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OLA599 Graduate Research Project

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Audience: CUW students in OLA599/899: Graduate Research Project

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How to Use:  Start at the top and view the tabs in order. Then, come back to tabs individually as you work through the research process.

Getting Started Guide
APA Style Guide (6th ed.)

OLA599 Sp 20 PPT

  1. Use ebooks and reference books to learn the history and vocabulary of your topic
  2. Create a solid research question, but be prepared to narrow or broaden your question based on what research is available.
  3. Use subject terms for your concepts when possible in databases.
  4. Check out our other Help Guides on Literature Searching and Writing With Sources


ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest) (Includes: ABI/INFORM Dateline; ABI/INFORM Global; ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry) –journal articles & case studies.

Business (ProQuest) With 1 click search 9 of ProQuest’s business databases. Includes scholarly articles.

Gale OneFile: Business (Gale) Provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.

Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost) Comprehensive full-text coverage and indexing and abstracts for the scholarly business journals covering marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance, and more. In addition, detailed company reports information for the largest public and private companies. Data includes financials, subsidiaries, products, employees, industry information, case studies, SWOT analyses, market research reports, country reports and more.

Health Management Database (ProQuest) Includes key journals, dissertations and theses for a wide range of topics including hospitals, insurance, law, statistics, business management, personnel management, ethics, health economics, and public health administration plus reports from Business Monitor International related to the health care industry.


Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCOhost) With hundreds of full-text, scholarly journals, the Religion & Philosophy Collection provides an in-depth collection of resources covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Religion Database (ProQuest) Covers formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest.

See Finding Journal Articles for instructions on finding and accessing electronic and print journal articles, including case studies.

Instructions for Finding Journals By Title in Primo

  1. Open   Primo Journal Title Search
  2. Search for the Journal’s Title.
  3. Click on the Journal in the search results.
  4. Find the box to search inside the journal for keywords.

Journal Titles

Journal of Managerial Psychology International Journal of Servant Leadership Leadership & Organization Development Journal Journal of Applied Christian Leadership

Looking for some suggestions for Primo or databases? Try combining a few of these keywords or phrases.

Subject Terms:

  • “servant leadership”
  • “transformational leadership”
  • servant leadership – religious aspects – Christianity
  • “organizational effectiveness”
  • “corporate culture”
  • corporations – sociological aspects
  • “personnel management”
  • “work-life balance”
  • “stress management”
  • “work and family”
  • “job satisfaction”
  • “employee motivation”

Search for books in Primo, CUW Library’s online search tool. 


Hacker, S., & Roberts, T. (2003). Transformational leadership : Creating organizations of meaning. Retrieved from

Duening, T. N. (Ed.). (2016). Leading the positive organization : Actions, tools, and processes. Retrieved from
Pawar, B. S. (Ed.). (2004). Transformational leadership research : Issues and implications. Retrieved from
Ferch, S. R. (2015). Conversations on Servant-Leadership : Insights on Human Courage in Life and Work. SUNY Press.Retrieved from,ip,cpid&custid=s8470807&db=e000xna&AN=955038&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Sipe, J. W., & Frick, D. M. (2015). Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership : Practicing the Wisdom of Leading by Serving. Paulist Press. Retrieved from,ip,cpid&custid=s8470807&db=e000xna&AN=1155272&site=ehost-live&scope=site

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