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Article Databases for Business Research

Article databases have search engines to find information from thousands of popular press magazines, business publications, academic journals, and newspapers. Articles are available as pdf, text versions or from library collections.

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Top Resources


Business Magazines and Industry Publications
  • Business Source Premier Authentication Required
    The best business database for finding articles on companies, products, and industries. Sources include both professional magazines and scholarly journals. Full text reprints of articles can be saved or emailed.
  • MNCAT Article Discovery
    MNCAT Article Discovery is the Library's powerful new tool that simultaneously searches hundreds of databases, including popular ones such as JSTOR, Project MUSE and Medline.
  • American City Business Journals (BizJournals) Authentication Required
    Find articles from the Minneapolis St. Paul Business on local companies and other organizations. Search the the local business journals in over 40 metropolitan areas in the United States to find information on regional companies or other urban issues. These business journals will include lists and rankings leading employers that later get published separately as the Book of Lists for various cities.

    Access is limited to 10 simultaneous users. If you are on the Twin Cities campus, go to https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/portal/uofminnesotaMN. If you are affiliated with the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and would like to access this resource off campus, click on the following link to go through the authentication process: http://www.lib.umn.edu/ejournals/restricted/16519

  • Regional Business News Authentication Required
    This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
    Full text coverage for regional business publications; Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis
News Sources
  • Wall Street Journal (WSJ.COM) Authentication Required
    Access to the articles, photographs, charts, podcasts, videos and other premium content available on the WSJ.COM website back to the 2010. Each user must set up a personal account to save articles, create alerts, download apps, and use other features. Access available only for University of Minnesota Twin Cities students, faculty, and staff. No guest access available.
  • Financial Times Authentication Required
    Current students, faculty, and staff must register and create personal accounts using University of Minnesota e-mail addresses at the link below. Once registered, you can use your account to log in to the FT.com from anywhere on any device by clicking on the "Sign in" link in the upper right-hand corner. Guest access for non-affiliated users is available at the CD-ROM workstation in Wilson Library Reference. Please ask at the Reference Desk.
  • ProQuest Global Newsstream Authentication Required
    ProQuest Newsstand provides indexing and abstracting for 150 full-text titles, plus another 200 regional news sources. Full-text titles include The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Barron's, The Boston Globe, The Christian, Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other newspapers of record.
  • Factiva Authentication Required
    Full text source of global news and business information including the Wall Street Journal, Economist, Business Week and other popular business magazines. Full text of major daily newspapers, newswires, academic and trade journals, magazines, transcripts of media programs, web sites, images. Multiple-language content of 9,000 sources from 152 countries in 22 languages. Background and financial information is also available on 25,000 publically traded companies and along with market data on equities, funds, and indices. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.
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  • Access World News: Research Collection (NewsBank) Authentication Required
    Full-text news for over 9,000 sources including U.S. and international news sources, major wire services, and hundreds of local broadcasting outlets and blogs. Provides unique coverage of local news outlets, including over 100 Minnesota sources. Paid advertisements are excluded. Collections can be searched by specific title, region, state, country, or continent. Mostly English language news coverage with some 200 titles in Spanish, French, Afrikaans and other languages.
  • WestlawNext Campus Research Authentication Required
    WestlawNext Campus Research provides access to legal materials, including cases, statutes, and regulations of the U.S. government and the various state governments. It includes law journals, the American Jurisprudence encyclopedia, the American Law Reports, and news content.
  • EMIS Professional Authentication Required
    Formerly known as "ISI Emerging Markets" Delivers company and industry information, relevant proprietary content, reports, statistics, fundamental news, customized alerts, an advanced search engine, proprietary M&A information, peer analysis, credit analytics, benchmark indicators, and trend comparisons, to help understand emerging markets. While many documents are in English, some are in their native language. Much of the financial and economic data is downloadable in a spreadsheet-ready format. Dates of coverage vary. News coverage extends back 5 years. Other documents are most recent only.
  • LexisNexis Academic Authentication Required
    LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.
  • American City Business Journals (BizJournals) Authentication Required
    Find articles from the Minneapolis St. Paul Business on local companies and other organizations. Search the the local business journals in over 40 metropolitan areas in the United States to find information on regional companies or other urban issues. These business journals will include lists and rankings leading employers that later get published separately as the Book of Lists for various cities.

