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COM 221: Technical Report Writing (Branham)

This Guide will help you find information for Dr. Cassandra Branham's service-learning project assignment.

Databases

Use these databases to locate information and case studies on different companies and organizations.

Company, Industry, and Organization Websites

Websites can be a wealth of information on companies, industries, and organizations. However, you might not find one for your specific client, especially if it's a small institution. In those cases, use Google to search for similar organizations and relevant industry trade groups, government information sites, and educational institutions. Here are a few examples:

  • Alley Cat Allies

    Alley Cat Allies works with communities to champion low-cost spay and neuter policies and programs, as well as lifesaving Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR), and acts as a resource for thousands of cat caregivers, advocates, nonprofit groups, and volunteers.

  • American Marketing Association:
    A professional, nonprofit organization for marketers, AMA was organized to advance marketing science and improve marketing management through through researching, recording, and disseminating information. AMA strives to encourage greater interest in and concern for education, to assist marketing professionals in their efforts toward personal and career development, and to promote integration of ethical considerations and general marketing practices.
     
  • Usability.gov: A leading resource for user experience (UX) best practices and guidelines, serving practitioners and students in the government and private sectors.  The site provides overviews of the user-centered design process  and various UX disciplines. It also covers the related information on methodology and tools for making digital content more usable and useful.

When browsing sites like the above, look for sections with names such as Resources, Library, Tools, etc. These places are usually where educational materials and guidance can be found.