If you are interested in finding basic details about the life and impact of the person you are researching, you may want to start by using an encyclopedia. Encyclopedias provide a wealth background information on many topics and may help you identify key areas you should look at while you search.
When you are ready to begin searching for scholarly sources on the person you are researching, you may want to look at books and articles. Search WorldCat to find books and the other databases to find articles.
Each of the following databases searches for articles published in different fields of study. If you are interested in the impact of the person you are studying on a particular area (like sociology), then feel free to jump into the appropriate databases below.
This seminar explores the various definitions of leadership. Students will examine leadership theories and concepts from a variety of contexts. Students will discuss the development of leadership styles. Critical analysis of leaders and their successes and failures will help students develop their own definition of leadership. A variety of strategies will be used to uncover the student’s leadership potential.