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EMBA - Library Resources: Welcome

Spring Semester 2019

Library Hours
Boca Raton & Partner Campuses

Summer 2021 Semester Hours (Boca Raton):

The library building is open for the Spring 2021 semester from 7:35 am - 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (see our hours page for any changes). Many of us are still working remotely, and are available to to meet with you virtually.

It's easy to reach us! 

Partner Campus Library Hours:‚Äč

Welcome!

Welcome to this research guide created for EMBA students. This LibGuide will help you find information related to your major course assignment  Please use the tabs at the top for help in finding the information that you need. 

Creating a Basic Search Strategy

Creating a search strategy helps researchers in many ways:

  • a topic is established, helping in clarifying a need for information
  • additional or related keywords can be utilized if certain ones do not yield the type of articles desired
  • search results become refined and precise, resulting in relevant articles.

These are the main steps in creating a search strategy:

1.  Define your topic in a complete phrase or sentence.

What is global warming, what is its cause and how can we control it?

2.  Circle the keywords in your sentence.

global warming, cause, control

3.  Generate synonyms for the keywords listed in #2.

Global warming: climate change, ice melting, El Niño, La Niña   

Cause:  reason, basis, explanation, source, origin

Control:  manage, cope with, deal with, organize, direct, oversee  

4. List the requirements for your articles (do they need to be scholarly, current within a certain number of years, or have other requirements?).

This assignment requires that articles not be older than 5 years old, must be from peer-reviewed article, and each must be at least 3 pages long.

5.  Try some searches!

Subject Librarian

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Bruce Barron
Contact:
Head, Government Information and Maps Department
S.E. Wimberly Library, LY 111
561-297-2331