Case Study Research
A case study tells what happened to and in a business (or non-profit, or industry) over time. Case studies allow you to learn about real-world organizational problems and how they can be addressed. They challenge and develop your problem-solving abilities.
In general, case studies can be found in both scholarly and non-scholarly business journals, and also on the web sites of business consulting groups.
Using Business Source Complete
To find case studies in Business Source Complete:
Many other databases contain case studies. You can find them by going to the
To find those case studies, simply log in and search for your topic and "case study". For example:
When searching for case studies...
- Try searching with various terms, case study or case studies
- When keyword searching, make sure you use quotation marks to search for "case studies" as a term and not individual words
- Search by case study as a document type
- The term "case study" often appears in the document title - try adding "case study" to your title search
- Check the limits section of the database - you may be able to place a limit to only search for case studies
These are different from "cases" in the commercial/traditional sense.
2. You can limit the search to just books.
3.You can broaden the search to include other libraries.
If you find an item you'd like to request from another library, click on Request through Interlibrary Loan. (Note: E-books may not be borrowed via interlibrary loan.)
Log in with your campus username (without @viterbo.edu) and password.
You will receive an e-mail from the library main desk when your book arrives.