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OSU-Cascades Library


January 1st, 2014

The OSU-Cascades Library shares physical resources with COCC’s Barber Library and online resources with OSU Corvallis.

See Barber Library’s hours.

Library Open Q&A Hours:

Cascades Hall lobby, Tuesday11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Graduate Research Center (2nd floor open office space),
Thursday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

… or set up an appointment that fits your schedule by contacting Sara, the OSU-Cascades Librarian:

  • email sara.thompson@osucascades.edu
  • call or text  541-357-8277


BA 352 Business Journals

March 19th, 2014

Searching for journals

You can find both popular press and scholarly journals in one simple search: OSU Libraries E-Journals

Use the drop-down option to select “Title contains all words” if you would like to search for a general word, such as “management”.  You can also use this option for a specific title, like “wall street journal.”

Here is a visual walk-through of the journal search process:

YouTube DirectJournal Search

Look carefully at the titles and dates in your search results in order to choose the appropriate database.

Business Databases

If you would like to cast a wider net in the search for your topic, you can try some of the library databases that are specific to to business interests:

Guide to Business Databases

Choosing a Topic – Tips

1. Make it something that you’re actually curious about, that has made you mad, or gotten you excited. It’ll be much easier to spend time on it when you feel strongly about it

2. Doodle about it.  Put pen to paper and brainstorm all the related words or issues you can think of.  Also brainstorm some concepts that might be considered “opposites” to your topic.  Having lots of words to choose from will help in building your searches in the databases.

3. Not sure what the related issues to your topic might be?  Try searching for it in Google Scholar or even Google Images to see how it’s being described by other people. This will help you narrow down your topic into a specific question if you don’t have one already.

Citing Sources