Need Advice on my research paper for Business!

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  1. cujoca macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2006
    Hey everyone,

    I'm turning to you folks because I am really in a bit of a hole right now. I'm in grade 12 taking International Business and for our final evaluation, we have to do an IRP (Individual Research Project). Basically your given a topic and you have find six scholarly articles relating in some way to your topic, summarize each one, and then right a 4 page paper combining everything you've learned about that topic in relation to International Business.
    This is where you folks come in... I can barely find any articles on my topic which is..."The purpose of my research is to conduct a cross-cultural comparison about the roles of parents in the consumption of household products. Specifically my research will focus on U.S. and Europe."

    Can anyone steer me in the right direction as to what articles to search for and what key terms to use when searching for those articles?

    Any help is much appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. cujoca thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2006
    Does anyone have any ideas of what websites/publishers to search for scholarly articles?
  3. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    Go to your local libraries website. Typically they have access to systems that archive journal articles that are searchable. That is the best way to find good quality articles.
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
  5. cujoca thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2006
    are there any suggestions on what key words i should use to get the best possible selection?
  6. cujoca thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2006
    Every time i search for scholarly articles i get ones that aren't even relevant
  7. Legolamb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2006
    North of where I'd like to be
    Find the few that ARE relevant. Scan them. Figure out what terms they have in common.

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