|RESEARCH TOOL LINKS
Primary vs. Secondary Sources (from Bowling Green State Libraries)
Plagiarism: How to Avoid It (from Indiana University at Bloomington)
COURSE RELATED RESEARCH INSTRUCTION
MGM315 International Business
Course Instructor: Prem Gandhi
Country Background Information
World Factbook Country basics and infrastructure from CIA
Background Notes Country briefing (approx. 12 pages) from the U.S. Department of State
Europa World Yearbook Country briefing
Country Study Book length demographic and infrastructure descriptions of countries sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. See the chapters relevant to your research.
Amnesty International Human Rights Reports
European Marketing Data and Statistics
International Marketing Data and Statistics
Social Indicators from the World Bank in MS Excel format
Government Policy and Business Climate
Country Commercial Guides "These reports present a comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis." Prepared by U.S. embassies.
Doing Business In Series Invaluable for information on investment regulations and taxation. Written by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Type the title with your country name to find the call #-- ask the Reference librarian if you don't find one.
Economic Policy and Trade Practices "The reports are intended to provide a single, comparative analysis of the economic policies and trade practices of countries with which the United States has significant economic or trade relationships." From the U.S. Department of State.
Stat U.S.A. See the National Trade Data Bank (NTDB) for government industry trade analysis. This is probably the U.S. governments most comprehensive trade database.
U.S. Business Advisor Many links to international government trade information.
There are many types of news sources ranging from AP newswire feed to trade publications that are useful for tracking trends in an industry, but are not considered scholarly in the academic world. Here are a few definitions to consider when ensuring that you have a variety of information sources:
Lexis-Nexis This is a full-text database covering many fields. Take a look a what's available in the Business section. Also take a look at Industry and Market News. The Business News covers a variety of sources from wire services, trade publications, to scholarly articles.
This can be a complicated database to search because if you're not careful you will retrieve too many sources to work with. Click on the button MORE OPTIONS for a more specific method to narrow in on the specific information you're trying to find. You can specify that the words you're searching for need to be in the headline and not just appear somewhere in the full text. You can also specify which newspapers you would like the article to appear in. There's a lot of help--take a look at it if you need to specify that words should be searched for in a specific order, etc.
More Scholarly Articles
These databases generally do not index the wire services. However, you will find trade magazines such as Business Week and newspapers, such as the Wall Street Journal included with journal articles.
EconLIT Indexes over 400 journals in economics
Science Direct (Despite its name this database has a whole section of full-text business journals published by Elsevier press)
Specific to the auto industry in your country/region
Feinberg Library Catalog (see what's here first)
NetLibrary: E Book collection with a respectable business selection from the big business presses like MIT and Harvard
WorldCat: International catalog of 30 million books from OCLC. Allow yourself time to request the book via Inter-Library loan.
FIS Online (also called Moody's) Use for balance sheets, news, annual reports, and 10K filed with Edgar for Ford. See what other international acquisitions occurred last year. Information is full-text.
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