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Business Databases

Recommended Databases – articles in business, management, and related disciplines


Provides citations with abstracts to articles on business, management, products and industries. Full-text coverage for approximately half of the sources indexed. Includes full-text coverage of the Wall Street Journal from 1984-present.

Business Abstracts with Full Text (Wilson Web)

Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text from general business periodicals and trade journals. Topics include management, accounting, advertising and marketing, entertainment and media, information technology, and mergers and acquisitions.

Business Source Premier

Provides full text for more than 8,000 business journals and other sources, including full text for more than 1,100 scholarly business publications.  Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business.


As implied by its name, this database includes articles from journals in life sciences, health sciences, and physical sciences and engineering. However, there is also extensive coverage in social sciences, including Business, Management and Accounting as well as Economics, Econometrics and Finance.

Recommended Databases – industry information


IBISWorld offers comprehensive market research reports on more than 700 US industries, classified at the 5-digit NAICS (North American Industrial Classification System) level. Additionally, more than 600 “super-niche” industries — specialized and emerging industries without NAICS classifications — are covered. Each report is presented in a standard format that includes an industry overview, competitive landscape, operating conditions, key statistics, and industry outlook. Reports include text, graphs, charts and tables (downloadable to Excel) that can be viewed separately or compiled into a single PDF document.

Plunkett Research Online

Plunkett Research Plunkett Research Online (PRO) focuses on business intelligence and industry trends (including finances, markets, technologies, deregulation, research & development and globalization), with ongoing updates. Coverage includes hundreds of sub-industries across all major industry sectors, as well as company-level details for approximately 26,000 firms (including both mature, industry-leading firms as well as growth companies).


Gartner focuses on all aspects of information technology and related businesses. Includes in-depth research and analysis, as well as insights into current developments and trends across multiple IT industries.

Recommended Databases – company information

Mergent Online

Provides business descriptions and complete financials (for up to 15 years) on over 11,000 US public companies, as well as selected international company data. Financials can be downloaded into spreadsheet applications. Create customized analyses and comparison reports for companies and their industries. Historical annual reports are also available.


PrivCo provides business descriptions and selected financial information on more than 850,000 non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private-equity-owned, and international unlisted companies. The database also includes information about private company mergers and acquisitions; private equity deals; and venture-capital funding deals.

Hoover’s Company Capsules & Profiles

Find brief information on 15,000 companies covered by Hoover’s. Company Capsules and Profiles deliver information on a company’s location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers, and more.

Mergent/Moody’s Online Manuals

An excellent source for company-specific historical research, as well as research on banking and finance, transportation, utilities and other industries. Selected manuals date back to 1909; also includes municipal and government bond information, back to 1918.

Recommended Databases – business news

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal in full text from 1984. The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news.

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Access World News

Selected full-text newspaper articles and newswires from the United States and abroad. Access World News is particularly strong in providing access to local, state, regional, and national news.

Recommended Databases – business statistics


Statista is a statistics portal that provides access to data from more than 18,000 sources. Results from customized search queries include lists of statistics, as well as studies and reports (including, in some cases, completed PowerPoint presentations) that place these statistics within a broader context. All data and statistics can be exported as PDFs or Excel files. Additional features include infographics; revenue forecasts on more than 400 industries; extensive coverage of the international digital economy; and “Statistic Dossiers”

Recommended Databases – market research


Simmons OneView is the primary platform for providing access to the entire Experian Simmons product suite of consumer market information. Simmons OneView combines custom research from Experian Simmons with media analysis and reporting to provide consumer insights through its online platform.

Other related databases

RIA Checkpoint

Provides access to RIA’s Academic Advantage Essentials Library, which includes the RIA U.S. Tax Reporter; Citator; public domain cases; tax advisors planning system; practical tax strategies; and articles from the Journal of Taxation and Journal of Corporate Taxation.

Small Business Reference Center

The Small Business Reference Center is a comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific ‘Business Topics’ and ‘Business Types’ relevant to their needs.


Indexes and provides citations and abstracts from over 600 major journals as well as articles in collective volumes (essays, proceedings, etc.), books, book reviews, dissertations, and working papers licensed from the Cambridge University Press Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics. Coverage includes urban, rural and regional economics, public finance, international economics, and more.

Reference USA

Provides detailed, current directory information for millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses, with separate search modules for health care providers and new businesses. Also enables consumer research by providing faceted White Pages searching and directories of new movers and new homeowners.

Business / Economics Librarian

Terrence Bennett


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