Selected Resources for: Retail Merchandising

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Subject Librarian:

Caroline Lilyard

This subject covers: the activities and processes involved in promoting and selling consumer goods and services directly to the consumer or user.

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

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.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

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.

Catalogs and Bibliographies


Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

General Reference Sources


ReferenceUSA and Business and Company Resource Center

Available to all Twin Cities residents by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency. Access using your public library card. ReferenceUSA contains directory information on 12 million U.S. businesses and 102 million residents. Business and Company Resource Center contains profiles, brands, rankings, investment reports, company histories and news articles.

Anoka County Online Resources
Carver County Business Databases
Dakota County Ereference Tools
Hennepin County Business and Investments
Minneapolis Public Library Business Databases
Ramsey County Public Library Business and Finance
St. Paul Public Library Business Databases
Scott County Business Reference Databases
Washington County Library Business Titles

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).

University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

A listing of the marketing/advertising/retailing Web sites we use most often in Business Reference.

Library Information

Business Reference Service

Wilson Library
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus