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A guide to resources for PHIL 305, Business Ethics. A jump-off point for research and to fulfill assignments.

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  1. Puffery and Marketing Ethics
    USE search terms ("puffery" OR "deceptive advertising" OR "exaggerated claims") AND marketing  Marketing -- Moral and ethical aspectsAdvertising -- Moral and ethical aspects
     :In ProQuest try typing exactly: MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Deception") AND MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Marketing")
  2. Advertising to Children 
    USE "advertising AND child
    *" OR Television advertising and children -- United StatesAdvertising and children -- United States : In ProQuest Try typing in : MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Advertising") AND MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Children & youth")
  3. Ageism in Hiring
    USE  Ageism; OR Ageism -- United States OR employment AND ageism OR  Age discrimination in employment; OR Age discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation : In ProQuest try typing in: MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Age discrimination") AND MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Employment discrimination") AND ethic*
  4. Income Inequality between Genders
    USE  Wages -- Women -- United StatesPay equity -- United StatesSex discrimination in employment -- United States : In ProQuest try typing: MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Gender pay gap") and ethic*
  5. Giving back to the community
    USE   Social responsibility of business In ProQuest try typing: MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Social responsibility") AND MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Corporate responsibility") AND "united states"

    OR try: MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("philanthropy") AND MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Corporate responsibility") AND "united states"
  6. A Survey of Creative Environmentally-Friendly Practice
    USE  Industries -- Environmental aspects -- Economic aspects     : In ProQuest try typing in exactly this: (MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Sustainable design") OR MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Green products")) AND corpor*
  7. Ethical issues with college sports
    USE  College sports -- Corrupt practices -- United StatesCollege sports -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States : In ProQuest try typing: MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Ethics") AND MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("College sports")
  8. Are Trade Unions a good or a bad thing?
    USE  Labor unions -- United States ; Labor unions -- Canada ; In ProQuest try typing: MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Ethics") AND MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Labor unions") AND "united states"
  9. What is wrong with Multibillionaires?
    USE:   Billionaires    
    In ProQuest try placing this in the search bar: MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("High income") AND wealth
  10. universal basic income:
     Basic incomePublic welfareBasic needsEconomics -- Sociological aspects         InProQuest, Try placing this exactly into the search bar: MAINSUBJECT.EXACT("Basic income") AND universal
  11. Ask for help from a librarian! At the reference desk in the library atrium or by writing to - Free Articles on Web

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Capezuti, E. A. (2017). Ageism. In E. Capezuti, The encyclopedia of elder care: the comprehensive resource on geriatric health and social care (4th ed.). Springer Publishing Company. Credo Reference:

Ames, L. J. (2008). Wage gap. In V. N. Parrillo, Encyclopedia of social problems. Sage Publications.
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trade(s) union. (2006). In D. Jary, & J. Jary (Eds.), Collins dictionary of sociology (4th ed.). Collins.
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The special case of corporate philanthropy. (2016). In K. Zinsmeister, The almanac of American philanthropy.
The Philanthropy Roundtable. Credo Reference:

Welford, R. (2010). Corporate environmental management. In W. Visser, D. Matten, M. Pohl, & et. al., The a to z of corporate social responsibility (2nd ed.). Wiley. Credo Reference:

John, D. R., & John, D. R. (1999). Children's consumer behaviour. In P. E. Earl, & S. Kemp (Eds.), The Elgar companion to consumer research and economic psychology. Edward Elgar Publishing. Credo Reference:

Advertising effects. (2015). In C. Ferguson, Media psychology 101. Springer Publishing Company.
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The rise of economic inequality in America. (2018). In H. Yeganeh, International business collection: Major sociocultural trends shaping the contemporary world. Business Expert Press. Credo Reference:

Universal basic income - Top 3 pros and cons. (2018). In (Ed.), ProCon headlines. ProCon. Credo Reference: