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Business Resources

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Detailed company and industry profiles, including SWOT reports, market share reports, rankings, investment reports, scholar articles, news, financial data, and case studies.

Provides full text and citations to scholarly articles on all aspects of business, management, company profiles, and country information.

Provides full text for scholarly business journals including company profiles, industry profiles, and market research reports.

Indepth industry reports on U.S. industries, global industries including industries in China. Features specialized industry reports on emerging or niche industries in the U.S. 

Provides company and industry information, and international analysts' reports from banks, brokerage firms, and trade associations. Requires Internet Explorer, disabled pop-up blocker and enabled cookies. Do not refresh screen while page is loading. Log out at the end of your session.

Includes full text sources for regional, national, and international newspapers as well as business, legal, and medical publications, and also, government documents.

Maintains market research reports and consumer demographic/lifestyle profiles covering U.S. and international marketplaces. Access limited to current PSU students, faculty, and staff with a PSU email address. 

Demographic and lifestyle profile of American neighborhoods. Access limited to current PSU students, faculty, and staff. Please visit the Library reference desk for access information.

Contains extensive statistics and analyses on countries, industries, companies, and consumers.

Maintains the online edtion of the Portland Business Journal, and Portland's Book of Lists. Also includes other local, Metro business journal publications.

Provides profiles of U.S. companies, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

Features demographic and psychographic data on U.S. adult consumer trends with consumer profile reports regarding product and brand usage, spending behaviors, lifestyles and attitudes as well as media use. Allows 5 simultaneous users. Please click on the "Sign Out" button on the upper right-hand side of the page after you are done to free up the seats for others.

Offers the Wall Street Journal (eastern edition), full text from 1984 to the present excluding stock quotes and classified ads. Updated daily.

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Presents images and information for advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines from 1911 to 1955. Focuses on five main subject areas: radio, television, transportation, beauty & hygiene, and World War II.

Comprised of the current AICPA Audit and Accounting Guides, and AICPA Audit Risk Alerts in full text.

Collects the full text articles from all of the American Accounting Association's scholarly journals.

Maintains international statistics on the automotive market including sales, production, inventory, and incentives. Access limited to current PSU students, faculty, and staff. In-library use only for one user at a time. Please visit the Library reference desk for access information.

Provides guidance on handling issues and scenarios involving federal income taxation including expert analysis, source documents, practice tools along with news and commentaries.

Collects applied, concise ebooks on a wide range of business topics including management, accounting, supply chain, international business, and entrepreneurship.

Comprised of academic journal publication outlets for graduate students and faculty in business, economics,and education.

Provides extensive economic and social data on China at the national, provincial, county and city levels.

Covers construction news, real estate, urban planning, energy, and transportation news for the greater Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.

Academic peer-reviewed books.

Reports on country commerce, country finance, and doing business in various countries.

Provides financial ratio benchmarks data (norms and ratios) and industry default probablity data. This is the online version of the RMA annual statement studies

Offers articles from trade publications, journals, magazines, company profiles, full text Investext investment reports, and recent newswire releases.

Includes two databases: International Financial Statistics (all aspects of international and domestic finance with history to 1948), and Balance of Payments Statistics (international economic transactions data and International Investment Position with history to 1960). After ODIN authentication create an individual account in order to download data; however, one can view and export data without the individual account.

Provides information on product shipments by ocean freight into U.S. ports as well as shipments in and out of several Latin American countries and shipments into India. Useful for supply chain analysis. More information on Import Genius can be found on its website, including a list of shipping terms. Access limited to current PSU students, faculty, and staff. User must sign up with a current PSU email address.

Features annual political, economic, financial, and composite risk ratings for over 140 countries.

Provides full text access to books, journals, and statistical databases produced by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) online library of statistical databases, books, and periodicals. Replaces SourceOECD.

Archives pdf images U.S. companies annual reports from 1844 to the present.

Maintains citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, and dissertations in psychology about human behavior from 1879 to the present.

Includes full text U.S. federal and state tax publications, including editorial materials and primary source materials such as Internal Revenue Code, Federal Tax Cases, and editorial materials.

Provides coverage of market segmentation for sporting goods, sports e-commerce, sports marketing, sports sponsorship, and sports facilities as well as articles on sports broadcasting and social media.

Includes business plans, guides, articles, and websites about how to start a small business.

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to access current and historical U.S. Census data and demographic information. It contains maps, profile reports, data elements, and variables.

Features academic networks for many disciplines in the social sciences. Includes a database with abstracts of scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers.  Also includes a paper collection of full-text documents.

Contains state-level historical data for the areas of agriculture, crime and law enforcement, defense, economy, education, employment and labor, energy and environment, geography, government finances, health, households and housing, population, social welfare as well as transportation.

Contains full text articles and books as welll as trade publications covering all aspects of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. 

Collects articles, case studies, and book chapters covering the key areas of governance, sustainability, social responsibility, environmental management, and related fields.

Features case studies that describe project development processes, which are innovative in their markets and financially successful. Most case studies discuss real estate development. This database is limited to 3 concurrent users. Close your browser at the end of your session.

Offers U.S. firms and their locations in other countries as well as firms based in other countries with locations in the United States.

Contains merchandise export and import data between the United States and all its trading partners. In-library use only for two concurrent users. Please visit the Library reference desk for access information.

Provides a wide range of datasets across multiple disciplines including finance, accounting, economics, and sustainablity. Access limited to current PSU graduate students, faculty, and staff. User must request an account with a current PSU email address. Please indicate correct user type when requesting access.

Contains data for countries and country groups covering financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics.