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COM 217: Business Communication

Searching Tips

When searching a database for articles or topics, remember these Key Points:

  • Spell out whatever key words you are looking for; abbreviations are often misunderstood by database search engines.
  • Remember to use the boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT to link your keywords together.  Avoid using other parts of speech (prepositions, adjectives, etc.) in your search string.
  • Try lots of different combinations and synonyms for your topic.  Be persistent!

Useful Subject Terms for Business & Business Etiquette:

  • Business
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Etiquette
  • Corporate Culture
  • Business Communication