Fall Workshops: How To Excel at Graduate Level Research

Classes are underway, and chances are you’re taking stock of the assignments and presentations that lay ahead of you this term.

As you map out your action plan, assemble your group members and prepare for success, don’t overlook a critical component: understanding how to properly conduct business research, and cite your work.

The quality of your research and your ability to document academic and business research sources are all essential to your success in your graduate program.

Check out the following two-part academic workshop series offered by the Bronfman Business Library. Designed to help you achieve streamlined, successful business research, these quick, free workshops are a great way to start your term on the right foot!

Graduate Research Skills Workshop 

Option 1
Taught by Xuemei Li, Business Librarian
Thursday, September 24

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

or

Option 2
Taught by Xuemei Li, Business Librarian
Tuesday, September 29

5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
A link to join the webinar via Zoom will be sent to registered students by e-mail.

Register Here!

This workshop covers business research fundamentals. It is designed to assist with secondary research expectations for assignments/projects in the MBA and Masters program at Schulich.

More specifically attendees will come away with resources and strategies for:

  • Sourcing journal and news articles on various business research topics using library subscription databases.
  • Conducting company research (publicly-traded and private companies) including competitor analysis, CSR activities, SWOT analyses, key financials and filings.
  • Researching industry trends
  • Searching library databases to uncover market research reports and market segmentation data.

This workshop is open to all Graduate level students.


Cite it Right with APA

Option 1:
Taught by Stephanie Quail, Business Librarian
Wednesday, September 30

5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

OR

Option 2:
Taught by Kris Joseph, Business Librarian

Thursday, October 8
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
A link to join the webinar via Zoom will be sent to registered students by e-mail.

Register Here!


This workshop covers citation best practices and shows students how to use APA citation style correctly. Specific topics include:

  • When to cite
  • How to do in-text citations using APA style
  • How to construct a references list using APA style
  • How to access key citation resources at York
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