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Business Administration: Current Awareness

A starting point for BUAD-specific research guides, course guides, and resources.

Tools: RSS Feeds

An RSS feed takes the content of a website, and any updates or edits to be sent to your designated RSS reader. RSS feeds are a great way to to stay current and aware. Learn more about RSS feeds and readers.

Some examples of RSS feeds.

Okanagan College

News

Government

Business Journals (you must be an authenticated user)

Setting up RSS feeds for journals in EBSCO databases (Business Source Complete)

Setting up RSS feeds for journals in Proquest databases (ABI/Inform, CBCA, Canadian Newstand)

  • Click on Publications tab
  • Search for publication by title
  • Select Create RSS Feed button, if available

Stay Current

Regularly checking media outlets and other current events tools and publications means you'll stay up-to-date and trends in local, national, and international business community.

OC Library subscribes to a number of newspapers and magazines in print and electronic formats including The Kelowna Daily Courier, Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, and B.C. Business.

Tools: Search Alerts

Many OC Library databases offer search alerts. You can ask the databases to send you notices via email or RSS when a new article is added that meets your search criteria. Often, you'll first need to set up an account first. Just look for a Search Alerts tab or link and follow the directions.

Setting up search alerts in Proquest databases (ABI/Inform, Canadian Newstand)

  • run a search
  • click on Set Up Alert at top of results list
  • follow directions

Setting up search alerts in EBSCO databases (Business Source Complete)

  • run a search
  • click on Alert/Save/Share at top right of results list
  • follow directions

Harvard Business Review

Latest news from the Harvard Business Review online. Visit http://hbr.org/ to get the latest news from the Harvard Business Review's blog network. You can also follow hbr.org through RSS, on Twitter, Facebook and more.

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Tools: Web 2.0

Web 2.0 tools include blogs, microblogs (like Twitter), and social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn). Learn more about how to learn collaborate and share with Web 2.0 tools.

TIP: Follow Okanagan College Library's BUAD Okangan Library News blog to stay up-to-date on business-related resources at the library.

Some resources and articles to help you identify and select appropriate and helpful social media tools:

10 Corporate Twitter Accounts Worth Following: Article from PCMag (2009)

40 of the Best Twitter Brands and the People Behind Them. Article from Mashable (2010)

Blogs.com-Business: the business section of the new service from blogging company Six Apart

Technorati-Business: the business section of the blog search engine Technorati

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