This subject guide is intended to be a
starting point for your research on business topics. Recommended databases,
journals, reference tools, and websites are listed (and linked when it is an
electronic resource) from the menu above.
Please contact Sarah Loudenslager for any questions regarding research or library sources.
email@example.com or phone 410-548-3899
Use the guides below as a starting point in
researching specific business topics. They provide
relevant resources and research tips.
S&P Industry Surveys
Reference HC 106.6 .S74 v. 1-3
Refer to the Company/Industry Index in the
beginning of each volume. Locate your company name (or a
company similar to yours) to find the Industry Section. Begin
reviewing the 'Outlook' for your industry in the front of any of
the volumes. This will provide a snapshot of trends in the
industry. Next, go to the full profile for your industry.
Each industry profile provides: (1)
Current Environment; (2) Industry Profile; (3) Industry Trends;
(4) How the Industry Operates; (5) Key Industry Ratios and
Trends; (6) How to Analyze A Company in the specific Industry;
(7) Industry References [periodicals, trade associations, &
government agencies]; and (8) Comparative Company Analysis.
Sourcebook of Zip Code Demographics.
Reference | HA203 .S66
Statistics on population, income,
age, race, education, employment for every zip code in the
United States. Also includes purchasing potential for several
categories of products or services such as apparel, footwear,
groceries, furniture, and investments. Good source to use when
trying to determine what the market and competition might be in
a certain area.
For more books on Business, go to the
in a short description of your topic into the search box. If you aren't
finding the kinds of sources you need, please see the Reference librarian at the
desk, or contact me at the information below.
Gale Business Insights: Essentials
Business Insights: Essentials brings together in a single database
company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment
reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals. Search this
database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
Coverage is from 1980 to the present.
JSTOR Business Collection I
The forty-seven titles in the Business Collection are drawn from Arts &
Sciences I, II, and IV. The collection brings together core titles
in economics and finance, including many publications from the leading
scholarly scholarly societies, with a range of critical research
journals in accounting, labor relations, marketing, management,
operations research, and risk assessment.
Morningstar [2 seats]
Find a stock or fund to meet your needs, research current or prospective
holdings or see how your investments work together. Morningstar's data
reports cover more than 20,000 securities. Historical data back to
Off-campus, sign in using your Gull Card
barcode and last name. Choose Salisbury University as the
campus and then click the log in button.
- Under 'Reports', enter a company's ticker or name and
click on 'Go'.
- Click on the various links across the left of the screen
for detailed information (Snapshot, Quote, Analyst Research,
Morningstar Rating, Data Interpreter, Valuation Ratios,
Financial Statements, Key Ratios, Charts, Dividends &
Returns, SEC Filings, Owners & Estimates).
- Remember to click on 'End Session' at the top right to
Contains citations to articles in business magazines and
academic journals. Many of the articles are available full text.
There are many full text
Real Estate journals in BSP such as Real Estate
Economics, Real Estate and Real Estate
On the left hand side
click on the "Legal" tab
Click on the link for
Federal and State Codes
Below the main search box
in the pull down menu pick "Maryland Annotated Code"
Hoover's Company Information (Lexis-Nexis)
This database provides full-text
information about companies, industries, and the people who lead
Hoover's Company Information (ProQuest)
This ProQuest database
is easier to use than the Lexis-Nexis version of Hoovers.
It also provides full-text
information about companies, industries, and the people who lead
Mergent/FIS Online (previously known as Moody's) [5 seats]
Blackwell Library subscribes to the U.S. Company Data module
which offers a wealth of detail on items including business
description, history, property, subsidiaries, officers &
directors, long-term debt and capital stock. Off-campus, sign
in using your Gull Card barcode and last name. Choose Salisbury
University as the campus and then click the log in button.
- Do a 'Basic Search' for the company name or ticker
- Click on the company name on the next search screen.
- Click on the various tabs across the top for detailed
information (Company Details, Company Financials, EDGAR (SEC
Documents), News, & Tear Sheets (Stock performance
Value line Investment Survey
The Value Line Investment Survey is one of the most
widely used independent investment information services in the
world. Its up-to-date, weekly issues are a comprehensive
reference source. Its coverage is encyclopedic, covering some
1,700 equity issues.
