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Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Business HB Accounting HF 56 Finance HG 100
Management HD Marketing HF 54 Economics HB

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
The business writer's handbook REF HF5726 .B874 2012
Hoover's handbook of private companies REF HG4057 .A28616 2011
Dictionary of business terms REF HF1001 .F78 2007
Business plans handbook: a compilation of actual business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America REF HD62.7 .B865

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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Philosophy, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Philosophy" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Sage brief guide to business ethics HF5387 .S236 2012
Information security for managers HF5548.37 .W67 2013
Localization strategies for global e-business HF5548.32 .S563 2012
Wiley CPA Exam Review Focus Notes: Regulation 2012 HF5661 .W458 2012

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To search the Library Catalog for books about Philosophy, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Philosophy" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
Global business etiquette: a guide to international communication and customs EBSCO eBook
Getting Between the Balance Sheets: the Four Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Finance EBSCO eBook
Social Media Marketing: an Hour a Day. EBSCO eBook
The new silk road: how a rising Arab world is turning away from the West and rediscovering China EBSCO eBook

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To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Philosophy or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Philosophy" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
Production planning and cost management: cost accounting. HF5686.C8 P76 2000
How to build a high performance workforce: the keys to effective supervision HD57.7 .H69 2006
Keynesian economics HB99.7 .K398 1999
Freakonomics : the movie HB74.P8 F74 2011

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To search the Library Catalog for books about Philosophy, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Philosophy" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Strategic Finance Periodicals Collection
Economist Periodicals Collection
Bloomberg Businessweek Periodicals Collection


The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Westlaw Campus Research Find state & federal cases, federal laws, business and current events periodicals, company reports, and television broadcast transcripts.
Wall Street Journal Provides full-text coverage from January 2, 1984 to the present.
Business Source Complete Full-text articles from journals and magazines in all areas of business, economic reports, company profiles, business books, case studies, encyclopedias, reports.
Economía & Negocios Spanish language business & economics database, with coverage dates back to the early 1980s.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library ->Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access the databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

BizLink cmlibrary.org/bizlink
Virtual Library:Business and Economics vlib.org/BusinessEconomics
Thomas Register of American Manufactures thomasnet.com
American Stock Exchange nyse.com/attachment/amex_landing.htm
U.S Small Business Administration sbaonline.sba.gov
IPL: Business and Economics ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&tid=6607&parent=0
IPL: Marketing & Advertising ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&cid=1&tid=6646&parent=6607
IPL: Finance ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&cid=1&tid=6620&parent=6607

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936.273.7393 Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: http://www.lonestar.edu/business-dept.htm

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Pat Sendelback, Department Chair Patricia.A.Sendelbach@lonestar.edu 936.273.7051 F354
Marybeth Kardatzke, Faculty Adviser marybeth@lonestar.edu 936.273.7353 F341
Dick Sharman, Faculty Adviser Richard.L.Sharman@lonestar.edu
Roland Blackford, Faculty Adviser Roland.R.Blackford@lonestar.edu


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