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SOBA 200: Professional Communications

This guide will help students make the best use of library resources for SOBA 200 classes.

Overview

This guide offers resources and tools to help you succeed in your research assignments for SOBA 200: Professional Communications class. 

According to a recent study* of high-profile companies, employers expect recent college graduates to:

  • Know how and where to find information online, without much guidance
  • Use a search strategy that goes beyond Google and finding an answer on the first page of results
  • Articulate a “best solution” and conclusion from all that was found

Databases

These particular databases (and OneSearch) will provide research tools for your major assignments in SOBA 200.

New York Times

Stetson students, faculty, and staff can access The New York Times Digital Edition through an Academic Site License provided by duPont-Ball Library.

SOBA 200: Professional Communications Learning Outcomes

SOBA 200. Professional Communications 

Description: This course develops students’ written and oral communication skills for the professional environment.

Outcomes

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • use supporting technology to improve writing mechanics
  • develop various forms of written assignments applicable to the business disciplines
  • evaluate research sources, and write a topical research paper.

Indicators

  • Students will be required to make presentations, develop supporting materials for presentation effectiveness, communicate in small groups, and participate in feedback sessions.

Survey

This survey is intended for you to fill out after a librarian visits your class.

Searching for books, DVDs, scores, and more with OneSearch

This page is a step-by-step tutorial for using OneSearch. See below for instructions on searching OneSearch, and use the tabs on the left-hand side of the page to see instructions for accessing and saving sources and using your account.

What is OneSearch?

OneSearch is a "discovery tool" which searches multiple databases at the same time to help you find books, articles, music, and more. A default search in OneSearch searches content in Worldcat, Academic Search Complete, and ProQuest Research Library. 

Library website - OneSearch seach box

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Email libref@stetson.edu. Call or text 386-747-9028.