Searchlight on Business Ethics

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For Brandman students who study in the field of business, business ethics might be a research topic of interest to you. Here is a searchlight focus on how to search for information about business ethics.

  1. Start on the library homepage. Type business ethics into the Discover! search box and click on “Search”
  2. The first result you receive should be a Research Starter on the Ethical Responsibilities of Business, which provides background information on business ethics as well as overview of its applications. Additionally, the bibliography and suggested reading offer a wealth of resources.

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  1. Aside from the Research Starter, you will see many books and e-books that the library owns on the topic of business ethics.
  2. To refine your search results, select the Advanced Search link below the search box and consider the following options:
    • Add the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals limiter
    • Place the term in quotation marks: “business ethics”
    • Change the dropdown limiter from Select a Field to SU Subject Terms
    • Change the date range
    • Add additional terms

As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance.

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Mergent Online: Your Guide to Company Informaiton

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Do you need company information? Try Mergent Online.

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Mergent Online provides United States public and international company data, including histories, competitors, executive biographies, recent and historic news, financials spanning up to 15 years (e.g. balance sheets, income statements, profitability ratios, etc.), and more. There is an option to create customized company reports and convert to PDF, Word, Excel, or HTML. International industry reports by region. Statistical country data and country maps. Access 10,000 active and 5,000 inactive U.S. public companies and 17,000 active international companies.

Company details include synopsis, highlights, history, subsidiaries, capital stock, business segments, executives, company financials, filings, news, and competitors.

You can connect to Mergent Online from the Business & Economics Guide Databases tab. If you need assistance accessing this great database, ask a librarian.

Need Company Information? Try Mergent Online

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By The Central Intelligence Agency [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Do you need company information? Try Mergent Online.

mergent

Mergent Online provides United States public and international company data, including histories, competitors, executive biographies, recent and historic news, financials spanning up to 15 years (e.g. balance sheets, income statements, profitability ratios, etc.), and more. There is an option to create customized company reports and convert to PDF, Word, Excel, or HTML. International industry reports by region. Statistical country data and country maps. Access 10,000 active and 5,000 inactive U.S. public companies and 17,000 active international companies.

Company details include synopsis, highlights, history, subsidiaries, capital stock, business segments, executives, company financials, filings, news, and competitors.

You can connect to Mergent Online from the Business & Economics Guide Databases tab. If you need assistance accessing this great database, ask a librarian.

Spotlight on Business

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Whether you are new to the business program or already entrenched, here are some highlights of resources to help put your research on the right track:

As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance.

Hoovers: Your Database for Business and Industry Information

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Hoover’s Premium Online

Here is a list of some of the great features of Hoovers Premium Online.

Profiles of 14 million U.S and international companies

In-depth coverage of 43,000 companies Reports for 600 industries

Company Information

  • Company Overview
  • Company Description
  • Company History
  • Industry Information
  • News & Social
  • Products & Operations
  • Financials
  • Historical Events
  • Family Tree
  • Earnings Estimates
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Competitors List
  • Financial Market Data
  • People & Contacts

Industry Information

  • Overview
  • Description
  • Associated Industry Codes
  • Companies List
  • Financials
  • Trends & Opportunities
  • News & Social
  • Call Preparation Questions
  • Quarterly Industry Updates
  • Executive Insight
  • Business Challenges
  • Glossary of Acronyms

All this, and you can customize company reports. What a fantastic database! You can access Hoovers from the Business and Economics Research and Subject Guide. And remember, if you need help navigating Hoovers, you just need to ask.

Note: Some features may not be available per academic library subscription.

Business Research Tips

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Welcome to your one-stop guide for Business– the Research Subject Guide for Business!

Looking for financial information on a privately held company? Check out the PrivCo database. Interested in seeing global market research? Start your search using the Passport — Euromonitor database. Only want full text articles from business journals, magazines, and other sources? Check out Business Source Premier.

The Business Research Guide offers much more, so why not make it your first stop for business resources? Save the Guide to your favorites to save time, and remember, if you need any assistance with the Guide or your search, Ask a Librarian! We’re here to help.