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Business and Economics Databases

ABI Inform
What you’ll find here: Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles that focus on business, management, government and public policy. This is a great resource if you’re looking for news and trends, company financial information, or management practice and theory.
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

Academic Search Premier
What you’ll find here: Newspaper, magazine, trade publication and scholarly journal articles covering a wide variety of topics. This is a broad, general database and a great starting place for information about almost any topic.
How to search this database: Read the Academic Search Premier Visual Guide.

 American City Business Journals
What you’ll find here: Full-page images of the past year’s Baltimore Business Journal newspaper along with similar newspapers in other cities across the U.S. This is a good resource for local business news.
How to search this database: Look at the search help page.

Baltimore Business Journal
See American City Business Journals for more information.

Business Plans Handbook
What you’ll find here: Sample real-life business plans from small businesses in a variety of industries. They can be useful templates for business plans in general or for specific information of different types of businesses.
How to search this database: Look at the Business Plan Handbook's help page.

Business Source Premier 
What you’ll find here: Magazine, newspaper, trade publication, and journal articles focused on business as well as industry reports and other business-related resources. When you need in-depth information on business and industry, this is a great place to turn. You can also try the Business Searching Interface.
How to search this database: Look at the EBSCOhost help page.

County Business Patterns
What you'll find here: The number of employees, payroll figures, and the number of companies in various industries based on selected U.S. counties and states. The industries are defined by NAICS codes, and it's possible to look up the information based on ZIP codes.
How to search this database: There are a number of links on the database's home page that can provide assistance.

EconLit
What you’ll find here: Journal articles, books, reviews, working papers, and dissertations focusing on economics.
How to search this database: Visit the EBSCOhost help page.

GuideStar
What you'll find here: General, financial, and leadership information for U.S. nonprofit entities. Much of the information is self-reported by the institutions. The database values transparency and openness and includes a "legitimacy" rating for the nonprofits. It offers information on a segment of businesses not often covered in other databases.
How to search this database: View one of the video tutorials included on the database's home page.

Hoover’s Company Records
What you’ll find here: Detailed information on companies, industries, and key executives. Company financials, products, competitors, and histories are also available.
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete
What you’ll find here: Reports, reviews, and pamphlets as well as books, magazine, newspaper, and journal articles. They provide scholarly and professional treatments of the tourism industry.
How to search this database: Visit the EBSCOhost help page.

IBIS World
What you’ll find here: Market research reports for a wide variety of global and United States industries. These reports offer a look at the industry's performance and outlook, competitive landscape, and key statistics among other information.
How to search this database: Two guides are available on the main page of the database.

LexisNexis Academic
What you’ll find here: Magazine, newspaper, and journal articles and information on various people, business, and countries. It also contains federal and state codes and case law. It’s a database that tries to do it all.
How to search this database: Visit the LexisNexis help page.

Mergent Online
What you’ll find here: Detailed information on both U.S. and international companies. It includes stock market information, executive lists, product and competitor information, and other information.
How to search this database: Visit the Mergent help page.

Mintel Market Reports
What you’ll find here: Market and consumer research on European, British, and U.S. markets. It includes information on products, brands, and industry trends. Requires acceptance of terms of use and registration using your ubalt.edu email address.
How to search this database: Read the Mintel User Guide.

Morningstar.com Library Edition
What you’ll find here: Financial information on publicly-traded companies, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. It also contains information on different markets. It is a great resource for stock market information and investing.
How to search this database: Visit Morningstar’s Help & Education page.

PolicyMap 
What you’ll find here: a Geographic Information System allowing users to create custom demographic maps, tables, and reports. Available data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data such as unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates..
How to search this database: Visit the PolicyMap Tutorial Page.

ReferenceUSA
What you’ll find here: A directory of U.S. businesses that includes some executive, financial and other business demographic information.The advanced search allows you to create a list of businesses based on industry, geographic location, number of employees and more.
How to search this database: View the ReferenceUSA video tours.

Regional Business News
What you’ll find here: Articles from regional business and legal newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada. It includes The Daily Record, Baltimore's daily business and legal newspaper. These publications can sometimes provide more detailed coverage of the businesses in their area than the larger daily and national newspapers.
How to search this database: Visit the EBSCOhost help page.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
What you’ll find here: This electronic version of the annual Statistical Abstract of the United States allows you to search for data tables on a variety of topics.
How to search this database: Visit the Statistical Abstract help page.

Wall Street Journal
What you’ll find here: Articles from one of the most widely read and respected daily newspapers from 1984 to the present. Although its articles touch on a wide variety of topics, the paper’s focus is on national and international economic news.
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.