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Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including company profiles, marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
Management issues, economic indicators and business theories and practices, as well as on the activities of companies and industries worldwide.
Statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry.
Business intelligence on countries, consumers, and industries. Integrated access to industry statistics, market reports, and company profiles. Industry in 80 countries are covered, including the US.
A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, including country research
Source for statistical data for almost 200 countries around the world. In addition to statistics, historical, economic, and political conditions are available
Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 countries and selected cities at the national and regional level
BBC country profiles “provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries, territories, and international organizations. Provides related news reports, a chronology of key events, leaders and media.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Electronic resources on the nations of the world selected by Library of Congress subject experts
A complete overview of the modern world: physical, political, historical and economic The World Desk Reference is packed with facts and statistics, maps, illustrations and diagrams. Each of the world’s nations is analyzed in up to 19 subject areas, from Climate to Chronology, from Aid to Transportation, from Politics to Economics.
Find tabular data for countries and regions as well as demographic indicators, population pyramids and source information for countries.
Subject: South America; Caribbean; North America–Central America. Full text journals and databases
Maps, timelines, country profiles, institutional profiles, and much more relating to the European Union.
Company profiles, marketing reports, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance , and economics.
Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications, incorporating 75 business news magazines, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States, including Orange County and San Diego county business periodicals.
Materials organized by country, company and industry. Statistical data sources, news articles, case studies, academic journals, and topical reference materials.
Research on activities of companies and industries worldwide, management issues, and economic indicators.
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.
County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. This series includes the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll.
ZIP Code Business Patterns data are available shortly after the release of County Business Patterns. It provides the number of establishments by employment-size classes by detailed industry in the U.S.
Search through San Diego’s top business lists, find executives and contact information, compare company sales and sizes, and competitors information.
Local Information: San Diego Business Journal
Economic news, demographics and lifestyle profiles, in-depth analysis of the San Diego community’s business and economic scene, including article and data on local companies and industries.
Local Information: City-Data
Data from numerous sources to create complete profiles of all U.S. cities, including local business profiles.
All publicly traded companies are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free through this web page.
2012 California Manufacturers Register (print source)
SSU Library Catalog: T12 .D48 2012
LegalTrac® provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. LegalTrac® also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.
Criminal Justice Collection – Gale Infotrac
Access to more than 700 journals, including American Criminal Law Review, Legal Times, Criminal Justice, and others.
ProQuest contains more than 200 scholarly and trade periodicals on topics related to legal research and business law, including Journal of Legal Economics, American Business Law Journal, American Journal of International Law, Finance Law Review, Contemporary Legal and Economic Issues, and others.
More than 700 periodicals with information and analysis relevant to legal research, including major law reviews and leading scholarly journals. The database contains legal services industry profiles. Local sources, such as San Diego Law Review and California Law Review, are also available in the Business Source Premier database.
Access to the Business Law Report and some regional business law journals.
More than 200 full-text books on law and legislation are available in the eBrary database (Business & Economics collection). In ALL SUBJECTS on the top bar select LAW.
Resources and links for both state and federal laws, including resources pertaining to constitutions, statutes, and cases.
Links to state statutes which correspond to Uniform Laws in the subject areas of business and finance.
Laws and legal regulations for businesses and business owners.
Business law information for the non-lawyers: types of business entities, ownership structure options for different businesses, resources for writing a business plan and starting a business
Extensive research resources on Federal and State laws and regulations, including San Diego and Orange County.
California law and legislative publications
Information about legal forms and legal services in California
A broad range of e-resources by topic, including banking and finance, privacy rights and ownership, Government systems, etc.
Free case law, codes, regulations, legal articles, and legal blog
A comprehensive, continually updated guide to free and low cost sites and sources focused on multidisciplinary competitive intelligence research; free database of links to federal and state court rules, forms and dockets.
PRINT SOURCES available in the library:
Huber, W., McGrath, W, & Tyler, K. (2014). California business law: Traditional & online contracts. Covina, CA: Educational Textbook Company.
Kubasek, N.K., Brennan, B.A., & Browne, M.N. (2009). The legal environment of business: A critical thinking approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
SSU subscription databases with large number of marketing sources and reports:
Gale Virtual Reference Library LIRN – Infotrac
Business Insights: Global LIRN – Infotrac
4,544 market research reports, 970 market share reports
In Document Type, limit your search results to Market Reports or Market Research
Restrict your search results using specific options in Data/report type to include. For example, you can select All Market Research.
First Research industry profiles and other types of industry reports available in the ProQuest databases include detailed market overview.
Business Source Premier
Thousands of MarketLine Reports and Datamonitor reports by are available in this database.
Example of search query: use the company name or industry description key words AND MarketLine Report as search terms.
Make your search result more effective by focusing your search on Market Research, Industrial Marketing, Internet Marketing, or Export Marketing (check mark specific boxes on the main search page).
Hair, J. F. , Bush, R. P, & Ortinau, D.J. (2009). Marketing research in a digital information environment (4th ed). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
To make your search more effective, you need to know the company’s SIC code and/or the NAICS code. Using these codes will help you to retrieve more relevant information.
