Research support

Take advantage of top quality information sources and professional research support from the David Lam Management Research Library, located in the Canaccord Learning Commons.

Research for assignments

COVID-19 UPDATE: 

David Lam Librarians are available to provide research help virtually via Zoom. The Zoom Meeting will be available from 1pm-4pm from Mondays- Fridays.

The instructions on how to log into Zoom: 

Join via browser in 3 easy steps:
1. Go to zoom.us/join
2. Enter Meeting ID: 604-822-9400
3. Click Join

Many of your class assignments will require you to find high quality information on an industry, company, consumer group, location or business topic.

  • Find books, articles, library databases and websites on topic-based online research guides.
  • Find guides to researching assignments for selected courses (e.g., COMM 296, COMM 390) on course guides.

David Lam Management Research Library  

 

Outside of drop-in hours, students can fill out the https://lam.library.ubc.ca/ask-us/ . For simple questions, they can also use AskAway an online chat service staffed by librarians across the province https://www.library.ubc.ca/help/ask-colorbox.html

Evaluate and cite information sources

Reputable business information comes from a variety of sources. You may need to find information from library databases and/or freely available internet sources. It's important for you to evaluate your sources to ensure that you are using reputable and appropriate information. Consider:

  • Author/organization credentials
  • Accuracy
  • Currency
  • Bias
  • Purpose

Evaluating Information Sources guide   UBC Library How to Cite guide  

Top research topics

Companies, industries or markets
Case competitions prep
Startups and entrepreneurship
International business
Finance and investment

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