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Business, Management and Trade - scholarly and trade journal articles, dissertations, market reports, industry reports, business cases and global and trade news


The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, as well as country-and industry-focused reports and data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

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Some full-text; plus links to full-text via Get-It 1985 to current Some

 Offers industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more.

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Business Expert Press E-Books

Business Expert Press publishes concise, practical treatments of the topics taught in MBA programs. Our born-digital books are written by professors who translate real-life business experiences into teaching tools, and serve as curriculum-oriented, cost-effective alternatives to high-priced textbooks. Unencumbered by DRM, they can be used easily and without limitation by the academic community.

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Business Source Premier

Full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

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Communication & Mass Media Complete

Provides abstracts and full text for more than 200 communication journals.

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Some full-text; plus links to full-text via Get-It 1950 to current Some

Citations and abstracts of books and articles from over 700 journals covering most areas of economic research.

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Links to full-text via Get-It 1969 to current Most
Emerald Fulltext

Provides access to the fulltext of 100 journals in business and management, information science, and other disciplines.

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Covers news and business information, including Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and The Wall Street Journal, plus more than 8,000 other sources providing current news.

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Full-text 1975 to current Some
Films on Demand: Business & Economics Video Collection
  • Films on Demand:  Business & Economics Collection.

1500 on demand films, simply link to the film for viewing.


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First Research for Industries (Mergent Intellect)

Use First Research to find industry key issues using Industry Profiles, State Profiles, Trending news and Social media feeds, Call Prep Sheets (Sample Q and A to industry executives. 

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Hoover’s Company Profiles

Search editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives.

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IBISWorld Industry Research

<p>Industry Research in over 700 reports by NAIC. In-depth Industry analysis, external, internal and economic, supply chain management. Contains some international reports for UK, Australia, China, and Global.</p>

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Selected journals from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

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Kanopy Video Library

Kanopy provides streaming on-demand access to thousands of documentaries, feature and independent films, and training videos. Licensing partners include Criterion Collection, Universal Paramount, The Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, PBS, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Educational Resources, and others. Kanopy videos can be viewed on a range of devices and platforms including Apple, Android, and Windows.

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Mergent Online

A financial analysis database of over 25,000 publicly traded US and international companies over 30 years. Major industry reports. Search and compare companies by long term debt, profitability ratios, and many more. Create custom financial comparison charts. A century of annual reports.

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Military & Government Collection

Provides full text for hundreds of military related periodicals and general interest magazines.

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Some full-text; plus links to full-text via Get-It 1975 to current Some
Passport GMID. Euromonitor's international markets & reference statistics.

Market size, company share, brand share data for 24 industries across 80 countries over a 20-year period (1997-2016) complimented by full-text market reports and industry sectors at the country level.  Country and Consumer statistics and analysis for 212 countries.

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Search all of ProQuest's databases.

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Reference USA

United States business directory of over 14 million private and public companies. Contains name, executives, type, sales, employee size etc.

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RIA Checkpoint

<p><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:16px">Thomson / Reuters RIA Checkpoint for Tax and Accounting&nbsp;provides&nbsp;intelligent information to tax and accounting professionals—including expert research, guidance, technology, tools, learning, and news.</span></p>

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SMA: Sports Market Analytic Research Network

SBRnet serves any individual or organization with an interest in the business of sports with "one-stop" access to multiple resources, including Industry-developed Market Research, Government Statistics, Facility Reports and News, International Market Publications, Customized Research, and Directories. Only SBRnet provides nationwide analysis of statistical trends in each major segment of the sports market and the extent to which they interrelate.

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Safari Books

A collection of over 300 O'Reilly programming and technology books - each completely searchable, including code fragments.

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Provides full text access to over 1,000 journals covering all fields of science.

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Full-text 1995 to current Most
SimplyAnalytics (Requires personal registration)

SimplyAnalytics is a web-based analytics and data visualization application that makes it easy for anyone to create interactive maps, charts, and reports. The first time you access SimplyAnalytics, click the 'Create an account' link and create your account, which will enable you to login, save and organize your research in a personalized account. CSUSM's license is limited to 10 concurrent users.


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Statistical Abstract of the United States (Proquest)

The Statistical Abstract of the United States (online edition) by Proquest is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.

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Wiley Online Library

Access to abstracts and full text from journals, reference works, databases, and books. Disciplines covered include the life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, psychology, earth sciences, education, social sciences, humanities, business, and mathematics

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Official statistical information from the federal government, including economic and population trends, foreign trade, energy use, and farm production.

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GPO: U.S. Government Printing Office

Abstracts from all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records.

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