Highly Recommended Databases
(1971-present; much full-text; RefWorks
; title list
is a scholarly business periodicals database. It covers nearly 1,400 North American sources, providing information on advertising, economics,
human resources, finance, marketing, computers and more. It includes access to the Wall Street Journal
and information on over 60,000 companies. The user
intereface is provided by ProQuest.
AdCritic.com has been cancelled.
audio and video; all full-text) provides information on over 18,000 agencies and 50,000 ads from around the world. Users
can view TV, radio, cinema, Internet, print and outdoor ad campaigns from their desktops. Users can search for ads by
keyword, media type, product, brand name, business sector, agency, country, celebrity or award. Ads with and without a shopping cart can be viewed. It is produced by and the
user interface is provided by AdForum.com.
Advertising Red Books
(all full-text; formerly LexisNexis Advertising Red Books) contains information on nearly 18,000 U.S. and international
advertisers who each spend more than $200,000 annually on advertising. Each
listing includes advertising expenditures by media, current agency, fiscal
year-end and annual sales, contact information, brand names, S.I.C. classifications and other key data.
It also contains profiles of nearly 14,000 U.S. and international advertising
agencies, including accounts represented by each agency, fields of
specialization, breakdown of gross billings by media, and contact information on
agency personnel. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Red Books LLC.
Business Source Complete
(some from 1886-present; updated daily; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts for the most
important scholarly business journals. It contains far more peer-reviewed, business-related journals than any
other database currently available. It contains searchable cited references for 1,200 journals and 20,000 detailed
author profiles. It covers all subject areas related to business, including management, marketing, economics,
finance, accounting, and international business. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial
data, books, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research
reports, product reviews, industry profiles (Datamonitor reports), market research reports,
company profiles (including Life Science Analytics (LSA) company profiles from the MedTRACK database),
and SWOT analyses. This database also includes 55 digital videos from the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(all full-text; data) allows users to analyze the demographic and market potential of any geographic area in the U.S. It creates summary, comparison, ranking and radius-based reports by geographic area. Summary reports contain multiple user-defined variables for a single geographic area;
comparison reports offer side-by-side comparisons of up to 16 geographic areas;
ranking reports rank multiple geographic areas by the performance of specific
user-defined variables such as gender, income, employment, housing value or
household composition; radius reports makes it possible to summarize the
entire area of a given radius or to compare multiple radii. Reports can be emailed or printed as an HTML page or PDF file. It also generates interactive and radius-based maps. It is produced by Thomson Gale and the user interface by
SRC. To begin searching click the Get Started button.
Euromonitor (Passport GMID)
includes 8 million exportable business statistics, about 18,000 reports, research on more than 200 national markets, emerging trends, and easy to use powerful data analysis functions. It permits industry, country, and consumer group searches. Advanced searching allows users to select a company or brand and then limit by packaging and package closure. It also includes spotlights and latest research. It is compiled by and the user
interface is provided by Euromonitor International.
(all full-text; RefWorks
; Shepardize handout
) covers a wide variety of subjects including law, government, international affairs, politics,
business and medicine. Legal research provides federal and state cases, Shepard's citations, federal and state
codes, tax law, Canadian court cases and legislation, law reviews, and patents. Business research allows users to create company profiles, lists, and comparisons, as well as SEC filings, account and country profiles. Company reports can be created and data can be downloaded into spreadsheets. The People
tab allows users to find obituaries, elected officials, and industry contacts. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by
(all full-text; tutorial
; reading reports
formerly called Internet Reporter, provides comprehensive data on the uses of various
consumer products, including Teenmark reports. The studies include demographic
information on the persons surveyed, their use of consumer products, and their
use of various forms of advertising, including television, radio, and print media.
is produced by Mediamark Research, Inc. (MRI). Users have to register first and are then sent an email message with a validation link. Please use your Xavier email address when registering. This subscription is limited to 10 simultaneous users.
(formerly Mintel Reports) offers international market research reports covering US, EU & UK
marketplaces. Each report combines data & analysis of the competitive landscape, market share
analysis and consumer profiles. Complex demographic issues are broken into easy-to-understand
sections, explaining consumer behavior and demonstrating the structure of the market. Each report
includes an introduction, abbreviations, executive summary, market drivers, market size & trends,
market segmentation, supply structure, advertising & promotion, retail distribution, the consumer
and future & forecast. There are three types of reports: consumer, life style and travel. Each report provides news updates and related reports. To access, click I Agree
to Academic Conditions of Use
and then users need to register and create a
profile using their Xavier email account.
