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Research Methods (Graduate): Find Articles

What's the best way to search the library databases?

The best way to search the library databases is to try out different combinations of key words/short phrases.  Phrase searching is one technique you can use to refine your search.  To phrase search, place phrases inside quotation marks or parentheses.  This tells the database to search the phrase as a unit instead of a string of keywords.

For example:

"business management"

(business management)

Where can I find current news articles?

For current news, search the Nexis Uni database for newspaper articles on topics of interest.

Check out the News database for news, radio, and television broadcasts from the U.S. and around the world. 

Review Regional Business News for news and other types of publications, including news transcripts.

You may also use the Publication Finder under E-Journals on the library homepage to search for specific newspaper titles such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Where do I find articles on Business topics?


The databases listed below are good starting points for finding articles on business-related topics. 

For a complete list of databases, click the large Databases box located on the CSU Library homepage.

Research Assistance

Schedule a Research Appointment

Librarians can help you find peer-reviewed articles for your Research Methods assignments. Schedule a one-on-one research appointment with a librarian today!

What are peer-reviewed articles?

Peer-reviewed articles are written by subject experts and are reviewed by other experts in the field before publication in order to ensure the articles' quality.

See this guide for more information about identifying peer-reviewed articles and how to find them in the CSU Library.

SAGE Research Methods is our premier database on research methods and concepts, containing more than 1,200 books, journals and reference works dealing in research methods.