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BUS 300: Business Professional Development

Welcome

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Self and Occupational Analysis Report: How to Get Started

  1. Business research is a different way of inquiring and thinking, it will get easier with practice.
     
  2. Read your assignment (highlight requirements, clarify with instructor)
     
  3. Use this online course guide to direct you to a general list of resources (see additional pages, left), if you need more information ask for help.

Need research help, ask us!

  • Tried searching for 15-20 mins but are STUCK, ask for help.

  • Contact your subject librarian.
     

 

 

 

New to Kellogg Library

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The Basics...

  1. As a student you have REMOTE access to library resources through the library's website.

    ALWAY log-in when you are on the biblio.csusm.edu library website.
  1. What is the deal with getting help from the library/librarians? 
  • Librarian help is FREE
     
  • Ways to get help for general reference questions
     
    • In Person: Stop at the Research Help Desk (RHD) 3rd floor Kellogg Library, Ask for the librarian on call
    • Off-Campus: Try Chat (type back and forth with CSUSM librarians, great for off-campus help)
    • Call us!
    • Email the library
       
  • Hours in which a librarian are available for help

Often asked & technical library questions answered: "How do I"

  • Don't pay for articles! 
    • If you find an article, and you are asked for money - Don't pay.  Ask the library/librarians about Inter-Library Loan

 

Explore Careers

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Research a career/job

Occupational Outlook Handbook (online book)
Search the handbook to find career information:  duties, training, pay, job outlook, resources, and more. (source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).

 

O*net OnLine
"O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers" (source: O*NET OnLine).

 

CareerOneStop
Toolkit for job seekers, students, businesses, professionals. Provides information on skills, training, wages, jobs, industry, and state & local information. Sponsored by the US Department of Labor.

 

California CareerZone
A career exploring and coaching site that uses O*NET data. (source: California Career Resource Network)

 

GlassDoor for students 
Offers job listing, company reviews, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, and CEO approval ratings (source: About Glassdoor).

 

CollegeGrad.com
Focus is on the entry-level position. Provides job searching, information on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, negotiating offers, salaries.

 

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Networking

LinkedIn
Establish your own account to build a professional network. Provides the ability to search: jobs, companies, salaries, connect to other professionals and join interest groups. Help on the use of this resource LinkedIn Help.

LinkedIn Jobs
Use this search to locate jobs posted on LinkedIn. Read more about jobs from LinkedIn's official blog

LinkedIn Salary
Use this search to learn a salary for a location and position. (Note: Limited access to non-LinkedIn members). 

 

Associations & Organizations

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Why seek out an association or organization?

  • To learn what is going on in a specific industry or profession! Tips for reviewing association or organization websites:
     
    1. Read the "about us" to learn the mission, purpose, and vision of the association or organization.
       
    2. Look for events, conferences, trade shows, or training that you (as a future professional) may want to participate in?
       
    3. Are there additional "resources" or "data/statistics" link on the site? Look for newsletters, publications, data, and trade journals of interest. Read these items to understand the goings-on of an industry/profession. *Note don't pay for access to materials listed here, ask your librarian for access to any trade journals that may be behind a "pay wall."

Locate an Association or an Organization

Try a Library database (sign in to use)

  1. First Research (Note: you will need to hit the following buttons:
    continue, continue, submit to reach the search page).

Image of the left hand navigation of an industry search, highlighted call prep questions, websites, executive Search for an industry that you are interested in working, not a job title! 

Example: ​​Want to work in fitness? Search fitness as a keyword

  • Multiple results will be displayed
     
  • Select the "most relevant" industry. You may need to read more that one industry profile.
     
  • Open an industry report and then, use the left-hand navigation (image shown right)
     
    • Websites & Acronyms
      • Often lists Associations/Organizations
    • Read the call prep questions
    • Executive insights
    • Visit other sections as needed.

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Google:

Use Google and craft a search.  Search strategies example are shown below.

Search for either an association or an organization

  

Search strategy using a domain limiter

 

 

Trade Journals & News (basics)

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By reading trade journals you remain up-to-date on issues, trends, innovations, etc. in your field/occupation. Reading a business journal, such as the San Diego Business Journal, provides information/articles about a company or industry in the context of the geographic area and economy.  

Library Databases (selected) providing access to Trade journals, news, and Business Journals (log-in required)

ABI/Inform

Provides access to studies, reports, and trade and industry news.

