Tools for Business Research
HROB 101 - Marsha Jeppeson

Presented by Anne Bradley, Business Reference Librarian
bradleya@csus.edu ~ 278-4350 ~ CSUS Library Office 2501
February 24, 2014


CSUS Library Home - http://library.csus.edu

Always a great place to start your business research!
Access library databases from Database and Article Searching Page

Find company and industry information using Database & Article Searching

The CSUS Library provides access to many great business databases which you can use to find articles on your HR topic.

Business and Management Databases -
http://xerxes.calstate.edu/sacramento/databases/subject/business-and-management

Business Source Premier
Includes academic business journals, trade journals, industry overviews, company reports, and company SWOT analyses.
Check the boxes next to document types if looking for specific resources.

ABI/Inform
Great for academic, trade and and national business journals including trade journals of HR professionals.
Use the Advanced Search screen for more search options.

LexisNexis Academic Universe
Provides company information and news, foreign language newspapers, legal research resources, and accounting professional literature.
Company financials including SEC filings available here.

Mergent Online
Database provides financial information for publicly traded U.S. and International companies.
Create and download individual company reports or company comparison reports.
Data older than 15 years is available in Mergent Web Reports.

Value Line Research Center
Presents a concise analysis of a company's financial performance. Fundamental financials are also included.
Hold mouse over Research Hub then click Investment Survey Plus to start searching for your company.

Useful industry resources

IBISWorld
Provides Industry Market Research reports for more than 700 US industries. Each report is 20-30 pages and is written at the 5-digit level of the official North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Standard and Poor's Industry Surveys - Ref HG 4921 S65
Provides an overview of 52 major industries and includes major competitors.
Encyclopedia of American Industries -
Has narrative profiles of major industries. Each report describes industry organization and structure, current conditions, industry leaders, and trends.

Don't forget we have books!

OneSearch - CSUS Library Catalog - http://onesearch.csus.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do
Do a search to find books (and electronic books!) about your HR topic.
We also have videos and other media you can find by doing a keyword search.
Use limiters on the side of the results screen to sort results.

General Library Information

Remote Access Instructions - http://library.csus.edu/content2.asp?pageID=47

APA Style Guide - http://csus.libguides.com/APA_Style_Guide

OWL at Perdue - APA Style Guide -
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/


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