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Doctor of Business Administration

Library & Research Help

Hi, Business Students.

The JWU Library is a great resource for your academic research. You have access to a multitude of online journals, databases, ebooks, and videos. Librarians are experts in finding and using information, so please reach out to us with any questions. We are here to help you!

I'm your DBA librarian. You're welcome to contact me or make a research appointment:

Lisa Spicola |


Or, get immediate help from any JWU librarian:


Databases for Scholarly Articles and Dissertations

How to get an article not available through JWU library resources (Interlibrary Loan)


What is a Scholarly Journal?

Also known as scholarly, refereed, or peer-reviewed journals.

Audience: Written for academics and professionals.

Author/Authority: Articles written by researchers or scholars in the field who report the results of original research.

Citations: Articles include footnotes and a list of citations at the end of the article.

Content: Includes scholarly research for a particular profession or industry.

Frequency: Usually published bimonthly or quarterly.




Google Scholar: Finding Scholarly Articles for a Literature Review
Google Scholar Search


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JWU Library Tutorials & Tips


How to locate full-text article:

If you're having trouble locating full-text of an item, search the title in the Library's "Everything" tab search box to find out if the item is available in any other database/location. If it's not available, the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request button will be visible to select. 

More info about JWU Library ILL Service


Database link tip:

When you are looking at an article in a database, the URL (or link) that you see in your browser's address bar is sometimes only active for the length of your search session. This means if you save the link and try to return to the article the next day, you will see an error.

If a database offers a permalink, permanent link, direct link, or bookmark, copy this instead. This is a stable link that will allow you to return to the article or page at a later time. 


APA Style - Citing and Document Formatting 


APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue OWL)


Citation Management Tools:

Zotero - Zotero is a free, easy-to-use citation management tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research. Its features help users:
-Collect citation information from article databases, catalogs and websites
-Generate bibliographies and in-text citations
-Store and organize PDFs, documents, links, and notes
-Collaborate and share with others using groups
-Backup and access with an online copy

Mendeley - Mendeley is a citation management tool that lets you collect & organize citations, & then easily insert them into documents & format bibliographies.  But it also lets you drag & drop PDFs into your library & extracts the metadata to create a library!