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Individual Databases Best for Management
Business Insights: Essentials This link opens in a new windowThis database provides company profiles, SWOT reports, financial data, industry statistics, as well as news coverage of major business events and trends from 1980 to present. It also contains a glossary of business terms.
Business Source Complete This link opens in a new windowBusiness Source Complete provides indexing for over 5,000 business journals, trade publications, and magazines, including full text for over 3,800 titles, of which nearly 2,000 are peer-reviewed journals. This database offers information in management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more. It contains market research reports, industry reports, country economic reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.
Emerald eJournal Collection This link opens in a new windowFull-text access to nearly 150 journals. The majority of journal titles are in the social sciences and business, covering such fields as management, marketing, accounting, finance, industrial management, public administration, criminal justice, and library and information science.
Mergent Online (10 user limit) This link opens in a new windowProvides financial information on over 10,000 U.S. companies and 20,000 non-U.S. companies, as well as industry information for world-wide industries.
PsycINFO This link opens in a new windowContains more than 2 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. Through June, 2013, also includes PsycEXTRA and PsycCRITIQUES.
Use connector words
- cats AND kittens
- cats OR kittens
- cats NOT kittens
Truncation(*): find all endings of a word
- nurs* (nurse, nurses, nursing)
- farm* (farms, farmers, farming, farmed)
- music* (musician, musical, musicality)
Databases Best for Background Information
Cost of Living Index This link opens in a new windowProvides up-to-date income and cost comparisons for over 300 urban areas in the U.S., including housing, utilities, transportation, health care, groceries, and other goods and services.
MRI Simmons Insights (previously MRI University Reporter) This link opens in a new windowProvides summary tables of comprehensive demographic, lifestyle, media data, and product usage of over 6,500 products in nearly 600 categories collected from sampling over 25,000 consumers.
Nations of the World This link opens in a new windowProvides updated information in areas of politics, economics, and business for every country in the world.
Statistical Abstract of the United States This link opens in a new windowThis is the most current and authoritative summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
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