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DBA 910: Analyzing Behavior in Organizations: Behavior in the Workplace Resources

Books on Organizational Behavior @ SAU Library

Additional Resources @ SAU Library

For additional resources on behavior in the workplace, conduct a search in Library Central using key words such as "behavior in the workplace", or other keywords to fit your specific topic.

Library Databases for the Topic of Organizational Behavior

Using Library Central

Library Central offers a way to search databases, books, and internet sites at the same time.  Use these tips for making your search more effective:

1. Make a list of the important keywords for your topic.  You will use them in your search for information.  Don't forget to try synonyms.

2. Put important phrases in quotation marks to find those words next to each other in a document or article.  For example:

      "workplace behavior" and gender

3. Use the Advanced Search option if possible to help refine your search.  Remember, if you use "AND" in between your search terms, the results must contain both terms.  If you use "OR" in between terms, the results may contain or the other or both.  This broadens your search.  The use of "NOT" between terms will eliminate a specific term from the results.

Tips for Effective Internet Searching

To make your internet searching more effective, use these searching strategies:

1. Put phrases in quotation marks.  For example: "leadership style".  This means the search results will have these words next to each other.

2. Limit your search to certain types of websites, such as government or educational.  This will eliminate the junk websites that are trying to sell you something.  To do that, type your search words followed by a "+" and the word site:.edu, or site:.gov.  For example:

      "leadership style" and gender +site:.edu

This will only bring back educational websites (.edu).  If you want websites from government institutions, enter: +site:.gov.  For organizational websites, enter: +site:.org

3. The websites at the top of the list are not necessarily the best ones.  Be sure to look at several.  The ones at the top are there because they either paid money to be there, or they have been looked at a lot (that doesn't mean they are good).

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