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BU 288: Entrepreneurship

This guide was created to help you research a company, product, service or industry accurately and efficiently. Finding accurate information is a key component for any successful business venture, so we have compiled a list of resources to aid you in your search.

But remember when investigating any company, product, service or industry, it is important to look at the BIG PICTURE, as well as the details specific to your particular business, product or service.

When conducting advanced business research it is important to also take into consideration these key factors:

  • Locate your company, product or service within the larger industry by finding and using the NAICS code to find out specific information about your industry.
  • Use library resources to help you find industry reports, company reports, and/or articles related to your topic.
     
  • Be creative! Use other resources to find specific information about financials, market size and share, demographics, and/or consumer behavior.

Find Books & Ebooks

Search for Books in the Library

 
Search Tips:
  • Search one to two keywords for best results.

Search for Reference Books in the Library

 

Search Tips:
  • Search one to two keywords for best results.
  • Use reference books to get a broad overview of your topic!
  • Many reference books have a Table of Contents (in the front of the book) and an Index (in the back of the book).  Search both of these places for your keywords to see what pages to turn to so you can read about your topic.

Search for Ebooks

 

Search Tips:
  • Search one to two keywords for best results.
  • Ebooks are keyword searchable, so you can quickly find what you're looking for within the text.
  • Ebooks can be accessed anywhere!

Search the OhioLINK catalog

 

Search Tips:
  • Not seeing any materials that you want in Ursuline Library's catalog? Try searching the OhioLINK catalog!
  • Search one to two keywords for best results.

 

How to Request OhioLINK materials:
  1. From the OhioLINK search results, click on the title of the item that you're interested in.
    • You will only be able to request materials that have an "Available" status.
  2. Under Library Holdings, click on the green Request button. OhioLINK Request button
  3. Select "Ursuline College" from the dropdown menu and click Submit.
  4. Fill out the Request Verification form with your name (i.e. Jane Doe) and your Ursuline ID # (i.e. 1234567).
  5. Click Submit.
    • Your OhioLINK materials should arrive at Ursuline College Library for you to pick up within 2-3 business days.
    • You will get an email when your OhioLINK books are available for pick up.