Finding Journal Articles: Business Administration

The most current research on any academic topic is usually found in journal articles. Journal articles typically provide information on specific research, events, or discoveries in a particular field. They do not usually provide background information.

Use databases to find articles on a particular topic.

To find journal articles on your topic, use databases available to the UPEI community. Through the UPEI computer network you can access subject specific databases or databases that cover a wide range of academic areas. Depending on the database searched, you will have access to the full text or to the citation of an article.

Databases pertinent to Business Administration include:

 

Title Description
Business Source Complete A scholarly business database providing indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.
Business Insights: Global

Gale Business Insights: Global provides students and researchers with the broad yet detailed coverage of international business they need to develop into savvy professionals that can compete and succeed working across the countries and cultures of the world. Gale Business Insights: Global is the most convenient and comprehensive way to access timely case studies, full-text articles, and robust data sets coupled with authoritative references and tools for analysis. This unique resource empowers users to not only research topics but also to interpret their research. Deep business intelligence powered by statistical data lets researchers spend less time searching and more time connecting their discoveries to practical applications.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete, includes Education and Business in a single search.

 

Proquest's Guide to CBCA (note the tabs along the top for different parts of the guide)

Gale OneFile: Business

A comprehensive business resource for the undergraduate researcher seeking company news, the public library patron making personal investment decisions, or the high school student looking to major in business administration, it provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily. Complementing these titles is a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage

Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
Academic Collection Complete (Proquest) Search/browse the UPEI Proquest Ebook Central e-book collection. Use the Catalogue to find all e-books available at UPEI.
Blackwell Synergy -- See Wiley Online Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
CAB Abstracts (via EBSCOhost) Covers the significant research and development literature in applied life sciences, including agriculture, the environment, human nutrition, applied economics, leisure/tourism, and veterinary medicine.
CANSIM - Canadian Socio-Economic Information (via CHASS) The Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System (CANSIM) is Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada. CANSIM comprises over 40 million time series and thousands of tables.
Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media

 

Brings together information found in more than 400 journals. Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage

Gale OneFile: Computer Science

 

Provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes more than 600 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage

CPA Canada Standards and Guidance Collection (CPACHB) Provides to up-to-date information on the changes to the accounting and assurance standards (formerly the CICA Standards and Guidance Collection) and the new Canadian Auditing Standards.
EconLit with Full Text (EBSCOhost) Foremost source of references to economic literature. Provides indexing and abstracting of 450+ international economic periodicals, books & papers.
Eureka (formerly Newscan)

Covers over 5,000 news sources, including newspapers & news wires. Full text to PEI newspapers The Guardian (1997-) and The Journal Pioneer (1999-).

Please note that we have a 10-simultaneous user limit, but the library can coordinate with the vendor to open that up for training days, so instructors who want to offer group hands-on training should contact one of the librarians to make those arrangements.

Gale In Context: Global Issues

Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.

Not a pro and con database, Global Issues in Context ties together sources to present a rich analysis of issues - social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural - and headlines in world hot spots. It provides information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations.

Global Issues in Context focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues. It also includes detailed information on nations to provide a foundation for cross-cultural studies and, International periodicals and news sources that bring additional insight and currency.

Global Issues in Context includes a variety of sources and media formats:

  • Overviews summarizing background information, historical context, and contemporary stances
  • Expert perspectives analyzing an issue or event through multiple aspects
  • Reference documents providing background information on all issues and nations
  • Full-text international magazines, academic journals, and news sources
  • Primary sources
  • Statistics, including interactive graphs, tables, and charts
  • Multimedia elements
  • Links to Web sites, including government sites and organizations

 

Global Issues in Context also features tools such as a curriculum standards search, Lexiles reading scores for periodicals, a translation feature, research tools and guide, a link to Discovery Education's streaming, a vast digital media library, for customers who subscribe to streaming, and more!

 

(Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage)

globalEDGE

Information about international economies, industries, and emerging markets.

Description from website:

Created by the International Business Center and the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities. 

Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism

 

Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. The database offers current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries. The curious traveler will also find a wealth of information, from contents on state parks and information on planning a vacation to full-text travel guides from Fodor's.

 

(Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage)

Globe & Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844

Provides the online digitized full-image version of the complete works of the Globe and Mail newspaper from its inception up until two years ago.