    Access is limited to 10 simultaneous users. If you are on the Twin Cities campus, go to https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/portal/uofminnesotaMN. If you are affiliated with the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and would like to access this resource off campus, click on the following link to go through the authentication process: http://www.lib.umn.edu/ejournals/restricted/16519

  • NK (North Korea) News Authentication Required
    News and analysis of North Korean media along with other secondary data. Captures news and television from the North Korean Central Agency.
Scholarly Journal Articles
  • Business Source Premier Authentication Required
    Includes both scholarly journals and periodicals for practitioners. Locate full-text coverage to more than 2,800 journals in business, economics, political science and public administration.
  • Web of Science Authentication Required
    Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Find help on their website.
  • Google Scholar (UMN setup required)
    Use Google Scholar through the Libraries' web site. Find scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from different areas of research.
  • Scopus Authentication Required
    An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.
  • EconLit Authentication Required
    Contains bibliographic citations and selected abstracts to the professional and scholarly literature in the field of economics and allied disciplines, including journals, books, chapters in books, conference proceedings and dissertations.
  • PsycINFO Authentication Required
    Going back to 1806, this is the most comprehensive database for psychological research. With a little guidance from this tutorial, you'll be able to go from a general idea to a very precise set of results of scholarly materials.
  • Wiley Online Library Authentication Required
    Full text collection to 1,000 journals, major reference works, online books from John Wiley, a publisher of scientific and social science literature.
    Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff, and faculty
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect Authentication Required
    Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty
    Coverage 1998-present for most titles
  • SpringerLink Authentication Required
    Online journals, e-books, conference proceedings, and reference titles from Springer Publishing. Covers many disciplines with separate collections for architecture and design, behavioral Science, biomedical and life sciences, business and economics, chemistry and materials sciences, computer science and information technology, environmental sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences. law, mathematics and statistics, medicine, operational research, physics and astronomy.
Historical Business Research
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers Authentication Required
    Search all the Proquest Historical Newspapers currently available at the University of Minnesota Libraries, or click on "Publications" to customize your search.
    • Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)
    • Chicago Defender (1909-1975)
    • Chicago Tribune (1849-1993)
    • Christian Science Monitor (1908-2003)
    • Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)
    • Los Angeles Times (1881-1993)
    • Minneapolis Star Tribune (1867-2001)
    • New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
    • New York Times (1851-2013)
    • Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)
    • The Times of India (1838-2007)
    • Wall Street Journal (1889-1999)
    • Washington Post (1877-2000)
  • Business Periodicals Index Retrospective
    Indexes seven decades of articles on important events, issues and trends in the history of business and industry (including the complete file of Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957), plus historical sources in the applied science and technology field for the 20th Century. Covers more than 2,000 periodicals that include more than 4.5 million articles. An excellent resource for tracking down important studies, exploring historical controversies, finding papers by innovators, researching the development of a particular technology, and more.
  • Applied Science & Business Periodicals Retrospective Authentication Required
    Indexes seven decades of articles on important events, issues and trends in the history of business and industry (including the complete file of Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957), plus historical sources in the applied science and technology field for the 20th Century. Covers more than 2,000 periodicals that include more than 4.5 million articles. An excellent resource for tracking down important studies, exploring historical controversies, finding papers by innovators, researching the development of a particular technology, and more.
  • JSTOR Authentication Required
    Find full text articles in academic journals or books on the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides articles from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases the latest several years may not be available.


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