Kathy Parker, Librarian

Hybrid MBA Library Notes While doing research, you may find electronic resources that contain information you wish to use for writing your papers. You may not be familiar with formatting these types of sources in APA format.  To ensure you use the correct format, use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. [...]

Did you know that a business degree is the most popular choice for online degree programs? As US News points out, these courses are often popular because, “The fundamental management skills taught in online business administration programs are applicable in nearly every career field.” If you are interested in getting your MBA online, rest assured, [...]

Online degrees are becoming more and more popular, as students look for ways to cut costs and plan more flexible schedules. Online MBAs are particularly in demand, with about 11,000 students currently pursuing an online degree in business administration. As US News notes, program offerings have steadily improved since the early days when some online offerings “left [...]

Kathy Parker, Librarian

The mobile interface for EBSCOhost databases is a great option to use when you need to search for articles but are not near an office computer. You can access MBA Online Library Databases on Your iPhone with EBSCOhost Mobile. To access and search the EBSCOhost databases (Business Source Premier and Academic Search Elite) from your [...]

One of the most exciting technological developments since the dawn of the computer age has been the proliferation of online learning, especially at the collegiate level. But while plenty of schools offer undergraduate degrees which you can earn entirely online, only a handful provide Master’s-level learning. Still, those that do tend to do it well. [...]

Think about how far we’ve come since the dawn of the internet. In only a few short decades, civilization has become increasingly reliant on computer processing for our most basic daily routines — even right down to how we pay our important bills. It only makes sense, then, to see the large impact that the [...]

Sherri Petro, California Miramar University Professor and President of VPI Strategies, is a regular Blogger on ManagingAmerican.com. Her recent article, “Talk to Me In Pictures”, explores workplace communications. Here is an excerpt: “Quick. Think fast. What’s your first thought when I say “workplace communication?”  Did you think of written communication like texts, emails, memos, policies or reports?  [...]

For military personnel looking to develop their skills as service members, and for those trying to prepare for a transition back to civilian life, the Military Tuition Assistance Program might be a good fit. The TA programs for various members of the defense department are popular; in 2012, over 200,000 soldiers took advantage of this [...]

According to the Princeton Review, recent MBA graduates earn 35% more than those who do not hold a degree. Today, students can obtain their degrees the traditional way, or they can receive them online. Many people prefer online degrees, because they can be easier to work into a busy or unpredictable schedule. However, getting an [...]

Kathy Parker, Librarian

The Library print collection contains over 800 print books. Subject areas covered include marketing, management, management information systems (MIS), accounting, finance, economics, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion, and theology. In addition to the online EBSCOhost databases (Business Source Premier and Academic Search Elite), the book collection is a good resource for you to use [...]

Did you know that, according to the Babson Survey Research Group, more than 6.7 million students had enrolled in at least one online course as of fall 2011? Not only that, but 77% of academic leaders believe that an online education is just as valuable as on-site learning. Enrollment in online courses is steadily increasing, [...]

Kathy Parker, Librarian

When searching for articles in Ebsco’s Business Source Premier and Academic Search Elite databases for your research, there is a great feature called My EBSCOhost that you can use to organize your research, as well as save articles and search strategies to use later. You can also set up search alerts on specific topics you are interested in that will automatically let you know when a new article on your selected subject area is added to the database. To use this feature you need to create an account while you are logged in to the EBSCOhost database.

After you create an account, you will have your own personal area to save searches and articles to use or share with others. Anything you save will remain until you decide to remove it. While you are signed in to your account you can access result list items, persistent links to searches, and saved searches. You can also organize your research into folders on various topics.

Did you know that 31% of today’s students take at least some courses online, according to the Babson Survey Research Group and the College Board? Online courses afford students flexibility, and can result in a considerable amount of cost savings. On top of it all, the Department of Education reveals that, on average, students enrolled [...]

Kathy Parker, Librarian

Following are some tips on how to format references and in-text citations using APA Guidelines, 6th edition. The 6th edition has made several important changes due to the increasing use of electronic sources.


  • If you retrieve articles from the EBSCOhost databases, Business Source Premier and Academic Search Elite, you can choose to have them formatted in APA style by choosing APA from the Dropdown Menu under Citation Format.