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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.
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Databases (back to top)

ABI/INFORM Complete WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available Abstracts available http://library.wichita.edu/reference/images/PDF/ABI.pdf
Abstracts and some full-text articles from scholarly journals and trade publications in business and economics worldwide. Includes industry information, regional and national newspapers, and full-text access to the Wall Street Journal. Coverage: 1971-current. View terms of use.  (Proquest)

Business Abstracts with Full Text WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available Abstracts available
Indexes and abstracts articles from English language periodicals including leading business magazines and trade and research journals with some full text. Coverage of indexing: 1982-present; full-text: 1995-present. (EBSCO)  View terms of use

Business Insights: Essentials WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available
Provides information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.  (Gale)   View Terms of Use

Business Source Complete WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available Abstracts available
A scholarly business database providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.  View Terms of Use  (EBSCO)

Campus Research WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available
A college edition of a database commonly used by lawyers that includes U.S. and state cases, U.S. and state statutes and regulations, U.S. Supreme Court briefs, National Labor Board and Federal Labor administrative materials, two legal encyclopedias, dozens of law reviews and journals, plus selected European Union legal materials. Call 1-800-733-2889 for free search help from Westlaw's reference attorneys.   View terms of use.  (Westlaw)

CompuStat Available to everyone Full text available http://library.wichita.edu/colldev/PDF/WRDSGetStarted.pdf
Database of financial, statistical and market information on active and inactive companies worldwide with data on over 90,000 global securities. Accessed via WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services). Coverage: last 20 years.  View terms of use.

The Conference Board WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available
Full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics. Includes studies of Fortune 500 companies on business trends, corporate governance, ethics, human resources, operations, and productivity. Coverage: 1998-present.  View terms of use.

Gale Virtual Reference Library WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available
Collection of ebook reference works in all disciplines including multivolume encyclopedias, biographical directories, business plan handbooks, consumer health references, dictionaries, etc. View terms of use. (Gale)

Mergent WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available
Full-text financial and other information on U.S. and international companies. Also provides access to EDGAR SEC filings; D&B Private Company Data; Industry Reports; D&B 20 Million Plus Private Company Database; and D&B 20 Million Plus Corporate Family Tree.  Coverage: latest 15 years. 25 simultaneous users.  View terms of use.

PAIS Archive WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available
Indexes monographs, periodical articles, notes, and announcements on 20th century public and social policies and issues. Produced by Public Affairs Information Service. Coverage: 1915-1976. View terms of use.  (Proquest)

PAIS International Database WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available
Indexes journal articles, books, government documents, statistical compilations, committee reports; directories, etc. published worldwide in social and public policy. Produced by Public Affairs Information Service. Coverage: 1972-present.  4 simultaneous users. View terms of use.  (Proquest)

Wall Street Journal (via Proquest) WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available http://proquest.umi.com/i-std/en/nat/searchresults.htm

Full-text access from 1984-present.

Government Information (back to top)

CIA World Factbook Available to everyone
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 Available to everyone
From the U.S. Department of Commerce.

STAT-USA Available to everyone Full text available
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) WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/HELP.html/help/h10
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 WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/HELP.html/help/h10
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) WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available
Also available in print in the Reference Stacks at Ref GN550.E53 1991

Gale Virtual Reference Library WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available
Collection of ebook reference works in all disciplines including multivolume encyclopedias, biographical directories, business plan handbooks, consumer health references, dictionaries, etc. View terms of use. (Gale)

Handbook of International Financial Terms WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available
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 Available to everyone
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."

globalEDGE Available to everyone
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.

International Business Etiquette, Manners, & Culture Available to everyone

Map Outlines Available to everyone
Blank and outline maps of the world.

Office of Trade & Economic Analysis Available to everyone
Trade statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Industry Analysis.

Penn World Tables 6.3 Available to everyone
"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 Available to everyone
Create customized reports on Canada and the U.S.'s trade in goods with over 200 countries. Search by product or industry.

Trade Port Available to everyone