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SOBA 205: Professional Communications (Spring 2021)

This guide will help students make the best use of library resources for SOBA 205 classes.

Possible SOBA 205 topics

  • Business & Professional Excellence in the Workplace
  • Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
  • Listening
  • Resumes, Interviews, and Negotiation

Search Tips

Did you get too many search results? Try this:
Add additional keywords- (ex: workplace AND listening AND skills)
Choose more specific search terms- (ex: business AND DeLand instead of business AND central Florida)
Exclude words from your search results- (ex: Apple NOT fruit)
Use search filters­- limit by source type, date of publication, language, subject, & more.
Choice of database- select a database with a narrower scope of subject matter
Search by subject- search for your terms as a subject instead of as a keyword
Didn't get enough search results? Try this:
Choice of keywords- choosing the right keywords is key. Try experimenting with different terms. (ex: Work OR job OR career OR workplace)
Too narrow topic- try looking for sources on a broader, related topic (ex: business AND Florida instead of business AND DeLand)
Too many search terms- begin with 1-2 search terms that best represent your topic, then add more as needed. Avoid long phrases.
Too many search filters- avoid using any filters that are unnecessary
Choice of database- select a database with a broader scope of subject matter
Use wildcard & truncation symbols*#? Allow you to search for multiple spellings of a term


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