For local newspapers use this
Regional Business News database.
Locating Harvard Business Review
Articles in ResearchPort
HBR Publishing will not allow Harvard Business
articles to be posted (scanned or linked) in eReserves or
course management software such as WebCT.
To locate the full-text of a
specific HBR article in ResearchPort:
- Log-in to the
Business Source Premier database (off-campus,
sign-in with your 14-digit barcode on the back of your ID
Card and last name)
- At the top of the database main page, click on the Advanced Search
- Select 'SO Publication Name' in the first pull-down menu and in the
text box enter Harvard Business Review
- Select 'Title' in the second pull-down menu and in the text box
enter the title of the article. Remember to leave off articles such as
the, a, an, etc.
- Click the search button at the top right
- Review the results list for the specific article needed.
- Click on the PDF version of the article so that graphics are
included. Click on the print icon in Adobe to print the article
rather than printing from the Internet browser. If the PDF
version is used versus the HTML version, the author may cite the article
as if it came from the publication versus citing the article as an
To locate an article on any other business topic, open
ResearchPort. Choose Business from the list of possible topics.
Choose a particular database, or choose to cross search multiple databases.
Get started by using the search box below!
Each guide below
provides a list of sources & research strategies that
are helpful in completing a specific Franklin P. Perdue:
School of Business course assignment.
Business in its Global Setting:
Economics & Finance:
Value Line Guide
Management & Marketing:
MGMT 338- McDermott
MGMT422 - Hoffman
MKTG 333 - Dover
- Over 15,000 research reports on publicly-traded
companies from around the world.
Online (in LEXIS
Background information and financial data on thousands of public and private
companies; also news, investment tools,
NOTE:In the Lexis-Nexis version of Hoovers, type in search box: CO open/closed parentheses around the company name ie.
and Exchange Commission
- Investor and regulation information, direct from
the federal government.
Includes financial statements from all public US
corporations, and suggestions on how to find how much various companies officers
- Yellow pages and white pages.
Stocks & Mutual Funds
CNN / Money
- Database of stock and bond funds.
Silicon Investor - Financial information on high-tech companies and related
Money - Information about investing, insurance, retirement and mutual funds,
and taxes; web site for the Public Radio program which airs on
(see broadcast schedule).
Finance - Stock and company research.
CBS Marketwatch Global Markets - Links to major international indices,
international stocks, foreign exchange
Europages - European business directory with information on 500,000
companies from 30 countries.
- World and business news, market updates, etc.
International Business Resources on the WWW - Directory maintained by the
Michigan State University center for International Business Education and
Has very interesting links.
Kompass.com - Information on 1.5 million companies, 600,000 trade and brand
names, 23 million key product and service references and 2.9 million executive
- news and information about products, services, scams, and special
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers - information about a wide variety
of products; free, but registration is required.
One way to find industry information is to visit the web
site of the association for that particular industry. Here are three web-based indexes to associations:
ASAE Gateway to Associations -
Database of nearly seven thousand associations with
web presences from the American Society of Association Executives.
Associations on the Net - A
collection of over 1100 internet sites providing information about a wide
professional and trade associations, cultural and art organizations, etc.
Current Industrial Reports - information from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Directory of Associations - Provides detailed information for over 35,000
Department of Commerce
- business and economic news, statistics on production, imports and exports,
American City Business Journals - Selected weekly articles from the print
versions of these magazines plus
daily web content, covering business news from more than 40 US cities
Bloomberg Online - Investing and general interest news.
Has investing tools, portfolio tracker, feature articles about world markets,
plus nearly current stock quotes.
Bankrate.com - Current rates on mortgages, CDs, loans, bank IRAs and credit
Currency Converter – Currency-related web services, including daily
exchange-rate updates; from Olsen and Associates.
Economic Statistics Briefing Room - From the White House; provides links to
information produced by a number of federal agencies and provides access to
current federal economic indicators.
More than 70 agencies in the federal government produce statistics of
interest to the public. The
Federal Interagency Council on Statistical
Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of
statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.
Librarians’ Index to the Internet
Internet Search Engines
- a directory based Internet search engine that
strives to cover the
topic of Business Publications.
Researching Companies Online - A tutorial for finding FREE company
and industry information on the web