Q. How do I locate case studies in the Library?


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You may limit your search to case studies in the following EBSCOhost databases: Business Source Complete, Regional Business News, Education Research Complete, and OmniFile Full Text. You may access EBSCOhost from the Popular Databases drop down menu on the Library’s home page.

Once on the search screen, scroll down until you see the special limiters for the individual databases, starting with Special limiters for Business Source Complete. Select Case Study from the Document Type menu (NOT the Publication Type menu), as shown below.



Continue selecting Case Study under each database section: Special limiters for Education Research Complete, Special limiters for OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson), and Special limiters for Regional Business News. Note that if you select Case Study under only one database, you will be searching only within that particular database.

Next, enter your topic keywords into the search box at the top of the screen. You may also want to limit your results to Full Text documents and/or Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals. Finally, click Search. Your results should contain case studies related to your research topic.

You may limit your search to case studies in the ProQuest database, as shown below. You may access ProQuest from the Popular Databases drop down menu on the Library’s home page. On the Advanced Search screen, select Case Study under Document Type, as shown below.



Finally, you may try searching for case studies using Roadrunner Search, the central search box found on the Library's homepage. Click on the Advanced Search link to bring up more search options.

Since there is not a specific limiter in Roadrunner for case studies, we will include it as part of our search terms. The example search below is for (marketing or advertising) AND “case study” AND china. It is important to note that we have included the exact phrase “case study” in the abstract (AB Abstract) of the article because the abstract will likely identify it as such.

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