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The library's databases are your source for scholarly and academic articles!

Bortz Library subscribes to dozens of academic research databases, covering a wide array of subject matter. These databases provide access to articles from academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and more. 

Use the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) search box below to search through all of the library's databases at once, or click on the title of a particular database from the list below to search through just one database. Each database in the list has been included on this guide for its subject coverage and relevance. 

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Can't find what you need? Take a look at some of the database search tips below, or come to the reference Desk on the main floor of the library to get assistance from a librarian. 

Database Search Tips

General Tips   |    Statista   |   Business Source Complete   |   Sample Articles

General Tips

Brainstorm Search Terms

Before you begin searching in an online database, try to think of as many search terms as possible. Think of all the different aspects of your research question and try to generate as many different search terms for those aspects as possible. Come up with synonyms and try the different terms in your search. 

Potential Search Terms:

  • Workplace Anger
  • Workplace Violence
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • Office Politics
  • AGE discrimination in employment
  • Gender discrimination
  • Office Space
  • Office Management
  • Labor Unions and Management
  • Labor Unions
  • Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
  • Workplace Communication



Search Statista for:

  • Downloadable dossiers 
  • Polished graphs and charts 
  • PPT presentations 
  • Much more!
For example, take a look at Statista's Dossier on Workplace Health and Wellness.

This dossier, which was published in 2018, includes information on occupational injury in the United States, work-related stress, work-related health benefits, and more. 

Table of Contents:

  1. Overview
  2. Occupational Injury and Death
  3. Health-Related work Absence
  4. Work-Related Stress
  5. Workplace Health Benefits
  6. Health Risks

NOTE: When searching Statista, pay attention to your sources. Statista pulls from a wide variety of sources, including government agencies, business organizations, and market and opinion research institutions.




Try refining your search results to Full Text Items and Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals. 



Screenshot of a Statista Infographic

Aon. "Share of Various Sources of Stress on Personal Activities And/or Relationships in The United States as of 2017." Statista - The Statistics Portal, Statista,, Accessed 12 Feb 2018                 

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is a business database that provides access to scholarly journals dating back as far as 1886. It provides full text content, as well as bibliographic information and searchable cited references. 

When searching Business Source Complete, try using some of the following special search tools and features:

  • Company Information
    • Financial details for companies
    • Subsidiaries
    • Advanced search with company-specific limiters
  • Thesaurus
    • Search and browse subject terms
    • Broaden or narrow your search with new search terms
  • Company Profiles:
    • Search for companies
    • Download full MarketLine company reports 
  • Cited References:
    • Search for items cited in a particular article
    • Use one article's references to find additional articles that are relevant to your topic

Sample Scholarly Articles

Searched in: Business Source Complete (from EBSCO)

Search Terms: Workplace Anger

Filters Applied: Full Text and Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals

  • Issues of Anger in the Workplace: Do Gender and Gender Role Matter?
    • Presents a study that examined the influence of gender and gender roles on anger experiences in the workplace. Analysis of issues concerning the effect of gender and gender roles on anger experiences; Definition of anger; Influences of gender roles on work-related behavior and anger proneness; Assessment of masculinity in female workers.
  • It doesn't Work at Work: Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace
    • The article looks at discrimination against women in workplace due to pregnancy-related issues. It discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the court case Young v. United Parcel Service Inc. which involved a pregnant part-time employee with a lifting restriction and a refusal by her employer to accommodate her request to transfer to a light-duty position for the length of her pregnancy. It states that unfair treatment of pregnant worker is violation of Title VII of U.S. Civil Rights Act.
  • Controlling Anger and Happiness at Work: An Examination of Gender Differences
    • This article examines gender differences in the emotion management of men and women in the workplace. The belief in American culture that women are more emotional than men has limited women's opportunities in many types of work. Because emotional expression is often tightly controlled in the workplace, examining emotion management performed at work presents an opportunity to evaluate gender differences in response to similar working conditions. Previous research suggests that men and women do not differ in their experiences of emotion and the expression of emotion is linked to status positions. An analysis of survey data collected from workers in a diverse group of occupations illustrates that women express anger less and happiness more than men in the workplace. Job and status characteristics explain the association between gender and anger management at work but were unrelated to the management of happiness expressions in the workplace.
  • The hidden dangers of implicit bias in the workplace.
    • The article offers insights on the hidden dangers of implicit bias in the workplace. It mentions that implicit biases are hidden preferences where there has been an increased interest in understanding the roots of bias. It notes that the implicit system has its benefits which allows to sort and simplify information to make near-instant decisions. Moreover, it states that social scientists believe that children begin to develop biases and stereotypes as toddlers.
  • Workplace anger: It's all the rage.
    • The article presents the author's insights on workplace anger management. The author says that workplace anger has increased in intensity and frequency and some led to violent and highly offensive outcomes like the cases of Omar Thornton and Steven Slater. Furthermore, she says anger results from unsatisfied needs and expectations and originates from thoughts that create emotions which affects the choices that decide the possible outcomes
  • The Impact of Gender and Organization Status on Workplace Anger Expression
    • The social rules for communicating anger in the workplace are multifaceted, and standards vary for different groups. Previous research addresses either gender differences in anger expression or organizational status differences, but not the combined impact of gender and status. The authors close this gap by investigating both the independent and joint influence of gender and relative organizational status on workplace anger expression. Their findings show that emotional restraint is the most frequent method of handling anger across all groups. Lower status males, however, directly express their anger around higher status members significantly more frequently than do lower status females. The authors conclude with observations regarding the relative strength of organizational norms as compared to gender-based norms.