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BA 4990H: Honors Thesis Seminar I

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Business Library Page

Presentations and Handout from Librarian sessions
  • Presentation from session 2
Organizing, Writing and Citing Tools Databases and Finding Tools (Beyond Business Source Premier)
  • Article Databases for Business Research
    Business research involves scholarly articles, trade magazines, news sources, and publications from industry associations. These article databases index thousands of publications, most of which include the full text of articles.
    • Try a few of these databases (linked on the "Article Databases for Business Research" above:)
      Emerald Management Xtra
      Sage Complete Journal Package
      Factiva (newspapers, etc.)
      ProQuest Newsstand (newspapers, etc.)
      PAIS International
      Science Direct
  • Google Scholar (UMN setup required)
    Use Google Scholar through the Libraries' web site to take advantage of the Find-It linking technology to journal subscriptions at the University of Minnesota.
  • 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.
Statistical & Data Resources
  • Gallup Analytics Authentication Required
    Gallup Analytics is an online platform that provides access to nearly a century of U.S. data and a decade of global tracking data known as the Gallup World Poll. It includes new data and historical trends at the country, state and U.S. city levels. Subscribers can view data by demographic categories, compare results across geographies to develop and report findings, including direct citations of Gallup's work.

    Researchers seeking access to the raw data may obtain it by e-mailing a request to

  • Data-Planet Statistical Datasets Authentication Required
    Provides access to statistical data produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. There are up to 2 billion charts, maps, views, rankings, time series and tables available for use in the Data-Planet repository. Data-Planet Statistical Datasets offers powerful capabilities to compare & contrast multiple data series, perform statistical calculations on the data, and customize output views.

    Many of the data sets are available for download as GIS data -- look for the "Map" icon to identify this functionality.
    • ProQuest Statistical Insight Authentication Required
      Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities.
    • Employment after completing school
      This is the set of search results from the National Center for Education Statistics. They measure many kinds of post-education employment, such as college students 1 year after graduation and employment rate for high school dropouts.
    • National Science Foundation (NSF) Statistics
      As the name suggests, the NSF focuses on gathering data on students in the sciences. Here, they do distinguish between native and international students and include employment rates by field.
    • World Development Indicators
      The Web, book, and CD-ROM from the World Bank provides 500 time-series indicators for 210 economies plus regional and income groups.
      • Location(s): TC Wilson Library Gov Pub CD-ROM HC59.69 .W675 GPL Workstation Lincoln
      Magrath Reference CD ROM Station
      Current Year: TC Wilson Library Gov Pub (Reference) Quarto HC59.15 .W656 Non-Circulating
      Prior Years: TC Wilson Library Gov Pub (LC) Quarto HC59.15 .W656 Regular Loan
      See MNCAT for more locations in the University Libraries.
Other Sources To Explore
  • Annual Reviews Authentication Required
    Annual guides to reviewing literature in the social sciences.
  • Encyclopedias on Business
    Specialized encyclopedias at the library can help you find the seminal ideas and authors for a topic.
Research Assistance
  • Send an email or set up a consultation

    Business Librarians:

    Caroline Lilyard -

    Mary Schoeborn -


    Kate Peterson-

    Data and statistics:

    Alicia Kubas -

Page Coordinator: Kate Peterson
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