Thursday, March 1, 2007

Where Can I Find Case Studies?

What exactly is a case study? The American Heritage Dictionary of the American Language (4th ed., 2000) defines it as


"1. A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model
of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena. 2a. A detailed
intensive study of a unit, such as a corporation or a corporate division, that
stresses factors contributing to its success or failure. b. An exemplary or
cautionary model; an instructive example"
You can find more details about what a case study is and how to analyze one here: http://college.hmco.com/business/resources/casestudies/students/index.html


Unfortunately, there is no centralized directory of case studies and so locating relevant cases can be tricky. Below we highlight ways to locate case studies within the library collection and point to some case study collections out on the web.

Library Resources:

Some research databases within the library's collection contain limit options (usually on the Advanced Search page) that allow you to easily search for case studies:

Our E-Book catalog also contains some books of case studies - here are some example titles:

Select Web Resources:

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