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Industry Research Library Guide: Databases

Business Databases: Finding Industry Information

Use the databases listed below to search for business articles and other types of business information. Many articles may be found full-text, while others may only be indexed. If you are unable to locate the full text of an article, check Maag Journal Finder to view print & electronic holdings for the journal. If MJF does not lead you to the full text, use Request Forms to order the article electronically. InterLibrary Loan can locate most articles and will email you with a PDF attachment. This process takes approximately one week.

Click on the database titles below. When off campus, you will be required to authenticate with your last name and YSU ID# (“Y” number found on your YSU ID).

For complete list of available databases, see A-Z Research Databases.


Business Source CompleteBUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE
 Scholarly business database providing full text journals in all disciplines of business. Additional content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.

>>Company Profiles: Under “More” on top tool bar, click on Company Profiles in dropdown menu. Type in name of company and Browse. Click on the MarketLine Report PDF icon to access report.


Business Abstracts with Full TextBUSINESS ABSTRACTS WITH FULL TEXT
Business magazines and scholarly journals. Full text articles from more than 510 key publications dating back to 1995 and access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.


Entrepreneurial Studies SourceENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES SOURCE
Topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business. Full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV. Subjects covered include business planning, communications, innovations, management, marketing, organizational behavior, product development, raising capital, risk taking, and more.


LexisNexis Academic LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC
Provides access to news, business, legal, medical, and reference information from nearly 7,000 sources, most in full text. Covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal & state court opinions, federal & state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily.

>>Industries & Markets Sources: Click on Browse (upper right) → Select Industries & Markets → Select source(s) from Business Opportunities, Industry Analyst Reports, Industry Directories & Profiles, Industry Statistics, Industry Trade Press, and/or Market Research Reports OK-Continue → Enter search terms → Search
>>Sources for Specific Industries: Click on Browse (upper right) → Browse Sources by: Industry → Select relevant industry category → Select source(s) → OK-Continue → Enter search terms → Search


MasterFILE PremierMASTERFILE PREMIER (Popular Magazines)
Full text for over 1,900 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals. Also offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,510 periodicals. Contains full text for reference & travel books; biographies; primary source documents; an image college of photos, maps, and flags.


Newspaper SourceNEWSPAPER SOURCE
Full text for 185 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. Selective full text for 392 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Full-text television & radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.


Mergent Online LogoMERGENT ONLINE
U.S. and international company information, including financial reports, company news and securities data.
>>Report Search tab → Industry Reports → Select Industry and Region → Search


Reference USAREFERENCE USA: U.S. BUSINESSES
U.S. Businesses; U.S. New Businesses; U.S. Standard White Pages; Canadian Businesses; U.S. Healthcare. U.S. Businesses Search: Company Name; Executives; Business Type; Geography; Phone; Business Size; Ownership; Financial Data; Special Selects.

>>Click on U.S. Businesses: Search → Create a Custom Search: Select Company Name under “Name” section and Ticker Symbol under “Special Selects” → Click on Create Search → Enter Company Name and Ticker Symbol in search boxes and click on Search Now → Click on company name to access company profile.


Standard & Poor's NetAdvantageSTANDARD & POOR’S NETADVANTAGE
Business and investment information with access to S&P research products, such as Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives.

>>Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys: Industry Surveys for a variety of industries. Features include: Current Environment, Industry Profile, How the Industry Operates, Key Industry Ratios and Statistics, plus more.

>>Industries tab → Choose HTML or PDF for applicable industry from list.
>>Check Archived Surveys dropdown menu for surveys from prior years.


Value Line Research CenterVALUE LINE RESEARCH CENTER
In-depth financial information plus objective research, insightful commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools.