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WMBA 6030 Week 1 Discussion: Week 1 Discussion

Searching for articles on Business Information Systems

For this week's discussion, you are asked to find at least one other credible resource with information on how business information systems are used in an organization which you have chosen (or one with which you are familiar).

After reviewing this guide will be able to:

  • locate subject databases in the library.
  • search for a credible article on your topic.
  • evaluate the article for its creditibility.

Select an appropriate database and enter keywords

To search for resources in the Library databases, try one of the broad, general Business & Management databases -- Business Source Complete or ABI/Inform Complete are good options. These databases can be found on the Business and management research home.

To enter a search, type your chosen terms into the database search box.  If your term is broad (e.g. Human Resource Management) you may wish to combine one of the above terms with the term information system.  

  1. On the Library homepage, navigate to the Research by Subject box.
  2. Click on Research by Subject and choose: Business & Management
  3. Now let's choose the database Business Source Complete. Login with your myWalden email and password. 
  4. Type your keywords into the search boxes for example:

    First Search Box:  

    information system

    Second Search Box:  

    human resources management
  5. Under the search boxes, click inside the check mark boxes for "Full Text" and "Peer Reviewed".
    Here's what the Full Text and Peer Reviewed boxes look like:

  6. Click the Search button to run the search and then explore your results.

Try searching using any of the terms suggested in your Discussion instructions:

  • Decision Support Systems (DSS)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Accounting Information System
  • Human Resource Management
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Evaluating resources & keyword searching

For more tips on successful searching for this discussion, see our guides: