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BA 324 Purchasing & Supply Chain Management: BA 324 Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

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Purchasing and Supply Management

This web page has been created for Business Administration 324. The library presentation for this class is available in PowerPoint here.

  • Print: go to the library specified, and find them by call number;
  • UIUC Online Research Resources: available to all UIUC affiliated faculty, staff and students. You will be prompted to log in with your NetID and password if you access them outside the UIUC campus network. You can access them from Online Research Resources.
  • Biznet Databases: you can access them either in the Business & Economics Library Computer Room or in the Office for Information Management (OIM) Labs in the College of Business.
  • Business & Economics Library Computer Room Databases: you can only use them in the Business & Economics Library Computer Room.
  • WWW: general websites (some come with our subscription).

Start on Your Own

The University Libraries strive to provide as many resources via the web for your searching convenience at any place or whenever you would like to do research.

For simple searching, you can try Business- Easy Search on the Business Information Services' website. This is a good place to start when you aren't certain where to go first.  Type your phrase in the box, enclosed by parentheses, eg  "Corporate Sustainability Reporting".  It searches 4 of the major business-related literature databases for your convenience: ABI/Inform, Business Source Ultimate, Scopus, and Academic Search Complete". 

The Business Information Services (BIS) website also has Best Bets, a database of frequently asked questions on a topic level. You can search the entire database or click on one of the areas of finance, accounting, economics, labor, companies, industries, etc. and look at the lists of questions. NOTE: This is not the place to do a company search on a specific company. Instead, it is a tool which will lead you to sources on how to find information on companies or industries.

To renew books you have checked out, go here.

You can also request books from other libraries here.

Answers to other frequently asked questions, such as fines, go here. Other Do-It-Yourself services for students can be located here.