Business Administration
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Business Administration

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  • Annual Reports provides links to numerous annual reports.
  • Annual Report Gallery provides links to numerous annual reports.
  • Bizjournals.com offers links to articles in a number of business periodicals. Search by company name, keyword, or industry. Most articles come from local business periodicals in the U.S., so information gleaned from this source may not be readily available elsewhere.
  • CEO Express represents an elaborate array of links to business research sites. Some information requires a subscription.
  • CNN Interactive News Search contains a free search of CNN news items.
  • e-Commerce times is an excellent news source specifically for e-commerce. This can be very useful for firms heavily involved in e-commerce.
  • DSN Retailing Today is an excellent research source for retailers. This is an excellent publication for retailers. Free registration is required.
  • FindArticles is an exhaustive search engine for articles from numerous periodicals.
  • Forrester Market Research is an excellent source for learning about business trends, although many reports can be costly.
  • Google is a popular Internet search engine.  Enter the names of companies/industries for a search.
  • Hoover's is an excellent source of company information and financial reports.  This is one of the most comprehensive sites for case research, but complete access requires a subscription. Many college and university libraries have a license, but one must access the site through the library’s web site.
  • Industry Week offers an eclectic array of articles of various companies, especially those in manufacturing.
  • Magportal is an exhaustive search engine for articles from numerous periodicals, many of them with free access.
  • Newstrawler allows a search of multiple news sources simultaneously, many of them located outside of the United States.
  • Morningstar is an excellent source of financial information, including financial ratios.
  • Reuters is an excellent source for business and other news (free subscription may be required).
  • Wall Street Journal is a premier source of business information.  A subscription is required for most research, but a free trial may be available. Articles over one month old are not available free of charge at the web site.
  • Yahoo Finance provides firm overviews, financial information, and more.
  • Yahoo News Searchis one of the oldest and most popular news searches on the Internet.

Other Research Links

The following sites tend to be more limited in their scope but may be useful to a given research project.

  • ASAE allows you to find professional and trade associations for some industries; searching is not always easy on this site.
  • Bpubs.com offers links to articles in a number of business periodicals.
  • Business.com is a good source of business news, although many of the sites and links may not be useful.
  • Business Week is a popular business periodical. Free registration may be required.
  • CNN Money provides a wealth of financial information.
  • Economist is a premier information source for business research from a European perspective.  A subscription is required for most information, but a free trial may be available.
  • Edgar Database is the U.S. government site for company reports. This is not always easy to navigate, but the information is extensive. See http://www.10kwizard.com/ for printable Edgar reports.
  • Europages contains information for researching firms in Europe.
  • Fast Company is an excellent source for strategic management articles, although most are on personalities or issues, not companies or industries.
  • Financial Times is a premier information source for business research from a European perspective.  A subscription is required for most information, but a free trial may be available.
  • Fortune 500 is a listing of America's largest firms.  An article search is also available.
  • Globalist provides interesting information on the international business environment.
  • Impact Articles provides an interesting array of articles, although search results are limited.
  • Internet Public Library is the starting point for an exhaustive series of links to find information about anything on the web.
  • Marketing Power is a marketing-oriented site sponsored by the American Marketing Association.
  • Motley Fool provides information of many organizations.
  • NAICS is the current North American industry classification scheme.
  • Newswise is an interesting source of business news, often from unusual sources. Free registration may be required.
  • SIC is the old (but still cited) U.S. government industry classification scheme.
  • Washington Times Business contains current business news.