Business and Administration
The following databases and websites are good starting points for Business Administration research
Business Source Elite
Business Source Elite is the premier business database providing access to a wide variety of scholarly and trade business publications including full-text of Harvard Business Review from 1984 to present.
Search all three of the below databases at the same time.
A collection of local & business news sources that provide detailed informaiton on private and small companies.
A collection of scholarly journals and mainstream publications focusing on business management theory and practice. Includes Wall Street Journal.
ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
Business articles focused on particular trades and industries such as insurance, banking, manufacturing, and more.
Business and Company Resource Center
This business research tool provides up-to-date case studies, investment research, and company research.
Regional Business News
Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional U.S. and Canadian business publications including titles from Crain Communications and Sacramento Business Journal. Regional Business News has full text for nearly 100 sources. Updated Daily. Local business papers are often the best source for finding out about private companies.
RDS Business Suite
This suite of business research tools provides company profiles, management theory, and statistical data.
Films on Demand
Films on Demand is a well organized collection of several thousand educational films on history, business, the humanities, psychology, science, and careers.
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering scientific, business, and political aspects of human impact to the environment.
Academic OneFilehas the full-text of a few million of articles from all domains of knowledge.
OmniFile Full-Text Select
OmniFile is a social sciences and humanities database that only contains full-text articles.
ArticleFirst is a search interface that can link you to the articles you need. It searches descriptions of 23 million articles from all domains of learning.
This search engine exclusively searches our collection of 70,000 eBooks. A large portion of our business collection is eBooks.
Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Online
This general purpose encyclopedia is a great place to begin your research and obtain the background knowledge on industries or countries that will make your research process go quicker.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Nearly 400 specialized reference eBooks on all academic subjects to dig deeper into the background information.
ALA: Best of the Best Business Web Sites
The American Library Association's survey of business related websites
American Customer Satisfaction Index
"ACST reports scores on a 0 - 100 scale at the national level and produces indexes for 10 economic sectors, 43 industries (including e-commerce and e-business) and more than 200 companies and federal or local government agencies. In addition to the company-level satisfaction scores, ACSI produces scores for the causes and consequences of customer satisfaction and their relationships. The measured companies, industries, and sectors are broadly representative of the U.S. economy serving American households."
Bureau of Economic Analysis
"The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner."
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Government reporting on labor economics
The leading business search engine and directory serving business decision makers and advertisers
List of articles about business ethics compiled by Sharon Stoerger, MLS, MBA
Cornell University's online repository of primary source documents related to labor relations and management.
U.S. economic data with charts
Economic Research: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"a database of 20,056 U.S. economic time series. With FRED you can download data in Microsoft Excel and text formats and view charts of data series."
Online periodical devoted to electronic commerce
Encyclopedia of Economic History
Encyclopedia articles on a wide variety of economic topics from the Economic History Association.
Energy Information Administration
The US Energy Information Administration collects energy related information from the various government agencies that collect the information and then publishes it via this website. Say you are interested in estimates of US coal or gas reserves or production, they have extensive data on that here.
Finance Resources on the Web
Produced by Professor Ian Giddy of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University
Foundation for Economic Education
"FEE's mission is to offer the most consistent case for the 'first principles' of freedom: the sanctity of private property, individual liberty, the rule of law, the free market, and the moral superiority of individual choice and responsibility over coercion."
GlobalEDGE: International Business Resource Desk
"Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE(TM) is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities."
Provides information on businesses. Hoovers is a Duns & Bradstreet company, similar to Manta. They provide a minimal company profile for free. Detailed reports cost $$$. Try using the resources that the library pays for to save yourself time and money, such as ABI/INFORM Complete and RDS Business Suite.
"KnowThis.com is a leading information and resource website for those involved in marketing, market research, advertising, selling, promotion, and other marketing-related areas. KnowThis.com is edited and managed by Paul Christ, Ph.D."
Is similar in concept to Hoover's and Manta, but does not use Duns and Bradstreet's company profile database. First try using the resources that the library pays for to save yourself time and money, such as ABI/INFORM Complete and RDS Business Suite.
Library of Economics and Liberty
Books, articles and podcasts
Contact information for companies and information about their products
"This Historical Quotes tool allows you to look up a security's exact closing price."
National Bureau of Economic Research
"Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community."
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Edgar Database
Corporate 10K reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Comission for publicly traded and over-the-counter companies
Find American businesses
The Thomas Register
"Search ThomasNet to find manufacturers, distributors and service providers - from Actuators to Zirconium and everything in between."
"(Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 66 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components... All RePEc material is freely available. Please note that RePEc does not contain full-text journal articles. RePEc services provide links to many full text articles, but you may need a personal or institutional subscription to follow those links. If a working paper or journal article is not indicated as 'downloadable,' please contact the author or publisher for assistance."
U.S. Census Bureau: Current Industrial Reports
"The CIR program has been providing monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity for many years. The primary objective of the CIR program is to produce timely, accurate data on production and shipments of selected products. The data are used to satisfy economic policy needs and for market analysis, forecasting, and decision-making in the private sector."
World Fact Book
Information about countries around the world, compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency
World Bank Data
World Bank Data is a repository where you can get raw and calculated data on the health, economy, government, and more of countries that the World Bank monitors. Useful for international business, policy, or missions.