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MBAC 6052 Capstone Project: Get Started

Business plan resources for the MBA capstone classes

Using this Guide

This guide links to the best starting points to find the data you need for your capstone project. The library subscribes to thousands of journals and proprietary databases, not all of which are listed here. If there is anything you can't find, email me!

Using the Library

Do I have access to articles and data off campus?

Yes! Even though you may never actually visit the William M. White Business Library in Boulder, you can access nearly all of the proprietary resources online using your identikey. Just use the links from one of the library guides or the catalog and enter your identikey when prompted. The few exceptions are marked with a VPN icon (super easy download from CU OIT here).

What about copyright?

The library collections are subject to these terms of use. If you are planning to use the data solely for your own commercial interests, you should probably rethink that. Violations risk shutting down access for everyone. Ask me if you have any questions!

How do I find it all?

Guides like this one are great places to start. You can also browse though all of the Business databases in alphabetical order, search the catalog, find articles by discipline, or talk to your librarian.

What if I can't find it online?

You have options!

  • If we don't own it but we should, email me.
  • If we only have it in print and you need a scan (benchmark ratios, for example) request it through the Illiad system.
  • If another library has it and you want to borrow their copy, request through Prospector or Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

What kind of help is available?

  • The Business Library team can help you find information and troubleshoot access problems. Try librarian roulette (a.k.a. instant message) for general questions or troubleshooting.
  • Circulation can solve problems with your library account.
  • OIT can help with laptop problems, software issues, or VPN questions.
  • The Business Writing Center is available for help with writing and presentations. Click here and scroll down for hours and information.

Ask A Business Librarian


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Why talk to a librarian?

We can help you find the information you need for this and other assignments. Knowing what's available and how to get it is our specialty, and we are always happy to show you some tips and sources to make your research easier. We go way beyond Google to locate data from reliable sources around the world. We can also help narrow or broaden a research topic, or talk through a research idea with you.