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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

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

Ebook Platforms

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.
  • Emerald Insight - one place to search Emerald journals, books, and case studies. We subscribe to a select number of Emerald journals so some resources will not be available full-text.
  • 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!

Highlighted Business Magazines and Journals

(BSC: Business Source Complete)

Film and Videos

Harvard Business Review

Business Librarian

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Grace Liu
Grace Liu, MBA, MSLIS
Business Librarian, Assistant Professor
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U.S. Major Dailies (ProQuest)
Chicago Tribune (1985-current); Chicago Tribune (Online) (2017-current); Los Angeles Times (1985-current); Los Angeles Times (Online) (2017-current); New York Times (1980-current); New York Times Online (1996-current); Wall Street Journal (1984-current); Wall Street Journal (Online) (2010-current); Washington Post (1987-current); Washington Post Online (2016-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.


New York Times, 1980 - present
New York Times Online, 1996 - present
Wall Street Journal, 1985 - present
Wall Street Journal Online, 2010 - present
Washington Post, 1987 - present
Washington Post Online, 2016 - present
Chicago Tribune, 1996 - present
Chicago Tribune Online, 2017 - present
Los Angeles Times, 1990 - present
Los Angeles Times Online, 2017 - present
Newsweek, 1983 - present
CQ Researcher
Current reports cover 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

Statistics and Data

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