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Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed/Refereed Articles - It's All the Same

This video is most useful for the first 1 minute

Also, check these sites for a quick view of what a scholarly article looks like, in regards to format and content:
Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
How will I know if an article/journal is peer-reviewed

Business Databases Overview


Associations and Organizations

  • Securities & Exchange Commission
    Government agency where companies may link their annual reports and SEC filings.
  • SIC and NAICS classifications
    US Census correspondence tables
  • FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data)
    Consists of economic data time series from national, international, public, and private sources. Combines data with tools that help the user understand, interact with, display, and disseminate the data.
  • UN Data
    Features country profiles, glossaries, databases and tables containing data point themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.
  • GuideStar
    Gathers and disseminates information about every IRS-registered nonprofit organization.

Government Data and Sites

  • Access NC
    NC Dept of Commerce's economic development resource for businesses seeking to locate and expand.
  • American FactFinder
    Search interface for finding data from the US Census in the form of maps, tables, and reports.
  • CIA World Factbook
    Provides info. on history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
  • Employment Security Commission of North Carolina
    Helps employers find the staff they need to carry out their business, serves as a career resource center for workers at all skill levels and age groups and supplies labor market data to government officials, researchers and others.
  • Eurostat
    European Statistics on economy, population, etc.
    Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.
  • Fedstats
    Statistics by subject from the US federal government
  • Foreign Governments List
    Provides links to the official websites of national governments. Created by Northwestern University Library.
    Federal Reserve Archive of Economic History
  • O*Net OnLine
    Detailed descriptions for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students and researchers.
  • Statistical Abstracts
    Summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States
  • Statistics of US Business
    Provides national and state-level data on numbers of businesses and employees, broken out by industry. Excludes data on self-employed individuals, employees of private households, railroad employees, agricultural production employees, and most government employees.
  • U.S. Government Data Site
    Find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Provides descriptions of datasets.
    Video Tutorial
  • USAGov
    Connects users to all U.S. Government information and services. Searches government information, services, and online transactions. Provides a topical index and links to state and local government, and contacts with government officials.

Web Resources

  • Bizologie
    Free resources for business research including sites, tools and tactics for doing business research.
  • Bplans
    Contains collections of free sample business plans.
  • Business Plans and Profiles Index
    Business plans by type of business
  • Doing Business
    Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 185 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.
  • Finance Glossary
    Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary. Use Find function on page to help you navigate through the site to find the terms you're looking for.
  • Google Scholar
    An alternative tool to search for articles in O'Kelly Library
  • International Trade Centre
    Used to scan world market for opportunities to diversify products, markets, and suppliers. A must have for detailed statistical information on international trade flows.
  • Investopedia
    Definitions, glossaries, tutorials and tools.
  • InvestorWords
    Great definitions in an easy to browse format.
  • List of Lists
    Gary Price's List of Lists - Ranked listings of companies, people and resources.
  • Marquis Who's Who
    Profiles of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor. Search by name, gender, occupation, geography, hobbies and interests, religion and much more.
  • Monster
    Career resources from across the U.S.
  • Thomas Register
    Useful for who makes what by state or company name and downloadable CAD models.
  • UNCG Business Resource Collection
    Another librarian's view on best resources. Great source
  • Yahoo! Finance
    News, stocks, bonds, fund and all things finance.
  • Zip Code Statistics
    Points to resources for finding zip code statistics in various categories like business, education, political and health info by zip code.

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