Database List

The following 16 databases are best for: Business

See our International Business & Management Research Guide for more information on researching this subject.

Core Business Databases

Business Source Complete

Business Full Text

EconLit (Economic Literature)


All Business Databases

Business Full Text    
Covers all aspects of business from both scholarly and non-scholarly sources (news, trade publications).
  • Coverage Range:  Indexing 1982+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1995+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Business Source Complete    
A comprehensive scholarly business database including case studies, country reports, company profiles, financial data, market research reports, and SWOT analyses in addition to books, journal articles, and trade magazines.
  • Coverage Range: 1886-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Central and Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS)    
A multidisciplinary, multilingual database providing full-text coverage pertaining to all facets of central and eastern European countries. Areas covered include business & economics, medical sciences, political science, law, library & information sciences, literature, linguistics, history and sociology.
  • Coverage Range: 2000-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Derwent Patents Index    
Patent information from Derwent World Patent Index and patent citation information from Patents Citation Index. Includes Chemical, Electronic and Electrical, and Engineering sections.
  • Coverage Range: 1963-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: THOMSON REUTERS

 
EconLit (Economic Literature)    
A major database for economics. It covers all major peer-reviewed journals in the field, ranging from 1969 to present.
  • Coverage Range: 1969 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Economist Historical Archive    
Weekly news magazine presenting the world's political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them with a global editorial perspective. Also useful for research on company and industry trends and history. Includes supplements, special reports, surveys, full-color images, exportable financial tables, and a gallery of front covers. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1843 – 2010
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Financial Times Historical Archive    
The complete run of the London edition of the authoritative daily business newspaper, from its first issue to the end of 2008. with additional annual updates. A resource for studying history, business, management, finance and politics. Every individual article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1888 – 2010, updated annually
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)    
A comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments. Information in the database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences. Additionally, instruments from Industrial/Organizational Behavior and Education are included. Records provide citation information for questionnaires, interview schedules, vignettes/scenarios, coding schemes, rating and other scales, checklists, indexes, tests, projective techniques, and more. Use the citation to identify the source document which may contain the full-text of an instrument. Some instruments will only be available for a fee from the developer.
  • Coverage Range: 19th century to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • 1 Simultaneous User

 
Making of the Modern World    
More than 61,000 titles from books, journals, pamphlets, essays, reports, correspondence, speeches, surveys. Content is in English and other languages. Provides historical access to the theories, practices, and consequences of economic and business activity in the West. Combines the strengths of two pre-eminent collections — the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School — along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale University.
  • Coverage Range: 1450 - 1914
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
MarketLine Advantage    
A major database for business research. Includes up to date information on businesses, industries, and countries.
  • Coverage Range: current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Market Line
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
PrivCo Private Company Data    
A source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.
  • Coverage Range: Not applicable
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: PrivCo

 
Public Administration Abstracts    
Covers material related to public administration and public economics.
  • Coverage Range: 1974-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Regional Business News    
Provides full text for more than 80 regional US and Canadian business publications.
  • Coverage Range: 1990-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Sunday Times Digital Archive (London)    
Despite the similarity of names, The Sunday Times was an entirely separate paper from The Times until 1966, when both papers came under common ownership. To this day, The Sunday Times remains editorially independent from The Times, with its own remit and perspective on the news.
  • Coverage Range: 1822-2006
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
Times (London) Digital Archive    
The oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication, providing in-depth, award-winning and objective coverage of world events. The archive supports research across multiple disciplines and areas of interest: in business, humanities, political science, philosophy and numerous other subjects with coverage of all major international historical events. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1785 – 2006
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
U.S. Census Bureau    
The official U.S. government web page for census information. Covers demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics of the United States population, as well as business, industry and trade data.
  • Coverage Range: 2002 - present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. Census Bureau