The Cal Poly business librarian's guide to BMC
A useful discussion of building a Business Model Canvas.
This guide from the library at the University of Missouri presents resources for each part of the Business Model Canvas. Cal Poly may have different resources, which you can find on the Agribusiness Research Guide.
The following resources will help you learn how to access information in the MRI Simmons database:
Demonstration with screen shots, from Gast Business Library
Introduction and Building a Simple Crosstabulation, from the Pace Library (14 min. video)
Quick Reports, from the Pace Library (8 min. video)
MRI Simmons Abbreviations defined, from U. of Colorado, Boulder.
You can find additional guidance (e.g. on how to interpret Crosstab data or Quick Reports) when signed into the MRI Simmons database, under the question mark icon in the top menu.
Making good use of Google
Explanations of how Google search works, and lists of Google search operators, from Daniel Russell, Google Senior Research Scientist, Search Quality & User Happiness.
Trade publications offer industry news and opinion, price reports, supplier lists, market information, etc.
Specialty food trade publications (list compiled by U. of Maine Cooperative Extension)
A source of information and shared messaging.
Media Resources | The California Dairy Press Room & Resources
Production, price, and export statistics.
As noted in the guidance from the American Psychological Association, below, it is rarely helpful to cite a database (because most works are discoverable via more than one database). An exception is when the database contains proprietary information that cannot be accessed in another way, such as some of the business resources Cal Poly subscribes to.
APA Style Guidance on Citing Databases
Guidance on how to cite such sources is not as detailed as for other kinds of information, so in some cases you (or your instructor) must choose an approach, with the goal of presenting enough information for the reader to locate your source material.
For MRI Simmons reports, you can follow APA guidelines for a dataset.
Examples are linked on this external library page: https://libguides.stthomas.edu/c.php?g=612648&p=4280359