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Business Searching Interface
This interface is a more powerful, more specific search engine for using the EBSCO Business Source Complete database. Business Source Complete provides full text from 11,200 sources, including more than 1,100 scholarly business journals, and offers information in virtually every area of business.

Use the Business Searching Interface sidebar to search:
  • Datamonitor: (Select “Company profiles.”) Datamonitor's Company Profiles provide insight into how the world's major companies are organized and function. Each profile provides: Key facts, Company overview, Business description, Company history, Executive listings, Product listings, Locations.
  • SWOT Analysis: Company overviews-Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
  • Industry profiles.
  • Market Research Reports.

Factiva is a joint venture between Dow Jones and Reuters - two of the world's leading business and news providers. combines nearly 9,000 sources to give access to premium content from 118 countries, in 22 languages. Users have access to a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and over 3,200 journals and magazines, including U.S., International, and Online versions of the Wall Street Journal.

Please see my instructions for accessing and searching Factiva.

Industry Market Research Reports “contain key statistics and easy to digest analysis”. Each report, of 25-30 pages in length, is updated regularly, ensuring that they reflect the current state of an industry.”

LexisNexis Academic – Business
This section provides a range of sources for business information, including business and financial news, U.S. and international company financial information from government or private sources, market research, industry reports, and SEC filings. News sources include Accountancy Age, Buyouts, Consumer Electronics Newsletter, Design News, Electrical World, IPO Reporter, Mergers and Acquisitions Report, and more, including the Baton Rouge Advocate, The New York Times, and The Reveille.

In addition to LexisNexis, Newslink is an excellent web-based U.S. news database organized by state.

Demographic and statistical resources are also available through LexisNexis in the American Marketplace and Statistical Universe databases, respectively. The Statistical Universe is a gateway to many government demographic databases, including the American Factfinder,an U.S. Census database searchable by state, zip code, town, or parish/county. Detailed population characteristics are available.

Additional government resources include Consumer Expenditure Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, which has information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and consumer unit (families and single consumers) characteristics; FedStats, which “provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic”; and HUD's State of the Cities Data system, which provides a variety of information related to housing in specific cities. (This link takes you to Baton Rouge data, but it is possible to navigate to other cities from here.)

Mergent Online
U.S. and International Company Data, U.S. and International Annual Reports.

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