reference:
1) In-text citation (APA Style):
(Griffin et al., 2011, p. XX) for direct quotes.
(Griffin et al., 2011) for summarizing and paraphrasing.
2) Bibliography (APA Style):
Griffin, R. W., Ebert, R. J., Stark, F. A., Lang, M. D., Hitt, M. A., Black, S., Porter, L.W. (Eds.). (2011). Introduction to Business Management, 2nd custom edition. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions.
For more information on citing using the APA style, consult our Citation guide. Also, check out the Citation management guide which outlines different tools to help you organize and use your references within assignments, and to quickly create bibliographies.