Finding Journal Articles
Start by thinking about what you want to search for and coming up with some keywords and phrases to describe it.
Enter these in the boxes provided and click on Search.
You can use various search techniques to add in extra terms, narrow results down and get more useful results:
- phrase searching i.e. including the terms in quotation marks to ensure they appear together rather than being split up and
- boolean search
- AND – narrows down the results. All connected terms must be included in the results
- OR – broadens out the results. Either connected term can be included in the results
- NOT – narrows down the results. The second term must be excluded from the results
If your search results are disappointing, try to think of different ways of expressing your topic (e.g. for leadership, try management).
If you add the wildcard symbol * to the root of a word you can find all words beginning with the letters in front of it (e.g. manag* would find management and managerial at the same time).
Click on the title of a particularly relevant article to view the summary and see what subject terms have been used to describe that article. You can then search on those terms.
Once you have done your initial search, notice there are several filter options on the left of the screen which you can use to refine and narrow down your search.
You can slide the Publication Date bar to limit your results to those from a particular time period, as well as selecting a specific subject.
Please note that a limit once applied stays in place until you click to remove it.
Getting the Full Text
After performing a search you are taken to the results page, where you should see details including:
- article title,
- journal name,
- volume and issue,
- page numbers,
- start of an abstract (description of the article), and
To find out more about any article, click on the title to go to a more detailed record.
When you find an article that looks useful, check for a full text link such as a PDF full text link or an HTML full text link.
Full Text at RGU
If a PDF download is unavailable, it means we don't have the full text on this database. But, we may have it on a different service. Click on Full Text @ RGU / Check LibrarySearch for full text options to check.
If we have the full text article as part of another subscription, then you will be redirected to it. If we do not have the article, you will be told Full Text Not Available.
Finding Company Information
Finding Market Research Reports
This database offers some market research reports outlining the market sizes for products and services in various countries. There are two ways to search, each of which may find different but relevant results.
Type in the name of your product or service in the first search box. Then, type in industry profile in the second box and use the drop down menu to select TI Title.
Finding Country Reports
You can also find reports on the economic position of a range of countries.