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) (alternative link; 1980-present; updated weekly; some full-text;
RefWorks Help; tutorial; citation alerts; saving searches & creating alerts; journal titles) is one of the citation databases included in Web of Knowledge. Click Web of Science and then change Current Limits to search this database separately. It provides bibliographic information and
cited references for over 1,700 social sciences journals. It covers anthropology, business,
communication, demography, economics, education, ethnic studies, family studies, health policy,
history, information & library science, international relations, law, management, nursing,
political science, psychology, public administration, rehabilitation, social work, sociology,
substance abuse, transportation, urban studies, women's studies. Click Sign In to save searches and receive search history and citation alerts. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Thomson Reuters. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your topic in the text boxes provided. Type your academic discipline (e.g., occupational therapy, social work, nursing) in the next available text box. Type research in the next available text box. Click the down arrow adjacent to the last two text boxes and select Topic.
SRDS Media Solutions
provides full-text directory information for companies and
contacts. It includes advertising rates for more than 100,000 media properties, updating more
than 21,000 listings each month; and demographic market profiles for the TV and cable section.
It is produced by and the user interface is provided by SRDS.
Academic Search Complete
(1985-present; updated daily; more full-text;
) is a multidisciplinary database that covers nearly all academic
areas of study. It indexes and abstracts over 9,300 journals, many of them
peer-reviewed (4,400), and provides full-text for over 5,300 journals. It also includes indexing and abstracts for books, reports,
conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals. It is produced by and the user interface
is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
provides full-text directory information for business, education, psychology/psychiatry, and computer science/information systems journal publications. Each journal entry includes submission information (editor’s name, address, phone, fax, email, web address); publication guidelines (manuscript length, copies required, format, fees, style, computer submission); circulation data (reader type, frequency, number of subscribers, publisher, price); review information (type of reveiws, number of in-house and external reviewers, acceptance rate, time it takes to review, percent of invited articles, reviewers coments, publishing fees); manuscript topics included; and manuscript guidelines. To begin searching click Member Area
in the menubar. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Cabell Publishing, Inc.
(all full-text; XLinks
) includes a world, children and states editions. It contains a photo gallery, recipe
collection, famous people, data tables and definitions. Select from an A-Z list
of countries/regions/states or select an area on a map. Each country includes
a detailed map, flag, national anthem, current time, currency converter, recipe
collection, facts and statistics as well as sections on history, climate, the
people, customs, courtesies, lifestyle and society. It is produced by and the
user interface is provided by Brigham Young University.
Food Science Source
(Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains over 1,000 food industry and market reports as well as thousands of articles, benchmarks, and best practices from trade and industry publications. Content covers topics such as agribusiness, food & beverage science, food sustainability, food packaging, food safety, food service, food shipping, food/culinary innovation, food-related product development, food in different countries/cultures, and nutrition. It includes images, tables, charts, and other graphical content. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(formerly LexisNexis Statistical; exportable data; users guide
) includes datasets from many sources, including the US government, international organizations, and the private sector. It covers all subject areas, including banking and finance, criminal justice and law, education, energy resources and demand, food and agriculture, government and politics, health and vital statistics, housing and construction, industry and commerce, international; labor and employment, natural resources and environment, population and income, prices and cost of living, stocks and commodities, and transportation and travel. Users can search datasets by keyword; browse datasets by subject or source; display datasets by trend, map or ranking; and output datasets in print, PDF, delimited, Excel or SAS formats. Datasets can be limited by date and geographic area (country, state, county). Years available varies by dataset; for example, births 1999-present and breast cancer 1973-present. It also features datasets currently in the news, such as crude oil price, 30-year fixed mortgage rate, airline on-time arrival rate, campaign contributions for both Obama and McCain, gasoline prices, the prime rate and the unemployment rate. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by
ProQuest. Users will need to run the Java installation.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
(1878-present; updated annually; all
full-text) provides data tables for population; vital statistics; health and nutrition;
education; law enforcement, courts and prison; geography and environment; parks, recreation,
and travel; elections; state and local government; federal government finances and employment;
national defense and veteran affairs; social insurance and human services; labor force,
employment, and earnings; income, expenditure, and wealth; prices; banking, finance, and
insurance; business enterprise; communication and information technology; energy; science and
technology; land transportation; air and water transportation; agriculture; natural resources;
construction and housing; manufactures; domestic trade and services; foreign countries and aid;
outlying areas; comparative international statistics; 20th century statistics; and industrial
outlook. Tabular data is available in portable document format (PDF) and requires Adobe Acrobat
Reader for viewing and printing. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the
U.S. Census Bureau.
Vente et Gestion
(much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
provides full-text coverage for French language business journals serving both
the academic and the professional researcher. It covers topics such as accounting & tax, administration, industry & manufacturing, marketing, logistics, and technology. Formerly French Business Source
, the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.