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Where to Start Your Information Research

This guide will introduce you to PCOM Library resources and services for your assignments and research projects in Business Writing. These are just a sample of the resources currently available online. New websites appear frequently, and existing websites often add to or enrich their content.

Many students routinely rely on Wikipedia and other unvetted (unexamined, unevaluated) web sites for information. This guide was developed at faculty request because, "Wikipedia doesn't cut it anymore." 

Research expertise requires an understanding of:

  • the different types of information available to you: what are primary, secondary, and synthesized resources
  • appropriate selection of information resources
  • database search skills
  • critical review skills
  • research management skills

Business Writing Resources

OWL Professional Writing Resources and Handouts  This collection of handouts provides information about various aspects of business, technical, and professional writing. Also included are PowerPoint presentations about aspects of professional writing and more.

Business and Economic Resources from IPL2 hosted by The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, a business and econinics resource

Business Communications from Writers Write  resources for business writing, copywriting, editing, marketing, public relations, proposal writing and other forms of business communications

Good Doucuments Intranet Business Writing A web-site that discusses how to create good business documents in the linked, on-screen environment of Intranets and the Internet

Business Writers Free Library free Management Library for personal, professional and oraganizational development

Ernest Hemingway's Top Tips for Writing Well 

Jane(Journal/Author Name Estimator)   "Have you recently written a paper, but you're not sure to which journal you should submit it? Or maybe you want to find relevant articles to cite in your paper? ..." The Biosematics Group

Authors How to Guides- a series of guides for academic and practitioner authors direct from the publisher Emerald. No membership or subscription.

Information Literacy Skills

What skills do you need? The ability to:

  • determine the nature and extent of needed information;
  • access information effectively and efficiently;
  • evaluate critically the sources and content of information;
  • incorporate selected information in the learner’s knowledge base and value system;
  • use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose;
  • understand the economic, legal and social issues surrounding the use of information and information technology; and
  • observe laws, regulations, and institutional policies related to the access and use of information.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education, March 2009.

Library Liaisons


Stephanie Ferretti

Philadelphia Campus
StephanieFe@pcom.edu
215-871-6475


Julia Lewis

Philadelphia Campus
JuliaL@pcom.edu
215-871-6466


Richard Saldivar

Georgia Campus
RichardSa@pcom.edu
678-225-7544