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MGG 199 Corporate Social Responsibility: Finding Corporate Responsibility Articles

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2020 12:04 PM

Assignment

Use the database information provided in class to find 2 periodical articles (2015 through 2020) regarding Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability or Social Innovation.  List the article name, periodical, author(s) and date of publication.  (If you cannot find one of the items just listed, you must explain that in your journal entry.) Briefly summarize each article.  Express your opinion about what the company(ies) in the articles are doing.   Do you have positive or negative feelings?  Support your reasoning.  Note: A specific format will be provided for how to write this journal entry.  The format will be shown in class and posted on UBLearns. As per all your journal entries, this must be double-spaced and approximately 2-pages long.

Searching for Corporate Social Responsibility

Step-by-step Tutorial

The best database to use for this assignment is the Business Source Complete database; this database provides full-text access to more than 4,000 business periodicals, including journals, magazines, and newsletters.  Here you can also find current and past issues of popular magazines such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Inc., and more!

In Business Source Complete, you can use the keywords and phrases: social responsibility of business, corporate social responsibility, social innovation, and/or sustainability to find articles with discussing the topic of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Subject headings can help you more precisely search for articles in databases; they’re similar to hashtags when searching social media.

To find articles that deal with individual companies and social responsibility, you will need to search for the words Inc or Corp in the Company Entity field.

Steps in running the topic of your search in Business Source Complete:

  1. Connect to the Business Source Complete database here: https://research.lib.buffalo.edu/business-source-complete

    • If you are having trouble accessing Business Source Complete, two good first steps are to switch to a new browser and/or clear your internet cookies. This tends to resolved a number of connection issues.

  2. In the first search box type in one of the subject terms above. (e.g. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS)

    (Note: make sure you type in the entire phrase yourself, don’t click on the type-ahead phrase when it comes up, if you do, you won’t see the full range of your search/limit options.

  3. In the second search box, type in:INC or CORP

    (Change the pulldown option to CO Company Entity)top portion of business source complete search

  4. In the “Limit your results” section, place a checkmark in the Full Text box.

    full text limit
  5. In the “Limit your results” section, under Published Date, have beginning year 2017 and ending year 2020. Published Date limit

  6. In the “Limit your results” section, under Number of Pages, change to Greater than 2

    (this should reduce the number of very short articles)

     Number of pages limit
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