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A listing of library online databases, books, and electronic resources relative to all fields of business.
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Business Electronic Resources A to Z

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  • ABI/INFORM Complete (via ProQuest)  
    ABI/INFORM provides current news and scholarly journal articles in all aspects of business. Includes the full-text of the Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times. Also includes market, industry, and country research. Be sure to browse the featured page to learn more about what is available. **Macs may have trouble opening PDFs. Click the "i" button for info**
  • Accounting Research Manager
    No longer available after 2013. We now subscribe to RIA Checkpoint Accounting instead.
  • Ad$pender
    **Access is allowed for only 3 users at a time.**
    Ad$pender provides advertising expenditure data for millions of brands and companies across 18 media categories.
  • Ad $ Summary
    Provides an index of brands with total annual advertising expenditures. Identifies major competitors within a market and brand-by-brand comparison of expenditures.
    Also located in the Business Library on Reserves (Circulation Desk)
    Call number: HF 5801 .A18
  • AdForum
    AdForum provides access to a variety of information related to the global advertising industry. It contains over 70,000 ads (TV, radio, print, interactive, etc.) from around the world that can be viewed and downloaded, along with information on over 20,000 agencies. It has an emphasis on creativity and award winners and a complete archive of winners from the major award shows dating back to 1999. ***For free ad downloads use the code 44RH7A.***
  • Advertising Age and Data Center
    Available from AdAge, we subscribe to including their articles, DataCenter, and Creativity Online.
  • Advertising Redbooks
    **Access is allowed for only five users at a time.**
    Includes listings of companies that buy advertising space, along with their approximate advertising budget, agencies used, brands owned, and basic company information.
  • Applied Science and Business Periodicals Retrospective Index
    **Access is allowed for only two users at a time.**
    Indexes and cites more than 2,000 periodicals that include more than 4.5 million articles from 1913-1983 on the most important events, issues and trends in the history of business and industry, plus the most important historical sources in the applied science and technology field for the 20th Century.
  • Associations Unlimited
    **Access is allowed for only two users at a time.**
    Contains entries from The Encyclopedia of Associations listing U.S., international, regional, state, local, and nonprofit associations.
  • Automotive News Data Center
    **Available only in the Business Library at the selected resources computers. Access is allowed for only one user at a time. See staff at the circulation desk who will log you in.**
    This resource provides data on the automotive industry including automotive and brands sales, production, prices, and used car data.
  • BizMiner
    BizMiner provides industry analysis and reports covering 16,000 lines of business and U.S. market areas to the zip code level. Find industry financial ratios, complete industry financials, local and national market research reports and competitive market analysis.
  • Bloomberg  
    **This resource is only available in the Financial Analysis Lab in the College of Business and the Business Library on one of the Selected Resources computers to only College of Business faculty and students.**
    Current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures for both international and U.S. markets. Also has company profiles and financial statements, analysts' forecasts, and news.
  • BNA Labor and Employment Law Resource Center
    Provides access to timely and reliable information and insights on disabilities law; labor relations; discrimination; wages, hours, and leave; occupational safety; and more. It contains manuals, laws, regulations, and agency documents, practice tools like Arbitration Award Navigator, up-to-date news including the Daily Labor Report, and much more.
  • BNA Tax and Accounting Center  
    The Tax and Accounting Center offers practitioners a comprehensive array of analysis, news, primary sources, and practice tools covering federal and international tax issues. We have access to the U.S. Income portfolios, Foreign Income portfolios, and Estates, Gifts and Trusts portfolios. Includes Daily Tax Report which can also be found here.
  • Brands and Their Companies
    Accessible through the Gale Directory Library. A listing of brand names and the companies that own them. Includes basic information about the companies.
  • Business Abstracts with Full Text
    Contains full-text articles from hundreds of publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.
