Hello! I am Jennifer Freer the librarian for the Saunders College of Business. I am here to help you with your research and citations. I am available by email, chat or Zoom appointments to answer questions and offer search guidance. Contact info and chat options are available through the blinking button just above to the right.
The library subscribes to tons of information. General and business news, scholarly/academic articles, e-books, training videos, market research, company profiles, industry overviews, and financial data. All of this is available on and off campus. Print books in the collection will be available on campus when the library reopens, but the majority of new business books are bought as e-books so more students have access.
Possible Search Terms
A few search terms to consider when looking for articles: employees,, workforce, managers, executives, leadership, company, organization, diversity, international, global, "human resources", multinational, multicultural, pluralism, interculturalism or "inter-culturalism" ethnocentrism, race, gender, age, abilities, "sexual orientation", "social class". There may be more.
Use your textbooks and readings to see how other authors describe the concepts you study. Keep in mind that how reporters, scholarly authors and writers in general describe these topics will vary so you will have to be creative and flexible while you search. Keep a running list of the terms you see used in various places. A magazine describing how HR issues are addressed in an actual workplace may use different words than a scholarly article.
Use ProQuest and Business Source as your starting databases. The library subscribes to even more article databases and these two will help you discover content across our most of our article databases.
What are these databases?
These are aggregator databases with lots of different types of periodicals and content. They contain academic/scholarly items and practioner/practical resources. Think about Netflix. Netflix is a video aggregator with lots of different tv shows and movies from many content providers. Disney+ is also a video provider but only offers content they produce. The databases linked here are like Netflix. You will find many varieties or magazines, newspapers journals and other info. Once you go in try different search terms and explore the filters given on the left of results lists. Watch the tutorials provided because these tools are way more sophisticated than Google and you may never have searched a tool like this before.
What if I find an article but RIT does not own access to the full text?
We have a service called IDS also know as interlibrary loan. Use the link below to request a copy of the article and we will try to get you an electronic copy for free. Read the IDS FAQ for any questions or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org