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BUSINESS: Getting Started


Your Subject Librarian

Janelle Julagay
Office hours In-person: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:30 AM until 12 noon, and Fridays 10 AM-11AM Online-only: Thursdays 6-9PM

DATABASE TRIAL -- limited time!

For the month of February, the Library is trialing a resource called IBISWorld, an industry-level research database containing:


  • Core NAICS US Industry Market Research Reports- Over 700 Industries in the US Economy covered
  • Specialized Super Niche Reports – Approximately 600 Reports Available
  • iExpert Summary- Quick look of our Industry Research Reports w/ prep questions
  • Business Environment Reports- Over 300 External Environment and Commodity Reports
  • Risk Assessment Reports – Look at Risk of Operating in the industry in the upcoming 12-18 months
  • Global/China/Canada/UK Industry Research Reports


Access to the trial is authenticated through IP address, so you can use it on any University computer, either on the main campus or at the regionals, but not at home unfortunately. Please take full advantage of this resource over the next four weeks! I would appreciate any feedback you might have on the product.

What's in this Guide?

This guide will help you begin the research process in Business Studies by providing guidance in finding, evaluating, and using a variety of information sources available through Armacost Library collections and beyond.

Use the tabs above to learn more about:

  • Finding books
  • Finding articles (scholarly journal articles, and popular magazine & newspaper articles
  • Making use of information sources in your academic work
  • Tools for citing your sources properly
  • ALURA, an award for exceptional student research

  • You may need a related research or course guide. Find those in the right-hand column.

  • Get help now! Find your options in the right-hand column.

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