IT 150: Information Technology for Business

This guide is designed to help you locate resources for topics discussed in IT 150, Information Technology for Business.


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Advanced Search

Using HawkFind

What is HawkFind?

  • HawkFind is a comprehensive search tool that searches across all of our databases, periodicals/journals, research guides and library catalog. 

What is it good for?

  • HawkFind is great for searching across the widest possible range of materials if you are not sure where to begin or if your subject is interdisciplinary. 

How do I use it? 

  • Develop a search question and select keywords from that question to use for your search.
  • You can start a simple search from search bar or select "advanced search" for a more focused search. Use the filters to narrow your results, 
  • When you have a list of results, the filters will appear on the left column of your screen. 
  • Click the title of any article to view content.

Use this Step-by-Step guide to HawkFind for more detailed instructions..

Search Tips

  • Use the word "AND" to combine your keywords to make your search more specific, e.g. "substance abuse" AND "domestic violence."
  • Use synonyms and alternative or related terms - broader or narrower - to expand your relevant results, e.g. "teenagers" | "adolescents" | "youth"
  • Use the truncation "*" (star) symbol to search for words with common roots without entering them individually, e.g. searching for teen* retrieves "teen," "teens", "teenaged", "teenagers." Use the "star" symbol (hit "shift" key + 8) to add truncation to your search term.
  • You can limit search results in many databases to academic/peer-reviewed journals, by publication date, or full-text only.

Looking for Articles

Use research databases to search for articles. Most databases allow you to limit to scholarly or peer reviewed articles. Some databases will return full text articles, and abstracts or summaries of articles.

Use the GET ARTICLE or LINK TO FULL TEXT link to see if an article is available in another database. If an article is unavailable through Monmouth University Library it may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. 

Subscription databases are available to Monmouth University students, faculty and staff. For remote log in, use your university username and password.

You can view the entire list of MU databases by subject or A to Z.

Databases for General Information

Use these multi-subject databases for background information.

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Information Technology Databases

General Business Databases

Use these databases to find journal articles on general business topics and related fields.

Social Science Databases

News Databases

NOTE: Monmouth University has access to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal via their desktop platforms. You must have MU login credentials to set up your free account. 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar searches the internet for scholarly articles and often provides an abstract. Use the Journal Locator to see if the Library has access to the full text. If Monmouth doesn't have access, use Interlibrary Loan to request an article.