Write down the initial scope of the task. Break down complex questions into multiple individual ones.
Make strategic choices to locate appropriate information sources. Business decisions are based on indicators of expertise in the subject matter and credibility. The mere presence of a source in Google results is not an indicator of authority, credibility, or quality. Look further.
Business decisions are generally based on trade information, government information, or scholarly information. This is what your professors prefer you to use.
If you can't verify the source's authority and credibility, move on.
Information sources vary in content, relevance, and value, depending on the needs of your search.
Match your topic to the sources below.
First attempts do not always produce adequate results; allow enough time and be persistent. Ask for help if needed.
A good business report or paper synthesizes the information, interprets its implications, and draws conclusions.
Organize the information in meaningful ways - check the assignment for clues from your professor.
Analyze the information gathered. Maintain an open mind and a critical stance.
Synthesize information from multiple sources.
Evaluate and explain the significance of the information you presented.
Argentina (Argentine Republic). (2015). In CultureGrams world edition. Retrieved from http://www.culturegrams.com/
Cite the CIA World Factbook:
Central Intelligence Agency. (2016). Brazil. In The world factbook. Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/br.html
Cite a web site:
Global Affairs Canada. (2011). Overview – Brazil. Retrieved from https://www.international.gc.ca/cil-cai/country_insights-apercus_pays/overview-apercu_br.aspx?lang=eng