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Doctor of Business Administration

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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)

The Basics of Scholarly Journals and Articles


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.






Search for Dissertations 
DBA Dissertation Examples

Quantitative Research

Cuervo, N. (2020). Examining the Effect of Fair Value Accounting on Analysts’ Forecasts in the Retail Industry (Doctoral dissertation, Capella University).


Qualitative Research

Krueger, G. B. (2019). Microbusiness Marketing with No Time, No Money, and No Expertise-Research and Recommendations for Improving Marketing Results for Microbusinesses (Doctoral dissertation, William Howard Taft University).


Mixed-Methods Research

Meutcheho, J. P. (2016). A Mixed Methods Analysis of Professionals' Perceptions of the Impact of Sustainable Supply Chain Management on Company Performance. Lawrence Technological University.


Systematic Review

Acheampong, N. A. (2019). Recruiting and Retaining Generation Z into Public Sector Organizations: A Systematic Review (Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland University College). accountid=1363

Benhammou, E. (2020). Entrepreneurship in Healthcare: Can Physicians’ Entrepreneurial Skills and Entrepreneurial Interventions Improve Care and Control Cost? (Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland University College). 2445319761?accountid=1363


More great business systematic reviews (search titles in Google Scholar):

A systematic review of the servant leadership literature in management and hospitality

by Bavik AArticle 2020Journal: International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management v32 n1 (2020 01 13): 347-382

A systematic review of the servant leadership literature in management and hospitality

by Ali BavikArticle 2020Journal: International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management v32 n1 (20200113): 347-382

When Age Stereotypes are Employment Barriers: a Conceptual Analysis and a Literature Review on Older Workers Stereotypes

by P Dordoni, P ArgenteroArticle 2015Journal: Ageing International v40 n4 (201512): 393-412

Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Management Problems: A Literature Review

by Jeroen Beliën, Liesje De Boeck, Jonas Van AckereDownloadable Article 2014Journal: Transportation Science v48 n1 (201402): 78-102

A systematic literature review of revenue management in passenger transportation

by Salvatore Ammirato, Alberto Michele Felicetti, Roberto Linzalone, Antonio Palmiro Volpentesta, Giovanni SchiumaArticle 2020Journal: Measuring Business Excellence v24 n2 (20200323): 223-242

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


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APA Style - Citing and Document Formatting 


APA Style Guide - JWU Library

Reference Management Tools help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research. Two popular products that offer free accounts:



  • Store files and bibliographic records (citation info), and notes
  • Import sources directly from internet and databases
  • Create citations and bibliographies directly in Word and Google Docs
  • Sync data across devices
  • Collaborate and share with others 

Compare popular citation management software (RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, WizFolio) from University of Toronto, UC - San Diego, and MIT.


Search Strategies for Success


JWU Library Tutorials & Database 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 is a stable link that will allow you to return to the article or page at a later time.