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English 431: Global Business Communication/Khatchadourian: Getting Started

Recommended research sources and research strategies for English 431: Topics in Advanced Writing: Global Business Communication.

Survey for March 23rd Library Session

Please click on the survey link and answer the four questions:

Library Research Worksheet

Follow the steps in this worksheet to generate keywords for your research topic
(illustrated in the box to the right).

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UWM students, faculty & staff can connect to most of the Libraries' subscription databases & electronic journals from off-campus.

In order to access most resources, you will need to authenticate by entering your ePanther ID and password.

Survey Results for March 23rd Library Session

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* Beginning the Research Process

When searching for books, articles, or other sources in the UWM Libraries databases, use the keyword searching suggestions below for the best results.


   Define your research topic / research question

Write one or more sentences or questions defining your research topic.


Example:  What cultural differences should a company consider when creating ads for an international audience?

Describe your topic using keyword searches.

Write down the keywords (main concepts) that describe your topic. To get the best set of results, also think of synonyms or alternate terms for each of your keywords.












country name



     Next write a few search statements.

Combine your keywords with "and." Remember to use quotation marks and truncation if appropriate.

Example: international and differences and advertis*



Need Help?

For help researching a business or economics topic:

  * contact Kris Bina Midthun

For general assistance with library resources or services:

  * visit, IM or call the Research Help desk

Business Librarian

Kris Midthun

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