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Articles & Trade Journals
ABI/INFORM Collection This link opens in a new window
covers all kinds of business and economics periodicals and reports; for scholarly articles, check "peer-reviewed" under the search box.
Business Source Premier This link opens in a new window
Academic and industry periodicals in all business disciplines.
EconLit This link opens in a new window
electronic form of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) providing citations and abstracts for economics research from journals, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and working papers.
Google Scholar This link opens in a new window
scholarly articles and books on any subject. If the content is included any of our subscriptions (and even sometimes if it isn't) you can get the full text right here. To get access to our subscriptions, register CMU at "Settings," then "Library Links."
PsycINFO This link opens in a new window
1887-present. American Psychological Association's renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, it is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Database Guide
. Also see definitions of methodologies
ERIC: Education Resources Information Center (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Central resource for articles and documents on all aspects of education. Contains citations, abstracts, and some full text. Database Guide
Some Economics Data Sources
World DataBank This link opens in a new window
economic, social and environmental indicators, from the World Bank and its partner agencies, covering 209 countries. Select a database at bottom of page.
Companies & Investors
Mergent Online This link opens in a new window
US and foreign companies. 15 years of financial data, M&A, SEC filings, historical stock prices, and equity reports. Annual reports from 1997.
PrivCo This link opens in a new window
Private company financials, private M&A deals, valuations, venture capital, private equity, etc. Good for locating investors and competitive intelligence.
CB Insights This link opens in a new window
Database of private companies, investors activities, and deals information. An excellent resource for startups and entrepreneurship research. (NOTE: You must create an account using your CMU email).
Find market size, industry leaders, statistics, current status, future trends, histories and profiles of the industries here. If you look up the NAICS codes for your industry first, this will be a bit easier.
Statista This link opens in a new window
Market, industry, company, and demographic statistics, data-centered reports and dossiers.
eMarketer (now Insider Intelligence) This link opens in a new window
eMarketer offers data and insights to the digital media consumer market. It focuses on understanding how consumers spend their time and money online and how marketers can best communicate with them via digital channels.
IBISWorld This link opens in a new window
Industry market research reports with data, trends, segmentation, market share, and primary companies.
BCC Research This link opens in a new window
Market research reports specializing in advanced materials, biotech, chemicals, energy, healthcare, sensors, plastics, nanotech, and other emerging technologies. NOTE
: When off-campus, use VPN access
Frost & Sullivan This link opens in a new window
Market reports and analysis on technology aspects of industries. Industries include: aerospace & defense, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, healthcare, and more. Reports are now available to download as PDFs.
Gartner Core Research This link opens in a new window
Analysis and forecasting for information technology products and services. (Note: Dataquest reports are not in our subscription).