Staff Image

Subject Librarian:

Kristen Mastel

The management and application of information systems and technologies in organziations and markets.

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Full text of most ACM journals and proceedings since 1950; also includes publications of affiliated organization.

Use this popular research database to find business articles from 2,200 journals and magazines in marketing, management, information technology, operations, human resources, accounting, finance and economics dating back to 1965. Additional company and industry profiles from Datamonitor are included along with country reports and SWOT analyses.

Provides extensive indexing of scholarly and technical periodicals, conference proceedings, and report literature in all engineering disciplines including applied physics, electronics, materials science, and related fields in science and management. Indexes nearly 3000 sources worldwide.

To gain off-campus access to articles from library journal subscriptions, change the Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial) Use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers, professional societies, research institutes, and scholarly repositories from colleges and universities. Look for the "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" links in your Google Scholar search results to access library subscriptions. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 197,700 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers (preprints) and an Electronic Paper Collection containing downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. SSRN was acquired by Elsevier in 2016.

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.

The Web of Science is the Web interface for institutional sitewide access to the ISI Citation products which cover over 8,000 international journals in the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Titles of the print equivalent are: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Full text articles and transcripts from news sources, business magazines, and websites with international and foreign language coverage. Includes daily newspapers, television transcripts, newswires, and all editions of the Wall Street Journal. Financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.

General Reference Sources

Conferences and Proceedings

Papers from the International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS)conference.

Conference proceedings from International Federation for Information Processing.

Conference proceedings from the International Center for Electronic Commerce. This is conference brings together scholars that focus on electronic commerce technologies and management schemes.


Provides "over 10,000 definitions to technology terms and concepts," With an emphasis on computer-related subjects.


Contributions from 900 researchers in over 50 countries. This five-volume encyclopedia includes more than 550 articles on the concepts, issues and emerging technologies with compendium of 5,000 technical and managerial terms. comprehensive. Articles include references to the other research literature on information science and technologies.

Encyclopedia of Information Systems

Four volume set includes overviews on applications, artificial intelligence, data communications, the Internet, electronic commerce, database design and utilization, hardware and software, management support systems, office automation,legal issues, system analysis, and theories and methodologies.

General Reference Works

Industry sector analysis, trends, statistic, and company profiles. Statistics on e-commerce and internet usage, and listings of sources for industry information. Compiles company profiles of the E-Commerce 400 along with vertical industry marketing data via rankings of sales and profits by industry codes (NAIC). Also includes job search links.

Handbooks and Manuals

Industry Profiles

Gartner is a leading providers of research and analysis about the global information technology industry. Areas of focus include customer relationship management, business-to-business e-commerce, supply chain management, wireless, emerging technologies, security, IT services and vendors, IT spending and strategies.

This resource is not paid by the Libraries, and the access is limited to those affiliated with the Carlson School of Management. For access issues, please contact

Overviews, rankings and comparative statistics for major industries that provides detailed information on public companies such as stock reports, bonds, stock valuation annual reports, and other detailed fianancial statistics. NetAdvantage also includes investment services such as the advisory newsletter Outlook and screening directories for stocks, bonds and mutual funds. There are also directories for private companies and the Register of Corporations, Directors, and Executives

Subscription cancelled effective November 27, 2018.

Security Analysts' Reports

Investext Plus contains research/analyst reports on companies and industries as well as annual statistical reports of industry trade associations. It delivers full-text reports in their original published formats, complete with charts, photographs and graphics. Investext Plus contains full-text analyst reports from 700 of the world's top investment banks, brokerage firms and trade associations.

Internet Resources

Electronic Books

E-books from technology publishers such as John Wiley & Sons, Springer, Ross, Microsoft Press, and others.

A collection of IT-related electronic books from several publishers, most notably O'Reilly. The Libraries has licensed 320 titles from among Safari's offering. This content covers Database, Java, Linux/Unix, Networking, Perl, Programming, and Web technologies generally. The titles we have licensed are all listed in MnCat.

Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

Information systems educators, researchers and professionals that sponsor conferences and publications such as the journals available in the AIS eLibrary. Website includes links MIS theories, pedagogy, survey instructions and quantitative and qualitative research methods. Full text access to select journals.

Subscription cancelled with September 19, 2018.

Publishes annual proceedings, the journal Decision Sciences, a newsletter, and has links

Organization that serves senior-level IT professionals with online tools, publications, symposiums, and other networking activities.

University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

Carlson School of Management research coordinated by the Information and Decisions Sciences Department.

Library Information

Wilson Library

309 19th Ave. S.
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Service Desk: 612-624-3321