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Data Sources for BUS 430

Published June 15, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

I understand that our BUS 430 students (Cross-Cultural Management) are going to be looking for some secondary data sources to test various hypotheses. I thought I'd list a few of my favourite sources that might fit their needs.  

In no particular order, my recommendations are... 

Copyright for Instructors - Answers now to save angst later!

Published June 11, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

​Calling all instructors... 

Have you ever been in the middle of planning a lecture when you suddenly wondered if showing that video (or copying that chapter... or making a slide from that artistic work) was allowed within copyright laws, policies, and guidelines?

Such quandaries tend to happen at the last minute -- often at midnight! Why not spend an hour now to save some worry later?

Proximity searching: search with a laser instead of a floodlight

Published May 28, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

I thought I'd resurrect this older post as it is still very relevant and useful. (MarkB)

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Image of a floodlightFor most searches in our databases, the basic syntax of (A and B) works fine. (E.g., (librarians and cool).)  For some more complex topics, it's necessary to add in some synonyms: ((A or B) and (C or D)). (E.g., ((librarians or libraries) and (cool or awesome)).) 

Researching the Millennium Development Goals

Published May 12, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

I just noticed that one of the major academic publishers has opened up free access to many of their journal articles for a limited time in support of the Millenium Development Goals. [...]

In fact, SFU researchers already have access to almost all of the same articles, but a curated collection like this is still useful: if you are researching poverty, sustainability, gender equality, or any of the other MDGs, it can be very handy to have someone pre-select some initial readings for you... and you can always branch out by exploring the references in those articles... <more>

Searching for news photos: Hidden feature in Factiva

Published March 23, 2015 by Mark Bodnar

This is one of those odd little search tricks that needs to be written down for that one time you might need it: You can search for news photos from sources such as the Associated Press and the South China Morning Post within Factiva (via the SFU Library).Factiva screencapture

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