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Business Administration Research Guide: Business topics

This guide leads to journal articles, books, and other sources that provide credible information for research assignments and projects in business courses.

Find journal articles

Search the following databases for scholarly and trade journal articles.

Find facts and data

Many specialized sources exist for finding specific kinds of information.

Reports on companies and industries may be found in several of the Library's research databases including ABI-INFORM, MarketLine, Business Search Premier, and LexisUni.

U.S. government agencies collect and make public lots of data!

To find the data, you usually need to know which agency collects it so that you can go to that specific agency's website. For example, the U.S. Census Bureau collects and provides lots of data about people and industries; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Department of Labor provides data on consumer spending from Consumer Expenditure Surveys, and the U.S. Department of Commerce provides economic indicators.

Find books & ebooks

Search the following databases to find books, including ebooks.