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University of Minnesota

Kathryn A. Martin Library

MGTS 4481: Strategic Management -- Case Studies

Fall 2020 for Geoff Bell

Research Guide

Business Periodical Databases
Other Databases
Search Engines
Citing Your Sources
Video Tutorial

LSBE indoors


topBusiness Periodical Databases

Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier
Full text of over 3,400 business periodicals. This is our largest business database. It provides our best access to scholarly journals.
google scholar

Google Scholar
Indexes scholarly literature. Strong in the areas of medicine, engineering, the sciences, and business. Provides relevancy rankings based on the citation patterns of the articles.  Sources are linked to UMD Library electronic holdings via "Find It."

 Use it to find scholarly articles, case studies, in Business, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, medicine and related disciplines.  This is your best first place to search.


ProQuest News
Contains the full text of newspaper articles from over 350 titles going back over 30 years.  ProQuest News provides our only source of electronic access to the Wall Street Journal.  This is a Key Source of newspaper information.   Use it to find industry information, trends, case studies, and examples of problems and solutions.


Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition)
Contains the full-text Wall Street Journal which has extensive coverage of stock markets, finance, investments and business-oriented news. This database version from Proquest News includes business news and analysis, company news, regular columns, special reports, articles on the national and world economy, editorials and opinion, interviews, and Reuters news stories. Excludes charts and free standing tabular data, such as stock tables and other exchange listings.  
Full text coverage: Jan 2, 1984 - current

Lexis Nexis  

WestLaw News

Westlaw News contains more than 4,900 news and business information publications. This is Key Source of news and trade publication information.

  Use it to find industry information, products, trends, case studies, and examples of problems and solutions.


top Other Databases

Oxford English Dictionary Oxford English Dictionary Online 
Considered to be the authority on the evolution of the English language. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 500,000 words, both present and past.

Wikipedia includes information more often associated with almanacs, gazetteers, and specialist magazines, as well as coverage of current events. It has over 6 million entries, and is constantly growing. Many articles are long, detailed, with sources and related links. Wikipedia has been controversial because of its open collaborative nature, however it has received good marks in recent scholarly journals.

This is a good place to get an overview of business related definitions, topics or issues. The Wikipedia can help you to find and understand the “keywords” you will need to search our library’s many databases . You may not want to cite the Wikipedia as a source, but it may lead you to sources you can cite. Learn how to make the best use of this wonderful resource.

top Search Engines

The first place to go to search the web.
Another high quality search engine



topCiting Your Sources:

If you are writing an LSBE paper or report, you will need to cite your sources.  This webpage provides examples in APA Style. 

Purdue OWL APA Citation Guide:
Use OWL to learn how to cite books, articles, reports, and databases with APA style.
This is a Key Source.  It is vital to document and list your research efforts.

Citing Online Business Resources using APA Style
Another useful APA guide.


Updated September 9, 2020.