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Human Resources Development @ Webster University Library

Choosing a Topic

 

Form a research question for human resources development by focusing on one aspect, training for example, and then focus on a topic like employee orientation and its effect on retention

Finding scholarly sources and help for your Capstone research project/paper

To find scholarly/academic, peer-reviewed sources for your literature review:

  • If in doubt, ask your professor what kinds of periodicals s/he requires or prefers for your assignment.
  • The Articles tab will help you to discover appropriate journal databases
  • Use the Books & eBooks tab to access the library catalog

For additional help, see the library's Capstone / Thesis Support research guide.  Pages on this guide provide help and videos to lead you though:

  • selecting and focusing your research topic
  • completing your literature review
  • presenting your research in writing or as a presentation

You might also want to view the videos on research, writing and presenting and citation and managing research that are linked from the Library Training, Tutorials & Online Presentations/Webinars research guide.

Theses and dissertations in print and online

For help finding Webster University theses and dissertations (not capstone papers), please see the following links:

How do I find a print copy of a thesis or dissertation?

What are Webster's graduate thesis/doctoral dissertation proposal and submission requirements?

Check out the following databases if you are Interested in finding online theses and dissertations from Webster University or searching for those produced at other universities.

Capstone paper versus a formal thesis

Graduate students in most Walker Business School programs complete a 6000/capstone paper or project rather than a more formal thesis as is outlined in the University's Graduate Thesis & Dissertation General Guidelines.  Formal theses and dissertations are held in the library.  You may ask:  Does the Library keep graduate capstone (e.g. 6000) papers and projects?