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  • Business Source Complete

    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.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Business Source Complete

  • Mergent Online

    Allows five users access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    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.  [Details]

  • Mergent Intellect

    Intellect is a business intelligence application that provides access to private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, and industry profiles. Intellect is powered by the same Dun & Bradstreet® data found in Hoover’s™, and includes content from First Research®. It allows users to research companies, develop mailing lists and perform market research.  [Details]

  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

    Business and financial data. [Details]

  • IBISWorld

    Allows two users access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    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.  [Details]

  • LexisNexis Academic

    News, business, legal and reference information.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   LexisNexis YouTube Channel

  • ScienceDirect

    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.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   ScienceDirect Interactive Tutorials

  • Electronic Journal Service (EJS)

    Search through EBSCO's database of scholarly e-journals.  [Details]

  • Small Business Reference Center

    This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Small Business Reference Center

  • Entrepreneurial Studies Source

    Entrepreneurial Studies Source™ offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world's largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.  [Details]

  • EconLit

    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.  [Details]

  • Checkpoint

    Allows 35 users access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    Checkpoint(TM) research system offers you fast, effective ways to find answers to your tax and financial research questions.  [Details]

  • Mergent InvestorEdge

    Allows five users access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    Mergent InvestorEdge provides a powerful business research tool, access to the documents and financial information you need for each individual company – incorporating the latest research technology for comprehensive investment research. Look up all corporate documents including annual, industry and equity reports as well as general contact information for each domestic and international company in our database.  [Details]

  • Company Profiles

    10,000 company profiles from Datamonitor. Part of Business Source Complete.  [Details]

  • Regional Business News

    This database provides coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years.

       [Details]

  • Academic Search Complete

    Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, scholarly full-text database including peer-reviewed journals, full-text
    periodicals, reports, books, and much more. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. It includes over 13,690 indexed and abstracted journals and full-text for nearly 9,100 journals.  [Details]

  • Business Portal

    NCLive has pulled together business information for local entrepreneurs, investors, & small business owners. [Details]

  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities

    Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities helps professors, graduate students and researchers to publish their manuscripts in academic journals. It offers current contact information and websites for a large number of journals. Also, Cabell’s provides information on publication guidelines, type of review, number of external review, acceptance rate, ISSN, submission process, and more. Coverage available for the subjects of Business and Education.
     [Details]

  • CenStats

    CenStats provides access to several popular Census Bureau databases, including: Building Permits, Census Tract Street Locator, County Business Patterns, International Trade Data, Detailed Occupation by Race, Hispanic Origin and Sex, USA Counties, and 1990 Public Law 94-171 Data.  [Details]

  • Emerald Full Text

    Search the full text collection of 138 titles in management, marketing, engineering, and information science journals.  [Details]

  • ICPSR (Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

    ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. Brought to you by the UNCW Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs 
    Currently available from on campus only.
     [Details]

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Legal Information Reference Center

  • MasterFILE Complete

    This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1922.  [Details]

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center

    Search over 18,000 stocks and mutual funds to determine where to invest your money. Identify stocks and funds that meet your criteria and read reports prepared by Morningstar. Obtain an analysis of your current portfolio or see how the stocks and funds you select work together to form a balanced portfolio.  [Details]

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

    Website from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with information about careers. [Details]

  • PBS Video Collection

    You can now view nearly 250 quality PBS programs covering a wide variety of topics. These videos are viewable from any computer running Flash Player version 9 or higher with a relatively good Internet connection (at least 175 Kbps). Unfortunately, it will not be possible to view the videos over a dial-up Internet line.  [Details]

  • Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS)

    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.  [Details]

  • Sage Journals Online

    SAGE Journals Online offers full text access to journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Humanities, Science and Technology. Includes Sage Journals Backfiles 1999-2009.  [Details]

  • Simply Map

    Map thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables.  [Details]

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.  [Details]

  • State Data Center

    North Carolina economic and population statistics, county profiles.  [Details]

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States

    The Statistical Abstract is the best known and most popular single source of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This database is designed to serve as a convenient, easy-to-use statistical reference source and as a guide to statistical publications and sources.  [Details]

  • Statistics of U.S. Business

    U.S. Census Bureau. [Details]

  • ThomasNet

    Search ThomasNet.com, the most comprehensive resource for industrial information, products, services, CAD drawings, and more…
      [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in ecology, economics, history, mathematics, music, political science, statistics, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • Business Source Complete

    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.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Business Source Complete

