(1971-present; much full-text; RefWorks
; title list
is a scholarly business periodicals database. It covers nearly 1,400 North American sources, providing information on advertising, economics,
human resources, finance, marketing, computers and more. It includes access to the Wall Street Journal
and information on over 60,000 companies. The user
intereface is provided by ProQuest.
Academic Search Complete
(1985-present; updated daily; more full-text;
) is a multidisciplinary database that covers nearly all academic
areas of study. It indexes and abstracts over 9,300 journals, many of them
peer-reviewed (4,400), and provides full-text for over 5,300 journals. It also includes indexing and abstracts for books, reports,
conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals. It is produced by and the user interface
is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Business Source Complete
(some from 1886-present; updated daily; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts for the most
important scholarly business journals. It contains far more peer-reviewed, business-related journals than any
other database currently available. It contains searchable cited references for 1,200 journals and 20,000 detailed
author profiles. It covers all subject areas related to business, including management, marketing, economics,
finance, accounting, and international business. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial
data, books, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research
reports, product reviews, industry profiles (Datamonitor reports), market research reports,
company profiles (including Life Science Analytics (LSA) company profiles from the MedTRACK database),
and SWOT analyses. This database also includes 55 digital videos from the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(1983-present; much full text; RefWorks help
) formerly Education Abstracts, indexes over 700 journals and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education
as well as adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, and teaching methods
. It is produced by H.W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO.
ERIC, EBSCO user interface
(1966-present; updated monthly; some full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
contains abstracts and indexing for books (1993-present), ERIC documents and journal articles in education research and practice. It includes descriptions and evaluations of programs, research reports and surveys, curriculum and teaching guides, instructional materials, position papers, and resource materials. It also provides links to the full-text of most ERIC documents from 1993-present. It is produced by the Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) and the user interface is provided by EBSCO. Evidence-Based Practice Tip:
To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your search strategy in the textboxes provided. At your search results, click Search Options
(in right menu). The Search Options
window will open and in the Publication Type
selectbox hold down the CTRL key
and click Dissertations/Theses (All)
and Reports - Research
. Then click the Search
button at top or bottom of the Search Options
window. Click the Search
button.If you cannot connect using the above link, try the ERIC, OhioLINK user interface
; video tutorial
; saving searches
NOTICE: The ERIC Program is converting nearly 340,000 documents produced in microfiche from 1966-1992, and seeks copyright-holder permission to provide full-text access online. To learn more about this initiative, or to contact ERIC about granting a release for your ERIC contributions, click this link:
PsycINFO in EBSCO (1872-present; updated weekly; some full-text;
RefWorks help; Video tutorials; XLinks) is the online version of the print
resource, Psychological Abstracts. It provides abstracts and indexing to the scholarly
journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in psychology, the
behavioral sciences and mental health. It also covers topics related to psychology such as
psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and
social work. Journal coverage includes more than 1,900
international periodicals written in over 24 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide
English-language material published from 1987-present. It is produced by the American
Psychological Association (APA) and the user interface is provided by EBSCO. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your search strategy in the textboxes provided. At your search results, click All Limit Options (in the gray section). In the Methodology selectbox hold down the Ctrl key and click all methods that apply. Click the Limit Results Now button at the bottom of the page.
Off-Campus Access Information
General Searching Advice:
Remember to use several databases and use synonyms for your topic!
Remember to use the online thesaurus if available. Otherwise use synonyms for your topic. HINT: try using the keyword "empirical" and your topic. Also try the keyword "research" and your topic.
Use the online thesaurus for better results. Not all databases have a thesaurus.
Some hints searching the ERIC and PsycINFO databases
Remember: ERIC includes articles (EJ) and ERIC documents (ED). Use the "Find It! " feature to see if Xavier has the ERIC journals. Some of the ED documents from 1993-present are available full-text.
If you need an ERIC document that is not full-text, then request it from Document Delivery
You can limit just to journal articles.. This is listed under the search box.
Hint: Use the code 2260 (Research methods and experimental design)
Example: group-dynamics and 2260.cc.
Be sure to use the "Find It! " feature in most of the databases to check to see if Xavier has the journal. Be sure to look to see if it is available full-text above where is says "Xavier University has".
If it isn't full-text using "Find It!", then use (Electronic Journal Locator & more!) and type the name of the journal in the search box.
Remember: journals may be in paper, microfilm, microfiche or electronic formats.
Some journals aren't indexed but are good sources of empirical articles.
These selected journals may have some empirical articles:
Academy of Management Journal
Educational Technology Research and Development
Human Resource Development International
Human Resource Development Quarterly
Human Resource Development Review
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management Journal
Human Resource Management Review
International Journal of Human Resource Management
International Journal of Training and Development
Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
Journal of Human Resources
Journal of Management Education
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management
OD Practitioner (1995-2008 in paper format)
Organization Development Journal
Performance Improvement Quarterly
Public Personnel Management
Articles not available in full text can be ordered through Document Delivery. Fill out an article request form for each article that you want, filling in all the information. Online request forms are available from the Library's home page. Remember it can take 1-2 weeks to get an article through this service.
You will be notified by Xavier email when materials borrowed through document delivery services arrive. Articles and other copied documents are delivered electronically. Your email notification message will give instructions on how to retrieve the document. Please retrieve these electronic documents within one month. There is no charge for this service.
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