Market Share Analysis is searchable in several SSU subscriptions:
In the first search box, type in the company name. Select “Company Entity” in the field box to the right of the search box (pull down menu).
In the second search box, type in “market n8 share”
(n8″ finds market and share within 8 words of one another)
In the first search box, type in the company name. Select“Company/Org.” in the field box to the right of the search box (pull down menu).
In the second search box, type in the words “market w/8 share”. Select “Document Text” in the field box to the right of the search box (pull down menu).
(“w/8″ finds those two words within 8 words of one another).
Full-text case studies are available in many subscription databases. The best three sources, with thousands of case studies in business and economics are Business Source Premier, ProQuest, and Business Insights: Global databases.
BUSINESS SOURCE PREMIER
– Open the Business Source Premier database using the login information listed on Moodle
– Formulate your query (use 2-4 key words that reflect the idea of your topic, combine these words in your query using Boolean operators).
– In Search Options, limit your results:
Full Text (make sure that you mark the box)
Document type: find Case Study in the pull down menu and HIGHLIGHT it.
Publication dates: you can limit your search results to specific dates of publications.
Number of Pages: if your instructor asks you to find case studies with specific number of pages (for example, not less than 5 pages long), open the pull down menu and choose the option: “greater than” and insert a specific number. For example, if you choose 20, the system will retrieve only case studies which are more than 20 pages long.
– Click “Search”
The system will retrieve relevant sources from the database (your search results). You will still need to evaluate retrieved materials and make a decision what sources to use in your research paper.
Key Word Search Option:
– Open the LIRN Consortium using access code 11477
– Open the ProQuest database (“Connect to”)
– To open the advanced search option, click on the “Advanced” icon.
In the advanced search interface, click on “More search options” on the bottom of the screen
Now you can limit your search results:
– Document type: find Case Study in the menu
– Limit results to Full-text documents only
– You can also limit your search results to specific dates of publication.
Formulate you query in the search box/boxes on the top of the screen (use key words that reflect the idea of your topic) and click “Search”
Publication Title Search Option:
We have full text case study periodicals in our Online subscriptions. To find case study journals in the ProQuest database, click on Publications tab and type in some key words in the search box, such as “case studies”.
Journal of Case Research in Business and Economics
Journal of Management Case Studies
Journal of Business Case Studies
International Journal of Case Studies in Management
Thunderbird Case Collection (The Garvin School of International Management)
BUSINESS INSIGHTS: GLOBAL
– Open the LIRN Consortium using access code 11477
– Open Infotrac and find Business Insights: Global in the list of individual Gale /Infotrac databases
– To access the advanced search interface, click on the Advanced Search activated link
– In the advanced search interface, use Enter Search Terms field to type key words relevant to your topic
– Use Select Limiters to limit your search results:
Content type: find Case Studies in the menu
You can limit your search results to specific dates of publication, but you cannot specify the number of pages in this database
– Click “Search”
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW CASE STUDIES
The Harvard Business Review publishes one case study per issue. Some Harvard Business Review case studies are available through the Business Source Premier database (free access).
Students may purchase case studies at the Harvard Business Publishing site (this site contains thousands of archived case studies). Harvard Business Publishing does not sell HBS case studies directly to libraries. You can order them directly from HBS for a small fee: around $7 each study .
How to find case studies:
– Open Harvard Business Review Web Store:
– Search by company name, or choose a topic of interest. Examples: “General Motors”, “management”, “wireless industry”. Formulate your query in the search box (use 2-4 key words). You can usually get access to the abstracts before you make a decision to buy access to the full text.
Case Studies Published In the Open Online Sources (Free Sources)
An initiative of the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education which provides cases that focus on mainstream business issues and incorporate ethical, social, environmental, values-based and governance issues.
The Times 100 Case Studies
Fee-Based Case Studies Published Online
Ivey Publishing Case Studies
The Richard Ivey School of Business, the University of Western Ontario, is the second largest producer of business case studies and the largest producer of Asian cases in the world.
Kellogg Case Collection
Asia Case Research Center
ICMR Center for Management Research, India
Darden Business Publishing
Stanford Graduate School of Business
The Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012 (131 st edition)
available in both campus libraries. CD are for on-campus use (cannot be checked out overnight)
To search for data by Zip Code, use these links:
SWOT Analysis consists of analyzing a company or industry based on four criterion:
- Strengths- characteristics of the business or company that give it an advantage over others in the industry
- Weaknesses -are characteristics that place the firm at a disadvantage relative to others
- Opportunities -external chances to make greater sales, profits or achieve greater market share or dominance given the environment
- Threats -external elements in the environment that could cause problems for the company or business.
There are several ways to search for SWOT in the Bsuiness Source Premier.
– On top of the search page, choose Company Profiles. There are hundreds company and industry reports published by Datamonitor which have SWOT analysis. If you do not find your company, find a company that is in the same industry. The Opportunities and Threat sections of the analysis should be helpful. You may also want to look at the Industry Profiles (arranged by industry and then by geographic region/country)
– In the search box, type in the name of your company.
