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MGT 201 - Introduction to Business

A guide to basic resources for Business research.

Welcome to the MGT 201 Course Guide

Welcome to the MGT 201 Course Guide

undefinedThis guide introduces you to key resources for doing business research -- and other research for that matter. For more detailed sources see the Business Resources page.

The Zondervan Library is committed to supporting students and faculty through relevant resources and services. This page outlines the various resources available to you from a distance, as well as whom to contact with specific types of questions.

Contact Us Directly

Contact Us Directly


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Beginning March 30, 2020, the hours of the chat service will be:

  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Look for the chat bubble icon in the lower right corner of every Library web site page!


Who Should I Contact?

  • Dan Bowell - for questions regarding Library hours and services, in general, and Interlibrary Loan, specifically, as well as eBook purchases.
  • David Dunham - for questions relating to information literacy instruction options during online course time.
  • Jan King - for questions relating to circulation, renewals, due dates, etc.
  • Shawn Denny - for questions regarding off-campus access to online Library resources.
  • Lana Wilson - for questions regarding research, using the databases, or any needs for connecting with a Librarian.

There are likely questions you may have that are not addressed here. Please email or contact one of the library personnel listed above so that we can find a solution or answer to your question.

About Databases

About Databases

Understanding Databases

Proprietary databases to which Taylor University subscribes have distinctive differences from search engines such as Google or Google Scholar. A database, generally, is a collection of information organized to provide efficient retrieval of subject matter, specifically scholarly subject matter. They tend to be narrower in scope than Google or Google Scholar. 

Prominent features of proprietary databases generally:

  • Cover specific discipline area/s.
  • Include academic (peer-reviewed) articles from journals or magazines, electronic books, newspapers, images and research related resources.
  • Provide citation information or full text to what may be included in the text of the article (a works cited or bibliography.)
  • Are subscriptions for which Zondervan pays. Whereas Google is free some databases are thousands of dollars per year.

Zondervan Library subscribes to over 75 research databases that contain journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on both general and specific disciplines. There are pros and cons for each option. Awareness of the content, organization, precision of search capabilities can save you time and yield the most appropriate and relevant results.

For more information see What is a library database? (Western Oregon University)

What Are Scholarly Databases?

Accessing Online Resources

Locating Physical Resources

Locating Books & Other Print Resources

Locating Books in Zondervan

Call numbers will indicate where an item is in the Library based on its collection. 

 Main Collection

  • Items in the Main Collection are materials that you can check out.  This Collection is located on the Upper level of the Library.

Reference Collection

  • Reference materials are typically those you use for a short section, such as Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Handbooks. These items must be used in the Library building and cannot be checked out. The Reference Collection is located on the Library's Upper level, immediately to the right as you walk through the glass doors.  

Other Collections

  • You may note that DVDs, CDs, C.S. Lewis & Friends materials, and curriculum (CRC) have separate collection designations. The locations of these collections may be found on the Zondervan Library map located on the Library's main page.


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