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BUSI 5190: Administrative Strategy

Company, industry, and market research resources, including SIC/NAICS codes and financial ratios to help students complete this capstone course.

Getting Started

Consider the following to understand the difference between news, trade and scholarly articles:

  • Scholarly/Peer reviewed articles are written, read and sometimes evaluated by experts in the field to inform and report on research in a specific discipline.
  • Trade publications provide information for individuals in a specific industry or field.
  • Substantive news informs or educates the general public on a particular issue or topic.
  • Popular news reflects on popular culture of the time and often brings entertatinment value.
  • Sensational new incites emotions, interest or reactions and is typically inaccurate.

Content adapted from OLIN Library at Cornell University and California State University, Chico

Below are resources for both news and scholarly articles. To get started:

  1. Click on the side navigation tab or scroll down for what you need
  2. Choose a resource by clicking the tab
  3. Read the information and tips below the tab
  4. Click the link to connect to the resource
  5. Contact your Business Librarian for help.

News Articles

ABI/INFORM Global provides full text and abstracts of articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers covering a wide range of topics in business and industry. Dates of Coverage: 1923 – Current

Using the "Advanced Search," select "Newspapers" under the "Source type."


Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/FPbAsS41bRA

Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals

For news articles, click on "Newspaper" under "Publication Type" in the Basic or Advanced Search. Then type keywords associated with your topic in the search box and click the "Search" button.

Business Insights: Global provides an international perspective for over 500,000 companies. Profiles include total revenue, number of employees, companies with similar revenue, related industries, business description, company type, contact information, officers, variant name(s), brands, case studies, company chronology, company histories, market share reports, rankings, news and more.

From the home page, click on "business news"  or search by "Article" in the search box. "Company" is the default search option in the drop down menu next to search box.

Business Sources Complete provides full text and abstracts of articles in more than 1,200 journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, and periodicals covering a wide range of topics in business and industry.

Click on "Newspaper" under "Publication Type" in the Basic or Advanced Search. Then type keywords associated with your topic in the search box and click the "Search" button.

Hoovers Online includes company and industry profiles with general overviews and latest news related to those profiles.

To access this information, click the blue "Continue" button first. Choose "Companies" or "Industries" from the "All Categories" drop down menu then type the company name or industry in the search box and click search. Choose the listing you want to view and look for a box labeled, "Latest News." 

NOTE: If you try to access Hoovers Online and it asks you to login, try clearing your browsing data (i.e. history, cookies, cache, etc.). This should reset it. You can also try accessing it from a different browser.

Nexis Uni provides access to news, legal, and business sources including journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs, newspapers, and legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes.

For news, type keywords into the "Search in all News For" search box and click the "Search" button.

Regional Business News includes abstracts for regional U.S. and Canadian business publications, including newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, and trade publications. Dates of Coverage: Varies by title.

Scholarly Articles

ABI/INFORM Global provides full text and abstracts of articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers covering a wide range of topics in business and industry. Dates of Coverage: 1923 – Current

Using the "Basic" or "Advanced Search," limit your results to "Peer reviewed" by checking the box next to the option.

Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/FPbAsS41bRA

Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals

For journal articles, limit your results to "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" in the Basic or Advanced Search. Then type keywords associated with your topic in the search box and click the "Search" button.

Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson) provides full text and abstracts of articles in...

Click on "Academic Journal" under "Publication Type" in the Basic or Advanced Search. Then type keywords associated with your topic in the search box and click the "Search" button.

Business Sources Complete provides full text and abstracts of articles in more than 1,200 journals, magazines, newspapers, videos, and periodicals covering a wide range of topics in business and industry.

Click on "Academic Journal" under "Publication Type" in the Basic or Advanced Search. Then type keywords associated with your topic in the search box and click the "Search" button.

Emerald, also known as Emerald Publishing, manages a portfolio of over 295 journals, with a significant range of subject coverage. However, UNT may not subscribe to all titles through this platform: full access is not guaranteed.

To search for journal articles, click the "Journals & Books" link above the search box. Then, select "Journals" next to "Content Type."

JSTOR provides access to archived backfiles of journals in the arts and sciences, business, language and literature, science, ecology and botany, and music: over 2,000 academic journals, dating back to the first volume ever published.  Users can access the full-text content beginning with the first volume of each journal although recent volumes may or may not be included, so some titles may lag behind in terms of JSTOR coverage.

To check journal coverage, click "Browse by Title" then click on the first letter that the journal starts with and scroll down to the title.

Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/BDhQO9Xh_6Y

Proquest Research Library (previously Periodical Abstracts Research II) is a general reference database of a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines, including business.

Using the "Advanced Search," select "Scholarly Journals" under the "Source type." For peer reviewed scholarly journals, locate the "Limit to" option underneath the search boxes and select "Peer reviewed."

Video tutorial: 

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