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The objective of this guide is to provide a place to start your research. This guide includes subscription databases and web sources. You will have to use your Interlibrary Loan account to obtain some of the information you will need. If you have questions, please contact Beth Kaylor or contact the Learning Commons Help Desk in Randall Library.
The library subscribes to many databases that you may want to search to find information to complete your research assignment. The databases in this list are ones that are broadest in scope and cover the largest range of subjects and sources. You will find others listed in this guide, but these are the ones with which you should start your research.
Articles & eResources
You will find a wide collection of databases and e-resources in this list. These databases cover business resources and related topics including political and international affairs.
Included as part of the comprehensive coverage offered by
Business Source Complete are indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals. Contains full-text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
Mergent Online, source for global business and financial information on over 10,000 U.S. public companies, and 17,000+ non-U.S. public companies, as well as extensive corporate and municipal bond, UIT, and dividend information.
A comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research. IBISWorld is a powerful business tool to learn about existing clients or potential clients’ core industries of involvement & how changes to those industries can have an impact on you or your organization.
The Public Affairs Information Services database provides information on public affairs, public and social policies and international relations. PAIS includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world
Archive of selected scholarly journals in ecology, economics, history, mathematics, music, political science, statistics, and other humanities and social sciences.
EconLit, the American Economic Association’s electronic database, is the world’s foremost source of references to economic literature. This database contains more than one million records, with citations and abstracts dating back to 1886. EconLit covers virtually every area related to economics.
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSEA) had launched an internet-based data service for the global user community. It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point from which users can search for and download a variety of statistical resources from the UN system.
Science Direct offers access to most of the Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science and tourism.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 forward
that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, conference proceedings, books, journals and policy briefs.
Using the Library Catalog
Books & Library Materials
Citation, Writing & Presentation Resources