Business and Economics Research Guide
Locating Journal Articles
Searching for Journal Titles in Business and Economics
Search here for a specific journal title or to see a list of business and economics journals (print and electronic) held by the library. You may also browse journals by subject (chooseBusiness and Economics).
Core Business and Economics Databases
Business Source Elite
Full text of academic and professional business publications. Coverage: 1985 to present.
Index to articles on business and management from scholarly and trade publications, with links to full text where available. Coverage: 1971 to present.
Index to journals, books, and working papers on economics. Coverage: 1969 to present.
Working papers present new research to the field. EconPapers indexes working papers from institutes and organizations around the world and links to downloadable versions of unpublished papers, statistical software, and electronic books. Abstracts are provided for published journal articles. Coverage: the last ten years, with a "new papers" feature that gives topical access to current research.
General and Multidisciplinary Databases
JSTOR | ProQuest: Business | Academic Search Elite | LexisNexis Academic
Search for the full text of articles, including coverage of scholarly journals and trade publications in business and economics. Coverage varies by database.
Additional Sources: Trade Literature and Corporate Profiles
Regional Business News
Full text of regional business information. Coverage: 1985 to present.
Business and Company ASAP
Information on companies, markets, and industries from trade journals, newspapers, and company profiles. Articles may be extremely brief. Coverage: 1980 to present.
To browse for material in business and economics, visit the 330s and 380s on the third floor.
Find books, journal titles, and media in the Wells College Library.
Search for books, journal titles, dissertations, and media in other libraries, and request material via Interlibrary Loan.
BERA: Business & Economics Research Advisor
Guides to conducting research on a variety of national and global business topics. Includes links to resources as well as detailed information on the how-to of business and industry research.
How to Research a Company (CorpWatch)
Activist's guide to researching corporations with a step-by-step guide to government and NGO Internet resources and alternative information sources and watch groups.
Regulatory Agencies and Watch Groups
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Searchable database of SEC filings and other information. Coverage: 1984 to present.
CorpWatch investigates and exposes corporate violations of human rights, environmental crimes, fraud, and corruption around the world.
Statistics and Data Sets
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
A wide variety of economic statistics including Consumer Price Index (CPI), productivity, consumer spending, wages and earnings, employment/unemployment, and inflation.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
NAICS is the classification standard used by Federal statistical agencies for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. The site links to data sets and calculators.
FRED: Economic Data from The Federal Reserve Bank
Data on a variety of economic indicators including banking, trade, and employment. The site also includes working papers and supports the display and download of data in a variety of formats (charts, graphs, spreadsheets, and delimited text).
Gateway site with links to world statistical and reference sources from the UN, World Bank, European Union, and other organizations.
An encyclopedic resource with lengthy articles and links to material on trans-border issues and multinational legal agreements including trade, and resources on international and comparative law.
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Full text of regional economic outlooks, reports, working papers, and journals.
U.S. Department of State Country Guides
Summary information on the politics, geography, and economies of countries and regions. Click on A-Z List of Countries and Other Areas to browse.
Historical Images and Data
Images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.
Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970
Print version: R 317.3 U585sa2
The online version supports PDF or spreadsheet downloads of information on manufacturing, transportation, earnings, consumption, labor, and many other topics.
European Historical Statistics, 1750-1970 R 310 qM68 1975
International Historical Statistics: Africa and Asia R 310 qM68aa 1982
Encyclopedias, glossaries, and other reference works provide summary information about
persons, events, companies, and terminology, and may be a good place to start your
research. They are located in the stacks near the main desk, and in some cases, online.
The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics R 330.3 P16d2 1987
A Financial History of the United States (2002) R 332.0973 qM34f
Online reference sources including Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms, Wall Street Words, Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary, Capstone Encyclopaedia of Business, Guide to Economic Indicators, and Business: The Ultimate Resource: Dictionary of Business and Management.
Evaluating and Citing Your Sources
SourceWatch is a collaborative project of the Center for Media and Democracy to produce a directory of the people, organizations, and issues shaping the public agenda. It reports on public relations firms and consultants and their relationships to public policy and corporate citizenship.
Check with your instructor to determine if they have a preferred citation style. Generally, economists use parenthetical textual citations (Author, Year). Visit the American Economic Association's website for examples of well-formatted references.