Answered By: Paul Galfano Last Updated: May 09, 2018 Views: 29
The library database ABI/Inform (ProQuest) enables you to use a search option to find peer reviewed articles.
1. First, log-in to Blackboard and access the library page (link at top).
2. Use the 'Research/Explore' link (which opens a menu window) and choose 'Databases' as shown in the two images below:
Once at the databases page pick A from the A-Z listing and choose the link for the 'ABI/Inform' database.
Once you're in the ABI/Inform database main search page, make sure to first:
1. Check on the small 'Full-Text' box first just underneath the search box.
2. Then check on the 'Peer Reviewed' and 'Scholarly Journals' boxes also underneath the search box (see image below):
Following this use search terms that describe the topic as best you can, including substituting similar words (example: use the word 'global,' changing the phrase to 'global economic issues' or 'globalization'). Also experiment with a combination of search terms, making them as specific as possible (example: "global economic issues" AND China).
If you are not sure of what search terms to use, start with an introductory article on the general topic available within the Global Issues in Context database (access using the A-Z listing of databases). Once at the database, find and click the 'View All' link at the right of the 'Business and Economy' heading (see red arrow in image below):
After clicking on the 'View All' link, you're switched to another page containing a list of topics links on business and economy with an international scope. You can choose any that are related to the topic of your question, such as 'Global Economic Crisis: International Business' (see image below). Once you click on the link, read through the main article at top to get an overview and a better understanding of the topic, enabling you to do a more in-depth research for peer reviewed articles in the ABI/Inform database.