Answered By: Linda Kern Last Updated: Feb 05, 2017 Views: 9
Begin by linking to the Business LibGuide at http://libguides.brenau.edu/business .
Then click on the tab labeled Business Administration - Articles. In the center of the page, scroll down until you see the second collection of articles, ABI/Inform Complete. This is a good starting point for articles. Click on ABI/Inform Complete. Be prepared to log in with the first part of your Brenau email address and your 6 digit student ID number (the one you use to access CampusWeb).
A general search for workaholic is a simple keyword search. In addition to entering the search term, click the Full Text box just below the search box.You can also add more words to the search to narrow the results, for example workaholic AND "work life balance". Leave the quotation marks in the search terms; they will focus your results.
Searching workaholic and clicking "full text" yields about 1,000 articles published between 1980 - 2012. You can adjust the dates and make other changes using the tools on the right side of the results. The primary adjustment I would make is to Source Type. Click on Source Type. When it opens, you can see that newspapers and magazines are mingled among the higher quality results. Depending on the professor's instructions, these may not be useful. You can eliminate them by clicking on the types of information you need. Scholarly journals are generally considered the best sources, but reports and trade publications can be very useful. By using the right side toolbar and clicking "scholarly journals" and limiting my results to the last 5 years, I get 15 articles, including Douglas, E. J., & Morris, R. J. (2006). Workaholic, or just hard worker? Career Development International, 11(5), 394-417. doi: 10.1108/13620430610683043 . Choosing "trade journals" in the toolbar instead of scholarly journals will also yield relevant results.
Business Source Complete, listed on the LibGuide under ABI/Inform Complete, is another good source for articles. If you don't find what you need in one, look in another database.
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