- Pull down on the field on the right hand side to select “CO Company Entity” and press SEARCH.
- Look at the column to the left of your search results called “Narrow Results By”
- Select SWOT analysis under Source Types
- If there is no SWOT analysis in the list of source types, that means that Business Source Premier does not have a SWOT analysis for your company. They don’t create a SWOT analysis for EVERY company, so you may have to pick another company, if possible.
Business Insights: Global
Business Insights: Global includes company profiles, histories, lists of products, and other useful company information. To access SWOT reports, click on advanced search, select SWOT Reports under Content Type, and enter the company name.
To find SWOT analysis, search all three ABI/Inform databases together or search one at a time. ABI/INFORM Complete provides full-text articles from over 2,800 business and management journals, including hundreds of titles from outside the U.S. The database covers finance, management, marketing, operations, accounting, business conditions, sports and business, entertainment, and case studies.
ProQuest Training Video:
Other resources for finding a SWOT Analysis:
Proctor Library at Flagler College: How to Find a SWOT Analysis
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including industry and company profiles, marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
Statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry.
Management issues, economic indicators and business theories and practices, as well companies and industries worldwide.
Industry events and trends. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.
Full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. International coverage: industry, company information and business trends around the world.
Economic conditions, strategies, business trends, latest financial and business information
International business-related resources, statistics, and risk assessments.
Detailed proprietary reviews and commentary on the best web-based sources of industry specific content.
Selected statistics about industries and local business communities
The Economic Census by industry and region, economic indicators, and economic programs
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts more than 100 economic surveys covering annual, quarterly, and monthly time periods for various sectors of the economy. These surveys measure a wide variety of economic activities, from capital expenditures for food manufacturing companies to annual auto dealership sales.
Industry information by county and Zip code
US Chamber of Commerce: http://www.uschambersmallbusinessnation.com/toolkits/finance
Economic data at http://www.principalglobalindicators.org
Business Statistics and Financial Ratios: http://www.bizstats.com/?
Business cycle information: http://www.businesscycle.com/resources
Forms of Business Ownership: http://www.allbusiness.com/business-planning-structures/starting-a-business/674-1.html
Sample Business Plans: http://www.bplans.com/
Business Planning Financials (video tutorial): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5V7zJfqUgs&list=SP2EB5F632CA4A889D&index=1
Finance and Accounting: http://www.alpineguild.com/how_to_keep_score_in_business.htm
Accounting Dictionary: http://www.ventureline.com/accounting-glossary/
Conducting an Industry Analysis: http://www.sbtdc.org/pdf/industry_analysis.pdf
Industry by Sector: http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/ind_index.html
Global Trade Portal: http://www.fita.org/
Independent Contractor or Employee: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1779.pdf
Standard & Poor’s: http://www.standardandpoors.com/home/en/us
Government Data: http://www.data.gov/
Strategic Planning: http://www.planware.org/strategicplan.htm#1
Corporate Finance: http://www.quickmba.com/finance/cf/
California Demographic Information: http://www.dof.ca.gov/research/demographic/
Mission Statements: http://mystrategicplan.com/resources/topic/mission-statement/
Mission Statements: http://www.missionstatements.com
SWOT analysis: http://mystrategicplan.com/resources/topic/swot-analysis/
NAICS code for your business: http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/
Competitive Advantage: http://mystrategicplan.com/resources/competitive-advantage-2/
National Bureau of Economic Research: http://www.nber.org/releases/
SCORE Small Business Resource Links: http://www.score.org/
Hoovers Lead Builders: http://www.hoovers.com/100007284-1.html
Center for Business Planning: http://www.businessplans.org/directory.html
Hoovers Online: http://www.hoovers.com
Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/
Sales forecasting and Modeling: http://www.decisionanalyst.com/services/Forecasting.dai?gclid=CO7Omo7Y9J4CFRT6agodI2E_mg
California Taxes: http://www.boe.ca.gov
Business Permits on CalGold: http://www.calgold.ca.gov/
Thomas Register: http://www.thomasnet.com/
Monthly Retail Trade Survey: http://www.census.gov/mrts/www/mrtshist.html
Thomas Regional: http://www.thomasregional.com
Valuation Resources: http://valuationresources.com/Reports/SIC5300RetailStores.htm
Thomas Global Register: http://www.tgrnet.com
Bureau of Economic Analysis: http://www.bea.gov/industry/index.htm
Local Marketing: Zip code look-up: http://www.nielsen.com/us/en.html
How to Write a Mission Statement: http://mystrategicplan.com/resources/how-to-write-a-mission-statement-that-inspires/
Strategic Planning: http://www.mystrategicplan.com
Publication 946 – Depreciation: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p946/index.html
Forbes Investment Encyclopedia: http://www.investopedia.com/articles/04/033104.asp
Small Business Taxes: http://www.smbiz.com/sbrl001.html
California Corporate Tax Rates: http://www.ftb.ca.gov/businesses/faq/717.shtml