Research Guide: MG 315 Entrepreneurship

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Reference Universe

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Databases and Indexes--find articles


Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,000 journals with full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications. Covers all subjects. Good place to start your search. (from EBSCO )

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Business Source Premier 

Designed for business researchers, provides full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. Use the Business Searching Interface for the journals along with easy access to country economic data, company profiles, industry information, SWOT analyses, and market research.(from EBSCO)

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Campus Research New and Improved at WestlawNEXT

Powered by Westlaw, a comprehensive collection of news, business, and law-related information sources. Provides hundreds of newspapers--national and international, magazines, news wires, trade journals, and company information. Access to Hoover's Basic Company Reports and Profiles and SEC filings. Includes federal and state case law, statues, regulations, and administrative codes, as well as European Union information, law reviews and journals, American Law Reports, and American Jurisprudence 2d. Campus Research will soon be part of the new Westlaw database, WestlawNEXT.

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Mergent Online

Access to U. S. and international company basic data. Search available by company name, NAICS, etc.

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Access to over 500 national and international newspapers. Includes full text for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. (from ProQuest)

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Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Good source for business and investment information.  Includes industry surveys, stock reports, company descriptions and financials, and mutual fund research.

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Value Line Investment Survey

Access to Value Line's Ratings and Reports, Selection and Opinions, and Summary and Index. Current week and back issues of current year available.

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Reference Books and other useful titles in the General Collection


Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios 2009 Edition. Leo Troy. CCH, 2012.

R338.5 T86 2012


Business Statistics on the Web. Berinstein, Paula. CyberAge Books, 2003.

R025.06338 B51


The change makers : from Carnegie to Gates : how the great entrepreneurs transformed ideas into industries. Maury Klein. Times Books, 2003.

338.040922 K64


Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs. Hallett, Anthony and Diane. Wiley, 1997.
R338.04 H18


Immigrant, Inc. : why immigrant entrepreneurs are driving the new economy (and how they will save the American worker). Herman, Richard T. & Robert L. Smith. John Wiley & Sons, c2010.

338.04 H55


Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios. Dun & Bradstreet, 2011/2012.

R338.0973 I42


International Directory of Business Biographies. Neil Schlager, editor. Thomson/Gale, 2005

R338.0922 I61| 4 volumes


OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030. OECD, 2008.

R333.70112 O28


North American Industry Classification System. Bernan/Office of Management and Budget, 2008.

R338.02 U58

Smartups : lessons from Rob Ryan's Entrepreneur America boot camp for start-ups. Ryan, Rob.Cornell University Press, c2002.

658.421 R98


StartupNation : America's leading entrepreneurial experts reveal the secrets to building a blockbuster business. Sloan, Jeff & Rich Sloan. Currency Doubleday, 2005.

658.11 S63

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013. U. S. Census Bureau, yearly.

R317.3 S79 | annual


Reference Collection Call Numbers for related statistical and demographic information: R305, R317


Best practices in store planning. Envirosell, 2008.

658.87 B561


StartupNation: open for business with the Sloan Brothers. DPTV Media, c2010.

658.041 S796


The state of the world of retail. Envirosell, 2007

658.87 S797



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Recommended Web Sites


ASAE Gateway to Associations Directory

This directory service takes you directly to many of the associations currently operating on the World Wide Web.


Department of Commerce and Opportunity


State Data Center of Iowa


From the State Demographer's Office, projections by county, city, and township


  • U.S. Census Bureau
    Provides "quality data about the nation's people and economy." Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  • American Factfinder
    From the Census Bureau, provides access to population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
  • Population Projections
    From the Census Bureau, the Population Projections Program produces projections of the resident population. Projections illustrate possible courses of population change based on assumptions about future births, deaths, net international migration, and domestic migration.

Important Government Websites


Alternatives to and related websites during government shutdown:

Social Explorer
STATS America


Portal to Business Information Sites

Government Information Categorized by Type of Business Need


Industry Reports

Annual Reports
Free reports, provides searching by sector or industry


Report Linker

Search engine that provides easy access to market research reports and industry statistics.



North American Industry Classification System. From the U. S. Census Bureau




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