Working on the Leadership Presentation? We've got you.
Your first challenge is to choose an interesting person to profile, and then focus in on the most fascinating aspect of their background, and add in an interesting angle and engaging details to determine why this person is a leader in their field.
Example 1: If you were to profile Chef Alice Waters, you might focus in, as this article did, on her philosophy of "Social Responsibility" and sustainable, farm-to-table produce which contributed to her success. In the following profile piece, The Millennial Restaurant, the author focuses in on Chef Waters' journey to Paris in search of a new space, and her revolutionary definition of a restaurant as "a platform, an exhibit, a classroom, a conservatory, a laboratory, and a garden." What makes the profile so fascinating is the angle - how she creates socially responsible dining and the details of the setting - in this case, Paris.
Example 2: If you were to profile Beyoncé, on the other hand, you might focus in on a unique aspect of her identity which contributed to her success; "Business Beyoncé, hypercomposed Beyoncé - fashionable, elegant, in charge." In the following profile piece, Miss Millennium: Beyoncé, the article explores Queen Bey's entrepreneurial philosophy and how it is influenced by her identity as a feminist. What makes this piece so compelling is the focus on the business side of Beyonce, as opposed to a fashion or music angle.
Use Academic Search to search for articles on specific angles for your Leadership Presentation. For example, if you're profiling Chef Waters, use the search box to find scholarly, trade, or magazine articles on "Chef Waters", along with your angle, such as "Social Responsibility"
Subject Terms are way better than random keywords, because they are substantially about your person or topic, rather than just mentioning it.
Enter in your keywords, and then look for a Subject Term mentioning your person. These are hyperlinked to more articles.
PE "Jobs, Steven, 1955-2011"
For Company Information, in Academic Search, click the Company Information Tab and enter in the company's name.
Example: Apple, Inc
Companies can also have Subject Terms:
DE "APPLE Inc."
This will provide you with information for Company information:
Use Biography to search for articles on specific people for your Profile paper. For example, if you're profiling Beyoncé, use the search box to find scholarly articles on "Beyoncé", along with biographical information. Notice the many different kinds of sources available, from Academic, to News, to Multimedia/Videos.
To search for a person for your profile piece and cite the article, follow these steps using the link to Biography In Context.
Wondering how to get started on your research paper? No worries! Your first challenge is to choose an interesting topic, and then focus in on the most fascinating angle.
Pro-Tip: Start with Academic Search Complete
Use Academic Search to search for articles on specific angles for your research paper. For example, if your topic is "Texting while Driving", use the search box to find trade or scholarly articles on "Texting while Driving", along with your angle, such as a "Texting Ban" or the role of "alcohol".
Did you know you can copy and paste citations if you use the library's databases?
1. Save time - look for the "Cite" Button or " " icon.
2. Scroll to the style you need (MLA, APA)
3. Copy and paste the full citation into your paper
Ta Da! You're done! Well, almost. Sometimes weird formatting issues happen, so always double check your work.
Need help with in-text citations or more complicated citations? Use the OWL! It's super easy, and totally simple. This is also a really good time to make an appointment with a writing tutor to make sure your paper is totally perfect and all your citations are good to go.