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Databases for Business Research


Below are links to the most commonly used databases for various types of Business Research. To log in off-campus, you will need your campus user name and password. If you need assistance, contact the library reference desk.


Articles about Business


ABI/Inform Global
ABI/Inform is an article index with high-quality coverage of many of the top business journals, much of it in full text. Good for general articles about companies and industries.
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Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete is a large, easy-to-use database from EBSCO. It offers a huge collection, and access to many popular journals, newspapers and periodicals. .
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JSTOR
This is an extensive cross-disciplinary database with a great deal of general business content; it is best known for access to older materials.
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Science Direct
Articles from scholarly journals published by Elsevier. Includes science publications and other disciplines including business, management and accounting.
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Accounting/Tax Research


Accounting and Tax (with Standards)
This database combines the authoritative journal content found in ProQuest Accounting & Tax with relevant standards from the leading boards - FASB, GASB, and IASB.
[NOTE: This link just takes you to Accounting and Tax. To get standards, you need to go to the "Database" dropdown menu in the search box, and choose ACCOUNTING--ACCOUNTING AND TAX (WITH STANDARDS) from the dropdown list].
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CCH Tax Research Network
The CCH Internet Tax Research Network provides tax news as well as federal and state tax information. Included are tax codes, regulations, court cases, rulings, legislative documents, treaties, IRS publications, as well as CCH explanation and analysis.
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Company/Industry Information


Mergent Online
Highly detailed information about companies, including financials, stock, properties, joint ventures, subsidiaries, S.E.C. filings, and debt for over 11,000 U.S. companies and more than 17,000 foreign companies.
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Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage
Detailed descriptions of companies, industries, and mutual funds.
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Business & Company Resource Center
Includes reports on companies and industries, and also has access to business articles. Provides company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals.
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Value Line
Value Line offers very succinct, one-page reports (“tear sheets”) on over 1,700 leading stocks in 97 industries.
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Newspapers & News



LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis Academic provides access to full-text newspapers and journals, wire services, news broadcast transcripts, business, and legal publications.
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ProQuest Newspapers
Provides full-text access to a wide range of newspapers from the United States and abroad, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, the Daily News and Newsday.
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Historical New York Times (ProQuest)
This database offers full-text access to all New York Times content from 1851 to about three years before the current date.
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Historical Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
This database offers full-text access to all Wall Street Journal content from 1889 to about 1991.
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Encyclopedias/Dictionaries/Thesauruses


Gale Virtual Reference Library
An excellent collection of resources including the Encyclopedia of Business & Finance, the Encyclopedia of Small Business, West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, Business Plans Handbook, and Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
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Oxford Reference
Includes dictionaries, thesauruses, language dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more.
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