Welcome to the subject guide for International Business!This guide includes resources that will assist you in completing your class assignments and research. Most of these resources are available online; however, only WSU students, staff and faculty may access resources with the icon. If you have any questions, please get in touch with your librarian via the contact information to the right.
Databases (back to top)
Business Abstracts with Full Text
Business Source Complete
The Conference Board
Gale Virtual Reference Library
PAIS International Database
Wall Street Journal (via Proquest) Full-text access from 1984-present.
Full-text access from 1984-present.
Government Information (back to top)
CIA World Factbook
Select a country from the drop-down box to find out more information. See this guide for creating country comparisons: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/rankorderguide.html.
International Trade Administration
From the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Economic statistics, international market research, and trade leads produced by hundreds of U.S. government agencies. IMPORTANT NOTICE: The STAT-USA website is no longer available as of Sept. 30, 2010. This link is to a transition webpage that links to the data sources and statistics previously compiled by STAT USA.
Reference Sources (back to top)
Bilingual Dictionaries (Oxford Reference)
Oxford Reference Online Premium provides access to several bilingual dictionaries, including to and from English with French, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, Spanish, and Modern Welsh.
A Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names
This dictionary gives the history, meanings, and origin of an enormous range of country, region, island, city, and town names from around the world. In doing so, it reveals religious and cultural traditions, the migration of peoples, the ebb and flow of armies, the presence of explorers, local languages, industrial developments, topography, as well as superstitions and legends. In addition, there is a glossary of words that are common components for place-names (e.g. ‘havn‘ meaning harbour) and an index of relevant personalities.
Encyclopedia of World Cultures (1996)
Also available in print in the Reference Stacks at Ref GN550.E53 1991
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Handbook of International Financial Terms
Find meanings of what can seem a bewildering array of financial terms, such as a Circus, a Firewall, an Amazon Bond, a Clean Float, a Cocktail Swap, a Butterfly, a Streaker, a Straddle, and a Strangle. There are numerous examples to show how particular calculations and instruments are used; details are also given of acronyms, currencies, and major markets.
Web sites (back to top)
Country Studies: Area Handbook Program
From the Library of Congress, "a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world."
An international business web portal from the International Business Center at Michigan State University. Includes country information, industry profiles, and a number of additional resources.
Blank and outline maps of the world.
Office of Trade & Economic Analysis
Trade statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Industry Analysis.
Penn World Tables 6.3
"Provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 189 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2007."
Trade Data Online
Create customized reports on Canada and the U.S.'s trade in goods with over 200 countries. Search by product or industry.