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.
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.
Business Insights: Global
(Formerly Business & Company Resource Center; All full-text; RefWorks help
) provides full case studies; industry research reports for specific industries within specific countries; interactive and customized charts for economic and business indicators; comparisons of countries, companies and industries; and company and country overviews.This database includes Business Insights: Essentials. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the Gale Group.
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.
(formerly Adcritic) provides access to TV and print award-winning ads, including the latest, top 20, and top rated ads. Featured are the best ads of 2012, ads presented at Cannes 2013, the top 5 most creative ads, and Super Bowl ads. It also includes news and research reports. Contact the reference desk (513 745-4808) for the username and password. This databases permits only one simultaneous user.
(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; Tutorials: Accessing
, Getting Started
, & 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) (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.
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.
Business Book Summaries
(1981-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides comprehensive, yet concise summaries of the best business books
available. Using stringent criteria, only the top 1% of the more than 6,000
business books published each year in the United States is selected for
inclusion in this database. Summaries and reviews are provided for more than 700
of the top business books from the last 20 years. 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.
CIA's World Factbook
provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The reference tab includes maps of major world regions, a physical map of the world, a political map of the world, a world ocean map, standard time zones of the world, flags of the world, and a country comparison search. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
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.
Statistical Abstract of the U. S.
(formerly LexisNexis Statistical Publications & DataSets and then ProQuest Statistical Datasets) includes authoritative and comprehensive statistics collected from associations, federal agencies, and research organizations. It covers social, political, and economic statistics representing conditions in the United States from 1940-2020. Total, region, or state data can be downloaded as pdf or xls (spreadsheet) files. Data is provided by the US government and the user interface is provided by ProQuest.
Standard & Poor's (S&P) NetAdvantage
can be searched by a company's name or ticker number. Each company includes a company profile, compustat analytics, bonds, records, fund reports, industry survey, subindustry review, executives, security dealers, and stock reports. It features market investment news, market snapshots, company quotes, equity indexes, Outlook's market insight, S & P stock picks and pans, economic calendar, economic insight, industry in focus, and Stovall's sector watch. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by Standard and Poor's.
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.