  • Business Book Summaries
    Business Book Summaries provides comprehensive, yet concise summaries for the top 1% of the more than 6,000 business books published each year in the United States. Summaries are provided for more than 700 of the top business books in the last 20 years. Each book summary includes a Summary -comprehensive and concise analysis of key concepts, About the Author - biography and direct links to the author's or publisher's Web site, and Reading Suggestions.
  • BusinessDecision
    BusinessDecision is a powerful web-based software service available through the Michigan eLibrary ( BusinessDecision enables you to research consumer market data, demographic data, and market segmentation data associated with geographies you customize such as addresses, ZIP Codes, cities, and much more.
    ***To get started, create an account using your email address. When you click on "Create Account" the vendor sends you a confirmation email. You must be located in Michigan to create the account.

    If you try to access BusinessDecision from out of state, you will be re-directed to an authentication page which will allow you to enter your Michigan ID/drivers license number. Then you can log in with the account you created.***
  • Business Insights: Essentials
    Business and Company Resource Center (former product)

    Includes company profiles, financial reports, SWOT reports, industry and market research reports, products and brands, investment reports, industry statistics, ratios, and news and more.
  • Business Monitor International
    Includes country risk intelligence, financial markets and commodities information, industry analysis, company intelligence, and news for global, regional, country and company developments and trends worldwide.
  • Business Rankings Annual
    Accessible through the Gale Directory Library. Provides lists of companies, products, services, and activities compiled from a variety of published sources.
  • Business Source Complete (via Ebsco)
    Contains content from scholarly business journals, including the full text of the Harvard Business Review. Also includes company profiles, investment research reports, industry reports, market research, country reports, SWOT analyses, and more.
  • Business Source Complete - Business Searching Interface
    This enhanced business searching interface of BSC provides easy access to full text company financial data, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more.
  • CAB Abstracts
    CAB covers all aspects of agriculture in the broadest sense, including leisure, recreation, tourism, and rural development. Contains journal articles, books, conferences, and more.
  • Cabell's Directories
    Cabell's Directories contain information designed to help researchers and academics match their manuscripts with the scholarly journals which are most likely to publish those manuscripts. They provide contact information, review process data, manuscript specifications and guidelines, and publication information for each journal.
  • CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork
    **It is necessary to create a personal account to access this resource.**
    Complete research library for federal and state taxes. Includes online version of CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter, Federal Estate and Gift Tax Reporter, and Federal Excise Tax Reporter; full text of rulings, IRS publications, and more.
  • China Data Online
    Provides data on China, including macroeconomic statistics, economic reports, city statistics, regional statistics, industrial statistics, yearbooks, etc.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Provides journal articles and abstracts in the areas of communications, mass media, and related fields.
  • Conference Board
    Provides proprietary management research & economic analysis, including articles from The Conference Board Review. Research reports include surveys and case studies of the world's most influential companies.
  • Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory
    Accessible through the Gale Directory Library. Provides information on firms and individuals from the U.S. and Canada in the consulting services industry. Covers 14 general fields of consulting activity ranging from agriculture to marketing, and more than 400 specialties are represented, including finance, computers, fund-raising and others. Branch office addresses and contact numbers are also provided, when available.
    **Access is allowed for only five users at a time.**
    Corporate Affiliations contains corporate information on nearly 850,000 global public and private company profiles. It includes parent companies and their affiliates, subsidiaries and divisions, down to the seventh level of corporate linkage. It is good for corporate hierarchy, competitors, products and brands, company advertisers and auditors, and listings of executives and board of directors.
  • Crystal Ball
    **Available in the College of Business' computer labs and on four Selected Resources computers in the Business Library.**
    Crystal Ball software is a forecasting and risk analysis program. The spreadsheet-based software suite can be used for predictive modeling, forecasting, simulation and optimization. The simulation generates thousands of possible outcomes that you can analyze to understand the true risk landscape.
  • CultureGrams
    Provides cultural information on the countries of the world.
