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Search nearly 1800 worldwide business, trade, and industry periodicals for in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management techniques, theory and practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more. Includes the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Covers international business publications as well as city, state, and regional business publications, with publications on every major industry. Also includes over 60,000 company entries with business and executive profiles.

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for over 27,000 scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for more than 1,400 peer-reviewed business publications. Subjects include virtually all areas related to business. Coverage for more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dates as far back as 1886. Also includes full text country economic reports, company profiles, country reports, SWOT analyses, case studies, and market research reports.

BePress Research Now

A collection of scholarly electronic journals in a variety of subject areas, including economics, business, international business, and marketing.


A journal archive covering arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. *Current issues may be available in other databases - to see our complete full-text coverage for a particular journal title, use the Magazines/Journal search in the library catalog.

Business and Company Resource Center (Gale)

Provides access to a wide variety of global business information including business case studies, competitive intelligence, career and investment opportunities, business rankings, company histories and much more.

EconLit (FirstSearch)

Contains citations and abstracts to articles from 712 economics journals and other materials. Covers 1969 to present.

LexisNexis Academic

Full text news, business information and legal research. Includes newspapers, magazines, news wire services, New York Times, trade magazines, corporate profiles, and financial data.

NTDB: National Trade DataBank (Stat-USA/U.S. Department of Commerce)  U.S. Government Source

Large compilation of industry, country, market and import/export information for the U.S. and the world. (For use in the library only. Please ask for the password at the Research Help Desk.)

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: HC [Economic History & Conditions], HD [Industries], HF [Commerce], HG [Finance]

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to do Business in 60 Countries

REF HF 5389 .M67 2006

Countries and Their Cultures (4 v.)

REF GN 307 .C68 2001

World Development Indicators [The World Bank]

REF HC 59.15 .W656

World Development Reports [The World Bank]

REF HC 59.7 .W659

World Economic Outlook [International Monetary Fund]

REF HC 10 .W7979

World Factbook [CIA]

REF G 122 .U56a

Related GTL Research Guides





GlobalEDGE (Michigan State University)

Contains information articles, news stories, links to periodicals, and country-specific information links.

Bureau of Economic, Energy & Business Affairs (U.S. Department of State) U.S. Government Source

Country information, economic sanctions and other news.


Filings and documents of public companies and mutual funds in Canada.

U.S. Commercial Service (Dept. of Commerce) U.S.Ggovernment Source

One-stop source for exporting and trade information and statistics.

U. S. International Trade Commission U.S. Government Information

Issues reports on trade practice and global trends, and how they affect the U.S.

Virtual International Business & Economic Sources (VIBES) (UNC - Charlotte)

Links to articles, reports, statistics and indexes.  International, regional, or by country.

World Bank

Information on programs and practices. Gives regional summaries for countries receiving aid.

World Factbook (CIA) U.S. Government Source

Basic background information on foreign countries.

International Market Information

U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library: International Market Research  U.S. Government Source

Country Reports on Economic Policy and Trade Practices (U.S. Department of State) U.S. Government Source

Comparative reports published between 1993 and 2001. They provide a comprehensive overview of significant U.S. trading and economic partners.

International Economic Accounts (U.S. Department of Commerce) U.S. Government Source

Includes statistics and estimates on international balance of payments, international investment positions, trade in goods and services, direct investment, and international services.

Market Access and Compliance (U.S. Department of Commerce) U.S. Government Source

Provides market, political, and policy information. Formerly known as GEMS.

Country and Industry Market Reports ( U.S. Government Source

Includes the most recent information on countries and international markets. Requires free registration.

International Statistics

Development Data & Statistics (World Bank)

Economic indicators by country, region, or for the world, and also by economic sector or topic. (Complete data available on CD-ROM at the GTL Research Help Desk.)

International Database (U.S. Census Bureau) U.S. Government Source

Social, economic, and population statistics for most of the countries of the world.

Penn World Tables (University of Toronto)

"Provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 179 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2000." Includes hundreds of economic indicators sorted by country.

Statistical Agencies (U.S. Census Bureau) U.S. Government Source

Links to the federal statistical bureaus of foreign governments.


Last updated 09-28-07