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INTD 205: Business Communication (Professor Sherwood): Finding Articles

Library Instruction Session Stuff

The Assignment

Presentation 1 – "How To" guide

You will present a how-to guide on a topic of personal or professional interest to your classmates. Your explanation should provide new information or perspective to your classmates on a non-controversial topic. Presenters will use what they have learned from research methods, organizational models, non-verbal strategies and visual aids to develop a 3-5 minute presentation. At least one non-computer visual aid must be used.

The written component is a companion to the oral presentation. This document will be evaluated on how well the information correlates to the oral presentation, its organization, grammar, and appropriateness. There must be at least three sources in the bibliography (APA or MLA Style acceptable).

Presentation 2 - Written component of company presentation

The presentation provides you with the opportunity to present your company in a way that inspires local business leaders and community members.  Give a brief synopsis of your company, its products and industry snapshot.  Each group member will describe their role and function within the company, what departments they interact with, and the activities of a typical day.  Each group member will describe a current project he or she is working on.

Written Report Components:

    Cover Sheet with Company Name/Logo
  • Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Problem
  • Objectives
  • Solution
  • Schedule
  • Qualifications
  • Costs
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography

Find Articles (Recommended Databases)

 Use one or more of these databases to locate articles on a topic. Below are some basic search tips:

AND will connect two keywords, giving you articles that contain both of the words.

Quotations marks (" ") will group words as a phrase, ensuring they appear next to each other in the record. For example: "Corporate Speak" or "constructive criticism."

An Asterisk (*) at the end of a term will allow you to search for different forms of a word with what you enter as a base.  For example: econ* will return results for economy, economic, economics, economist, economical, etc.

Check out our how-to guide for even more search tips.

Types of information databases can help you to find:

  • Scholarly articles
  • Company profiles and financials
  • SWOT reports
  • Industry reports
  • Market research reports/data

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