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Human Resource Management and Management & Leadership: Find Articles

Direct Links to Select Publications

Searching for a Known Article: PSU Library Catalog

Journal Title Search

Search for Articles in Business Source Premier

Comparison of Search Tools

You can use any or all of the tools below to search for articles. For management-related topics, also check out PsycINFO.

 

Library Catalog: search box on the library homepage

Business Source Premier (BSP) Google Scholar: search from the PSU Library website
Strengths
  • Covers both journals in BSP and journals that are not indexed in BSP;
  • Can see immediately whether one article is available in full text, or if not, request via Interlibrary Loan directly.
  • Has a more focused scope (business publications);
  • Better interface with more search options/limiters and discipline-specific subject keywords.
  • Journals from a wide range of disciplines, including ones that are not indexed in the catalog;
  • The Google search engine.
Weaknesses
  • Lack of sophisticated limiters, which change according to your keywords or the limiters that you select;
  • Not all PSU full text journals are indexed here;
  • May produce too many results;
  • Must sign in first to see the full results and  request options.
  • Missing journals that are not indexed in BSP;
  • May need to use Find it @ PSU to check for full text status.
  • Lack of sophisticated search options/limiters
  • May produce too many results;
  • Must use Find it @ PSU to locate full text.

Best For 

  • If you already have a citation (or at least the title of the article);
  • if you are exploring a topic (especially an interdisciplinary one) and not sure where to start or what keyword(s) to use.
  • If you need to do subject-specific or advanced searches using various options/limiters.
  • If you already have a citation (or at least the title of the article);
  • If you are exploring a topic (esp. an interdisciplinary one) and not sure where to start or what keyword(s) to use.