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Business & Management Practices Sample Searches

Business & Management Practices focuses on the processes, methods and strategies of managing a business. The practical management resource that delivers real-world know-how about business planning, decision-making and management issues.

Search 1:

A user of Business & Management Practices wanted to find recent articles (published from 2003 to the present) about advertising agencies dealing with information technology.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected Business & Management Practices.
  2. Entered "01/01/2003" in the "dated from" entry box and left the "to" entry box blank.
  3. Selected "Information Technology" in "Department:" and selected "And".
  4. Selected "Advertising Agencies" in "Industry:" and selected "And".
  5. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved seven articles.

Search 2:

A customer using Business & Management Practices was looking for any articles dealing with absenteeism in the automotive industry.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected Business & Management Practices.
  2. Selected "Absenteeism" for "Concept Term" and selected "And".
  3. Selected "Automotive" for "Industry:" and selected "And".
  4. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved two articles.

Search 3:

A user of Business & Management Practices wanted to find some articles dealing with employee stress as a cause of workplace accidents.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected Business & Management Practices.
  2. Entered "work* and stress*" in the "Words and Phrases:" entry box.
  3. Selected "Accidents" for "Concept Term:" and selected "And".
  4. Checked the "U.S.A." box and selected "And".
  5. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 30 articles.

Search 4:

An e-mailer using Business & Management Practices wanted to know how to retrieve journal articles published in 2003 on trends in the Dow Chemical Company.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected Business & Management Practices.
  2. Entered "01/01/2003" in the "dated from" entry box and 12/31/2003 in the "to" entry box.
  3. Entered "Dow Chemical" in the "Company:" entry box.
  4. Selected "Trends" in "Concept Term:" and selected "And".
  5. Selected" Journal" in "Document Type:" and selected "And".
  6. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved two journal articles.

Search 5:

A caller using Business & Management Practices wanted to know how to retrieve survey articles published from 2001 to the present on human resources standards.

Solution:

  1. Logged into RDS and selected Business & Management Practices.
  2. Entered "01/01/2001" in the "dated from" entry box and left the "to" entry box blank.
  3. Selected "Standards" in "Concept Term:" and selected "And".
  4. Selected "Human Resources" in "Department:" and selected "And".
  5. Selected "Survey" in "Document Type:" and selected "And".
  6. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 10 survey articles.
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