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MGT 301: Management Principles: Getting Started

A guide for students working on their literature review assignment for MGT 301

How to Use this Guide

This guide will help you write your paper for MGT 301. It covers searching for articles using library databases and other resources, citing articles both by hand and using citation management software, and best practices for reading scholarly articles. This guide is broken into the following sections:

Library Databases: This tab lists the best databases for finding management-related articles. It also has a link to our A-Z database list for articles in other fields.

Citing: This tab provides a number of resources related to writing citations. It also provides instructions for using Zotero, a free citation manager that tracks your sources and requires no copying and pasting.

Citation Tracing: If you have an article you like, this tab will help you find older articles cited in its bibliography as well as newer articles that cite yours.

Reading Scholarly Articles: Reading scholarly articles isn't exactly like reading magazine articles or books. This tab suggests some best practices to read efficiently.

Lynn Haggard Undergraduate Library Research Award


The Lynn Haggard Undergraduate Library Research Award recognizes excellence in undergraduate research that incorporates the use of Forsyth Library resources and demonstrates sophisticated information literacy skills. Information Literacy is defined as the ability to find, evaluate, and use information.

The student award winner will receive a cash prize ($500), and will have their work featured in the FHSU Scholars Repository.

If you have questions about the award or submission process, please contact the award committee at

Application Requiremements


Applicants must:

  • be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Fort Hays State University at the time of project completion
  • have completed the research project or paper in conjunction with an FHSU for-credit course or an FHSU Undergraduate Research or Scholarly Activity during the eligibility period. (Spring 2020 - Spring 2021)

All disciplines are welcome.

Submissions must include all of the following components:

  1. Online application form
  2. 500-750 word reflective essay
  3. Bibliography
  4. Copy of research project
  5. Faculty support form

See the full submission guidelines for complete details.

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