Using Business Library Resources During Your Internship

Congratulations on finishing the first year of your coursework at Goizueta.

Your Business Librarians are available over the summer to help with your internships and project work. We are glad to recommend search strategies and resource recommendations. 

We recognize there are a variety of ways students are working with employers and clients during Summer 2020. This includes external internships (both paid and unpaid), and working on experiential client projects for GBS course credit. Our database licensing agreements are very explicit about how these resources can -and cannot - be used.

Our handout, Using GBL & Emory Libraries Databases for Experiential Client Projects, Internships and Jobs,  offers some concrete examples of what is appropriate and inappropriate use of GBL and Emory Libraries’ databases per the licensing agreements for experiential client projects, internships, and current employers.

If you have any questions about using library databases over the summer, just Ask a Librarian, and we'll be happy to discuss this with you and identify resources and search strategies that will align with our licenses. 

Databases Are Not Licensed for Internships or Employers

It is illegal to use Emory library databases for your internship.

Emory database licensing agreements allow student usage for coursework, career exploration and personal enrichment.

Examples of appropriate and inappropriate use of Emory Libraries databases  

Ask a Business Librarian

Your Business Librarians are here all summer! We're happy to send you e-recommendations or set up a time for a phone consultation. Ask a Librarian.

If your company has their own subscription to a research database (this is pretty common!), we're happy to recommend search strategies and tips for using it.

Leverage your Goizueta IMPACT Business Intelligence Skills

For internship projects, we can recommend search strategies and alternatives to our subscription databases (trade or government organizations, associations, etc.)   Use advanced Google search strategies and think about where information lives.

Remember to consider the best practices and pitfalls for conducting credible research.

How to Cite Your Sources

Always comply with your company's licensing terms for subscription databases.

Don't plagiarize! Remember your ethical and legal copyright obligations; cite all sources you use in your presentations and reports. Giving credit to the sources you reference in your presentation is not only about compliance with copyright laws (database vendors require citations as part of their licensing agreements); it’s also a critical part of building credibility and trust with your client.

Citing Sources in your Slide Decks

For guidelines for correctly citing sources in your decks or bibliographies, see the GBL Citation Guide for PowerPoint presentations and the GBL Citation Guide for papers.

You CAN Use Library Databases for Your Personal Enrichment!

Need to enhance your Excel skills? Learn more about Tableau or GoogleAdwords? LinkedIn Learning offers video training ranging from 5 minutes to 5 hours.

Keep up with the best business ideas and thoughts: Business Book Summaries and getAbstract contain audio and PDF book summaries.

Overdrive Business Audiobooks include 100+ business books available to listen to on the go.

Stay current on your business news: Read the NYTimesWSJ.com and your local city's Business Chronicle.

Download These Apps

If they’re not on your phone or tablet yet, download them before you leave for the summer!  Here's our cheat sheet to get started.