A case study tells what happened to and in a business (or non-profit, or industry) over time. Case studies allow you to learn about real-world organizational problems and how they can be addressed. They challenge and develop your problem-solving abilities.
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In general, case studies can be found in both scholarly and non-scholarly business journals, and also on the web sites of business consulting groups. This how-to will guide you in finding case studies using several of the Empire State College Online Library's databases.
Note that Harvard Business Review case studies are not available through the Empire State College Online Library.
Access Business Source Complete:
To find case studies in Business Source Complete, click the Advanced Search link under the search box on the main page. Once you're in Advanced Search
Follow the instructions for Business Source Complete.
To find case studies in ProQuest Research Library, click the Advanced Search link under the search box on the main page. Once you're in Advanced Search
Follow the instructions for ProQuest Research Library
Many other databases contain case studies. You can find them by going to the Business Subject Guide.
To find those case studies, simply log in and search for your topic and "case study". For example:
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