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:
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.
Plus, we've got a whole guide on the topic of using the catalog to find books.
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