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MBA 670: Tutorials


 l Logging into the Library Portal for Database Access


Library Handout: Portal Page


l   Finding Full Text Articles- Locate which online database indexes the full text of specific magazines, journals, or newspapers.

Tutorial: E-Journals: Finding Full Text Articles

Library handout


l ProQuest ABI/Inform Global provides access to full text magazine and journal articles on business and management topics.

Tutorial: ProQuest ABI/Inform Global : Finding Magazine and Journal Articles on Companies
Library Handout: ProQuest ABI/Inform Global Search for Articles


l Business Insights: Global provides information on companies, brands, markets and industries including market trends, mergers and acquisitions, management issues and company overviews and financials. Access full text business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles.

Tutorial by Gale/Cengage Learning: The Basics
Tutorial by Gale/Cengage Learning: Searching
Tutorial by Gale/Cengage Learning: Company Search
Tutorial by Gale/Cengage Learning: Industry Search
Tutorial by Gale/Cengage Learning: Documents

Tutorial by Gale/Cengage Learning: Comparison Reports

Business Insights Tip Sheet


l EBSCO Business Source Elite provides full text articles on a wide variety of business topics. The Company Profiles section provides company reports which include history, key employees, major products and services, revenue analysis, SWOT analysis, list of top competitors of subsidiaries.

Tutorial: EBSCO Company Profiles/SWOT Analysis

Library Handout: EBSCO General Search

Library Handout: EBSCO Company Profiles


l   Factiva –The database provides business articles from thousands of leading business and management journals, as well as company financials and reports.

Tutorial: Factiva Headline Search for Articles 

Library Handout: Easy Search for Articles by Headline

Tutorial: Factiva News Search

Tutorial: Factiva Company Snapshot with SWOT Analysis

Tutorial: Factiva Company Reports and Financials

Tutorial: Factiva Simple Search for Articles

Library Handout: Factiva: Basic Search Handout

Library Handout Factiva Company Report Search

For more information on searching the Factiva database, check out the ProQuest LibGuide at


l First Research is a Dun & Bradstreet database covering 700 industry profiles that are updated quarterly. There is also information on state economics, including employment, unemployment, status of state industries, local real estate, etc.

Video from FirstResearch

Tutorial: FirstResearch (Industry Information)

Library Handout: FirstResearch: Industry Information  


l Mergent Online Company Data is one of the best databases to use for company research. It provides company financial reports and annual reports on over 10,000 public companies that are traded on the New York, American, and NASDAQ stock exchanges.

Tutorial: FIS Company Research: Getting Financials

Tutorial: Locating an Annual Report

Tutorial: Doing a Company Comparison Report (Peer Group Report) 

Tutorial: Getting Predefined Company Reports(Choose from a list of reports with different contents)

Library Handout: FIS Mergent Online Company Profiles


l General Business File ASAP provides full text articles on companies, industries, and products, as well as analyst reports.

Tutorial: General Business File ASAP: Getting an Analyst Report

Library Handout on Searching General Business File ASAP


l LexisNexis Academic provides full text articles on business and legal topics, as well company snapshot reports and downloadable financial tables.

Library Handout LexisNexis Company Dossier Search



Tutorial: Morningstar Research Center

Quick Guide:  Morningstar Investment Research Center


l Standard and Poor’s NetAdvantage is one of the major databases to use for investment research. It provides information on company stocks and industries, bonds, and mutual funds.


Library Handout: S & P NetAdvantage



 l ValueLine Online is a highly respected research database which includes rankings and analyses on the performance of thousands of stocks. The database also includes industry information, Edgar filings, and industry peer group lists.

ValueLine Stock Report in PDF Format: Part 1

ValueLine: Stock Report in HTML Format with an Industry Report: Part 2

ValueLine Industry Report

Library Handout: ValueLine