Welcome to CSUSM library and business research.

This library offers books, news, scholarly journals, and extensive business reports, statistices and data for your business research.

This page offers videos and guides to only few of the most popular library databases to get you started.

General guides and videos to using the CSUSM library website.
1. Always Login to the Library to see the most full text, ebooks, and videos.

2. Getting general help from the library website  (If the question is specific to your business assignment it is best to contact the business librarian expert.

 

Videos orientations to library research for business:
Students new to campus and business research.  BUS  302 and BUS 495 you are responsible for viewing videos prior to library sessions.

 1. Introduction to Business Research at CSUSM library    VIDEO
This short video is an introduction to using the CSUSM library for business research.  If you are new to the campus you will want to view this.  The library home page has changed but the links discussed have similar functions.

2. Industry Research  at CSUSM 
This 5 min video is what you need to get started on industry research for many of your courses.   If you are new to the campus this is required viewing and will show you how to use these premium subscription industry reports.

IBISWorld Industry Research (Note interface has changed... videos show older interface to be updated)

3. IBISWorld Getting Started Videos  2 min
4. IBISWorld Industry Reports Video Tutorial   2 min
 

US Census Tutorial NAIC (6 min.)

Understanding NAICS (North American Industry Classification System).
IBISWorld uses the NAICS to classify industry reports. 

ReferenceUSA: Business Directories  companies, private, public, non profit, education, govenment etc. 

5. ReferenceUSA Learning Center  videos and guides
6. Step By Step Guide to RefUSA Company & Competitor search.  Self paced guide to create a competitor analysis using the industry and geographic locations of your choice.  (BUS 302 and BUS 495)

Passport by Euromonitor  Economic and Consumer market analysis worldwide)
To get started see the video upper right and look at the guide.  Recommend you register on the site since there is a bit of a learning curve its well worth it.
Global comsumer market, industry and countries.   Passport search guide  

 Premium Business databases to see all business research databases for CSUSM

Most popular library databases:  To research general articles on Business writing, leadership, and business communication go to Most Popular Library Databases. BUS 203 Business Writing

I recommend Ebsco Academic Search Premier and Proquest for business news trade magazines and some scholarly material.