  • Datamyne
    ***No longer available beginning May 1, 2014. Use Panjiva instead.***
  • Data-Planet Statistical Datasets (formerly ProQuest )
    ***There's also a related Statistical Ready Reference that allows users to quickly search and view already made charts, maps, and rankings of time series at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, and census-tract/block group levels.***
    Statistical DataSets is a powerful interdisciplinary database that assembles statistical information from government and private sources in one single interface. It aggregates over 590 licensed and public domain datasets provided by over 50 sources and makes 14 billion data points accessible. Researchers are able to manipulate datasets, make comparisons, chart trends over time and spatially represent data without having to use additional software programs.
  • Deals (via ThomsonONE)
    ***Use Internet Explorer. Does not work in Firefox. Allow pop-ups so you do not miss windows that open. Does not work well in IE 10. Use compatibility mode for it to work better. ***
    Provides M&A and corporate transactions data and is powered by the SDC Platinum databases of content. Contains approximately 700,000 transactions globally including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and more dating back to the 1970s. It also has equity transactions, bond deals, syndicated loans, finance projects, corporate governance, and much more.
  • DemographicsNow Library Edition
    DemographicsNow provides comprehensive business and residential information for users to assess business viability, create sales leads and/or marketing mailing lists, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors, and much more. DemographicsNow’s versatility will make it useful for those who want to start a business as well as those who want to take their established business to the next level.
  • EconLit
    Contains citations and abstracts to articles from scholarly economic journals.
  • Economist Intelligence Unit Country Profiles & Reports
    Provides background and historical context of current economic and political events along with in-depth analysis of political and economic trends for countries and regions.
  • eMarketer
    eMarketer provides market research information about the Internet, e-business, online marketing, and emerging technologies. Includes analyst reports, daily research articles, and e-business and online marketing statistics.
  • Encyclopedia of American Industries
    Provides detailed information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business.
  • Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns
    Covers nearly 500 major marketing campaigns that appeared from 1990 to 2005. Articles look at the campaign's historical context, target market, expected outcomes, competition, strategy, and campaign outcome (what worked, what didn't and why).
  • Entrepreneurship (via ProQuest)  
    Resources for the entrepreneur--journal articles, video clips, business cases, blog entries, start-up plans, templates, market research, company reports, and statistics. Be sure to browse the featured page to learn more about what is available. **Macs may have trouble opening PDFs. Click the "i" button for info**
  • E-Reference Books and Directories
    A collection of books and directories found online covering the topics general business, accounting, finance, management, marketing, advertising, company information, supply chain, hospitality, information technology, and hot topics.
  • eStatement Studies
    eStatement Studies is the online version of RMA's two print titles: Financial Ratios Benchmarks, and Industry Default Probabilities and Cash Flow Measures, which include industry financial ratios for over 808 industries and probability of default estimates, cash flow measures, and change in financial position information for more than 730 industries. It contains 10 years of historical data and can be narrowed down to region in the U.S.
  • Europa World
    Europa World is the online version of the Europa World Yearbook, one of the leading reference sources on international affairs. It covers political and economic information on over 250 countries, plus international organizations.
  • Factiva
    **Access is allowed for only six users at a time.**
    Provides full-text articles from leading business newspapers, magazines, and wire services worldwide, including The Wall Street Journal. Also provides company, industry, and market information.
  • Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS)
    Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS)includes more than 1200 reports on IT infrastructure, telecommunications, data networking, wireless communications, security, enterprise systems, application development, the Internet, technology vendors and more. Report types include tutorials, IT directories, product standards, software selection and implementation guides, company profiles, and marketplace overviews.
  • First Research (via ProQuest ABI/INFORM)  
    U.S.-focused industry reports - data on products, operations, technology, competition, indicators, finance, regulation, and news. **Macs may have trouble opening PDFs. Click the "i" button for info**
  • The Food Institute
    A portal to "current, timely and relevant information about the food industry." Includes access to industry and product news, price outlook, mergers and acquisitions, market trends, economic statistics, and more. The Food Institute Report is available online from 1994-2010 here. We do not have access to the current report online -- only in print.
