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Full text articles from journals and magazines covering business subjects including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, MIS, and operations management, spanning from 1886 to the present.
Trade associations can be a good source of news and statistics about a particular industry. One way to look for a trade association is by going to a search engine like Google or Bing and searching for the name of the industry and the keywords trade association. You can also use the following library resources to find relevant associations.
Combines data from the entire Encyclopedia of Associations series and includes additional IRS information on nonprofit organizations, for a total of more than 456,000 organizations. It is an indispensable source for: locating national, international and local associations; monitoring association trends; identifying related associations; networking and making professional contacts; marketing to associations, their members and markets; and so much more. -- Five search methods are available for easy-searching: Simple Searches enable searching by name or acronym, geographic location, and subject/SIC/free-text; Custom Search allows multiple-field searching; fields include name, subject/SIC, geographic location, publications, meetings, year founded, and budget; Expert Search allows experienced users to perform multiple-field searches using field abbreviations with Boolean operators; IRS Data on Nonprofits Search provides Custom Search interface with fields such as name, location, asset amount, foundation type, and activity type
Company and industry profiles, SWOT reports, and market share and financial reports covering consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology, telecoms, e-commerce, and human resources.
Journals - Peer reviewed and Academic
Along with the journal databases in the Articles tab, you may find the following databases useful.
This database 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. -- Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
The Statistical Abstract of the United States was the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. This site provides links to each annual edition from 1878 until the Census Bureau stopped publishing the title in 2012.