Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2018     Views: 238

Here is an example of a search that you can do in the Business Source Complete database to find case studies using a Document or Publication Type search.

Search tips: 

  • A Document Type search is the narrowest search you can do. Keep in mind that results depend upon how a document was cataloged when added to the database. It is possible some case studies were not cataloged correctly. 
  • These instructions are mostly for the different EBSCO databases. Databases from other companies may or may not have the same advanced search options.


1. On the Library homepage, click on Select a subject, in the center of the page. 

2. Click on the link for Business and Management.

3. Scroll down to the section: Business & Management databases

4. Click on Business & management databases.

5. Scroll down and click on  Business Source Complete

6. If you have not already logged in to the Library databases, you will be prompted to log in with your myWalden Portal user name and password.

7. If you are not already on the Advanced Search screen, click on Advanced Search. 

8. In the first search box type in your topic keywords. For example, you could enter:

entrepreneur or small business​

9. Scroll down to the Limit your results section and select a limiter. 

Search tip: Do not select both a publication type and a document type; that search is too narrow. 

Here is an example of the limiter box in EBSCO databases for Publication Type: Case Study

Here is an example of the limiter box in EBSCO databases for Document Type: Case Study

10. Click on the Search button to run your search.

Search tip: To see all of the results for a particular publication or document type do not type in any keywords. Simply select the limiter and click on search. 



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