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Business and Economics: Subject Guide: Start Here

Library and research resources for the areas of Business, Economics & Accounting

"Business writing is purposeful in nature. Typically, the objective is to provide and analysis or make a recommendation that is grounded in evidence (e.g., case facts, collected data). Writing in business classes should be clear, concise, and organized with logical headings and section divisions."  

-- Dr. Debika Sihi, Assistant Professor of Business, from the DEWC Disciplinary Writing Guides collection.

Library Information and Research Help

Smith Library has 24-hour student building access (with ID card) for most of the week during the normal fall and spring semesters.

Always check the library website for the most current operational hours.

From off-campussimply provide your SUeID & password to authenticate yourself and gain access to the library's databases. 

TIP: Make sure you're logging into the Southwestern login screen, NOT the database's login screen.

Never pay for articles! The library can get that information for you at no cost from another source. Ask a librarian about Get It!

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Need help writing or citing your paper?

  • Printed style manuals are located on the shelves of SLC in the Research Commons and in the Main Collection. 

Debby Ellis Writing Center

At the Debby Ellis Writing Center, any student can come in for (completely free) help with papers at any stage of the writing process.  The DEWC is always open to students as a study space.