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SI 501 Contextual Inquiry and Consulting Foundations

This guide offers suggested resources and search strategies for conducting background research on your client/topic. Fall 2017.

Your client's own website

Start by searching your client's own website for information such as:

  • annual reports
  • organizational charts
  • marketing material
  • company/organizational history
  • news clips
  • mission statement

Industry/company/market info

Kresge Library Services (part the Ross Business School), is a good source for content related to business and industry. Many resources mentioned below are provided by Kresge. You may also contact Kresge librarians directly with specific questions.

Kresge guides (suggested resources on business-related topics)

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All about U-M

  • U-M HR Data Reports Current salaries, along with other salary, demographic and personnel-related reports from U-M Human Resources office
  • The Michigan Almanac The go-to website for data about the UM Ann Arbor campus.

  • U-M Office of the Provost  Variety of administrative areas fall under the office of the Provost. View reports on faculty, engaged learning, and diversity; as well as university budget
  • U-M Board of Regents  Searchable archive of meeting minutes for the Board of Regents, the governing body of the university.