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Business Databases: Articles & Company Information

Comment Icon0 Visit Maag Library’s Business Research Databases Guide for a complete list of databases available for locating business information.
Business Research Databases Handout

Use the databases listed below to search for articles and company information. While these databases provide a good starting point for your research, other databases are also available. To view the complete list of databases, go to the Maag Library Home Page and click on Research Databases on the left side under Quick Links.

Comment Icon0 Many articles may be found full-text within the databases, while others may be found in print in the bound journals on the sixth floor of the library. If you are having trouble locating the full text of an article, check Maag Journal Finder to view all print & electronic holdings for the journal. If MJF does not lead you to full text access of the article (print or electronic) use the Online Article Request Form to order the article electronically. InterLibrary Loan can locate most articles and will email you with a PDF attachment. This process takes approximately one week.

Comment Icon0 Click on the database titles below if you are on campus. If you are off campus, use the Off Campus Access links.
Authentication to an OhioLINK database requires you to:

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  • Select your institution (Youngstown State University) then click on Submit.
  • Enter your last name followed by first name.
  • Enter your YSU ID# (number beginning with “Y” found on your YSU ID or in your portal account).
  • Enter your PASSWORD. **Until you set up a unique one in Your Library Record your YSU ID# is your password**
  • Click on Submit
  • Databases purchased individually by Maag Library require YSU username & password (same as YSU email).

Comment Icon0 CLICK HERE for more information about off campus access.

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  • BUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE / OFF CAMPUS ACCESS
    ABOUT BSC
    / BASIC SEARCH HELP SHEET / BSC USER GUIDE
    Scholarly business database, providing bibliographic and full text content. Provides full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS (Management Information Systems), POM (Production & Operations Management), accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, nonjournal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.
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    Use Company Profiles link under “More” on toolbar at top of screen to access detailed Datamonitor Reports.
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  • LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC / OFF CAMPUS ACCESS
    LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC WIKI /
    YOUTUBE VIDEO TUTORIALS
    Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical and reference information from nearly 7,000 sources, most of them available in full text.Covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily.
    >>At opening screen, enter Company Name OR Ticker Symbol in “Get Company Info” search boxes and click Go
    >>To access Company Dossier, click on Companies (blue tabs on left), then Company Dossier.
    >>To access Company Profiles, click on Companies (blue tabs on left), then Company Profiles. Select specific sources from the “Select Source(s)” box.
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  • MERGENT ONLINE / OFF CAMPUS ACCESS
    MERGENT ONLINE QUICK TIPS
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    MERGENT ONLINE BASIC SEARCH
    Business information, including financial reports, company news and securities data.
    >>If you use the on campus link, access is only provided for the USA Company Database.
    >>If you authenticate using the off campus access link, access is provided to the USA Company Database, International Company Database, and D&B Private Company Database.
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  • REFERENCE USA: U.S. BUSINESSES / OFF CAMPUS ACCESS
    USING REF USA
    / SAMPLE SEARCHES /
    REF USA TOUR
    U.S. Businesses Search: This database of 14 million U.S. Businesses contains verified, accurate data and is updated monthly.Selection criteria include: Business Name, Executive Name, Business Type, Sales Volume, Employee Size, Year Established, plus more.
    >>Click on U.S. Businesses: Search > Create a Custom Search: Select Company Name under “Name” section and Ticker Symbol under “Special Selects” (ticker symbol narrows your results considerably) > Click on Create Search > Enter Company Name and Ticker Symbol  in search boxes and click on Search Now > Click on appropriate company name to access company profile
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  • REGIONAL BUSINESS NEWS / OFF CAMPUS ACCESS
    ABOUT REGIONAL BUSINESS NEWS

    Collection of full text newswires that incorporates news information from all over the world. Information provided by these sources covers business, political, economic and other diverse, international news events. In order to maintain the most current collection of news, this database contains the most recent 30 days of information from each of these wire sources
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  • STANDARD & POOR’S NETADVANTAGE / OFF CAMPUS ACCESS
    S&P NETADVANTAGE USER GUIDE
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    NETADVANTAGE TOUR
    Comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering online access to popular Standard & Poor’s research products, such as Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, among others. Company Information includes an Overview (Business Summary, Company Fact Sheet), QuoteNewsChart (interactive stock chart going back 10 years), Valuation (Key Stock Statistics, Per Share Data by Fiscal Year, Relative Standings by Calendar Year), Financials (Revenues, Earnings Per Share, Income Statement, Other Financial Data), Corporate Actions (Dividend Data, Stock Splits), Industry Information, Competitors, Industry NewsStock Reports, Independent Equity ResearchRegister (Name, Address, Data, Stock Data, Business Description, NAICS Code(s), Market Regions, Bank/Accountant/Law Firm, Officers, Directors), Bond Reports, Industry Surveys, and Sub-Industry Reviews.
    >>Click on Companies tab at top of page > Search for Company Profile by Company Name or Ticker Symbol; Use links on left side of profile to access detailed company and industry information.
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  • VALUE LINE RESEARCH CENTER / OFF CAMPUS ACCESS
    VALUE LINE GUIDES / HOW TO USE VALUE LINE PAGES

    Value Line helps investors access the most accurate and independently created research information available, in any format they choose, and teaches them how to use it to meet their financial objectives.
    >>For a one page Company Snapshot from the print version of The Value Line Investment Survey, use Standard Edition under Quick Index to look up company name or ticker symbol.
    >>Use Small & Mid-Cap Edition for smaller companies


Maag Journal Finder

Comment Icon0 Use Maag Journal Finder to locate the print and/or electronic holdings of journals. You can search for a specific journal title or browse journals by title or subject. This is the best way to locate an article if you already have the citation!
From the Maag Library Home Page, click on Maag Journal Finder on the left side of the screen under Quick Links.

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