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Business Ethics Research

This guide was created to provide a starting point for students researching Business Ethics &/Or Corporate Social Responsibility topics.

Brainstorm Keywords!

Brainstorming keywords is an important part of the research process. As you begin to look at your search results take note of any new keywords that are relevant and incorporate those into your next search. 

Think about using BROADER terms to get more results, and NARROWER terms to retrieve fewer results. Follow the tips on the "Database Search Tips" guide to combine your search terms and BUILD searches to achieve best results. 

Possible keywords to get you started are listed below.  How many more can you think of?

  • "social responsibility of business"
  • "corporate social responsibility" or CSR
  • "business ethics"
  • "corporate citizenship"
  • "corporate governance"
  • profit or profitability
  • "triple bottom line"
  • sustainability or "sustainable development"
  • environment
  • "human rights"

Article Databases

  • Off Campus Access available with your full Bentley email address and network password.
  • Search tips are available to help formulate a more relevant search query.
  • If you find a citation to an article that is not available in full text, use the Journal Search to track down the full text online from another database or to find out if the Bentley Library owns a hardcopy.
  • If you find a citation to an article that is not available at Bentley, you may obtain the full text through a service called Interlibrary Loan.