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Business Research  

A basic introduction to business research resources available to students, faculty and staff of Humboldt State University.
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Databases for business research -highly recommended

  • Business Source Premier
    Full text for more than 2,200 journals back to 1965, with searchable cited references back to 1998. The journals cover all business disciplines, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.
  • ABI/INFORM Complete  
    HSU's ABI/INFORM link now combines the following databases for unified searching:
    *ABI/Inform Dateline
    *ABI/Inform Global
    *ABI/Inform Trade & Industry
    Some full text is included for about 2500 journals.
    Peer review: Partial
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Fulltext database containing over 12,000 news, business, legal, and other sources including newspapers, magazines, radio and television transcripts, newswires, newsletters, opinion polls, and legal materials. For additional description see LexisNexis Academic. To search for a particular title, use the HSU Library Journal and Newspaper Finder.
    Peer Reviewed Some
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega
    Indexes over 270 popular magazines in all disciplines and over 2,500 scholarly journals in business, the humanities, general science, education, and the social sciences from 1982 to the present. Includes fulltext to over 1,300 of them from 1994 to the present. Also includes some indexing and fulltext coverage in technology and engineering, art, biology, natural resources, law, and library science.
  • Mergent Online
    Provides access to industry reports and company information from publicly traded companies around the world. Private company information is also available from the Dunn & Bradstreet Private Company Database. A range of industry reports are available. An advantage of Mergent is that you may download all information in Word, Excel, or PDF format.

Databases for business research- also recommended

  • ScienceDirect  
    Provides online fulltext access to 1.5 million articles from 1,200 Elsevier Science and Academic Press journals from 1996 to the present. The ScienceDirect database also indexes Elsevier journals prior to 1998 and articles in the Medline database. Set up a personal account to obtain special services such as table of contents mailings.
    Peer review: Most
  • Academic Search Premier
    Access to more than 13,000 scholarly journals and popular magazines in all academic disciplines from 1975 to the present.

Jeremy C. Shellhase

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Library, Room 206
On the Research Help Desk 4-7 P.M. every Tuesday in Fall 2014
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Interlibrary Loan

You may come across articles that aren't available in full text. Look for the "Find It @ HSU" icon to borrow fom other libraries with our interlibrary loan service.


Citing Your Sources

Citing Your Sources: Research Guide for most citation styles used at HSU.

Online Tutorials: Videos and online tutorials to assist you with your research


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