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Business Resources

Starting Your Research

The following is a selected list of resources for starting research in Business. These resources can help you identify a topic for your research. Some provide an overview of a specific issue and suggest other materials which might be useful for your research. Others help you to notice a topic that might be of interest to you.


A Dictionary of Accounting online
A Dictionary of Business and Management online
A Dictionary of Human Resource Management online
A Dictionary of Marketing online


Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance DOCS REF HF 5381 .E52 2005
International Directory of Company Histories online
Encyclopedia of World Trade DOCS REF HF 1373 .W67 2005
Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society DOCS REF HF 5387 .E53 2008
Encyclopedia of Career Development online
Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing DOC-LC HF 5415 .W54 2011
Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing online
Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising DOCS REF HF 5803 .A38 2003

Finding Books

Finding books, videos, music, journal titles, and other information sources available through the University of Oregon Libraries, Search PRIMO, the library's online catalog.

Finding Articles

Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database with a large collection of peer-reviewed full-text journals.  This database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: business, social sciences, humanities, science, education,  language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Business Source Complete provides  ull-text business journals and hundreds of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals covering all aspects of business. Other resources include financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more.

EconLit is a comprehensive indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature produced by the American Economic Association.

Factiva is a global news and business information service including Dow Jones and Reuters newswires, The Wall Street Journal, and thousands of other national and international newspapers in multiple languages.  It also provides financial market data and company information. Current stock prices, market research reports, and investment analyst reports are also available.

JSTOR provides an image archive of important scholarly journal literature in nearly all the humanities and social sciences disciplines, international and foreign areas studies, and many of the sciences. JSTOR is not a current issues database. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from one to five years, between the most recently published journal issue and the available back issues.

Lexis-Nexis Academic provides full text access to news, business and company information, and legal and medical information.

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text of more than 335 regional American newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

Regional Business News provides full text to nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).


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