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

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

This first-of-its kind online resource was designed specifically to address the needs of a new global business generation. Gale Business Insights: Globalprovides 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.

CBCA Complete (Proquest)

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)

Business Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

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, Business Collection 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, all available on the state-of-the-art InfoTrac platform.

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.
Business, Economics and Theory Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

The Business Economics & Theory Collection offers instant access to full-text academic journals and magazines--with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. Powered by InfoTrac, it includes more than 1,800 titles. Content is useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more.

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

CAB Abstracts (via EBSCOhost) Covers the significant research and development literature in applied life sciences, including agriculture, human nutrition, and veterinary medicine.
CANSIM - Canadian Socio-Economic Information (via CHASS) Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.
Communication and Mass Media Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Powered by InfoTrac, the Communications & Mass Media Collection 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.
 

Computer Database

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Computer Database 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.

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.

Films on Demand

Films on Demand provides over 10,000 streaming educational/documentary videos, over 130,000 segments, across the curriculum from major documentary/media companies like BBC, PBS, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, A&E, History Channel and more - our subscription includes special Nursing and World Cinema collections in addition the Academic Master Collection

Global Issues in Context

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

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!

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. 

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

Description provided by the database publisher, Gale/Cengage:

Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection 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.

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

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.

Keesings World News Archive A searchable collection of world events since 1931. Full text is available for the past 20 years. Headlines and dates are available back to 1931.
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

Product description provided by the company:

 

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.

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.

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".

O'Reilly Higher Education Ebooks (Safari)

This subscription package to over 30,000 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 this link first, then go back to the catalogue book link.

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

 

 


Please contact the Library's Service Desk, 902-566-0583, for assistance.

 

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