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Detailed company and industry profiles, including SWOT reports, market share reports, rankings, investment reports, scholar articles, news, financial data, and case studies.

Provides full text and citations to scholarly articles on all aspects of business, management, company profiles, and country information.

Provides full text for scholarly business journals including company profiles, industry profiles, and market research reports.

Reports on country commerce, country finance, and doing business in various countries.

Indepth industry reports on U.S. industries, global industries including industries in China. Features specialized industry reports on emerging or niche industries in the U.S. 

Analyst reports from investment banks and research firms. Important -- Please Read: 1) Requires Internet Explorer; 2) Disable pop-up blocker and enable cookies; 3) Do not refresh screen while page is loading; 4) Limited concurrent users so log out at the end of your session.

Includes full text sources for regional, national, and international newspapers as well as business, legal, and medical publications, and also, government documents.

Maintains market research reports and consumer demographic/lifestyle profiles covering U.S. and international marketplaces. Access limited to current PSU students, faculty, and staff with a PSU email address. 

Demographic and lifestyle profile of American neighborhoods. Access limited to current PSU students, faculty, and staff. Please contact the Library reference desk for login.

Contains extensive statistics and analyses on countries, industries, companies, and consumers.

Maintains the online edtion of the Portland Business Journal, and Portland's Book of Lists. Also includes other local, Metro business journal publications.

Provides profiles of U.S. companies, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

Provides coverage of market segmentation for sporting goods, sports e-commerce, sports marketing, sports sponsorship, and sports facilities as well as articles on sports broadcasting and social media.

Features demographic and psychographic data on U.S. adult consumer trends with consumer profile reports regarding product and brand usage, spending behaviors, lifestyles and attitudes as well as media use. Allows 5 simultaneous users. Please click on the "Sign Out" button on the upper right-hand side of the page after you are done to free up the seats for others.

Offers the Wall Street Journal (eastern edition), full text from 1984 to the present excluding stock quotes and classified ads. Updated daily.

Provides a wide range of datasets across multiple disciplines including finance, accounting, economics, and sustainablity. Access limited to current PSU graduate students, faculty, and staff. User must request an account with a current PSU email address. Please indicate correct user type when requesting access.

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Presents images and information for advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines from 1911 to 1955. Focuses on five main subject areas: radio, television, transportation, beauty & hygiene, and World War II.

Collects the full text articles from all of the American Accounting Association's scholarly journals.

Maintains international statistics on the automotive market including sales, production, inventory, and incentives. Access limited to current PSU students, faculty, and staff. Please contact the Library reference desk for login.

An authoritative online resource for reliable content on sustainable design strategies, green building materials, and case studies of high performance buildings.

Collects applied, concise ebooks on a wide range of business topics including management, accounting, supply chain, international business, and entrepreneurship.

Comprised of academic journal publication outlets for graduate students and faculty in business, economics,and education.

Includes building permits data that is updated monthly.

Provides extensive economic and social data on China at the national, provincial, county and city levels.

Contains scholarly articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, policy briefs, and white papers focused on international affairs.

Offers reports on key issues in the U.S.Congress from 1923 to the present. Includes a searchable archive by keyword, date, or subject.

Covers construction news, real estate, urban planning, energy, and transportation news for the greater Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Access limited to current PSU students, faculty, and staff. Please contact the Library reference desk for login.

Maintains citations, abstracts, and full text of dissertations from 1997 to the present along with citations and abstracts for selected masters theses from 1962 to the present. Includes subject, title, and author indexing to U.S. dissertations from 1861 to the present.

Provides citations and abstracts of international journals, books, dissertations, and working papers on economics.

Maintains the Economist full text, the British weekly newspaper that focuses on business, international events, and opinion pieces.

Maintains a collection of streaming videos, educational films, and video segments in the humanities & social sciences, business & economics, science & mathematics, health & medicine, technical education, family & consumer sciences, careers & job searching, and guidance & counseling. Closed captions are available.

Houses information on foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities. In-library use only for one user at a time. Please visit the Library reference desk for access information.

Offers articles from trade publications, journals, magazines, company profiles, full text Investext investment reports, and recent newswire releases.

Offers research covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government, and general interest titles covers global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling.

Maintains a global reference on the environment, energy, and natural resources.

Consists of U.S. demographic and economic statistics from colonial times to the present.

Archives social science data that includes aging, child care, criminal justice, demography, education, political science as well as public and mental health.

Data from International Monetary Fund. Includes International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payments Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, Government Finance Statistics, and more. As of Jan 1, 2015, IMF has made their data freely available to the public and set up a new data dissemination platform

Provides information on product shipments by ocean freight into U.S. ports as well as shipments in and out of several Latin American countries and shipments into India. Useful for supply chain analysis. More information on Import Genius can be found on its website, including a list of shipping terms. Access limited to current PSU students, faculty, and staff. User must sign up with a current PSU email address.

Features the New York Times, final NYC edition, full text articles from 1980 to the present.

Archives the New York Times with full page, cover-to-cover images of the newspaper from 2008 to the present. Indexed by date and page number of articles.

Archives the New York Times from 1851 to 2009 with full page images and articles.

Provides full text access to books, journals, and statistical databases produced by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) online library of statistical databases, books, and periodicals. 

Maintains controversial contemporary topic summaries and overviews of current issues that include aspects of the issues along with pro and con arguments and opinions.

Covers public affairs, public and social policy, and international relations. Includes national and international journal articles, books, government documents, statistics, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, microfiche, and pertinent web sites.

Archives pdf images U.S. companies annual reports from 1844 to the present.

Maintains the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Comprised of full text articles from local business publications, newspapers, and newswires in the U.S.

Includes full text U.S. federal and state tax publications, including editorial materials and primary source materials such as Internal Revenue Code, Federal Tax Cases, and editorial materials.

Provides financial ratio benchmarks data (norms and ratios) and industry default probablity data. This is the online version of the RMA annual statement studies

Contains full text encyclopedias and reference books in the social sciences and humanities. Search by keyword or browse by topic.

Includes business plans, guides, articles, and websites about how to start a small business.

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to access current and historical U.S. Census data and demographic information. It contains maps, profile reports, data elements, and variables.

Collects articles, case studies, and book chapters covering the key areas of governance, sustainability, social responsibility, environmental management, and related fields.

Provides international transportation research. TRID combines records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre's International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) database. Covers the 1960's to the present.

Features case studies that describe project development processes, which are innovative in their markets and financially successful. Most case studies discuss real estate development. This database is limited to 3 concurrent users. Close your browser at the end of your session.

Offers U.S. firms and their locations in other countries as well as firms based in other countries with locations in the United States.

Contains merchandise export and import data between the United States and all its trading partners. In-library use only for two concurrent users. Please visit the Library reference desk for access information.

Contains data for countries and country groups covering financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics.