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Books in the Main Stacks: Catalog

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Click on these links for catalog searches on some topics of interest:

Keyword Searches:
Marketing Strategies
Global Marketing
Consumer Behavior

Subject Searches:
Branding (Marketing)
Internet marketing

Dowling College Library has a special collection of help books for ESL students:


Click here for help in finding books using the catalog.

Sources in the Reference section

Books in the Reference section stay in the library, but read and use them to help you choose paper topics, then develop and write them. Click on the following links for searches of the reference collection on some topics of interest:


Find Subject Articles


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Multi-subject databases can lead you to articles for many different topic areas.

Multi-subject databases

Would you like to see what in the news on your topic?

Newspapers/Current Events databases

Click here for help using databases.


Use these links to search for articles in these specific magazines, journals and newspapers.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Harvard Business Review
Journal of Marketing
Business Communication Quarterly

Periodicals by Subject:

Business Communication
Marketing & Sales

ESL Web Sites

  • Guide to Grammar and Writing
    Here is an excellent resource for anyone exploring the logic of the English language. Pull-down menus are detailed and well-organized. Examples are complete and clear. There is even a feature for submitting specific questions. The site is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation in Connecticut.

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

Tips on Avoiding Plagiarism

Citation of Sources
This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.


Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.

NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

NoodleBib demonstration

OCLC EasyBib EasyBib is an automatic bibliography composer that can be exported into a word processing program.

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