You'll find information on the best databases and library resources to assist you in your research. Many of these resources are freely 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)
Business Source Complete
The Conference Board
Indexes and abstracts scholarly and popular periodicals as well as government documents and reports. Some full-text. Focuses on the way humans affect the environment. Topics range from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. (EBSCO)
Informe! (Revistas en Espanol)
Full-text articles from thousands of newspapers, periodicals, business and legal sources. Business info includes company, financial, market research, and industry reports. Legal info includes federal and state case law, statutes, and law reviews. Worldwide news sources include the New York Times, CNN, The Economist, AP, and NPR.
Proquest Statistical Insight (formerly LexisNexis Statistical Insight)
A provider of consumer and business research; ReferenceUSA aids in creating marketing plans, conducting competitive analysis, raising funds, and locating people. It includes two databases: U.S. Businesses and U.S. New Businesses.
SBRnet (Sports Business Research Network)
Full-text news and market research on all facets of the sporting goods and sports marketing industry. Includes a complete directory of U.S. and Canadian college sports programs with links to over 10,000 sports organizations. Includes full-text articles and industry statistics.
Small Business Reference Center
Government Information (back to top)
The official website of the State of Kansas.
Newspapers (back to top)
Current full-text access to six Kansas newspapers: Emporia Gazette (2002- ), Kansas City Star (1991- )Lawrence Journal-World (1990- ), Manhattan Mercury (1997- ), Topeka Capital-Journal (2002- ) and Wichita Eagle (1984- ).
Wall Street Journal (via Proquest) Full-text access from 1984-present.
Full-text access from 1984-present.
Wichita Eagle (via NewsBank)
Full-text access from 1984-present.
Reference Sources (back to top)
A Dictionary of Business and Management
Contains 7,000 entries covering all areas of business and management, including marketing, organizational behaviour, business strategy, law, and taxation. Written by a team of experts, it features the very latest terminology, for example, the recent vocabulary associated with structured finance and the associated subprime lending crisis, including collaterized debt obligation and special purpose vehicle.
Dictionary of Statistics
Contains entries on all aspects of statistics including terms used in computing, mathematics, operational research, and probability, as well as biographical information on over 200 key figures in the field, and coverage of statistical journals and societies. It embraces the whole multi-disciplinary spectrum of this complex subject, and will be invaluable for students and professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including politics, market research, medicine, psychology, pharmaceuticals, and mathematics.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
If you are having trouble determining the NAICS code for an industry, but know a company that is part of that industry, you can use one of the sources below to help you determine the appropriate industry code.
NOTE: The codes themselves are an accepted standard, but the assigning of codes to companies is not centralized or standardized.
Publicly available websites provide information on SIC and NAICS codes:
- U.S. Census Bureau Provides a list of NAICS codes
- NAICS Association Provides a search tool to find NAICS and SIC codes.
- OSHA SIC Manual From the United States Dept. of Labor.
Research databases* that provide SIC and NAICS codes:
- Business and Company Resource Center Provides NAICS and SIC codes.
- LexisNexis Academic Provides information on primary and secondary SIC and NAICS codes.
- Mergent Online Provides primary SIC and NAICS codes
- Correspondence Tables from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Additional Resources on NAICS and SIC Codes
*Research databases are restricted to WSU students, faculty, and staff.