BUSX Subject Gateway

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Encyclopedia of Business & Finance more information

Overviews on topics from accounting, economics, finance, law, management, and marketing, and technology.

Sage Knowledge: Business & Management more information

Overviews of topics related to business ethics, career development, leadership, management, and more. Don't forget to check out the Further Readings link for additional sources on a topic.

Business: The Ultimate Resource more information

REFERENCE HD38.15 .B878 2006

Key business concepts, checklists, and definitions. Reviews of classic business books and profiles of "Business Thinkers and Management Giants."

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Business Source Premier (EBSCO) more information
Articles from newspapers, trade publications, magazines, and scholarly journals on all aspects of business. Also covers economics. Features SWOT Analyses and industry profiles from MarketLine; country reports.
Factiva more information

U.S. and international news, company information, and market data. Create custom company reports.

LexisNexis Academic more information

LexisNexis Academic includes full text newspapers, company news and financial information, as well as federal, state, and international legal materials. Also contains some medical and reference sources.

Wall Street Journal more information

Articles from the Wall Street Journal back to 1984.

(Note: the WSJ is also available in the Factiva database back to June 1979.)

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LexisNexis Academic: Company Profiles (including Hoover's) more information
TIP: Click Advanced Options below search box and select HOOVER'S as a source + click Apply before searching to get a great company overview from Hoover's.
LexisNexis Academic: Company Dossier more information

Pulls together company financials, market data, relevant news, parents & subsidiaries, law cases & patents, from a range of sources.

You may also search Company Profiles (including Hoover's) specifically.

Value Line Investment Survey Online - Standard Edition more information

ValueLine analysts follow over 1,700 stocks in 98 industries.
For a stock report: Click Lookup Company (left side of screen) > look up company by ticker or name.

How to interpret Value Line company (stock) reports.

Mergent Online more information

Historical financials & selected ratios for public companies. Brief company information. Allows you to create custom lists according to your criteria as well as comparison reports & spreadsheets.

ReferenceUSA more information

Information on 24 million U.S. companies, including contact information and financial data. Particularly useful for smaller companies.

Cook Library Guide to Company Research more information

Key sources for company info, financials, and market share, as well as article and book search tips. From Shana Gass, TU Business librarian.

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Business Source Premier: Industry Profiles more information

First search for your industry by name (or, on the Advanced Search screen, by NAICS code).

On the left side of the screen:
Under Refine Your Results > Source Types > select Show More.
> Select Industry Profiles, if available.

Market Share Reporter & Business Rankings Annual (via Gale Directory Library) more information

Go to Advanced Search to select Market Share Reporter & Business Rankings Annual.

Search by product, company, brand, industry code, etc., for market shares and other rankings.


  • Tables in Market Share Reporter without geographic designation are U.S. figures.
  • Older editions in REFERENCE / STACKS HF5410 .M35
Research Monitor more information

A business research database with access to more than 5,000 industry and country reports across 80 countries, including demographic, macro-economic and marketing statistics; market size and forecasts; analysis of industries; and global trends predicted to influence markets.

S&P CIQ NetAdvantage more information

Information and analysis on companies, industries, bonds, and mutual funds/ETFs from Standard & Poor’s.  Industry Surveys provide an in-depth analysis of broad industries such as Banks, Household Durables, and Specialty Retail.

Encyclopedia of Global Industries more information

Profiles of worldwide industries.

Encyclopedia of American Industries more information

Profiles of American industries. Arranged by SIC code.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries more information

Profiles of innovative industries. New coverage of Game Design & Development, Green Construction, Medical Tourism, and. Tablet Computers.

SBRnet / Sports Business Research Network more information

News and market research for the sporting goods and sports marketing industries.

Value Line Investment Survey Online - Standard Edition more information

Brief information and analysis on 98 industries, from an investment perspective.

Cook Library Guide to Industry Research more information

Key sources and strategies for industry research. Article and book search tips.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook more information

Comprehensive source on careers, including salary, future prospects, nature of the work, and educational requirements. From the U.S. Department of Labor.

O*NET OnLine more information

Knowledge, skills, abilities, work styles, tasks, and wages for careers. A must for job analysis. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.

Towson University Career Center more information

The Career Center offers career advising, counseling, resume and cover letter reviews, and more. It also has a library of books to help with things like choosing a career and writing resumes.

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BUSX Subject Gateway / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: January 09, 2015