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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:

Scopus
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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Video: Market Research Reports using UNCG Databases

Video on finding market research reports

Market Research Reports using Library Databases

Three UNCG databases provide market research reports: Mintel, Euromonitor, and IBIS. This video shows you how to find those reports, and illustrates the high value of these library subscriptions.

Article Databases

  • 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.
  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete (Ebsco)
    Covers over 500 journals and industry magazines.
  • Entrepreneurial Studies Source (Ebsco)  
      
    Provides magazines, journals, ebooks, case studies, company profiles, and videos.
  • Wall Street Journal (via ProQuest)  
      
    Provides the full text articles from the WSJ from 1982 to present.
    See below for older WSJ articles.
  • General OneFile  
      
    Covers 1000's of industry magazines, general business magazines, news wires, and scholarly journals.
  • LexisNexis Academic  
      
    Covers international business newspapers, newswires, press releases, newsletters, and some industry magazines.
  • Triad Business Journal
    Homepage of the local business newspaper.
  • Regional Business News (Ebsco)
    Covers over 80 U.S. regional and local business newspapers, and some U.S. business newswires.
  • 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 ejounal).

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.

Industry Ratios

Note that RMA & BizMiner are online; the other two sources are reference books in the library (first floor).

  • RMA eStatement Studies  
      
    Provides financial ratio benchmarks (FRB) and industry default probabilities (IDP), plus regional breakouts.
    Covers around 340 U.S. industries, defined by NAICS codes.
    RMA is the Risk Management Association. (Robert Morris and Associates once published this.)
  • BizMiner  
      
    Provides detailed financials for business plans and industry research.
    Covers 9,000 industries at national and regional levels.
  • Duns Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios (reference book)
    Ask for this at the library's Reference/AskUs desk, on the first floor.
    Provides 32 performance indicators for over 800 products and services, arranged by SIC code.
    Covers the most industries of any ratio source.
  • Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios (reference book)
    In the library's reference room at Ref HF5681.R25 T68. Save time and ask at the Reference Desk to be shown this.
    Provides 50 performance indicators for 192 industries, organized by NAICS code.
    Provides the most ratios per industry of any ratio source.

Market Research Databases

  • Mintel  
      
    Provides market and consumer research reports with a focus on the U.S. and Europe.
    Also includes reports on the African-American, Asian-American, & U.S. Hispanic markets.
    Requires you to set up a free profile the first time.
  • Euromonitor Passport GMID  
      
    Provides statistics (including projections) and market research reports on countries, cities, companies, markets, and consumers.
  • IBISWorld  
      
    Provides detailed U.S. industry reports at the 5-digit NAICS level (over 720 reports total).
  • SimplyMap  
      
    Develop thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data (including MRI/Mediamark) variables.
    Each user accesses SimplyMap through a "personal workspace"; you will need to create an account the first time you use it.
  • DemographicsNow  
      
    Covers population, age, race and ethnicity, income, housing, employment characteristics, and consumer expenditures for U.S. places.
    Places can be compared and ranked.
    Provides tables, maps, and download options.
  • Statista  
      
    Provides statistics on economies, markets, and industries. Includes data from over 18,000 government, industry, and market research sources.
  • American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau  
      
    The Census' search engine for population, housing, and economic data.

Private Company Databases

Public Company Databases

  • Mergent Online  
      
    Provides detailed information on 15,000 U.S. public companies (active and inactive) and 20,000 public companies from over 80 other countries.
    Also provides equity reports, global industry reports, SEC filings in many formats, executive biographies, historic annual reports, historic stock prices (graphs and tables), and more.
  • Business Insights: Essentials  
      
    A one-stop-shopping database for company and business research. Includes many SWOT analyses.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center Database  
      
    Covers all stocks on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and ASE, and also 14,000 mutual funds.
    Provides stock, fund, bond, and options data, plus Morningstar Analyst Reports, screeners, a portfolio x-ray, & more.
  • MarketLine Company Profiles (via Business Source Complete)  
      
    Provides over 10,000 international company profiles (many including a SWOT analysis).
  • Mergent Intellect (Hoover's company records)
    Provides Hoovers profiles of public companies.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    For its company search, includes data from Standard & Poor's, Dun & Bradstreet, Morningstar, Reuters/Thomson Financial, Mergerstat, Vickers, Zachs, and others.

Regulation, Licensing, & Law

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