Posts tagged: Research

Finding the Author of an Article

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By , January 18, 2006 2:23 pm

Need to find the name of an author when you don’t know the name of articles they’ve written?

Many of our databases have Indexes where you can search and browse through all the entries they have for that field (such as Author, Subject, Publisher, or even Language). Just look for the Indexes button at the top of the screen and select the field you want to search. Then put in one or more of the letters that the name starts with. It may take some browsing through screens, but it can help you find an author when you don’t know how to spell his/her name.

Alternative Source for Journals

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By , October 18, 2005 1:45 pm

Did you know that the Butler Libraries have FULL-TEXT ONLINE JOURNALS
available? If you’ve searched our catalog and can’t find it listed, be
sure to check to see if we have it available electronically. From the
library home page, click on “Search for E-Journals.”
The easiest way to search is just type the first couple words of the
journal title and click the “Start Search” button. If we have it
available online, it will be listed, along with the date range that we
have access to. Click the link by Online Holdings to get to the online
version of the journal. You can browse by issue (click on the year) or
“Search Within This Publication” for a keyword or author.

Finding Old Newspaper Articles on Mark Twain

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By , September 15, 2005 12:31 pm

Newspaper and magazine articles prior to the mid-1900s can be found in the following sources:

The New York Times Index starting in 1851.

Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature starting in 1802.

The Readers Guide to Periodical Literature starting in 1890.

All indices are found in the Atrium of the Irwin Library; just left of the Reference Desk.

If you need help using these indices, or finding older articles, please ask for help at the Reference Desk!


Industry Norms & Business Ratios

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By , September 12, 2005 5:31 am

To all:

Business students who are looking for industry statistics (or similar
phraseology) with which to compare to a particular business (or
businesses) should see:

Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios: REF DESK HF 5681 .R25 I53 03-04

Despite what students may have heard (or misinterpreted) we do not have industry norms/ratios in electronic format.

However, you can compare company to company norms & ratios in
Research Insight, and to a lesser extent in Market Insight (peer group,
etc.). See Business Databases.


Subject Resource Guides (Online & Print)

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By , August 26, 2005 9:15 am

To assist your research Butler University Libraries offers a variety of Subject Resources Guides (SRG) at:

We also have print versions
* of our guides in the Irwin Library. Just look for the spinner-racks near the library fountain.


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