Answered By: Jessica Kiebler
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017     Views: 92

Many of the Berkeley College Library databases provide ways to search for case studies on a variety of topics including specific companies.   Below you will find the steps to find case studies on specific companies or topics in our recommended Berkeley College databases.

 

ProQuest Central (Or any of the more focused ProQuest databases):

  1. Go to the Library website via the tab in Blackboard.
  2. Click on the yellow Research/Explore Tab and then click on Databases.
    • If the Research/Explore tab does not drop down, you may need to try another browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
  3. Click on A to Z List button at the top of the page.  This will take you down to an alphabetical listing of databases. Click on “P” to find the “ProQuest Central” database.
  4. Once on the ProQuest Central main search page, type your company name in the search box with the phrase “case study” in quotation marks.  You can also type in a topic such as "social media" or "online learning."
    1. NOTE: The quotation marks ensure that the entire phrase “case study” will appear in your search results
  5. Before searching, check off the box for “Full Text”.  If your assignment requires scholarly resources, check the box for “Scholarly journals”.  Click the magnifying glass to search.
  6. Select the Full Text button under any article to be taken to the articles and details.
  7. You can use the narrowing options on the left side to focus your results further.  (See the FAQ  link below on how to effectively narrow results).  

 

 

Business Insights:

  1. Go to the Library website via the tab in Blackboard.
  2. Click on the yellow Research/Explore Tab and then click on Databases.
    • If the Research/Explore tab does not drop down, you may need to try another browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
  3. Click on A to Z List button at the top of the page.  This will take you down to an alphabetical listing of databases. Click on “B” to find the “Business Insights” database.
  4. Once on the Business Insights main search page, you can search for case studies two ways:
    1. Search by Company:

i. Type your company name into the search box.  Select your company name from the search results.

ii. On the left side, select the Case Studies link.  If there is no link, the database does not have any studies available for your company.

  1. Case Studies Tab:

i. At the top of the page, click on the “Case Studies” tab. 

ii. Once on the case studies page, you’ll see a list of articles.  To narrow down to your company, type the name of the business in the box on the left that says “Search Within These Results.”

iii. Under the article title, you will see a description noting if it is an “article,” “case study,” or “business case study.”

  1. If you still have a lot of results, you can use the narrowing options on the left side to focus your results further.  

 

 

Academic Search Premier:

  1. Go to the Library website via the tab in Blackboard.
  2. Click on the yellow Research/Explore Tab and then click on Databases.
    • If the Research/Explore tab does not drop down, you may need to try another browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
  3. Click on A to Z List button at the top of the page.  This will take you down to an alphabetical listing of databases. Click on “A” to find the “Academic Search Premier” database.
  4. Once on the Academic Search Premier main search page, type your company name in the search box with the phrase “case study” in quotation marks. You can also type in a topic such as "social media" or "online learning."
    1. NOTE: The quotation marks ensure that the entire phrase “case study” will appear in your search results
  5. Before searching, check off the box for “Full Text.”  If your assignment requires scholarly resources, check the box for “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.”  Click the search button.
  6. Select the PDF Full Text button under any article to be taken to the articles and details.
  7. You can use the narrowing options on the left side to focus your results further.  (See the FAQ  link below on how to effectively narrow results). 

 

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