Answered By: Sara H.
Last Updated: Oct 31, 2023     Views: 287

Case studies allow you to learn about real-world organizational problems, and how they can be addressed. 

In general, case studies can be found in both scholarly and non-scholarly business journals, and also on the websites of business consulting groups. 

To locate them in our library databases:

  1. Click Subject Guides on the library home page and choose Business, Management & Economics
  2. Select a database, and log in, if prompted.
  3. Click the Advanced Search feature (usually a link under the basic search box)
  4. In the menus provided, look for options to select "Case Study" from document type or content type limiters.
  5. Enter your keywords in the search fields, and search.


Alternately, you can use OneSearch on the library home page, or the basic search screen in most databases to locate case studies by using the phrase "case study" in your keyword combination. (How to combine keywords to search in databases.) For example:

  • (non-profit OR nonprofit) AND "case study"
  • ("social media" OR "web 2.0") AND "beverage industry" AND "case study"
  • ("for-profit higher education" OR Kaplan OR "University of Phoenix") AND "case study"


Cengage Learning provides advice on how to: 


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