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Symbol Description Action Example
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

Other tips:

  • Use synonyms or related terms to broaden your search and to cover the different variations of a word..
  • Refine your search using the limiters or facets provided by the database..

Other Research Guides

Consult the International Business Guide to find a list of recommended resources on business and cultural information of various countries including country profiles.

ADM1301 Group Assignment

Canadian Government Information Search Engine

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.)

 

CSR/Sustainability Reports and Resources

Critical Thinking and Synthesizing Information

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 :

  1. For what purpose is this information being created?— To inform? Influence? Entertain? Mislead?
  2. Who is creating the information? What are their interests with the topic? What is their agenda?
  3. Who is the intended audience?
  4. Where can I go for a different perspective? Who else might be interested in this topic? 

After gathering all the different types of information, you need to:

  • extract the facts and concepts that are important for your research;
  • combine them with the knowledge you gained in class;
  • add your own insights and;
  • and draw your own conclusions.

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.

Referencing

The two parts of a proper reference:

1) In-text citation (APA Style):

(Griffin et al., 2011, p. XX) for direct quotes.

  • Use quotation marks (") around 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.