a. ABI/INFORM and Business Source Complete have articles on a wide assortment of leadership, management, organizational behavior, and similar topics. Among those topics is a fair amount of material on theories of motivation, organization, and job design. The materials found in these two databases will be from a variety of publications including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
b. PsycINFO has scholarly articles on all aspects of human behavior, so it is particularly appropriate for researching human motivation, internal and external. The studies include individual behaviors, group behaviors, and organizational behavior.
The following three databases cover many different subjects, but none in great depth. Very good for retrieving materials from other disciplines.
Search any database listed above, but use limiters to Peer Reviewed or Scholarly. Feel free to email me if you want to make sure the item you are looking at is scholarly/peer-reviewed. From your syllabus: