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BU 373 Ethical Issues in Business

Instructor: Robert Letovsky

APA Style  (from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL); A quick guide to citing resources based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2009).

  • Article Databases
Business Source Complete
Accounting & Tax
Asian Business and Reference
Banking Information Source
Business Insights
Canadian Business and Current Affairs
EconLit with Full Text 
Wall Street Journal Current 
Wall Street Journal Historical
LexisNexis Academic
  • Locating magazine and journal articles

Online electronic databases such as Academic Search Premier and Expanded Academic ASAP provide access to  magazine and journal articles.  These two databases cover a broad selection of publications, some scholarly and some for a more popular audience. Both databases allow you to limit your searches to scholarly "peer reviewed" publications.

Use scholarly databases for more academic, in-depth research, and peer reviewed articles; here is an     

      example of a search from EconLit: (marketing or advertising) and "older consumers"

      example of a search from Business Source Complete: (marketing or advertising) and "older consumers"

      example of a scholarly article from Business Source Complete:

Moschis, G. P., Mosteller, J., & Fatt, C. (2011). Research Frontiers on Older Consumers' Vulnerability. Journal Of Consumer Affairs, 45(3), 467-491.

      example of a chapter from a scholarly text:

Bonifield, C. M., & Cole, C. A. (2010). Comprehension of Marketing Communications among Older Consumers. In A. Drolet, N. Schwarz, C. Yoon (Eds.) , The Aging Consumer: Perspectives from Psychology and Economics (pp. 175-189). Marketing and Consumer Psychology Series. New York and London: Taylor and Francis, Routledge.

  • Congressional Quarterly Researcher (database) reports provide indepth analysis, history, and related resources

CQ Researcher Database list of reports available for Consumer Protection and Product Liability

Sample of available reports related to ethics topics:

Clark, C. S. (1996, August 16). Child labor and sweatshops. CQ Researcher, 6, 721-744. Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre1996081600.

Katel, P. (2010, December 17). Food safety. CQ Researcher, 20, 1037-1060. Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2010121700.

Katel, P. (2007, October 12). Consumer safety. CQ Researcher, 17, 841-864. Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2007101200.

Stencel, M. (1991, January 4). The growing influence of boycotts. CQ Researcher, 1, 1-17. Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre1991010400

Child Labor in America (2008) (Congressional Research Service Report to Congress), 37 pages

Consumer Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (Congressional Research Service Report to Congress), 37 pages

Federal Food Safety System, a Primer, 2011 (Congressional Service Report to Congress), 11 pages 

Phthalates in plastics and Possible Human health Effects, 2008 (Congressional Service Report to Congress), 23 pages  


  • Books at SMC and Worldwide

    SMC catalog for books accessible in the library and ebooks via the SMC library catalog

    Worldcat for books available worldwide through Interlibrary Loan

  • Ethics Journals and Newsletters available through SMC databases

African Journal of Business Ethics
Business and Professional Ethics Journal
Busienss Ethics
Business Ethics (Oxford, England)
Business Ethics Quarterly
Electronic Journal of Business and Organization Ethics
Ethix: the bulletin of the institute for business ethics
Journal of academic and business ethics
Journal of business ethics
Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics
Journal of Relgion and Business Ethics
Journal of International Busienss Ethics
Ruffin Series in Business Ethics
Teaching Business Ethics

  • Related government agencies

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Advertising Self-regulatory Council

United States Dept. of Labor: Youth and Labor

Consumer Protection and Elderly

First Amendment Center

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