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Need to develop your idea?
If you are just starting your research, you may need to develop your topic further. Ask yourself:
- What do I already know?
- What do I need to know?
As you consider these questions, take a look at a few of our reference resources for general, background information about your topic. The information you find in these resources will help you determine what you need to know, what search terms or keywords to use, an what, exactly, it is that you hope to discover through your research.
Platform for electronic reference books. Titles are added as they are purchased.
Full-text online versions of hundreds of top quality reference books in all major subjects.
Articles and Databases
Information in business can be in articles, case studies, industry financials, or market research reports; you can find these kinds of resources in the tools linked below.
Credo Reference Business Sources
Use Credo to get encyclopedia and dictionary entries to learn more about your topic. This link leads to business-specific topic pages in Credo.
GreenFILE covers all aspects of human impact to the environment including global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Covers business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape. Includes academic journals, trade publications, dissertations, conference proceedings, and market reports.
An online TV channel with films from a number of environmental organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Water Aid, and more.