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					Business Organization and Management-MGT 114 Research Guide

I.    National Business/Economic Climate Research
      A. Print Resources- All of these print resources are available in the Learning Resource Center
           1. Periodicals: American Economic Review, Barron’s, Business First of Louisville,
           Business Horizons, Business Week, The Economist, Forbes, Forbes Life, Fortune,
           Harvard Business Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic
           Perspectives, Kiplinger’s, Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Valueline, and
           The Wall Street Journal

            2. Books (use these search terms to find more titles: Economics-United States, Economic
            Forecasting, Economic Indicators)
            Bubbles, Booms, and Busts: The Rise and Fall of Financial Assets 332 R 221b
            Field Guide to the U.S. Economy: A Compact and Irreverent Guide to Economic Life in
              America, 330.973 T274f
            The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and
              Investment Opportunities, 332 B347s 2004
            The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and
              Investment Opportunities, 330.0112 B348s
            The State Economic Handbook, R 330.973 S797 2008
            Strauss’s Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians, Students, and
              Researchers, R 016.33 M913s 2004
            Successful Business Research: Straight to the Numbers You Need Fast, 016.33 O712s
            Wall Street Lingo: Thousands of Investment Terms Explained Simply
              R 332.603 P442w
            World Economic Historical Statistics, R 330.973 S116w

       B. Electronic Resources- These databases index many of the business periodicals and
          allow you to search for a specific topic within those periodicals. Each of these
          databases is available either through EBSCOhost or ProQuest, which can be accessed
          through the library’s homepage: http://library.sullivan.edu/sulllex/sulllexhome.htm

                Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost);
                Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost); and
                Regional Business News (EBSCOhost)

        C. Webliography
           Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce); www.bea.gov
           Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor); http://stats.bls.gov/
           Commodity Futures Trading Commission; http://www.cftc.gov/index.htm
           Consumer Price Index Page from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; http://www.bls.gov/cpi/
           CNN Money; http://money.cnn.com/index.html
           Financial Times; http://www.ft.com/home/us
           Kiplinger.com; http://www.kiplinger.com/
           Liber8; http://liber8.stlouisfed.org/
           Market Research; http://www.marketresearch.com/
           Market Watch from DowJones; http://www.marketwatch.com/?siteid=mktw
           Morningstar; http://www.morningstar.com/
           Motley Fool; http://www.fool.com/
           NASDAQ; http://www.nasdaq.com/
           Resources for Economists on the Internet; http://rfe.org/
            U.S. Department of Labor; http://www.dol.gov/
            USA.gov; http://www.usa.gov/
            Wall Street Journal Online; http://online.wsj.com/public/us
            White House (click on the Issues tab; then the Economy link);
            http://www.whitehouse.gov

        D. Other Finding Aides- These guides list other resources that you may find
           helpful. Be aware that some of the listed materials may be at another
           library, so please check at the reference desk for availability.

           1. http://library.sullivan.edu/research_guides/economics.asp (Economics)

           2. http://library.sullivan.edu/research_guides/company_research.asp (Company
              Research)


           3. http://library.sullivan.edu/research_guides/nyse.asp (New York Stock Exchange)

           4. http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/ (Library of Congress’ Business Reference Services-
              The frequently asked questions section has many useful links.)

II.   Specific Company Research
      A. Print Resources:
            1. Books: (use these search terms to find more titles: Business-United States-Biography,
                Business Enterprises, Capitalists and Financiers-Biography, Corporations,
                Entrepreneurship-United States-Case Studies, Industries, Success in Business-Case
                Studies)

            Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, 658 C712b
            Encyclopedia of American Business, R 338.0973 E56
            Encyclopedia of American Women in Business: From Colonial Times to the Present,
              R 338.092 K982e
            Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food (contains information about specific food
              industry corporations), R 641.5 S642e
            Hoover’s MasterList of U.S. Companies R 338 H789 2008 v. 1-2
            Standard and Poor’s 500 Guide R 332.213 S785 2008

            2. Periodicals: American Economic Review, Barron’s, Business First of Louisville,
            Business Horizons, Business Week , The Economist, Forbes, Forbes FYI, Fortune,
            Harvard Business Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic
            Perspectives, Kiplinger’s, Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Valueline, and
            The Wall Street Journal

            3. Annual Report: Some annual reports are in the library. They can also be obtained by
            contacting the company, accessing it from the company’s website (if available), or using
            resources such as Hoover’s.
B. Electronic Resources: Some of these databases index many of the business periodicals and
allow you to search for a specific topic within those periodicals. Other databases that are
listed provide resources for researching business information, including company
information. Each of these databases, with the exception of Zimmerman’s Research Guide, is
available from the library’s homepage: http://library.sullivan.edu/sulllex/sulllexhome.htm
Click on the Login to Databases link.


   Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
   Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)
   Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost)
   Enhanced Business Searching Interface (EBSCOhost-see Business Source Complete)
   Hoover’s Online (provides specific company information)
   Kentucky Virtual Library
   Regional Business News (EBSCOhost)

C. Webliography:
   American FactFinder;
  http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en (Use the Business &
  Government tab on the left hand side of the page)
   Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce); www.bea.gov
   Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Department of Labor); http://stats.bls.gov/
   Commodity Futures Trading Commission; http://www.cftc.gov/index.htm
   Consumer Price Index Page from the Bureau of Labor Statistics;
   http://www.bls.gov/cpi/
   CNN Money; http://money.cnn.com/index.html
   Financial Times; http://www.ft.com/home/us
   Global Economic News; http://www.btinternet.com/~pae_news/GEN.htm
   Guidestar.com; http://www.guidestar.org/
   Inc.com; http://www.inc.com/inc5000/
   Kiplinger.com; http://www.kiplinger.com/
   Liber8; http://liber8.stlouisfed.org/
   Market Guide; http://www.investor.reuters.com/StockEntry.aspx?target=/stocks
   Market Research; http://www.marketresearch.com/
   Market Watch from Dow Jones; http://www.marketwatch.com/?siteid=mktw
   Morningstar; http://www.morningstar.com/
   Motley Fool; http://www.fool.com/
   NASDAQ; http://www.nasdaq.com/
   Researching Companies Online; http://www.learnwebskills.com/company/
   Resources for Economists on the Internet; http://rfe.org/
   Thomas Register of American Manufacturers; http://www.thomasnet.com/
   U.S. Department of Labor; http://www.dol.gov/
   USA.gov; http://www.usa.gov
   Wall Street Journal Online; http://online.wsj.com/public/us
   White House (click on the Issues tab; then the Economy link); http://www.whitehouse.gov
   Wright Investors’ Service; http://www.wisi.com/ramainnew.htm

                                                                       Updated 1/19/11

				
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