Whether you are after one good paper or need a comprehensive search of the literature, we recommend using library tools designed to help with the search.
Finding the right database(s) for searching:
These databases are usually good choices for entrepreneurial topics:
Features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals.
Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals. Contains detailed author profiles for the 20,000 most-cited authors in the database.
Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.
This database was formerly called Dow Jones Interactive.
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For more on selecting databases and for tips on searching, see Library Databases for Finding Journal Articles -- including information on finding non-research articles.
Use the library catalog to find books in the collections of the UT Libraries.
Keyword searching is the default but searches can be focused by selecting other options, including a specific author search or limiting by date or location.
Most of us like keyword searching since it lets us use the words we know. Especially if you aren't seeing results of the kind you want, be sure to try other words and approaches. Google Books (see the sidebar) can help.
Subject headings, when provided, can help you move from one good book to other, related books. E-books often lack subject headings but the structure of the headings can still give inspiration. Some examples: "Organizational change," "Government spending policy," "Urban ecology (sociology)," "State transportation agencies -- Management," Local transit -- Ridership.
Request a copy thru InterLibrary Services (ILS) - ILS can obtain books, article scans, and other material not owned by the UT-Austin Libraries
Use the Suggest a Purchase form to request that a copy of the book be added to the library collection.
Plus, we've got a whole guide on the topic of using the catalog to find books.
If you see an offer to "Find it at UT" or otherwise find text, be sure to follow the link.
If you want to read articles from a particular serial -- journal, magazine, newspaper, or news source -- to find that title, go to the Journals search.
Each book includes an "About this book" page with basic bibliographic data like title, author, publication date, length and subject. For some books, additional information like key terms and phrases, references to the book from scholarly publications or other books, chapter titles and a list of related books.
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