Different company reports are located in specific business databases.
Use this chart to determine which database has the company report you need for your assignment.
- Hoover’s Company Profiles
- International Directory of Company Histories (click the date link to search for companies)
BooksSearch for Books & Ebooks
EbooksWatch a tutorial about CUW ebooks
Wisconsin Business Owners
- Wisconsin Supplier Network Search: Search for suppliers, parts, and service providers within WI.
- Wisconsin Business Services: Browse business services for hiring, training, taxes, licenses, and more
Company and Industry Research
Browse Books by Topic in the Library
|HD||Industries & Labor|
|HD 62.7||Small Business|
|HE||Industries & Labor|
|HF||Commerce & Marketing|
|HF 5717||Business Communication & Writing|
|KF 871||United States Commercial Law|
Trying to determine if an article is published in a peer- reviewed journal?
- Click on the journal title in the database record to open the journal’s page (you may have to click a more or show all link to see peer-reviewed status):
2. Check the journal’s website for a description of the
editing process. This will also appear inside a paper issues or volumes of the journal.
Look for a box inside to search for articles in that journal
- American Journal of Business Research
- Business Ethics Quarterly
- Leadership & Organization Development Journal
- Journal of Applied Christian Leadership
- Journal of Business Case Studies
- Journal of Business Ethics
- Journal of Organizational Behavior
- Organizational Development Journal
- Social Responsibility Journal
- Pew Research Center (Business & Labor)
A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world
- Nielsen Newswire (Markets and Finances)
- International Market Analyses: Industry Reports Worldwide
- SBDCnet: Small Business Snapshots
Brief market research reports from the official National Information Clearinghouse of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Business Newspapers & Magazines
Trade Magazine/Journal (definition): periodical with news, trends, and information for people working in a particular profession or skilled trade.
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- Advertising Age
- Entrepreneur Magazine
- Forbes Magazine
- Fortune Magazine
- Harvard Business Review
- Inc. Magazine
- Wall Street Journal
- Washington Post
- New York Times
Search for More Titles
Fact and Bias Checking Websites
- UGA Fact-Checking the News Guide
- Fact-Checking Websites
- List of Fake News Sources (Don’t use these websites)
News Sources by Social/Political Bias
- Google Finance: US and International Stock Market Data
- US Department of Labor: US inflation, employment, consumer spending, time use, and productivity data
- US Bureau of Economics: US and international inflation, GDP, employment, consumer spending,
- International Monetary Fund: International economic data
- UN Comtrade Database: international trade data from the United Nations
- Data.gov Business Data sets
- Pew Research Center (Business & Labor) A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world
- Consumer Buying Guides: Collection of books about buying habits of age groups and for specific products or services.
Other Research Guides
- Corporate Social Responsibility Guide (Rutgers)
- Guide to SEC Filings (Thomson Research)
- Business Plans Guide (Rutgers)
- Small Business Association Business Guide
- Understanding Types of Business Articles
- Best Business Websites Guide (according to business librarians)
Build Your Skills
- Census Business Builder
A tool to help you decide where to put your new business in the United States using census data
Market Potential Index (MPI)
A rank of the market potential of 87 countries for U.S. companies that plan to expand their markets internationally.
Spending and Time Use patterns by location
- Consumer Expenditure Survey
- American Time Use Survey
- Wisconsin Traffic counts
- Demographic information by zip code
- Demographic information by neighborhood
- Wisconsin Economic and Labor Market Data
- Census Business Builder (determines best business location)
- Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis (sort and analyze data on key fiscal, economic, and demographic trends in the 50 states)
Business citations usually use either Chicago Style or APA Style. Check with your instructor on the style you should use for your course.
- UCLA Citing Business Sources (Chicago Style)
- Boston University Citing Business Sources (Chicago, APA, & MLA)
Note: links are provided as information sources only. The library does not check citations.
Students can request help with citations through the CUW Writing Center