  • Mergent Online

    Allows five users access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    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.  [Details]

  • Mergent Intellect

    Intellect is a business intelligence application that provides access to private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, and industry profiles. Intellect is powered by the same Dun & Bradstreet® data found in Hoover’s™, and includes content from First Research®. It allows users to research companies, develop mailing lists and perform market research.  [Details]

  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

    Business and financial data. [Details]

  • IBISWorld

    Allows two users access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    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.  [Details]

  • LexisNexis Academic

    News, business, legal and reference information.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   LexisNexis YouTube Channel

  • ScienceDirect

    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.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   ScienceDirect Interactive Tutorials

  • Electronic Journal Service (EJS)

    Search through EBSCO's database of scholarly e-journals.  [Details]

  • Small Business Reference Center

    This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Small Business Reference Center

  • Entrepreneurial Studies Source

    Entrepreneurial Studies Source™ offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world's largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.  [Details]

  • EconLit

    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.  [Details]

  • Checkpoint

    Allows 35 users access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    Checkpoint(TM) research system offers you fast, effective ways to find answers to your tax and financial research questions.  [Details]

  • Mergent InvestorEdge

    Allows five users access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    Mergent InvestorEdge provides a powerful business research tool, access to the documents and financial information you need for each individual company – incorporating the latest research technology for comprehensive investment research. Look up all corporate documents including annual, industry and equity reports as well as general contact information for each domestic and international company in our database.  [Details]

  • Company Profiles

    10,000 company profiles from Datamonitor. Part of Business Source Complete.  [Details]

  • Regional Business News

    This database provides coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years.

       [Details]

  • Academic Search Complete

    Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, scholarly full-text database including peer-reviewed journals, full-text
    periodicals, reports, books, and much more. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. It includes over 13,690 indexed and abstracted journals and full-text for nearly 9,100 journals.  [Details]

  • Business Portal

    NCLive has pulled together business information for local entrepreneurs, investors, & small business owners. [Details]

  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities

    Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities helps professors, graduate students and researchers to publish their manuscripts in academic journals. It offers current contact information and websites for a large number of journals. Also, Cabell’s provides information on publication guidelines, type of review, number of external review, acceptance rate, ISSN, submission process, and more. Coverage available for the subjects of Business and Education.
     [Details]

  • CenStats

    CenStats provides access to several popular Census Bureau databases, including: Building Permits, Census Tract Street Locator, County Business Patterns, International Trade Data, Detailed Occupation by Race, Hispanic Origin and Sex, USA Counties, and 1990 Public Law 94-171 Data.  [Details]

  • Emerald Full Text

    Search the full text collection of 138 titles in management, marketing, engineering, and information science journals.  [Details]

  • ICPSR (Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

    ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. Brought to you by the UNCW Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs 
    Currently available from on campus only.
     [Details]

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Legal Information Reference Center

  • MasterFILE Complete

    This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1922.  [Details]

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center

    Search over 18,000 stocks and mutual funds to determine where to invest your money. Identify stocks and funds that meet your criteria and read reports prepared by Morningstar. Obtain an analysis of your current portfolio or see how the stocks and funds you select work together to form a balanced portfolio.  [Details]

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

    Website from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics with information about careers. [Details]

  • PBS Video Collection

    You can now view nearly 250 quality PBS programs covering a wide variety of topics. These videos are viewable from any computer running Flash Player version 9 or higher with a relatively good Internet connection (at least 175 Kbps). Unfortunately, it will not be possible to view the videos over a dial-up Internet line.  [Details]

  • Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS)

    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.  [Details]

  • Sage Journals Online

    SAGE Journals Online offers full text access to journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Humanities, Science and Technology. Includes Sage Journals Backfiles 1999-2009.  [Details]

  • Simply Map

    Map thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables.  [Details]

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.  [Details]

  • State Data Center

    North Carolina economic and population statistics, county profiles.  [Details]

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States

    The Statistical Abstract is the best known and most popular single source of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This database is designed to serve as a convenient, easy-to-use statistical reference source and as a guide to statistical publications and sources.  [Details]

  • Statistics of U.S. Business

    U.S. Census Bureau. [Details]

  • ThomasNet

    Search ThomasNet.com, the most comprehensive resource for industrial information, products, services, CAD drawings, and more…
      [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in ecology, economics, history, mathematics, music, political science, statistics, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • Hoover's Online

    Access to the information contained in Hoover's is now through available through Mergent Intellect.

     [Details]


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