 

Proquest's guide to using the historical newspapers database, including this one - note the tabs along the top for different sections of the guide

 

Looking for more recent Globe & Mail issues?

We have various date ranges in various formats, from plain text to PDFs.

See all of our holdings for the Globe & Mail.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - VIII, Complement Collections and Life Sciences

Provides access to archival & current issues of over 1,400 scholarly journals across 57 academic disciplines. Includes primary source materials.

Robertson Library does not subscribe to all of the JSTOR collections, so use Interlibrary Loan to request articles that are not available in JSTOR or the Library's other collections.

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Need help? See the "How to Search JSTOR" guide.

 

 

 

Beta from JSTOR:

JSTOR Labs has created an interesting new kind of search engine for finding articles within their collections that are "similar to" an article that you provide (upload PDF, does not have to be from JSTOR). If your topic does not require very recent articles, give it a try!
http://www.jstor.org/analyze/

PsycINFO Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology.
Ingenta Contains citations to research articles from over 13,500 scholarly & popular journals. Coverage includes the humanities, social sciences & science.
Knoema

Statistical data by country. Site encourages you to create a free login but you don't need to do that to access the data - just use the Data or Infographics menus at the top of the home page.

New York Times Archives search 1851-present. Full text 1851-1922 and 1987-present. Editions 1923-1986 free preview only. Microfilm 1923-1986 available in the Library.
Oxford University Press Journals Full text for over 240 journals from a variety of areas, including history, literature, science, medicine, political science, psychology & sociology.
PEI Daily Newspapers Provides the full text of The Guardian (May, 1997- ) and The Journal-Pioneer (April, 1999- )
ScienceDirect Provides full text to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences.
SAGE Premier Collection Full text of over 600 journals published by SAGE in the fields of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, and Medicine.
Statista

Integrates data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.
Our data sources include market research reports, such as the Ipsos Affluent Survey published annually by Ipsos Media, Simmons National Consumer Studies and Consumer Insights from Scarborough Research, as well as trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. For each statistic, we provide available meta data including but not limited to source, release date, number of respondents, and any other relevant details to facilitate verification of all statistical information available on Statista.com. Product description provided by the company.

 

Small Business Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Ideal for business schools and entrepreneurs, Small Business Collection is updated daily and provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Users find more than 500 subject-appropriate, active, full-text periodicals, including: Beverage Industry, Black Enterprise, Economist, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, HR Magazine, Real Estate Weekly, Restaurant Business, Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, And more.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Springer LINK Contains over 1,900 full text electronic journals from the areas of science, technology, medicine, engineering, environment, economics, and law.
Toronto Stock Exchange Monthly Review (eReview) Monthly statistical overview of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Web of Science (Backfile)

Backfile thru December 2009 for Web of Science (WOS) Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) & Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)

 

Why just the backfile? See the Web of Science Subscription 2010.

Wiley Online

Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. The Library subscribes to a large subset of the journals published by Wiley, but not all of them. As of Winter 2019, the Library also provides access to over 20,000 Wiley ebooks, which is most but not all of them. The Library is unable to provide access to Wiley Textbooks.

 

Browse the list of Wiley journals available through UPEI (also includes older Blackwell titles, which Wiley bought)

 

 

World Bank Open Data

"Free and open access to global development data", with browse features by country or socio-economic indicator.

 

Includes a significant collection of population data at the subnational level.

Academic Videos Online (AVON)

Over 60,000 academic videos, including the Nursing Education Collection.

Alexander Street Press is a division of Proquest.

 

Business Plans Handbook

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

 

This is actually a series of volumes, not a single book. The library has access to the series from 1993 - 2015.

Canadian Electronic Library (DesLibris)

The DesLibris Canadian Electronic Library contains over 17,000 ebooks and over 50,000 Canadian documents of other kinds, mostly in English but also about 20,000 in French.

The documents are mostly from the Canadian government, but also many are from non-profit agencies and "think tanks".

Canadian Labour Studies Index

The Labour Studies Index offers over 6534 citations of journal articles, books, book chapters, theses, and other literature relating to Canadian labour issues, as of May 2016, and continuing to grow.

While the Index emphasizes open access publications, they also have indexed a number of recent books (including publisher descriptions), journal articles, and reports.

