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Business and Economics: Overview

A research guide for general business, accounting, economics and finance, management and marketing.

Search Library Catalog

1. WCU Library Catalog or search below.

2. E-Z Borrow (web gateway that allows simultaneous searching of over 60 academic library catalogs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia)
3. Worldcat (public site; a global catalog of library collections) and request the book via Inter-library loan (ILL) service.

Database for Specific Research

Checkpoint (tax research)

Mintel (consumer market research)

Note: After agreeing to the Conditions of Use, you must sign in to your Personal Profile - or create one. You must use your WCU EMAIL ADDRESS for your profile, but do NOT use your current WCU password, as the Mintel password will not change when your WCU password changes. Once you have signed into your personal profile, you can download or save reports.

Market Share Reporter (market share research)

Mergent Online ; Mergent Archives (company, industry, investment, and country research)

Business Source Complete (industry and country research)

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Note: Access is limited to 5 (five) simultaneous users. Please select "End Session" (top right) when you have completed your research.

Value Line Investment Survey 

USA Trade Online 

WestLaw 

Film and Videos

Databases for Scholarly Content

Full-text Journal Article Databases

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO) - Multidisciplinary database with business focus. Search full-text journals, books, case studies, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and industry, market, and country reports.
  • Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO) - Full-text access to multi-disciplinary books, journals, conference papers etc.
  • Wiley Online Library - Full-text access to subscribed journals and eBooks. 
  • Sage Complete - Full-text access to subscribed journals. 
  • Science Direct Journals - Full-text access to eBooks and peer-reviewed journals related to business, management, accounting, economics, econometrics and finance and other science and social science disciplines.
  • EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO) - Index and full-text access for economic journals and books.
  • NBER Working Papers - Index and full-text access to the National Bureau of Economic Research working papers applicable to many discipline.
  • Annual Reviews - Full-text access to the Annual Review of Economics, Annual Review of Financial Economics, Annual Review of Resource Economics, the Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application, etc.
  • JSTOR - Full text scholarly journal articles in Arts & Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business, Health and General Sciences from first volume through three to five years from the last complete calendar year (moving wall).


Index Databases


Case Studies


Grant and Funding

  • PIVOT - A comprehensive database of federal, state, and private sector funding opportunities.  Go to the WCU Research & Sponsored Programs page to create a free account, and find training on how to use this valuable resource!

Business Librarian

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Grace Liu
Contact:
Grace Liu, MBA, MSLIS
Business Librarian, Assistant Professor
T: 610-436-2917 | yliu@wcupa.edu

Newspapers

Comprehensive

U.S. Major Dailies (ProQuest)
Including Los Angeles Times (1997-current); New York Times (1980-current); Wall Street Journal (1984-current); Washington Post (1987-current)
Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Cover-to-cover full text for 40+ U.S. and international newspapers, including the USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and The Times (London). 
Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Full-text business publications for the United States and Canada.

Specific 

New York Times, 1980 - present
Wall Street Journal, 1985 - present
Washington Post, 1987 - present
Los Angeles Times, 1990 - present
Newsweek, 1983 - present
CQ Researcher
Current reports covering a wide range of social, economic, political, and environmental issues.
Historical Newspaper
New York Times - Historical (1851-2013)
Wall Street Journal - Historical (1889-1998)

Local Newspaper
Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Business Journal

Ebook Platforms

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