Welcome to the Business & Economics Research Guide.
Here you will find links to resources that will help you with your BE classes, along with examples of excellent student research papers, links to graduate school programs, and descriptions of on-campus BE clubs.
The Research Writing Guide and the SAS Manual, linked below, are essential reading. Before you even start to develop a thesis or analyzed data, refer to these guides -- and then use them as you write and analyze to make sure you're on the right track.
Citing your sources properly -- yes, even the charts and graphs you reuse from other sources, and the statistics you quote -- is important and required.
Purdue University's OWL Writing Lab Citation resources are the best ones out there on the web. Generally, Business & Economics courses require that you use APA citation style. Detailed information both in-text references and "works cited" pages is available here.
Diane can help with citations, too!