  • Freedonia Focus
    Freedonia Focus reports provide insights and industry outlook for over eighteen industry categories including automotive, chemicals, industrial components, metals, energy, plastics, electronics, and more. **We have a one year trial of additional international industry reports.**
  • Frost & Sullivan
    ***Faculty can have access to the PDFs of the reports but must contact a Business Librarian to request access.*** Provides research in market analysis, technical reports, end-user studies, and quantitative measurement based reports. It covers the following industries: Healthcare; Aerospace & Defense; Automotive & Transportation; Chemicals, Materials & Food; Energy & Power Systems; Environment & Building Technologies; Industrial Automation & Process Control; Information & Communication Technologies; Measurement & Instrumentation; Automatic Identification & Security; and Manufacturing Excellence.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Includes over 200 reference works in the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.
  • Gartner
    Gartner provides time-critical information through direct access to top IT industry analysts combined with immediate access to market intelligence data and relevant product information.
  • GBI Research
    ***No longer available as of May 2014. Please use Freedonia Focus and Frost & Sullivan***
  • General Business File ASAP
    Provides access to company profiles and current news and scholarly journal articles on companies, industries, products and executives.
  • Global Market Information Database (Passport GMID) (via Euromonitor)
    See Passport GMID below
  • globalEDGE
    Created by MSU's Center for International Business Education and Research (MSU-CIBER), globalEDGE provides insight into global business activities. Includes country profiles with corporate culture and risk, statistics, industry overviews, news, and more.
  • Going Global
    This resource provides country-specific career guides, city-specific career guides for large cities in the US and Canada, job and internship postings, H-1B information and an employer directory.
  • GuideStar Premium  
    **Access is allowed for only 3 users at a time.**
    GuideStar Premium provides mission, program, and financial information on 1.8 million nonprofit organizations. Data includes revenue tables, expense tables, and balance sheets, as well as organization reviews, annual reports, key personnel, and access to IRS 990 Forms.
  • HeinOnLine
    **A dedicated internet connection (campus, cable, DSL) to HeinOnLine is recommended. PDF loading problems occur with dial-up connections.**
    Full-text collection of back issues of legal journals.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition
    This new edition adds thirty years of data and contains coverage of topics that received little or no coverage in the 1975 edition: American Indians, slavery, poverty, race, and ethnicity.
  • Hoover's Company Records (via ProQuest Entrepreneurship)
    Featuring profiles of more than 40,000 companies, 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives, Hoover's Company Records provides comprehensive access to business information including company overview, company history, officers and board members, competitors, products and operations, auditors, rankings, related industry information, and historical financia
  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete
    Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. Includes full-text articles, company & country reports, and books.
  • Human Resources Library
    From BNA, provides expert analysis and guidance on human resources issues including benefits, compensation, diversity, organizational development, labor relations, safety & health, and training. Also includes online access to the Bulletin to Management.
  • IBISWorld
    Offers key statistics and analysis for over 700 U.S. industries, with coverage down to the seven-digit NAICS code, along with in-depth analysis for over 70 global industries and 200 industries in China and Canada. Includes life cycle analysis, barriers to entry, market share, and basis of competition.
  • Indiastat
    **Access is allowed for only one user at a time. May need to click IP Login link at the top to complete access.** is a cluster of 51 sites including India-specific, Sector specific and State specific sites rendering its dedicated services to the research fraternity from academic, professional and corporate world with authentic and comprehensive compilation of secondary level socio-economic statistical data about India and its states on more than 35 variables.
