Business Subject Resources

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  • ProQuest Central Business: A scholarly business database, which includes full-text resources in all disciplines of business, marketing, management, MIS, Accounting, Finance, and economics.
      • Enter ProQuest Central and click the "Business" button.
      • Search with keywords or company names for articles and research.
      • Combine terms using AND, OR and NOT EX: "pepsico and cereal" will return results with both terms, "pepsico or coca-cola" will return results with either term, and "pepsico not cereal" will get rid of anything about cereals.
      • Narrow down your search with clickable choices for scholarly resources and full-text.
      • Contains the Hoover's Business Resources Platform.
      • Choose "Browse" to access company reports, economic indicators and other suppelmental materials.
  • Lexis/Nexis: Academic Universe includes business, legal and medical journals as well as major newspapers from around the world.  All articles are full-text.
    • Choose the Tab labeled "Business"
    • Input company name. If you don't know the exact official name, L/N will give you choices, each labeled as public or private
    • A "snapshot" or company report will be returned, including general information, economic and budgetary data, etc.
    • Use the list on the left to narrow or expand the information returned
    • L/N also provides links to the latest news stories about the company
    • All content is full-text, but may not be scholarly!
  • Use the Quest and Mobius catalogs
    • Quest catalog includes CMU, Mo Valley, UCM and State Fair
    • Items from Quest usually arrive in 2-3 days and check out for 1 month.
    • MOBIUS catalog is state wide; items requested arrive in 5-7 days and check out for 3 weeks.
    • Request items from off-campus using your name and student ID number.
  • Specific company names will not return many results, so try broader terms for you company's products or industry.


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