HO 494/HO 296: Honors Capstone Preparation Course

General Business Databases

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

Business & Market Research


Scholarly & Peer Reviewed   Beyond Library Collection
Advanced Search

Using HawkFind

Click below to download a PDF guide to advanced searching in HawkFind.

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.

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. 

Humanities Databases

Use these databases to locate articles on business and economics. 

JSTOR TIP: For best results, use the Journal Filter menu at lower left to filter by subject.


Google Scholar Search - Details & VIdeo

Search Google Scholar for scholarly full-text materials available in addition to those you locate in HawkFind. If there is a link to the right of any of your search results, follow the link to view the full article (you may not have access to all the articles in your search results)Check out the Google Search tips video (created by Concordia University) for additional help, and be sure to access Google Scholar from the Monmouth University website in order to view accessible articles.

Google Scholar Search

Video: Why Not Google?

Journal Locator

  • Journal Locator can help you determine whether the MU Library has access to a specific journal or magazine. The article you want may not be available in a database, but could be available in print.  Print holdings of journals can be found on the Library's lower level.  These are shelved alphabetically by title. 
  • Use the Journal Locator to search for or within a journal or periodical. To search for journals by subject, scroll to Browse by Subject; click any subject to see sub-categories. For tips, please see the Journal Locator Tutorial.