  • International Country Risk Guide (via LexisNexis)
    Provides in-depth analysis of factors that could affect business, trade or investments in countries worldwide. It also provides a detailed country-by-country breakdown of the comparative risks of operating in, investing, or lending to particular countries
  • International Directory of Company Histories
    Provides information on more than 11,000 influential and emerging companies worldwide including background and history of a company, merger and acquisition activity over time, the impact of particular sales and marketing campaigns, the effectiveness of executive leadership, and much more. Includes other directories and reference titles. Browse or search publication title to get to this title only.
  • International Financial Statistics Online
    Data covering more than 200 countries and country groupings. Topics include: balance of payments, interest rates, national accounts, prices, production, trade, and population. Updated monthly.
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Data Archive
    The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. Search this site for holdings. Data downloads are free of charge by registering with an MSU email address.
  • Investext Reports (via ThomsonONE)
    ***Use Internet Explorer. Does not work in Firefox. Allow pop-ups so you do not miss windows that open. Does not work well in IE 10. Use compatibility mode for it to work better. Click on the Research section for the company to find the investext reports.*** Provides access to limited news and data for companies. Investext provides analyst research reports on companies and industries from top investment banks, brokerage firms, and consulting firms worldwide. Coverage is global and dates from 1980 to the present. Click the i for link to the old interfac
  • ISI Emerging Markets EMIS
    Provides news, industry information, and company and financial data direct from more than 80 emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
    Searchable database of the full text of journals in anthropology, Asian Studies, business, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, and sociology. Years available vary with each title, but the most recent issues available in JSTOR will be 4-5 years old.
  • Just-Series Market Research Reports (via ProQuest Entrepreneurship)  
    Industry-focused articles, company profiles and SWOT analyses. **Macs may have trouble opening PDFs. Click the "i" button for info**
  • LexisNexis Academic
    A comprehensive resource for finding information on millions of U.S. and international companies as well as newspaper articles worldwide. To access company information, choose the "Business" tab across the top of the page.
  • MarketLine Advantage (Formerly known as Datamonitor 360)
    ***New Interface and name.*** Contains over 30,000 companies, 3,500 industry profiles, over 110 country profiles, over 50,000 financial deals reports along with over 60,000 news articles, and over 2,500 company SWOT analyses. They also have case studies. Industry profiles include Porter's Five Forces.
  • Market Share Reporter
    Accessible through the Gale Directory Library. Provides compilations of reported market share data on companies, products, and services for the U.S., Europe, and international markets.
  • Marquis Who's Who
    Marquis Biographies Online, a 'high-speed', searchable online database, features comprehensive profiles on over 1,444,914 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports.
  • Mergent Archives (previously WebReports)
    Provides online access to the vast archive of corporate and industry related documents covering over 100 countries and industries. Contains historical annual reports dating back to the early 1900s, digital copies of the printed volumes of Moody's/Mergent Manuals back to the early 1900s, historical industry reports for the key industries in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific, Ford Equity Research Reports, D&B Country Reports and Country Insight Reports, Hoover's Historical Collection of Handbooks, D&B Million Dollar Directory dating back to 1959, and the D&B Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios Archive.
  • Mergent BondViewer
    ****Part of Mergent Online. It has its own tab on the main page. ****
    Contains US taxable and municipal fixed income data including both issuer and bond level terms and condition data, US taxable bonds, municipal bonds and retail notes.
  • Mergent EventsData
    **Access is allowed for only five users at a time.**
    Mergent EventsData provides information on stock-splits, mergers, tender offers, partial/full calls, name changes, etc. EventsData message feeds enable users to capture and analyze breaking business developments as they occur. EventsData consists of five modules: corporate actions, corporate dividends, fixed income, municipal called bonds, and unit investment trusts.
  • Mergent First Research
    Contains industry reports with market analysis on more than 1000 top industry segments. Each report consists of key statistics and analysis on market and competitive landscape characteristics, operating conditions, business challenges, industry trends, current and historical industry growth, and more. Many reports also include a global industry analysis.
