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Thigpen Library Research Guides

Logistics & Supply Chain Management: Overview

This Research Guide recommends library and internet resources to help students gain a better understanding of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management field .

Finding Information

Finding information for academic assignments and professional job duties requires more than just a Google search. Don't worry, you enrolled at Vol State to learn, and the faculty librarians are here to teach!

You have many resources available to you through the Thigpen Library (many of them accessible 24/7 online). One of the best resources the library has to offer are librarians, please Ask-a-Librarian for assistance.

  • Books & eBooks are excellent resources to gain in-depth knowledge or background information.
  • Databases connect you to academic and trade journals / magazines, newspapers, book chapters and a variety of other information sources.
  • Streaming videos contain visual and audio content to help better understand processes, careers, new perspectives, and a look "behind the scenes."
  • Internet Resources created by professional associations and recognized leaders in the field offer insight and career preparation for now and in the future. 
  • APA citation style helps others find and utilize the sources you've referred to in your academic assignments and business reports.

Video: Access library website and recommended resources

This short (3:21) video will show you how to access the library website and navigate to the recommended resources for Logistics and Supply Chain Management courses.

Ask a Librarian

 Stop by the ASK desk at your campus library
 Call 615-230-3400
 Email for research assistance
 Email with other library questions
 Meet with us by requesting a Research Consultation Appointment 

Video: Keywords

When researching within databases and other academic resources, it is important to use KEYWORDS, rather than sentences or questions. This short (2:42) video will show you how to come up with keywords and alternative search terms.