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Case Study Analysis: Getting started/finding case studies to use

Usually based on a real business or social problem, case study analysis requires you to apply your knowledge and experience. Here are some tips and resources to help you navigate the case study analysis assignment.

How do I find a case study?

Sometimes a faculty member will provide the student or small group with a case study. Other times you will have to find one on your own. The boxes to the right provide you with some resources to find case studies.

Finding case studies using the library's databases

Here are some library databases where you can find case studies.

NOTE: before trying to search for anything on any UT Library database remember to logon to Esearch.

Business Source Complete Under "publication type" on the right side of the screen about half way down you select case study.

Academic Search Complete  You can limit your search to just case studies found under "document type." "Document type" is found on the left side of the screen under "Limit your results." 

 ProQuest Research Library Scroll down to "document type" where you are able to limit your search to "case study."

Small Business Resource Center Resources on industries, financial planning, marketing a product and franchising a business, etc. are found here. Remember to limit your document type to "case study." 

Web sources to find more case studies

Harvard Business Publishing for Educators this resource is NOT free. Rather you pay for each individual case. However, faculty maybe interested in the Educator Access materials.

You can also go directly to the Harvard Business Review to search for and buy cases.

CasePlace.org is an online library of CURATED reading materials, multimedia content, and teaching modules that focuses on social, environmental and ethical issues in business. CasePlace.org is a project of The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education.

Vanderbilt University Center for Ethics offers a list of links to other sites that have subject specific case studies.

American College of Physicians offers a collection of ethical case studies that individuals in nursing, biology, philosophy and ethics may find useful.

The Bioethics Research Library At Georgetown University is another place to search for physical and environmental health related case studies.