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WSU Reads 2016: Start Something That Matters

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie is the chosen book for the 2016 WSU Reads. This guide provides more information on the WSU Reads program, the book, and related topics, materials, and initiatives.

Articles Related to Start Something That Matters

ARTICLES

Hemphill, Thomas A., and Francine Cullari. 2014. "The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur." Business & Society Review (00453609) 119, no. 4: 519-536. Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson) (accessed June 8, 2016).

Puumalainen, Kaisu, Helena Sjogren, Pasi Syrja, and Jo Barraket. 2015. "Comparing Social Entrepreneurship across Nations: An Exploratory Study of Institutional Effects." Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'administration/Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences 32, no. 4: 276-287. EconLit. EBSCOhost (accessed June 8, 2016).

Find other articles related to the topic of social entrepreneurship, a central theme in Start Something That Matters, in the selected databases below. Note that this list is not a comprehensive list of the library's databases. To find the comprehensive list, click on the link to Electronic Databases on the WSU Libraries homepage. The truncation symbol for each database is the asterisk (*). Use quotation marks to search for phrases.

Sample keyword searches:

  • "social entrepreneur*"
  • entrepreneur*
  • business AND "social aspects"

ARTICLES

Martin, Chris J., Paul Upham, and Leslie Budd. 2015. "Commercial Orientation in Grassroots Social Innovation: Insights from the Sharing Economy." Ecological Economics 118, 240-251. EconLit, EBSCOhost (accessed June 8, 2016).

Peters, Michael A., and Richard Heraud. 2015. "Toward a Political Theory of Social Innovation: Collective Intelligence and the Co-creation of Social Goods." Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics 3, no. 3: 7-23. EconLit, EBSCOhost (accessed June 8, 2016).

Find other articles related to the topic of social innovation, a central theme in Start Something That Matters, in the selected databases below. Note that this list is not a comprehensive list of the library's databases. To find the comprehensive list, click on the link to Electronic Databases on the WSU Libraries homepage. The truncation symbol for each database is the asterisk (*). Use quotation marks to search for phrases.

Sample keyword searches:

  • "social innovat*"
  • innovat*

Jackson, Omari. 2015. "Gov. Jones a Social Entrepreneur Providing Solutions for Social Change." Africa News Service. 30 Sept. 2015Opposing Viewpoints in Context (accessed June 8, 2016). 

White, Susan. 2015. "Passion + Service=Triple Impact." Business Case Journal no. 2: 49-63. Business Source Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed June 8, 2016).

Find other articles related to the topic of community, a central theme in Start Something That Matters, in the selected databases below. Note that this list is not a comprehensive list of the library's databases. To find the comprehensive list, click on the link to Electronic Databases on the WSU Libraries homepage. The truncation symbol for each database is the asterisk (*). Use quotation marks to search for phrases.

Sample keyword searches:

  • "service learning"
  • "communit* service"
  • communit* AND "social entrepreneur*"

Tips for Finding Articles in the University Libraries

Where can I find articles?
Articles can be found in the following places: 

Smart Search - Use the Smart Search bar on the libraries' homepage to search for articles across the library's various resources.  

Electronic Databases - The easiest way to search for articles is to choose an electronic database to search various journals and periodicals. This link provides an A-Z list of all the library's electronic databases. 

Interlibrary Loan If the libraries at WSU do not have the artilce you are looking for, you can request an interlibrary loan to borrow the publication from another institution. 

How do I search the electronic databases?

  • Start by choosing a database. Each database contains journals, periodicals, and other materials on a specific range of information. Read the descriptions of each database to find if it is relevant to your search. Many databases relevant to the topics in Start Something That Matters  have been provided in this guide. 
  • Use keywords to search for articles on your topic. If your topic is "how social entrepreneurship and social innovation impact the community" then your keywords would be: social entrepreneurship, social innovation, community
  • Use AND to combine keywords in your search. For example, type the following into the search box for the previous topic: social entrepreneurship AND social innovation AND community
  • Use the asterisk (*) for truncation. In order to yield results for all tenses of a specific word, add the asterisk within the word. For example, to yield results for all of the words related to entrepreneur, such as entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial, or entrepreneurs, you would need to use the asterisk like this: entrepreneur*

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