Management and Human
Periodical and Book Databases
BizMiner offers industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Their market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the zip code. Bizminer is a great resource to use when developing business plans, or for any sort of entrepreneurship initiatives where you need to measure peer performance in an industry. Types of reports:
- Industry Financial Profiles
- U.S. & Local Market Research Reports (includes business failure rates)
- Area Demographic Profiles
- Sole Proprietor/Startup Profit & Loss
- Local Market Vitality Profiles
Business Insights: Essentials
Company & industry news linked to electronic reference books. Contains histories, market shares, rankings, industry surveys, and investment reports.
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.
Dissertations & Theses
Indexes all American doctoral dissertations since 1861 covering all subjects. Full-text of "Big Ten" University dissertations, from about 1997 to present, are available to UMD students, faculty, and staff.
EBSCO MegaFILE's subject strength is its wide coverage, providing indexing and fulltext for scholarly journal articles on every topic, in addition to general and popular magazines and business-related periodicals. The database combines three separate EBSCO databases, to which the Library also subscribes --
- Academic Search Premier (scholarly journals)
- MasterFILE Premier (general, popular, news and editorial magazines)
- Business Source Premier (business and trade scholarly journals, magazines, and newsletters)
A smaller business database with full text of scholarly journals in English, many of which are based in Europe.
Google Book Search
With this service, search for any keywords and discover which books are highly ranked for them. You may be able to find and read a few pages of the scanned book in context. Over 12 million books have been scanned. Use "Get-It" or our UMD "Inter Library Loan" systems to access these books.
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."
A massive database of full text articles. Strong in the areas of news, law, and business. Also contains many trade publications.
NBER Working Papers
Contains the full-text of working papers from the National Bureau of Economics Research. The NBER covers four areas of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals. Many of its publications, including its working papers, NBER reporter, and NBER digest, are available for download. NBER is updated frequently.
See also these three other sources of working papers:
Contains the full text of newspaper articles from over 350 titles. Provides our only source of electronic access to the Wall Street Journal.
Subject: Psychology Type: Bibliographic citations and abstracts Materials Covered: Indexes more than 1,932 journals on psychology, psychiatry, sociology, education, linguistics and physiology. The database indexes journal articles from 1887 to present and book/book chapters from 1987 to present.
Subject: Covers many topics related to sociology including aging, anthropology, criminology, crisis intervention, demographics, development policy, education, law and penology, race relations, social psychology, sociology, urban development, urban studies, violence Type: Index to articles, papers, and dissertations; citations and abtracts Materials Covered: Articles in over 1600 English-language journals ; selected papers given at conferences; dissertations Dates of Coverage: 1963 -
SBRnet (Sports Business Research Network)
SBRnet (Sports Business Research Network) provides resources related to the business of sports including industry-developed market research, government statistics, facility reports and news, international market publications, customized research, and directories.
Last Update: September 12, 2012