Management

MBA in Sustainability (Green MBA)

Information for Green MBA Alumni

When you graduate from Antioch, you will no longer have access to our subscription resources or library services [alumni have limited borrowing privileges for books, but that's about it]. However, there are other ways to keep up with what’s going on in your field.


Organizations

Many organizations produce literature which is freely available to anyone; membership in professional organizations usually includes subscriptions to journals and often other resources. For example,

Find an organization (or several) dedicated to your particular area of interest and see what they offer through their website and/or membership.


Databases

There are no really good free substitutes for the research databases & full text journal collections that students have access to. However, there are some ways to continue finding access to information.

  • FindArticles.com has a huge list of magazines & journals where you can easily find abstracts and in many cases read articles in full text. Among the many journals with full text articles available at FindArticles.com include HR Magazine, The Economist, Business Economics, Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, and In Business ["a magazine for creating sustainable enterprises and communities"].
  • Google Scholar tries to limit search results to citations from scholarly literature. It definitely cuts down on the number of results to wade through, and will point you to better stuff than Google. You won’t often find free full text, though.
  • WorldCat, library catalog to the planet, is freely available and the best place to keep up with what books are being published on any topic.


Other websites


TOCs online and Alerts

Many if not most journals provide abstracts online for new and recent issues; and many provide free email TOC [Table of Contents] alerts. At the journal’s website you can sign up to receive regular announcements of what’s being published. Occasionally journals even put their most recent issue (or more) online; it’s worth going to a journal’s website to check out just what you can get. JournalSeek has a huge list of journals in all aspects of the various fields of business and management and links to their websites.


Open access journals


Google

There are ways to make Google searches more productive.

  • In Advanced Search, you can limit to a sites in a particular domain — academic (.edu), government (.gov), or organization (.org). This eliminates the “.com” junk and retrieves information from (generally speaking) more reliable sites.
  • You can also limit to file type – PDF, for example, which is a way to retrieve full text results. Often what you’ll get is full text book reviews or CVs but you can also find full text articles this way, as well as the full text of papers presented at conferences, bibliographies, and more.


Other tips

  • Use the Interlibrary Loan service of whatever library you are affiliated with.
  • Check to see what access to state university libraries your state might provide for residents.
  • Blogs