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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 Five Resources


Business Magazines and Industry Publications
  • Business Source Premier
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3739
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/#articlesanddatabases
    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. This is the automatic choice when you search from the "Articles and Databases" tab.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16007
    Offers balanced coverage on a wide-range of topics including social sciences, humanities, education, science and technology. Comprised of more than 3,500 indexed and full-text titles — of which 2,100 are peer-reviewed — in all disciplines with more than 20 years of backfile coverage.
  • Conference Board Business Knowledge Research Collection
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/8718
    The Conference Board Business Knowledge Research Collection is a searchable database of full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics. Topics include: business trends, leadership decisions, performance excellence, corporate governance, HR, productivity, customer relationship management and more. Economics material includes US and global economic indicators and analysis and forecasts of US and international economic conditions.
  • ArticleFirst (OCLC)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16012
    Index of articles from the contents pages of journals. Includes items listed on the table of contents pages of journals. Describes one article, news story, letter, or other item from a journal in each record. Provides a list of libraries that have the journal title for most items.
News Sources
  • ProQuest Newsstand
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/4487
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12681
    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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  • LexisNexis Academic
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3317
    LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, and consumer information. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.
  • American City Business Journals
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16519
    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.
Scholarly Journal Articles
  • Business Source Premier
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3739
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3050
    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. Helpful tutorials can be found on their website.
  • Google Scholar
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11143
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18099
    An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.
  • EconLit
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3105
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3354
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2721
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2654
    Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty
    Coverage 1998-present for most titles
  • SpringerLink
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2706
    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
  • Business Periodicals Index Retrospective
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15278
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15278
    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
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2670
    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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