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Writing & Research in the Disciplines: Business

Brief descriptions of the thinking and writing used by individual disciplines; recommended library databases


Business is usually practiced as a Social Science. However, people within the Business world have their own expectations when they read. These expectations include:

  • Saving the reader's time. Business people prefer short analysis because they value their own time.
  • Showing the reader that the issue is timely and relevant. It is important to remind the reader, often, how the topic is relevant and how it will help the reader right away.

Writing Guides

Research sources

Walker LIbrary's best business database is ProQuest's ABI/INFORM however business-related sources (especially the "academic cousins"--economics, communications and marketing, are also included in:

Consult the Business Research Guides or search the databases A-Z page for more business sources.

Links to research guides

Below are links to several research guides created here at Wallker Library either for a specific discipline or program or for a specific assignment.  They will give you a little deeper understanding of what instructors might require.

AccountingBUAD 4980: Strategic Management
Business Communication & Entrepreneurship
Economics & Finance

Consult the Library Guides Web page for additional business related guides.


Library Catalog

Search beyond MTSU: WorldCat

Books about Writing in Business

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