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This guide is intended to assist SUNY New Paltz faculty and students in locating key business information resources that are available at the Sojourner Truth Library for their academic research.

Article Databases

The following databases are your "best bets" for finding journal articles:

Finding Harvard Business Review Articles

Search the Business Source Complete Database for articles

Step 1: From library website, click on the "Databases" tab and click on the "Or find a specific database", and select Business Source Complete

  • If Off-Campus:  You’ll need to log in with your NPCUID & password after you click on the database link.

Step 2: Go to Advanced Search

  • Select the “Advanced Search” link underneath the search boxes in the Business Source Complete Database

Step 3: Search for Your Article

The following screenshot illustrates a search for this sample article:

Levitt, T. (1960). Marketing Myopia. Harvard Business Review, 38(4), 45-56.

screenshot of search for article

Step 4: Locate the Full-Text of Your Article

Note: Selected articles in HBR are “read-only”: they must be read on the screen and cannot be saved, printed, emailed, or linked to.

screenshot of levitt article pointing out link to PDF file. Some articles are available in HTML format as well.

Introduction to the Business Databases

Using the Business Source Complete database to find articles

Search Tips

There are a couple of rules that all the databases tend to follow.

  • Search using key concepts rather than complete sentences
    • For example, don't use "Does advertising on social media drive up sales for small shoe companies?"
    • Use "Advertising AND "social media" AND sales AND shoes"
  • Put phrases such as "social media" in quotes.
  • Connect concepts using AND. This tells the database to find articles containing all of the words connected by AND.
  • On the left or right side of each database is a number of checkboxes. These are similar to the filters used in online shopping sites like Amazon: they zoom in on the exact type of product (or in this case, article) that you need.