TIP: Use the "filter" to limit to "trade journals"

Business Source Premier (library database)

Information on all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, and economics. Publications types include: book, periodical (magazines) country reports, industry profiles, newspapers, trade publications, and academic journals. 

TIP: Filter your results by Publication type for a trade publication (trade journal).

Factiva (library database)

Excellent for international and major business news. Sources covered include: The San Diego Union-Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more.  

TIP: Search defaults to the most recent 3 months. Change as needed. 

San Diego Business Journal (access provided by ABI/Inform database)

Online and print edition, see 3rd floor of the library (behind the research help desk).

Links to Business Research Guides

Citation Tips & Tricks

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Citing your sources a list of tips, tricks, and resources.

Use the Kellogg Library's general citation guide 

  • Academic Honesty & Plagiarism
  • Why & How to Cite (APA and other styles) 
  • Links provided to citation generators (**use with caution, check for accuracy)

Librarians suggest The Purdue Owl APA Style and Formatting Guide (online resource)

  • RULES for how to cite a source INSIDE your paper
In-text Basics In-text Author/Authors 
  • RULES for how to list your sources on a REFERENCES page

 

Reference List: Basics Reference List Author/Authors
  • MODEL your reference list citation based on your type of source.

 

Articles in Periodicals
 
electronic sources
 
other non-print sources
 
books other print sources  


Reference the APA handout created by the writing center

  • The handout shows how to create citations for commonly used sources!
     
    • ***LINK TO GO HERE FOR REVISED APA SHEET***
       
  • Need help, visit the writing center

Selected examples for reference


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    Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) reference citation:

    1. The Online Occupational Outlook Handbook is
      an entry in an online reference source. Format for the citation follows section 7.02 of the 6th edition of the APA manual.
       
    2. List the author(s) of the "article" you are citing. In this example, we will have what is known as a "corporate author."  Recent updates from the APA indicates listing the most relevant government entity for ease of use and brevity read APA Blog post 

    Author = Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

    1. Date of the publication; year only needed.  For this source look at the bottom of the "web page." listed will be the date this entry in the OOH was last changed.

    Year =  (2019). 

    1. Provide entry (this is the occupation you are viewing) from your online source.

    Entry =  Budget analyst.

    1. Provide the source for the online reference source.

    Source = In Occupational Outlook Handbook.

    1.    Provide a retrieval statement to complete the citation with Web address.

    Statement with web address = Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/budget-analysts.htm 

    Complete your citation. ***Note final reference page requires 12 Pt. Times new roman font, double spacing, with hanging indent***

      Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2019). Budget analyst. In Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/budget-analysts.htm 

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      Citations for personal interviews and telephone conversations

      1. Citations go IN TEXT (Inside) of your paper for personal communications. This is in accordance with section 6.20 in the 6th edition of the APA manual.
         
      2. You will need to provide the first initial(s) and surname (last name) of the person you interviewed.
         
      3. Date of the interview is needed, make it as accurate as possible.
         
      4. Interview scenario: You recently spoke to CSUSM librarian Judy Opdahl about her career and will use information learned in your paper.
         
      5. Examples of how you can cite this in the paper are shown here. Use this as a model for your personal communication (interviews, telephone conversations) citations.

      J. A. Opdahl indicated that presenting and attending a conference such as California Academic Research Libraries (CARL) enables librarians to share out research and learn from colleagues in academic librarianship (personal communication, June 21, 2019).

      Librarians at CSUSM are not only faculty members but are also subject specialist with disciplinary knowledge in a field, such as business and economics (J. A. Opdahl, personal communication, June 21, 2019). 

      Need Help?

      Ann Fiegen

      Business & Economics Librarian
      afiegen@csusm.edu
      760-750-4365
      Office Location: 
      KEL3421
      Office Hours: 
      Mon & Weds 3--5 or so, Tues & Thurs 10-12 or so; Appointments Preferred

      Website  Research

      Featured titles:   The Wall Street Journal: Guide to Information Graphics
      San Diego Regional Economic Development Council.  San Marcos Profile 2017
      Supports the following areas: 
      Business, Economics, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Global Business Management, Finance, Accounting

      Judy Opdahl

      Instruction & Reference Librarian
      Image of librarian Judy Opdahl
      jopdahl@csusm.edu
      760-750-4360
      Office Location: 
      KEL 3306, office is outside of the librarian hallway
      Office Hours: 
      email for an appointment

      Each Spring & Summer Semester(s) serves as Business & Economics Librarian. 

        


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