  • Mergent Horizon
    ****Now a part of Mergent Online. It has its own tab on the main page and also a tab on the company page.****
    Provides comprehensive coverage of companies--their products, major customers, suppliers, partners, and industries. Covers all companies traded on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ. Includes enhanced detail for companies in healthcare, tech, media, and finance.
  • Mergent Intellect
    Powered by D&B's Hoover's, Intellect provides access to private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more. It also provides access to contact information for over 210 million U.S. consumers using WhitePages Pro data.
  • Mergent Key Business Ratios
    Provides access to competitive benchmarking data which is compiled from D&B’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios (users choose a one-year or three-year set of ratios) for public and private companies in 800 lines of businesses plus 30 key business ratios online. Historical information is also available in Mergent Archives.
  • Mergent Online
    **Access is allowed for only two users at a time.**
    Provides comprehensive company data for U.S. and International public and private companies (~35,000 public companies and ~23 million private companies) , including SEC filings (US only) and current and historical annual reports for U.S. and International public companies. To search the ~23 million private companies, select D&B Private Company Database. Now includes Mergent Horizon and Mergent Bond Viewer.
  • Mintel GNPD Academic
    **This resource is only available through on-campus computers. It is necessary to create a personal account using your MSU email address to access this resource. Does not work well in Safari. Use Internet Explorer or Firefox.**
    A comprehensive database that monitors new product introductions in the consumer packaged goods market worldwide.
  • Mintel Oxygen Reports
    **It is necessary to create a personal account using your MSU email address to access this resource.**
    Contains full-text market research reports covering global consumer markets, with an emphasis on U.S. and European markets. Analyzes market share, segmentation, trends, and consumer demographics.
  • Morningstar Principia Mutual Funds Advanced
    **This resource is only available in the Business Library on one of the Selected Resources computers. Access is allowed for only one user at a time.**
    Provides data on more than 15,000 mutual funds. Includes historical data, archive of analyst reviews, and fund manager profiles.
  • NewspaperDirect PressDisplay
    **Access is allowed for only 5 users at a time.**
    This database provides full-text, full-color newspapers from around the world -- over 300 titles from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States. Includes a searchable, 60-day archive.
  • New Strategist Titles
    Several marketing books including the Who's Buying series and more.
  • OECD iLibrary Statistics
    OECD Statistical Data cover the broad range of OECD activities including finance, sustainable development, social issues, food and agriculture, education, employment, information technology, nuclear energy, transport, and much more.
  • Orbis
    Provides comprehensive company data for 230,000 U.S. and International public and private companies, including company information, financial profile, and more.
  • Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management
    Containing essays with extensive referencing to further reading, the handbooks offer both thorough introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars, advanced students, and practitioners. Includes topics like Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, International Business, and more.
  • Panjiva
    Contains import/export data for over 15 million US and international companies and 35 million products. Use to research global suppliers, trading partners, track specific shipments, and see sourcing trends by HTS Code.
  • Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database)(via Euromonitor)
    Provides a wealth of key business data on countries, companies, markets and consumers. Includes country statistics, market data, lifestyle indicators and analysis, market analysis, company profiles, country profiles, SWOT analyses, and much more.
  • PolicyMap
    Policymap is an online data and mapping application that gives access to over 15,000 indicators related to housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, demographics and education. Data are available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries. Data come from both public and proprietary sources. Many of the public files are available for download. Through PolicyMap, you can access all data in interactive maps, tables, charts, reports and through a unique analytic tool. You may also upload your own address level data and share your data and interactive maps with others.
  • Political Risk Yearbook
    Accessible through Business Source Complete. Includes all 100 of Political Risk Services' Country Reports. Each report is updated every year and covers countries worldwide.
  • PrivCo
    Provides information and financials for over 225,000 private companies, over 80,000 private market deals and venture capital funding, and over 12,000 private market investors. Find private company information, private investors, venture capital information, equity deals, M&A news, and more. Includes mostly companies in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. with a few others.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (U.S./International and U.K./Ireland)
    Comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day and offering full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997. Guide to finding dissertations and theses.
