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I-CORE Research Guide

How to use this guide

The I-CORE Research Guide is designed to help you progress through the research needed to complete your I-CORE project. Each page has suggested resources, tips, tutorials, and strategies that can help you as you work on each deliverable.

If you have questions please contact the business librarian as she can clarify. She is available by phone and e-mail. You can also book a research consultation by clicking the "Book Now" button under her picture. If you schedule a research consultation please review the materials available through the guide prior to the meeting so that time can be optimized.

Need librarian assistance?

The librarian is a great resource if you get stuck while working on this project. How to get help:

Option 1: Online Office Hours - She will post a link to the online office hours below prior to the day it occurs. A recording of the session will also be linked.

  • Deliverable 1 

March 3 @7pm  Link to Recording (Demographics Now, Mintel, Simmons)

March 4 @12pm Link to Recording (Demographics Now, Mintel, Simmons, Q&A)

  • Deliverable 2 (Sales forecast, Q&A)

Link to Recording (IBISWorld, ReferenceUSA, Forecasting, Manufacturing Processes)

  • Deliverable 3 (Locating financial ratios, cost research, Q&A)

Link to Recording

  • Deliverable 4 (Q&A)

April 22 @12pm

April 22 @7pm

Option 2: Book an appointment (Note these hours are very limited!)

  • Click the schedule appointment  button under her photo to the left.

Option 3: E-mail her

She will respond by the end of the next business day (M-F), unless she notes otherwise in an out of office message.

In your email include the following:

  • Client Company
  • Product/Service description
  • Who is your target market (if B2B what industry and any business characteristics, if B2C any decisions you have made about the consumer group)
  • Databases you have tried and if you have struggled
  • Keywords you have tried to use
  • What you need assistance in finding

Option 4: Chat with her

She is on chat from 9am-11am on most Fridays. Look under my photo and you will see when I'm online. Just click and ask.