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Last Updated: Jul 3, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Journal A-Z List

Journal A-Z List

Covers over 62,000 journals, magazines, and newspapers provided by the library or available for free.

This new tool replaced Journal Finder. More info


What's new this summer:

On July 1, the library switched from Web of Science to Scopus, a more comprehensive but much less expensive product for citation counts and article searching. Details on the switch. Feel free to contact me with questions.

NCLIVE changes for 2015-17

New video tutorial: How to Find Trade Articles using Business Source Complete


Wall Street Journal headlines

Get any article from the WSJ for free from the library's Wall Street Journal (via ProQuest) subscription.

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Economist: the Daily Chart

Get any article from the Economist in the library's Business Source Complete database.

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Article Databases

  • EconLit  
    Covers over 700 economics journals.
    Also covers books, dissertations, and working papers.
    Covers 1969-present
  • Business Source Complete  
    Our largest database for business articles.
    Covers scholarly journals, industry magazines, and general business magazines.
    Also includes company, industry, and country reports.
  • EconLit & Business Source Complete  
    Search the databases together.
  • Wall Street Journal (via ProQuest)  
    Provides the full text articles from the WSJ from 1982 to present.
    See below for older WSJ articles.
  • NBER Working Papers  
    Provides working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • RePEc Ideas
    "Research Papers in Economics"
    Indexes working papers and articles in economics. Provides links to the full text when possible.
    Provides over 100 scholarly journals in business, economics, and finance.
    Coverage begins with the first issue, but usually does not include the last 3-5 years.
    Use Journal Finder to find access to the more recent issues.
  • Scopus
    For citation analysis and interdisciplinary scholarly research.
  • Google Scholar
    Covers ejournal websites, institutional and disciplinary repositories, and books.
    Provides links to Journal Finder. (From off-campus, select "Scholar Preferences", search for "UNCG", select all the options, and "Save Preferences.")
    On-campus users will often get straight to the fulltext if the UNCG library subscribes to that ejournal).
  • SSRN: Social Science Research Network
    Provides descriptions of working and forthcoming papers.
    Also provides a "Electronic Paper Collection".
    Some content requires a subscription.
    UNCG doesn't have an institutional subscription, but check Journal Finder for any fee-based article you would like to see.

Data & Statistical Databases

  • Historical Statistics of the United States  
    Provides over 37,000 data series, covering population, work and welfare, economics, and governance, international relations, and more.
  • FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data)  
    Covers over 21,00 U.S. economic time series.
  • World dataBank  
    Covers thousands of indicators for over 200 countries and 18 county groups, from 1960 to one year ago. Includes social, economic, financial, natural resource, and environmental data.
  • Euromonitor Passport GMID  
    Provides statistics (including projections) and market research reports on countries, cities, companies, markets, and consumers.
  • UN Data  
    Provides over 30 numeric databases. Covers all topics studied by the United Nations.
  • Statista  
    Provides statistics on economies, markets, and industries. Includes data from over 18,000 government, industry, and market research sources.

Dissertations & Theses

  • Dissertations and Theses: Full Text
    Provides the full text of graduate works since 1997 from many universities, plus some older works. Indexing extends to 1743.
  • Dissertations & Theses@UNCG
    Provides the full text of UNCG dissertations after 1996, pre-1978 dissertations and theses, and theses published after 2004. Provides abstracts for other years.

Industry Databases

  • IBISWorld  
    Provides detailed U.S. industry reports at the 5-digit NAICS level (over 720 reports total).
  • Business Insights: Essentials  
    A one-stop-shopping database for company and business research. Includes many SWOT analyses.
  • BizMiner  
    Provides detailed financials for business plans and industry research.
    Covers 9,000 industries at national and regional levels.
  • Statista  
    Provides statistics on economies, markets, and industries. Includes data from over 18,000 government, industry, and market research sources.
  • Euromonitor Passport GMID  
    Provides reports on international consumer-oriented industries.
    Particularly useful for the apparel, retailing, food, drink, consumer electronics, toys, travel, and personal care products industries.
  • Mergent Intellect (Hoover's company records)
    Provides "First Research" industry reports.
  • Mergent Online  
    Provides reports on 20 industries for North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Europe.
    Look for these under the "Report Search" tab, and then the "Industry Reports" link.
  • Business Source Complete
    Provides international industry reports from Marketline, Business Monitor International, and other publishers.
  • Small Business Reference Center (Ebsco)  
    Provides articles, reports, sample business plans, legal guidebooks, U.S. tax forms, and videos.

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