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Research guide for general business.


Hello! Welcome to the General Business research guide at Muntz Library.

This guide is designed to inform you about resources for your studies in all aspects of general business.

Please be aware that some links in this guide will link out to other UT Tyler guides, databases, and other Internet sources in new browser tabs.

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Quick Guide Rundown

Here is some of what you'll find in this guide:

Databases - How to search for articles, Access to databases, List of best journals

Books - How to search for books, How to use eBooks

Web Resources - Lists of websites, How to evaluate websites

Statistics & Research Methods - Access to data sources, Quantitative vs. qualitative research

Additional Resources - Information about companies, DataMonitor & MarketLine reports, futures and options, global trade and finance, industries, insurance, mutual funds, stocks and bonds, real estate; Citation guide; How to use interlibrary loan

For Faculty - Library services for faculty

What is Business?

Generally, business often includes in various ways the production, supply, and demand of goods and services for consumption. Examples of businesses might be banking institutions, retail stores, manufacturing plants, real estate companies, restaurants, universities, and more. Basically, any enterprise that conducts regular transactions and exchanges where goods, services, and funds are involved may be classified as a business.

Some businesses are privately owned or publically traded. Activities in these businesses are motivated by increasing profits for the owners and/or stakeholders. Others businesess are non-profit, driven instead by meeting certain social goals or supporting agendas that are less concerned with generating personal or company wealth and more focused on a larger objective.

The administrative and management side of business deals with organizing, overseeing, and directing a company towards meeting its needs and objectives. Business administrators and managers must be able to produce success by effectively working with their employees, stakeholders, vendors, customers, and other interested parties.

Business administrators and managers act as leaders of a company and/or departments within a company. They must manage and allocate available limited resources in the most effective manner possible. They must anticipate and plan for local, national, and international economic change. They must be knowledgeable in organizational, informational, systemic workflows.

You can read more about occupations related to business in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Handbook for Business and Financial Occupations.

Need an appointment?

If you'd like to set up an appointment with me to talk about your assignments, send me an e-mail. Let me know what the assignment is about, what research you've done thus far, and any other related information.

I will be glad to help you with using the databases, looking for books, brainstorming ideas, citing sources, and related tasks. However, I can't help you write your paper, do your statistics, or complete any of your homework assignments.

For writing help, you can contact the Writing Center. For statistics tutoring, you can contact the Department of Mathematics.

Remember, any of the Reference staff at our library can assist you with the basics of research help, but if you need assistance with psychology specifically, please feel free to let me know!