Google Scholar is highly recommended as a first choice for finding scholarly articles. As it indexes scholarly literature, other business sources like news, company reports, industry overviews, and trade publications will not be found in Google Scholar.. For these, our other business databases (below) will be useful. Also, the full text of many law review articles can be found in our WestLawNext database. Google Scholar is strong in the areas of medicine, engineering, the sciences, and business. It provides relevancy rankings based on the citation patterns of the articles. Sources are linked to Library electronic holdings via our "Find-It" service.
Business Periodical Databases
Use these databases to find articles in newsletters, newspapers, trade publications, law reviews, and scholarly journals. Some of these databases will also provide specialized company reports, industry overviews, marketing reports and consumer analysis reports as well.
Company & industry news linked to electronic reference books. Contains histories, market shares, rankings, industry surveys, and investment reports.
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. It also has special reports, including "SWOT" analysis. Note the green "company profiles" tab, which will allow you to access over 5,000 MarketLine Company Profiles.
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 Library electronic holdings via "Find It."
Contains the full text of newspaper articles from over 350 titles. Provides our only source of electronic access to the Wall Street Journal.
Periodical Articles not held by UMD Can Be Acquired Via our Inter-Library Loan Service
Our Library can access almost any article for you, for free. After requesting, please allow about 10 working days for your article to arrive as an attachment in your email.