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General Business Research

This guide is for the NU specialization General Business. It contains resources available in the NU Library.

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Jamie Diermier


Welcome! This page contains information presented at an orientation for School of Business DSE students. It provides links to the library resources discussed at that orientation. If you have questions about the library's resources for business students or about how the library can provide assistance for your scholarly research while working on your dissertation, please contact me- you can see all my contact info in the box on the left side of the screen. I look forward to working with you! Please note, the other pages in this guide (in the blue menu on the left) have a wealth of helpful information that is also worth exploring. 

Presentation from DSE Orientation

NCU Library Dissertation Research
Location of contact info and guides on homepage
Location of dissertation pages on research process

Resources you can find on the Library's homepage

These links are to resources that can be found under the

Research Resources and Research Help menus at the top of the library's homepage.

Dissertation Research FAQs

Business Related FAQs

Check out RefWorks for Citation Management

RefWorks is a way to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents.  You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections.

RefWorks’ drag and drop capability along with smart document recognition makes it easy and fast to upload documents and metadata into your account. The Save to RefWorks feature allows you to capture research from websites with the click of a button.

RefWorks is also....

  • NU Library's preferred citation management tool.
  • Free for NU students, faculty, staff and alumni.
  • Helps you organize your research.
  • Helps you create APA reference lists.
  • Allows you to import citations directly and indirectly from Library databases and research websites, like Google Scholar, PubMed and WorldCat.
  • Enables you to share citations and lists.

Research Consultations: What are they?

The Library offers a research consultation service for students, faculty, and staff. This is an in-depth, customized, one-on-one meeting with a reference librarian to discuss possible information resources and search strategies for doctoral dissertations.

Consultations are most beneficial to doctoral students who are already familiar with the search techniques outlined in the Searching 101 Workshop, have a clearly identified research topic, and have already done significant research on their own.

NOTE: As stated in the Research Consultation Policies, it is required that you view the Searching 101 Workshop prior to receiving a research consultation. The research consultation uses the techniques introduced in this workshop, so it is very important that you already have the foundational understanding.