  • ProQuest Historical Annual Reports  
    Contains decades of annual reports from hundreds of top North American companies. **Macs may have trouble opening PDFs. Click the "i" button for info**
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
    Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
  • ProQuest Statistical Datasets
    See Data-Planet Statistical DataSets above.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight (formerly LexisNexis)
    Indexes and abstracts statistical publications from the US government, state governments, international organizations, and professional associations. [It is the WWW version of 3 print indexing sources: American Statistics Index (ASI), Index to International Statistics (IIS), and Statistical Reference Index (SRI).] Links to selected full-text materials are provided, some in spreadsheet format. The Library owns almost all the materials indexed in LexisNexis Statistical.
  • PsycINFO including PsycARTICLES
    Contains summaries of the world's journal literature, of dissertations and technical reports, and of English-language chapters and books in psychology and related disciplines. No full text content within PsycInfo, but there are links to full text in other databases, including PsycARTICLES. Also includes psychology articles from related disciplines such as sociology, linguistics, education, medicine, law, physiology, business, psychiatry, and anthropology.
  • ReferenceUSA
    Contains directory information on over 14 million U.S. and over 1.4 million Canadian businesses, including detailed information for private companies and franchise locations.
  • RIA Checkpoint Accounting
    Includes AICPA standards, practice aids, audit and accounting guides, FASB standards and related materials, GASB and IASB content, audit and attest guides, and more.
  • RIA Checkpoint Taxes  
    Covers International, Federal, State, and Local Tax, Estate Planning, Payroll, and Pensions & Benefits. Registration is optional but it allows you to track information. Click on the blue "i" button for more instructions on how to register.
  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
    Provides access to the Roper Center's databank of polling research, including the Center's major database component, iPOLL.
  • Safari Business Books Online
    **Access is allowed for only four users at a time (shared with Safari Tech Books).**
    A collection of online texts in the areas of general business, management, marketing, supply chain/logistics, and human resources.
  • Safari Tech Books Online
    A collection of online texts from the publisher O'Reilly & Associates in the areas of information technology and computer applications. Some of the topics covered include creative media, desktop productivity, enterprise computing, JAVA, Linus/Unix, software engineering, programming languages, Windows, and Web authoring, design, and development.
  • SDC Platinum Worldwide M&A
    **Will no longer be available after July 31, 2014. Same data is available in ThomsonONE Deals. Available only in the College of Business to their faculty and students.**
    Provides data on mergers & acquisitions.
  • Simmons OneView (formerly Choices3) (Simmons Study of Media and Markets)
    **Now Available Anywhere. Access is allowed for only 15 users at a time.**
    Contains data from the National Consumer Study, an annual survey of U.S. consumers' buying and media habits. Use OneView to create customized reports of the data. Most recent data available is 3 years old.
  • Simply Map
    **Access is allowed for only five users at a time. It is necessary to create a personal account to access this resource.**
    A web-based mapping tool that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. Includes MRI Consumer Survey, Claritas PRIZM, and SimmonsLOCAL data.
  • Sports Business Research Network (SBRnet)
    Focuses on the Sporting Goods and Sports Marketing Industry; data includes consumer demographics, sports participation rates, online consumer buying patterns, sports attendance statistics, and international market surveys. SBRnet also offers full text access to several sports business trade journals.
  • SRDS
    Provides advertising rates for business publications, consumer magazines, newspapers, radio, TV and cable, print media, and the Internet. Includes the Local Market Audience Analyst with demographic profiles for over 210 designated market areas and PRIZM reports. NOTE: Does NOT work in Firefox. Please use Internet Explorer. Must use compatibility view for it to work in Internet Explorer 10. Under Compatibility View Settings add and make sure Display intranet sites in Compatibility View is checked.
