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Essential Research Tools

Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications. Includes over 300 journals in the areas of business and marketing.

1975–current | Some full text 

Business Source Premier

Designed for business researchers, provides full text for more than 2,200 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. Use the Business Searching Interface for easy access to country economic data, company profiles, industry information, SWOT analyses, and market research

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Consumer Price Index

Monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and service. Produced by the U.S. government.

1914-current | Full text


Retrieves SEC filings required for publicly-owned companies as of May, 1996.

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Database containing all peer reviewed journal titles focusing on management issues. Subjects covered include management, human resources, marketing, librarianship, mechanical engineering, and electronic and electrical engineering.

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FRED: Economic Research

From the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, this site offers a wealth of economic data and information to promote economic education and enhance economic research. The widely used database is updated regularly and allows 24/7 access to regional and national financial and economic data.

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From Wolters Kluwer information on tax law.

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Provides multi-disciplinary access to scholarly journals and books. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1-IV and VII) is available in full text and includes over 700 journals in business and economics. Check “Include links to external content” if you want more search results, some of which may need to be requested from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan).

1800s-current | Some full text

Mergent Online

Access to U. S. and international company data including business description, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt and capital stock. Provides 15 years of detailed financial information. Includes country reports.

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U.S. Newsstream

Access to over 500 national newspapers. Includes full text for the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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OECD Factbook

Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics. A comprehensive and dynamic statistical annual publication from the OECD. More than 100 indicators cover a wide range of areas: agriculture, economic production, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health, industry, information and communications, international trade, labour force, population, taxation, public expenditure, and R&D.

2005-current | Full text

Regional Business News

“Regional Business News incorporates some 50 business journals, newspapers and news wires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.”

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Sage Journals

Access to high-quality, scholarly journals in the areas of Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Education, Management & Organization Studies, Physical & Life Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences, Political Science, Criminology, Sociology, Urban Studies & Planning, and Psychology.

1847–current | Some full text

Science Direct

One of the world’s largest provider of scholarly, peer-reviewed scientific, technical, and medical literature. Access to journals in mathematics, social sciences, arts and humanities, and business as well.

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Statistics for Specific Industries

Provides information from the federal government on seven major industries–agriculture, banking, environment, health and safety, housing, and transportation.

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Value Line Investment Survey

Access to Value Line’s Ratings and Reports, Selection and Opinions, and Summary and Index. “Ratings & Reports,” presents full-page, individual stock reports (encapsulating the company’s past performance, current status, and outlook) and industry reviews. The “Summary & Index” provides a key to locating the latest quarterly and supplementary reports and cites the most recent data on each of the stocks followed. “Selection & Opinion,” a feature section, gives Value Line’s views on the economy and the stock market and on stocks of special interest. It also provides model portfolios for investors with various objectives and a number of economic and stock-market statistics.

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Wall Street Journal

Search for full text newspaper articles. (from ProQuest)

1984-current | Full text


A comprehensive collection of news, business, and law-related information sources. Provides hundreds of newspapers–national and international, magazines, news wires, trade journals, as well as company information from Hoover’s and reporting from Reuter’s. Includes federal and state case law, statues, regulations, and administrative codes, as well as European Union information, law reviews and journals, American Law Reports, and American Jurisprudence 2d. All MN State Statues are available here.

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World Factbook CIA

Country information – demographics, economies, climate, geography, government, military, and more.

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Also Useful

From Cornell University, open access to 1,643,143 e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library-Twin Cities Library’s Collection

Includes access to Business Plans Handbook (volumes 11 and 12), Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology, and Market Share Reporter.

Full text e-Books

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources. Just click on “Find Full Text @SMU.” See also the Google Scholar Blog for citation metrics.

Some full text, some pay for view


catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program.

Catalog records






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Laura Oanes
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Start your research with CREDO

An online reference source with links to databases and the catalog

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