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Business & Economics at UCBA

A starting point for your research in all areas of business.

Library Pre-Work for AIS 4099

Please complete the pre-work noted in Steps 1-4 so you're ready to go for the library instruction class! 

Questions? Contact Lauren Wahman, UCBA Librarian, at

Step 1: Watch Mapping Research Ideas Tutorial + Create Concept Map

This short video reviews how to map an idea into a research topic. You'll also find a concept map template (Microsoft Word) that you can easily download and use for your topic. A concept map helps you visually organize your ideas.

Step 2: Review Summon Basics

Watch this video as a quick review on using Summon (UC Libraries main search tool).  Bring any questions (either from past use or never used before) to the library instruction class.

Step 3: Watch Summon: Beyond the Basics

This tutorial reviews advanced tips and tricks for using the Summon search engine.

Step 4: Watch Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

In Class: Literature Review

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