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BSCI Graziadio Organizational Behavior: Locating Articles On Behavior in Organizations

This guide is intended for use when researching topics related to behavior in organizations.

Locating Articles on Behavior in Organizations

Depending on your assignment, you may be asked to find articles about a variety of topics related to organizational behavior in order to support your ideas. Tip: If your topic relates to change management and leadership in organizations, please also refer to the  Leadership and Change Management in Organizations InfoGuide.​ Below are some recommended strategies for finding articles on organizational behavior.

Business Source Premier for Locating Articles

Example Searches in Business Source Premier

Example: I need scholarly articles about organizational change.
  • Type organizational change into the first box and change the default field to SU Subject
  • You can type additional terms such as employees into the second box
  • Scroll down and click the box for Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals
  • Click Search
  • Use the slide bar on the left-hand side of the screen to limit your results to current articles
Example: I need scholarly articles about teamwork in the workplace.
  • Type teams in the workplace into the first box and change the default field to SU Subject
  • You can type additional terms such as ethics into the second box
  • Scroll down and click the box for Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals
  • Click Search
  • Use the slide bar on the left-hand side of the screen to limit your results to current articles
Example: I need articles about organizational behavior at Google.
  • Type Google into the first box
  • Type organizational into the second box
  • Click Search
  • If you want to restrict your to academic journals, click the box for scholarly articles
  • Use the slide bar on the left-hand side of the screen to limit your results to current articles
  • You can try other search terms such as corporate culture, leadership, management or personnel
  • It's also possible to search several search terms at once by using the OR command: type the name of the company into the first box and type organizational or corporate culture or leadership or management or personnel into the second box.

Search Terms

Here are examples of search terms you can use in Business Source Premier:

  • Organizational
  • Teams in the workplace
  • Group decision making
  • Leadership
  • Corporate culture
  • Personnel management

Search Tips

Tips for effective searching:

  • Pick the essential keywords for your topic
  • Words such as impact, effect, affected, etc. should NOT be used in your searches
  • Word typed next to each other are searched as a phrase
  • Select your keywords and phrases and type them into separate boxes.