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Economics & Business


Check out these resources to find information on topics in economics and business:

FIND ARTICLES    Academic and Scholarly Articles 
  Business Source Complete  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Full-text coverage to more than 2,800 scholarly journals and trade publications in business, economics, political science and public administration. Selected Datamonitor company reports and EIU country documents are also available.
  EconLit  Authentication Required
    1969-present; updated monthly
The EconLit database, produced by the American Economic Association, includes subject indexing and abstracts to 685 journals, books, dissertations, and working papers in the field of economics and allied disciplines.
  JSTOR  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1831-present; varies by title
Full-text backfiles to almost 850 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - IV, Arts & Sciences VII, and Biological Sciences collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year.
  CSA Discovery Guides  Authentication Required
Discovery Guides brief you in the basics of a subject and offer recent insights, while providing the technological tools to enhance your understanding. Each guide links to CSA products that help you find pertinent information, discover publishing opportunities, identify scholars, and create a personal database.

    Electronic Journals

  Business Horizons
  International Labour Review
  Journal of Business and Psychology
  Journal of International Business Studies
  Public Administration Review
  Quarterly Journal of Economics
  Wall Street Journal Digital Microfilm
  Find other titles available in full text...

    General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

  LexisNexis Academic  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    varies by title; mostly 1980s-present
Search current news, business information (including business news and corporate financials), and legal news and information. International news sources are also included.
  Regional Business News  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    varies by title
A supplemental database for customers of Business Source Complete. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional business publication. It incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  OmniFile Full Text Mega  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Multi-disciplinary database for full-text articles from over 1,750 publications, and abstracts and citations for over 3,500 publications in subjects that include education, general science, social sciences, business, art, etc. Includes the database Wilson Business Full Text.


  Datamonitor Reports (Business Source Complete)   Full Text Available Authentication Required
Selected Datamonitor company reports are available within the Business Source Complete database. Choose "Company Profiles" from the drop-down menu under "More" at the top of the screen to browse the alphabetical list of companies or to search for a particular one. 
  Hoover's Online   Full Text Available Authentication Required
Provides comprehensive information about the top 42,000 companies that drive the economy, executive listings and biographies, and insight about more than 600 industries.
  Market Share Reporter (Gale Directory Library)   Full Text Available Authentication Required
Presents comparative business statistics. Each entry features a descriptive title; data and market description; a list of producers/products along with their market share; and cites original sources.


  Doane's Online Library Catalog
A shared catalog of 10 Nebraska private-college libraries, including Perkins Library at Doane College. Search one library or all 10 by selecting from "Library" drop-down list.
  WorldCat  Authentication Required
    1000 CE-present; updated daily
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. The database can also be searched through its free web interface, at
  Books In Print  Authentication Required
Contains over five million records of in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming book, audio book, and video titles from over 44,000 North American publishers. Also includes many book reviews.
  RCLweb (Resources for College Libraries)  Authentication Required
    updated quarterly
Core list of over 65,000 titles of books and Web pages in 58 curriculum-specific subjects for academic libraries. Titles have been selected by more than 300 subject specialist librarians. Book reviews from Choice magazine included where available.


    Business Reference (in the Reference section of the Library)

  International Directory of Company Histories     REF HD2721.I63
  Value Line Investment Survey     REF HG4501 .V26 
  Directory of Business Information Resources     REF HF54.52.U5 D567 

    Dissertations and Theses

  WorldCat Dissertations and Theses  Authentication Required
    updated daily
Index of over 8 million dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by member libraries, including all subjects.

    General Reference Works

  Oxford Reference Online  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Over 100 full text language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Topics covered include general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities, social sciences, and business.



Offers global business information, including methods of comparing country data, country background information, an annual compilation of market potential indicators, breaking news of interest to the business community, and a glossary of international business terms.
  OSU Virtual Finance Library
Well-organized links on banks, exchanges, and market news, with pages for various audiences: students, researchers, executives, and educators.

     Corporate Information

  U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SEC Filings and Forms (EDGAR)
A public database of reports on publicly held corporations, which are required by federal law to file reports on their activities with the SEC. Most reports filed from 1994 to the present are publicly available through EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System) on this site. Information in these reports includes financial status, chief officers, stock information, company history, pending litigation that might have an economic impact on the company, and more. A brief tutorial for searching EDGAR is also provided.
  Yahoo! Finance
Find company profiles, competitors, historical stock prices, analysts' opinions and more. Fundamental company data provided by Capital IQ. Historical chart data and daily updates provided by Commodity Systems, Inc. (CSI). International historical chart data, daily updates, fund summary, fund performance, dividend data and Morningstar Index data provided by Morningstar, Inc.

     U.S. Economy and Budget

  Economic Report of the President
Prepared annually by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, this publication explains the rationale for the president's budget submitted to Congress. Of particular interest are the tables that cover income, production, and employment in time series. The report is available in PDF format (1995 to the present).
  U.S. Census Bureau. Economic Census
Undertaken every five years, the economic census gathers data on retail, wholesale, manufacturing, and other business by state and local subdivision. Results for 2007 are starting to trickle onto the web and will continue to be posted through 2011. Current data are being integrated into American FactFinder. Data from the 2002 and 1997 economic censuses are also available online. Data from earlier censuses can be found in the government documents collection.
  U.S. Congressional Budget Office
Offers material compiled by a non-partisan office for congressional decision-making. Includes federal budget analysis, economic outlook, analysis of specific topics on housing, health, education, national security, telecommunications, and more.
  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Offers statistics on consumer price, employment, wages, inflation, productivity, the U.S. economy, etc. This is a gold mine of current statistical data and reports covering consumer spending, employment, wages, productivity, occupations, international trade, and industries. Also shows "The U.S. Economy at a Glance."

*Descriptions for websites are from the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College.