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  Reference Sources (Background)
Locating Books
Locating Articles And More (Databases & Indexes)
Film and Video
Company Guides
Company Histories
Industry Ratios & Codes
Evaluating Sources
Citing Sources

Reference Sources (Background)

Credo Reference (full text; current)
Over 500 reference books and sets from several publishers covering all subject areas.

Oxford Reference Online- Business and Management or Oxford Reference Online- Economics full text; current)
Search social science-related dictionaries and reference books published by Oxford University Press.

Locating Books

The library's online catalog, providing access to books, journals, music, and movies in the library.

A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

Books and articles not owned by our library can be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. Allow sufficient time for processing.  Average turnaround time is 3-5 days for articles and 3-14 days for books, excluding holidays and weekends. Submit ILL requests well in advance of deadlines.

Locating Articles And More (Databases & Indexes)

ABI/INFORM (some full-text; 1980 to present)
Articles from magazines and journals on accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and data processing.

Business Source Complete (some full-text; dates vary, generally 1980s to present, includes some titles to 1886)
Articles from scholarly and popular sources in all areas of business, economics, and related fields.

EconLit with Full Text (some full-text; 1886 to present)
Articles from journals, books, and other resources on economics and related fields.

Dow Jones online database. Includes company financials, newsarticles, stock quotes, investment reports, etc.

LexisNexis Academic
A subset of the Lexis-Nexis service's databases, Academic Universe in an excellent source for current general business news, company and industry information. Select "Business" and then use the pull-down menus to search for company and industry information. Company information includes annual reports and SEC reports.

Dissertations & Theses Global (full text 1997 to present; citations & abstracts primarily 1861 to present, some citations 1637+)
Covers master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations worldwide in all disciplines.

Once you know which journals you need, search Journals A-Z to see if they are online or in the library.

Film and Video

American History In Video
Hundreds of hours of histroical film footage compiled from commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries on American history.

PBS Streaming Video Collection
Hundreds of hours of streaming video content from PBS, including programming from series such as Frontline, NOVA, and The American Experience.

Business search engine, though detailed financial information is restricted to subscription service.

Free Edgar
SEC reports.

Yahoo! Finance
Searches the web selectively. To search for company web pages, enter the company name in the dialog box. Also, great for current financial/investment information.

Company Guides

Business Source Complete (some full text)
Provides a wealth of information for specific companies, including history, current articles, investment reports, and financials.

EDGAR/SEC REPORTS (on LexisNexis Academic)
Allows searching of all the SEC filings, including 10-Ks, which give the full annual financial report for the company. Select "Business;" then "SEC Filings and Reports."

Dow Jones online database. Includes company financials, newsarticles, stock quotes, investment reports, etc.

Mergent Online [including Mergent Horizon] (full text; current)
Offers users a set of tools that blend information about companies, industries and products, allowing researchers to link companies with their brands, suppliers, competitors and examine financial performance measures across product and industry sectors. Includes company highlights, stock and shareholder information, equity price reports, earnings estimates, insider and institutional holdings, executive biographies and equity research reports.

Standard and Poor's Corporation Records. On LexisNexis ACADEMIC
Select "Business;" then "Company Financial" and "Standard & Poor's Corporation Records" to search.

Value Line Investment Survey (updated weekly)
Ref HG 4501 .V26
Analyzes and reports on stocks in over seventy industries. Provides financial and statistical data, including a 10-year statistical history on 23 key investment factors. Gives a succinct analysis of current and future investment prospects for the specific company.

Company Histories

International Directory of Company Histories (1988 to 2005)
Ref HD 2721 .I63
Provides brief company histories for 1250 the world's largest companies. Arranged by industry. Use index in back of the latest volume to find the specific company.

Industry Ratios & Codes

Annual Statement Studies
Ref HF 5681 .B2R58
This annual publication provides a variety of rations for specific industries arranged by SIC code.

Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987
Ref HF 1042 .S73
Provides the classification standard underlying all U.S. economic statistics classified by industry.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
Ref HF 1042 .N67 2002
The new classification, replacing the 1987 SIC codes.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources (R-MC)

Is it POPULAR or is it SCHOLARLY? (R-MC)

Critical Evaluation of Resources on the Internet (University of Alberta Libraries)

Citing Sources

Guides to the major citation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian) are available at the Reference Desk.

Citing Full-Text from Library Databases (R-MC)

Citing in MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles (R-MC)

KnightCite (Calvin College)
Automatically formats citation information according to MLA, APA, or Chicago styles. Be sure to double-check the result for accuracy!


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