Business Databases & Descriptions

Business Research Guides

American Accounting Association (AAA)

Full-Text access to all journals published by the American Accounting Association.


ABI Inform Global indexes over 10,000 worldwide business periodicals for information on advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finances, taxation and computers. There is also factual information on over 60,000 companies.

Alexander Street Press Vast Collection

VAST is a package of video collections, accessible through the new Academic Video Online cross-search.

Banking Information Source

Banking Information Source provides essential information about the financial services industry, banking trends, topics, issues, and operations. Its uniquely comprehensive coverage of important industry sources meets the banking-related information needs of researchers in banking, finance, government, tax, insurance, economics, financial services, and business schools. It contains the full text of cited articles from many high demand sources.

Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson):

Indexes and abstracts articles from English language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere, including the leading business magazines, trade and research journals.  Full text of selected periodicals. The abstracts range from 50 to 150 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full text coverage begins in January 1995.

Business Source Elite (EBSCO)

Provides full text coverage of 1,100 business publications and expanded PDF backfiles for 150 titles (back to 1985 or the first issue published for that journal) in scholarly business, management and economics journals on accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc. Also includes  full text for nearly 10,000 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor   

Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities

Information on nearly 2000 journals in business (accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics), more than 700 journals in education (curriculum, administration, educational psychology), and 400 journals in psychology. Entries include name of the journal, address, contact information, circulation figures, subject areas of the journal, guidelines for submitting manuscripts, reviewing process, and acceptance rates, when available. The index in each directory is by subject emphasis of the journal and by type of reviewing process

CCH Tax Research Network

Provides online access to the following tax libraries: Federal, State, Financial & Estate, Special Entities, and Perform Plus II. Published by CCH, Commerce Clearing House, Inc., "publishers of topical law reports."   

Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service. The collection includes over three million entries from hundreds of well-regarded titles from some of world's the best reference publishers. Contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature.

Dun & Bradstreet Key Business Ratios

Financial profiles and line of business reports.

Emerald Library

Full text collection of 130 academic and professional journals primarily from the MCB University Press, Bradford, UK. Includes about 20,000 fully referenced, scholarly articles covering a wide range of topics. Coverage is from 1989 to the present.   

Films on Demand

Films On Demand is a vendor of web-based digital video delivery service.


Information for making informed decisions on IT and high tech business initiatives.

Hoover's Company Records

Corporate data and in depth industry analysis on 40,000 public and private companies and 225 key executives.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson):

Coverage dates:  1907 - 1984
This database offers the ability to search a wide range of important journals in the humanities and social sciences as far back as 1907—in the convenient electronic format users prefer! Coverage also includes content from H.W. Wilson’s International Index.  Combine this valuable resource with other Wilson databases such as Humanities Full Text and/or Social Sciences Full Text for a century of research in hundreds of journals. With its astounding breadth and depth, Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 makes important periodicals in your library’s collection more accessible—and valuable—to researchers.


Provides access to journals, magazines, and newspapers in full text format. The subject areas covered are news, business, law, health, and reference. This database is updated daily, and sources can be searched for the last five or ten years, and in some cases back 30 plus years to provide bibliographic records. This database contains over 5200 sources.

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers

Database of working papers searchable by bibliographic or keyword terms.


OxResearch® delivers succinct articles analyzing economic and political developments worldwide, and evaluates issues within a coherent political, social, and economic framework. Extensive coverage for more than 30,000 articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance. Information on over 180 countries including the United States, Germany, China, Iraq, and Iran.

ProQuest Accounting & Tax Database

Provides comprehensive indexing and informative abstracts of articles in prominent accounting, taxation, and financial management publications from the United States and other countries. In addition to the bibliographic citation and indexing, most records contain 25- to 150-word abstracts.

ProQuest Asian Business and Reference

ProQuest Asian Business and Reference offers detailed information on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere. Also includes information on international trade.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News provides full text for more than 50 regional business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).

Snapshot Series Market Reports

Over 4,600 reports that provide overviews of International market research.

SRDS (Must use Internet Explorer to access)

The SRDS database of media rates and information catalogs more than 100,000 U.S. and international media properties. SRDS staff verifies each listing up to 20 times per year and each month make more than 21,000 listing updates.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage Overviews for 52+ industries, identify key financial and competitive analysis of 7,000 public companies, including historical financials (CRSP), search a directory of 100,000 public and private U.S. and international companies, search a directory of 4,500 investment brokers and dealers.

Value Line Investment Survey Online

A comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Each report is updated on a quarterly basis and contains important data such as beta, p/e ratio and predictions for future stock performance.
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