  • Statista
    Statista is a statistics portal that provides data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, consumer goods, and much more.
    **Access is allowed for only two users at a time.**
    A fully searchable collection of statistical texts.
  • ThomsonONE Investment Banking including Deals & Investext Reports
    ***Use Internet Explorer. Does not work in Firefox. Allow pop-ups so you do not miss windows that open. Does not work well in IE 10. Use compatibility mode for it to work better. *** Provides access to limited news and data for companies. We subscribe to their Investext reports and the Deals module. See their individual entries for more information.
  • Trade Shows Worldwide
    Dates Available: 2010 (ed. 28) - 2012 (ed. 30) For more recent information try TSNN Trade Show News
    Accessible through the Gale Directory Library. Provides listings for trade shows, their sponsoring organizations, and facilities, services and information sources on trade shows and exhibitions held in the United States and around the globe.
  • UN Comtrade
    A searchable database of import and export data from over 130 countries that provide the United Nations Statistics Division with their annual international trade statistics, detailed by commodity and partner country. For many countries the data coverage starts as far back as 1962 and goes up to the most recent completed year.
  • USA Trade Online
    **Requires a login/password. ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN LIBRARY REFERENCE OR BUSINESS LIBRARY. Access is allowed for only 2 users at a time.**
    Monthly and annual data on U.S. imports and exports by country and U.S. customs port arre with up to 10-digit Harmonized System classification detail. Data can be downloaded in Excel, .CSV or Beyond 20/20 formats.
  • Vault Career Insider
    ***Must create an account using your email address.***
    Provides guides on industries, employers, career education including resumes, interviewing, etc., and career advice including "day in the life" information.
  • Premium provides data, analysis, articles, and news on the automotive industry. It includes sales and production data for the US and several other countries going back 30 years. You can also find new vehicle buyer demographics, dealership statistics, consumer expenditures, employment statistics, highway finances, miles of travel, fuel economy, and more.
  • Ward's Business Directory
    Dates Available: 2007 (ed. 50) - 2012 (ed. 55)
    Provides directory information on over 112,000 U.S. companies, arranged by alphabet, geography, and industry. Includes brief company data and company rankings.
  • Web of Science
    Provides citation information with multidisciplinary coverage of over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Also includes the Cited Reference Search, which is used to find the articles that cite a person's work.
  • Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)  
    **Only eligible to MSU graduate students and faculty. Click the i in the blue circle for more information.**
    Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a web-based business data research service that provides access to datasets including COMPUSTAT Global & EMDB,COMPUSTAT, CRSP, ComScore, EVENTUS,I/B/E/S, IRI, PACAP. We do not own access to every dataset. Click the "i" button for details on how to access.
  • Wilson Business Full Text
    Provides full-text magazine articles on all aspects of business.
    **This resource is only available in the Financial Analysis Laboratory in the College of Business and the Business Library on one of the Selected Resources computers.**
    WONDA is an investment data research tool that provides financial data for U.S. and International companies, equities, and more.
  • WordsAnalytics
    WordsAnalytics is an interactive search and analytic web portal for SEC filings. It includes all SEC filings since 2001.
  • World Bank E-Library
    Contains over 6,000 books, reports, journals, and working papers from the World Bank, including the final, peer-reviewed versions of the Bank's formal publications.
  • World Bank Open Data
    The World Bank's Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank data sources.
  • World DataBank
    Available from the World Bank, DataBank is an analysis and visualization tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. Includes World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Education Statistics, Gender Statistics, Doing Business, and more.
  • Zephyr
    ***Zephyr will no longer be available after December 2013. You can find alternative resources on our research guide.***
    Zephyr contains information on over 900,000 M&A, IPO, private equity and venture capital deals and rumors. It has over ten years of history for deals around the world, and an even longer history for deals with a European counterpart. NOTE: Does NOT work well in Firefox. Please use Internet Explorer.

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