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MNGT 214 -- Business, Ethics, & Society

Use this guide to identify research strategies and resources related to business ethics.

Background Reading Resources

Multilevel marketing is NOT included in the background reading sources above. To learn more and identify keywords for database searching, try these websites:

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Try searching Ebsco eBooks. 

Highlighted eBook Encyclopedia Titles:

  • Encyclopedia of Crisis Management
  • Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Encyclopedia of Management Theory
  • Encyclopedia of Sports Management & Marketing
  • International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies
  • Sociology of Work: an Encyclopedia

Copy & paste any of the titles above to locate the full-text from Ebsco eBooks.

Start with some background reading. While it is tempting to start your research by identifying available journal and newspaper articles, this process will be very time-consuming if you have not read up on your topic.

  • Click on the image below for details and an example of how this process works.

After you have completed your background reading and developed a good list of keywords, you are ready to move onto finding Journal Articles and/or Digital Sources.

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Find Books & eBooks

Search books on EBSCO Discovery

Here are a few Subject Headings to get you started.


Simply copy and paste one of the terms below into the Library Catalog search box and change the drop-down box to Subject to begin searching.

  • Social responsibility of businesses

  • Insider trading in securities

  • Downsizing of organizations

  • Internet marketing

  • Target marketing

  • Interactive marketing

  • Online social networks

You can use these subject headings as a starting point, but be sure to look for additional terms as well. This is not an exhaustive list.

Want to Browse the Shelves? 

Here are Some of the Relevant Call Number Ranges for the Topics in this Class:



HC - Economic History & Conditions

HD - Industries. Land Use. Labor.

HF - Commerce

HG - Finance

Need a book the library does not own?

You can request the book through Interlibrary Loan.  Info and a downloadable form are available here!

To search for books available in other libraries, try using

WorldCat -- Search the holdings of more than 10,000 libraries to locate books and identify citation information.


Library of Congress -- Access to the Library of Congress catalog and other online collections.

NOTE: Users do not need to identify a library that owns the book. Simply provide the appropriate information on the form and library staff will do the rest!

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