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CO 225-04/07/08: Business & Professional Communication: Books

Conducting Research

See the Library's Guide to the Research Process for tips on conducting research, from selecting a topic to writing your paper.

Why Should I Use Reference Resources?

Beginning your research with reference resources helps you discover background information like terminology, central figures and dates and an overview of existing literature on your topic. Look for:

  • Definitions of key terms
  • Historical context
  • Biographical information
  • Critical interpretation of texts
  • Bibliographies detailing relevant scholarship

General Business Communication

Finding Books at the MU Library

Why Use Books in Library Research?

Books can be very useful at the beginning of your project when you're doing background or in-depth research on a topic:

  • Reference books can help with definitions, pronunciation, basic facts 
  • Include detailed information on a topic as well as related issues
  • Provide overview and background
  • May include an index with quick access to key people, places, dates
  • Academic books rigorously researched and vetted

Reference Books / Background Information

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find something you need?  The interlibrary loan service  at MU Library can obtain the books or articles you are looking for.

Where to Get Help

Need more help? Ask us!

Reference Desk: 732-571-3438
Circulation: 732-571-3693

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Business Research Methods & Sources