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Case Studies: Library Resources

This guide lists websites and databases containing case studies including where to purchase Harvard Business Review Case Studies. Also provided are search tips for locating case studies.

O'Reilly eBooks & Videos

For an alternative to traditional case studies use the library database O'Reilly eBooks & Videos. This collection consists of video case studies.

Search for case studies using the library catalog

Why use the library catalog? Find outstanding and easy to use books with case studies on your topic.

How do I search for case studies in the library catalog?

From the library homepage, click SEARCH LIBRARY CATALOG. Then click ADVANCED SEARCH. First search box: type case studies. Change the top field from ANY FIELD to SUBJECT.In the second search box type a keyword and don't touch the field type - ANY FIELD. A keyword is your broad area of interest. Keep it simple: operations, management, marketing...

IVEY CASE STUDIES: The Business Library has this great collection of case studies in a series of books. Search the library catalog with the keywords Ivey Casebook

TEXTBOOKS: Many textbooks contain cases; ask the librarian for assistance in identifying relevant textbooks

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Library Databases

Find case studies using the library databases.
It's easy when you use Journal Finder.

Option 1: Search by a journal title for case studies.

Start at the Business Library homepage. Look for the Journal Finder search box.

Type in the Journal Finder search box the title of the journal. Click the database. Click Search within this publication.

Consider these journals:

  • Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases
  • International Journal of Management Cases : IJMC
  • Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies
  • Business Case Journal
  • Journal of Critical Incidents

Option 2: Find journal titles and then search for case studies.

In the Journal Finder search box type case studies or case research. Browse the journal title list and select a title - click the database. Click Search within this publication.

Click Search within this publication. The database opens.

Now, click search and browse the full list of available case studies. Filter by publication year.

Add a simple keyword to focus your search on your area of interest. Keep the concept broad: management, strategic, discrimination, information management.


Search tips for the library catalog & databases:

  • Keyword search: Add quotation marks to group significant words together. For example: "case studies" "supply chain".
  • Filter your results: If the database has the menu option, select case studies. For example, Business Source Complete. Advanced Search screen - Publication Type - Case Studies.
  • The term "case study" often appears in the document title- try adding "case study" to a title search
  • Try searching with various terms, case study or case studies; or use punctuation to find all forms - type this: case stud*

Business Library Databases with case studies:

Case Research Journal

Case Research Journal Front Cover  

Case Research Journal

Find outstanding case studies!

Case Research Journal also known as North American Case Research Association (NACRA) Case Collection is a quarterly journal devoted to business cases.

The library has this journal in print only

How do I search for case studies within this journal?

Search online for the case study you want. Use the journal's website to read descriptions of case studies. For full text access, use the print edition of the journal at the library.

Step 1. Case Research Journal: Make note of the title, author, issue number, date and pages of the case study you want.

Look for the menu option Search cases, or review each year via the Table of Contents.

Option: The library database ABI/INFORM provides indexing/abstracts for this journal (but no full text) - top menu click "Publications".

Step 2. Find the print edition of this journal at the library HD 30.4 .C38

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