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Finding Information

This Research Guide (LibGuide) holds information about the search process and links to useful resources for Business students


This Research Guide is made for Avans International Business students and holds information on how to find reliable and relevant information for your assignments, like a SWOT report, a marketing plan or your thesis. 

In this LibGuide you'll find information on: 

  • how to start your research,
  • how to build a good search query (and why this will save you time!),
  • where to search (different sources that can be used, where to find them and how to evaluate them),
  • video tutorials about how to use valuable databases for your studies, and direct links to databases  like MarketLine, Statista or Business Source Ultimate
  • information on how to cite using APA.

Check out the tab Frequently Asked Questions in the menu when you get a little stuck in finding the right information for your assignment.

Try some exercises to see if you get how the databases work.

At Recommended reads direct links to recommended or mandatory literature for your studies by your lecturers can be found, specified per year.

Note that, just like in a 'normal library', some e-books may be temporarily borrowed by your fellow students. If you can't get access to an e-book try again a bit later. :-)  

Also you can try an online course concerning finding information or how to cite using APA from University of Applied Science Amsterdam to professionalise your research skills.



Below you'll find a short introduction video about how to approach your research and some examples of video tutorials you can watch to help you find the information you need for your assignment.

In these video's we have used 'meat replacements' as a category example. You can try the search strategy for your own category or topic. The tactics remain the same of course :-)

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