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Master of Business Administration

Getting Started

Before you begin searching for information, make sure you understand your topic and what you don't know.

  1. Write down what you already know about the topic and what you need to find out.
  2. Find dictionaries, encyclopedias for an overview of your topic.
  3. Find academic books to broaden your knowledge of your topic and to identify keywords.
  4. Find academic journal articles for detailed arguments about specific points.


Image of the assignment process. Write down what you know and need to know. Find dictionaries. Find textbooks. Find academic journal articles.

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Online Introduction to the USC Library

For getting started with the USC Library and learn how to navigate its online collections, a five-part video series has been created. You will need a form of Media Player, plus your USC username and password to access.

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USC username and password
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USC email and password
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  • Webmail
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