Welcome! This guide will introduce or remind you of resources that will provide background on issues, theories, and scholarship in the study of business administration. The study of business brings together many related fields - Economics, Leadership, History, Philosophy, Psychology, etc. - so you will need to use this guide and other research guides to discover the best information resources for you. Questions? Use the chat box below, or contact me - you can find my information to the left.
Finding Articles provides you with a list of databases where you can begin your searches.
Finding Journals explains how to find a particular journal using the Journal Finder.
Finding Books takes you to the library catalog where you can search for books, ebooks, DVDs, and more.
Internet Resources leads you to discover free online resources from websites and blogs.
Searching Tips gives you some pointers for returning relevant results in your searches.
Using APA Format gives you resources and explanations for using APA format in your papers.
NEW! As of August, 2019, most library databases and online resources may be accessed by using your LRU Network ID and Password, same as you use for the Portal.
At this writing, however, some of our databases still require the "old style" logon. If you click on a database link and see a "proxy" screen which includes the words "Appalachian College Association," you will be asked to provide a user name and password/barcode. Follow these instructions, just below.
username: your last name
password: "lr" + your ID card number deleting any leading zeros.
Example: if your ID number is 000654321, your password would be -- lr654321A