Credo Business Research

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This tutorial will provide insights for searching and locating business terms, articles, and other information.  Specifically, this tutorial will cover the following areas:

  • Using the Topic Pages
  • Basic Searching
  • Limiting by Subject
  • Limiting by Genre
  • Limiting by Publication Title
  • Concept Mapping
What is Literati from Credo?  Literati is a quick start search guide that limits your search results to scholarly resources.  It does NOT search all of your library's content but limits to a subset of that information.  It does provide links to other library resources so that you may smoothly transition to searching other resources.

Topic Pages

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Topic Pages contain scholarly articles around a particular theme.  There isn't a topic page for everything but there are currently over 10,000 and that number is growing.  Topic pages allow you to quickly begin your research by providing links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, scholarly articles, videos, and other type of media.

 

 

What statement is not true about Credo Literati or Topic Guides?



Topic Pages

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To find a topic page just enter a search term that you would like to know more about into the search box.  Try the term 'finance' to begin.  If there is a topic page a link will appear at the top of your search results.

 

 

 

What subject below does not have a topic page in Credo?

 

Basic Searching

 Use basic searching like any other search engine.  Try searching by the term, 'income statement.'  Literati recognizes that it is a business term limits your results to business dictionaries and encyclopedias.

  

Search for the term 'tranche' in Credo, what is one of the definitions that is given on the results page?

 

Limit by Subject

Limiting by Subject

Not all terms will be recognized as a business term or may used differently by different disciplines.  A prime example of that is the company Apple, search for Apple in Credo.  

On the left side of the results page expand the subject section and then select business to limit to only resources that focus on business. 

Your entrepreneurship professor mentioned an angel several times today in your lecture but you didn't understand how it is related to starting a business.  Search for angel in credo and then limit it by subject to business.  What was your professor probably referring to?

 

Limit by Publication Type

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 Limit by Publication Type

 To limit to publication type you must first go to the advanced search page.  Once there expand the 'select subjects or business titles' and expand the business option.  Now limit it to the title 1000 CEOs, and enter Woertz in the 'With all of the words' box.  

 

Limit by Publication Type

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Now close the 'Select Subjects or Titles' drop down menu.  Either hit enter on your keyboard or select the 'Search Now' Box.

 

As in the example above, limit your search to the title 1000 CEOs, search for Woertz.  Who is Woertz?

 

 

Concept Mapping

Concept Mapping

The Credo Reference Concept Map is a visual map that displays how search terms and topics in Credo Reference are interconnected, and helps users to quickly find information when they don't know what to look for, when they need topic ideas for papers or research projects, or want to expand their knowledge of a given area.

Enter the term 'entrepreneurship' in the search box and tic the 'mind map' option below the search page.

 

Enter the term 'entrepreneurship' in the search box and tic the 'mind map' option below the search box.  What are some of the related terms that result from this search?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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