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Business Research for Biomedical Innovation Scholars


Keywords are simply the words you already know or the words you think of when you sit down to a search box.  When you open a database such as Business Source Premier, start your search with these words.

Subject Terms

Subject Terms are the controlled vocabulary that get assigned to every article record in a database.  These terms are usually more precise and because they are systematically applied will guarantee that you are finding everything on a particular topic in a database.  Here is an example from Business Source Premier for an article entitled "A Closer Shave":