Subjects » Business


Welcome to the Business Subject Guide.

Audience: CUAA students in undergraduate and MBA courses.

Help Available: Contact librarians with Ask a Librarian, call 734-995-7454, or stop by the reference desk on-campus.

How to Use: Click a tab to learn more. 

APA 7th Edition Style Guide

Business News

US Newsstream (ProQuest) Local and regional news coverage
International Newsstream (ProQuest) Features newspapers, newswires, transcripts and digital-only news websites from outside of the US and Canada, with archives stretching back decades, from sources including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series.
Canadian Newsstream (ProQuest) Offers access to the full text of nearly 300 newspapers from Canada’s leading publishers, including The Globe and Mail.

General Business

☆ = Scholarly Sources
ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest) (Includes: ABI/INFORM Dateline; ABI/INFORM Global; ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry) – Also adds access to 65+ EIU Country Finance and Country Forecast Reports; Business Monitor International Reports, First Research Reports – 1,300+ more reports, EIU World Commodity reports, & 700 full text case studies. Includes full text access to The Wall Street Journal.Business (ProQuest) With 1 click search 9 of ProQuest’s business databases. Includes scholarly articles. ☆Business Market Research Collection (ProQuest) Provides company, industry and  economic market research: Reports of market information and socio-economic data, analytical articles covering world and regional economic and political developments, and Hoover’s Company Profiles. ☆Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost) Comprehensive full-text coverage and indexing and abstracts for the scholarly business journals covering marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance, and more. In addition, detailed company reports information for the largest public and private companies. Data includes financials, subsidiaries, products, employees, industry information, case studies, SWOT analyses, market research reports, country reports and more.
Mergent Intellect (Mergent) private and public U.S and international business data, company profiles, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, industry profiles and much more. Includes First Research and Key Business Ratios.
NGO Database (WEB) A selected list of NGOs from Duke University’s Business School

Accounting & Finance

Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection (ProQuest) Includes all journals from the American Accounting Association and full-text accounting journals, trade publications, dissertations and working papers. In addition, industry and professional newsletters, School of Bank Marketing Papers, and Stonier Theses are included. The database brings together current news and professional and academic journal articles, covering accounting, tax, banking, and financial issues.
Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage Access to S&P products including Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, and The Outlook.
Value Line (Please note: This database is limited to 3 Users at a time) Comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Provides access to the Value Line Investment Survey, Small & Mid Cap Edition, Database Companies, Mutual Fund Survey, Daily Options Survey and The Value Line Special Situations Service and The Value Line Convertibles Survey.

Business Law

Westlaw Next Simplify your starting point for legal research by combining plain language searching with West’s powerful WestSearch program to search across core content including cases; statutes and court rules; regulations; administrative decisions and guidance; trial court orders; secondary sources; forms; briefs; pleadings, motions, and memorandum; expert materials; jury verdicts and settlements; proposed and enacted legislation; and proposed and adopted regulations.

Database Tutorials

Using Databases

Search for books and ebooks in Primo.


For General instructions: Finding Books Guide

Find a Specific Book

Library of Congress Call Numbers

HB-HC Economics
HD Industries & Labor
HD 62.7 Small Business

HE Transportation & Communication
HF Commerce & Marketing
HF 5717 Business Communication & Writing

HG Finance
HG 4001 Corporate Finance
HJ Public Finance

KF 871 United States Commercial Law


Ebook Central
EBSCO eBooks

Company & Industry Research Books

Blackwell Encyclopedia of ManagementREF HD 30.15 .B463
International Directory Of Company Histories    eBook
Market Share ReportereBook
Black’s Law DictionaryREF KF 156 .B53 1979
Business Planning GuideHD 30.28 .B85 1988  

Market Research Books

The American marketplace : demographics and spending patternsHA 214 .A6 1999
Country and City DatabookWebsite
HC 110 .C6 M545 1998  
The Baby Boom: Americans Born 1946 To 1964HN 60 .R868 1999  
Generation X: The young adult marketHC 110 .C6 M544 1999
Americans 55 & older: A Changing MarketHQ 1064 .U5 A447 1999
Editor & Publisher Market GuideeBook

You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).

Finding Journal Articles: detailed instructions for finding and accessing electronic and print journal articles.

Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo

1. Open  E-Journals Search
2. Search for the Journal’s Title.
3. Click on the Journal in the search results.
4. Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.

Journal Titles

American Journal of Business
Leadership & Organization Development Journal
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Journal of Business Ethics
Organizational Development Journal

Trying to determine if an article is published in a  peer- reviewed journal?

  1. 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):

Journal page in database

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.

editorial guidelines from the journal's website.

Trade Publications: magazines for working business professionals.

Databases to try:
ABI/INFORM Collection
Advanced Search: Choose Trade Journal under Source type
Business Source Complete
Advanced Search: Choose Trade Publication under Publication Type
Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection
Advanced Search: Choose Trade Journal under Source type

Newspapers & Magazines

Advertising Age
Financial Times
Forbes Magazine
Fortune Magazine (In Print only)
Harvard Business Review
Inc. Magazine
Wall Street Journal



Consumer information & Demographics

United States Census has created a tool which allows business professionals to create reports from census data.

Census Business Builder
Industry, community, and consumer spending information from census data

Business citations usually use either Chicago Style or APA Style. Check with your instructor on the style you should use for your course.

Note: links are provided as information sources only. The library does not check citations. Students can request help with citations through the CUAA Writing Center

Video Tutorials

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