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Library resources suggested for this class.

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We’ve done our best to select the most pertinent materials for these Course Resources pages, but if these are not helping with your topic/project, we encourage you to use the Schedule an Appointment link in the Profile box on this page.

Resources for this class

NAICS codes for mutual fund, investment banking, commercial banking and insurance industries:

  • 52591 - Open-End Investment Funds
  • 52211 - Commercial Banking
  • 52411a - Life Insurance & Annuities
  • 52411b - Health & Medical Insurance
  • 52412 - Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance
  • 52413 - Reinsurance Carriers
  • 52421 - Insurance Brokers & Agencies

Our two main sources for company reports, including financial data:

Two sources for ratio data (should you need it for this class):

Here are the three best databases for business articles, in order from popular to scholarly:

But if what you're after is current news... these are the databases to try:

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Advice for Enhancing Your Research Success

Here are a few tips to for researching:

  • Google often isn't helpful. The best business information is not free.  However, the library does subscribe to numerous resources.
  • When using these databases, adjust your search terms if you're not getting the results you hoped for--try synonyms and scour article titles, abstracts, and subject headings in your search results for likely search terms to use.  Sometimes a thesaurus or encyclopedia come in handy when brainstorming search terms.
  • Use double quotes to search multiple words as a phrase (e.g. "new age" finds these terms in exact order).
  • Use an asterisk to substitute for letters at the end of a word (e.g. crit* finds critic, criticism, critique etc.).
  • If you can't find what you're looking for, schedule an appointment!

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Robert Berkman

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