Human Resource Management and Management & Leadership: Find Articles

Direct Links to Select Publications

Searching for a Known Article Video: PSU Library Catalog

Journal Title Search

Databases for Scholarly Articles

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.