Business Resources

Databases

Business Source Elite: A scholarly business database, which includes full-text resources in all disciplines of business, marketing, management, MIS, Accounting, Finance, and economics.

    • Search with keywords or company names for articles and research.
    • Combine terms using AND, OR and NOT EX: "pepsico and cereal" will return results with both terms, "pepsico or coca-cola" will return results with either term, and "pepsico not cereal" will get rid of anything about cereals.
    • Narrow down your search with clickable choices for scholarly resources and full-text.
    • Contains the Bloomberg Business Resources Platform.
    • Choose "Browse" to access company reports, economic indicators and other supplemental materials.

Lexis/Nexis: Academic Universe includes business, legal and medical journals as well as major newspapers from around the world.  All articles are full-text.

    • Choose the Tab labeled "Business"
    • Input company name. If you don't know the exact official name, L/N will give you choices, each labeled as public or private
    • A "snapshot" or company report will be returned, including general information, economic and budgetary data, etc.
    • Use the list on the left to narrow or expand the information returned
    • L/N also provides links to the latest news stories about the company
    • All content is full-text, but may not be scholarly!

Books

Use the AVALON and Mobius catalogs

Quest catalog includes CMU, Mo Valley, UCM and State Fair. Items from AVALON usually arrive in 2-3 days and check out for 1 month.

MOBIUS catalog is state wide; items requested arrive in 5-7 days and check out for 3 weeks. Request items from off-campus using your name and student ID number.

Specific company names will not return many results, so try to use broader terms.

Websites

Bureau of Economic Analysis

American Stock Exchange

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Yahoo Finance

Resources for Special Interest Business Students