Scope of the Index (as of May 2016)

Open access is a key criterion for what is included in the Index. The following three scholarly journals are indexed comprehensively: Labour/Le Travail (1976-, open access except for the current year), Just Labour. A Canadian Journal of Work and Society (2002-2014, open access), and Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations (1945- , open access since 1964 except for the current two years). Work has been completed on the first two journals, while the latter is still in the process of being indexed. Just Labour, published by York University’s Centre for Work and Society, appears to have been indexed previously only by Google Scholar.

All other publications or resources are indexed selectively with priority given to recency (i.e., since 2000). They include research (e.g., theses, dissertations) in institutional repositories, Canadian university presses (e.g., Athabasca), Canadian publishers (e.g., Fernwood), commercial academic publishers, commissioned reports (e.g., Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), and reviews.

DOAJ : Directory of Open Access Journals A service that provides access to quality controlled scientific and scholarly Open Access Journals.
EconPapers (part of RePEc)

Part of RePEc, EconPapers provides access to Research Papers in Economics, the worlds largest collection of online Economics working papers, journal articles, and software.

Google Dataset Search

Across the web, there are millions of datasets about nearly any subject. Dataset Search has indexed almost 25 million of these datasets, giving you a single place to search for datasets and find links to where the data is. 

Some other options for finding datasets:

Dimensions - over 11 million datasets indexed, most but not all search functions on this site are free (UPEI does not have a paid subscription)

re3data.org- a global registry of research data repositories, including some that are not free

Data Repositories Open Access Directory

US Govt: data.gov and another one specifically for health data: HealthData.gov

Harvard Dataverse- about 150,000 datasets

The European Union's Eurocentric dataset search page

CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives)

OpenAfrica OpenAfrica is not a government agency but calls itself a grassroots movement to open Africa related datasets

Datamed.org - just biomed/health related datasets

 

For more help finding a free dataset for your research project, contact your subject librarian.

O'Reilly Higher Education Ebooks (Safari)

This subscription package to over 35,000 ebooks and 6,000 videos includes primarily computer science, but with many engineering and business books too.

Technical access issues:

You will need to use UPEI's login system to use these books even if you are on campus.

The first time you use it, you will see a popup that mentions sending you an email, but that's doesn't apply to us and you won't get any email.

If the first time you use it is through a catalogue link, and cannot get past the popup asking for your "academic email" address, come here and use the link on this page first, then go back to the catalogue book link.

You should only have to do this sequence once per computer/web browser.

We recommend using any browser OTHER THAN Chrome, because Chrome does not render many mathematical equations properly.

If you copy a URL in this product to make  persistent link (for example, to a chapter), you need to use this link conversion tool so that link will work properly later (otherwise it won't).

If you are ever starting with a link into this product that insists on getting your email address first, use that same link conversion tool (in a browser other than Chrome) and retry with the modified link.

The "mobile app" provided by the platform for offline reading will not work with UPEI's login authentication system. You should however find that the normal web platform is acceptably "responsive" to small screens like smartphones.

Fall 2019 - the Library is continuing to work with the companies involved to improve the user experience regarding these authentication issues. We will update this page as improvements are made.

 

SAGE Research Methods Video: Practical Research and Academic Skills

This collection of over 450 streaming videos on the SAGE Research Methods platform offers support on the practical skills that you need to successfully complete your research. Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project, and securing ethical approval are explicitly covered. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos. This video collection will give you the confidence to successfully navigate your research, take responsibility for your professional development and identify the transferable skills needed to progress your careers.

Topics covered in the videos include:

  • Project Management
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Securing ethical approval
  • Writing for publication
  • Computer applications
  • Applied research
  • Research careers & building networks
  • Presenting at conferences
  • Building Networks
  • and many more topics

There are more research methods videos in the SRM Core package

Scopus

Scopus provides broad indexing and citation coverage of academic journals, books and conference proceedings published worldwide. Delivering a comprehensive overview ofresearch output in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Access the Elsevier Scopus guide for information about searching. 

Coming soon: the UPEI librarians are developing a own localized scopus advanced search tips guide.

 


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Created by: Betty Jeffery, B.A., M.L.S.
Former Instructional Services Coordinator
Date Created: 22-December-1999
Date Revised: 24-September-2014