This meeting will feature a presentation by Ms. Lucy Heckman from St. John's University on "Thinking Outside the Box Across Curricula: Exploring the Wealth of Cross-curricular Information Available from Business Databases."
Business databases contain much valuable information pertaining not only to topics in business and economics but to other curricula and other subject areas. Generally, non-business students, faculty, and businesspeople do not think to investigate business databases to locate information they are looking for. For instance, Mergent has country studies pertinent to political science students and sociology; Business Source Premier has lots of information supporting social sciences courses in general (e.g. World Hunger); and other databases, including ABI/INFORM, contain data on ethics (Theology, Philosophy) or industrial psychology for Psychology courses. Other subject areas found in business databases would relate to business law for Paralegal Studies courses and articles related to green business for Environmental Studies. Additionally covered will be databases that contain business information but are not focused specifically on business topics (e.g. data-bases: ProQuest Religion, the Philosopher's Index, and PsycINFO). The objective of this presentation is to provide an introduction to the wealth of cross-curricular information available from business databases and to the cross-curricular information from other subject databases.
Refreshments will be provided during this program, courtesy of event sponsor Standard & Poor's.
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For more info, visit our SIG LibGuide online at http://libguides.metro.org/businessreference.