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Global Studies: Pertinent Online Databases

This guide contains information and links to resources useful to students and faculty in the Global Studies program.

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Online Databases

ABI Inform Global - PROQUEST

  • 1923 - present; Full-text subjects: business companies, industries, products, advertising, marketing, computers
  • 190,000 reports from 195 countries
  • 21,000 Full-text doctoral dissertations and master's theses from over 1,000 colleges and universities
  • Over 1,300 SWOT analysis reports
  • 125,000 author profiles
  • How to search PROQUEST

General Business File - GALE

  • Full-text
  • Recommended for: General user.
  • Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.
  • Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.
  • Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

LexisNexis - LEXIS NEXIS

  • 1988 - present; Full-text
  • Access to five million searchable documents from more than 40,000 legal, news and business sources

Business Abstracts with Full Text (HW Wilson) - EBSCO

  • 1986 - present
  • Indexing and abstracting of 527 key international English-language business periodicals including Business Week, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and more.
  • Broad Subjects: Reference; Business; Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Updated monthly
  • How to search OCLC

Omnifile Full text Select (HW Wilson) - EBSCO

  • 1994 - full-text
  • Indexes 2,393 periodicals in science, humanities, education and business
  • Includes records from Reader's Guides AbstractsSocial Sciences AbstractsHumanities AbstractsSocial Abstracts, and Wilson Business Abstracts
  • Over 1,500,00 records
  • Updated weekly
  • how to search OCLC

Urban Studies & Planning - SAGE

  • 1968 - Present; Full-text
  • 12 Journals published by SAGE and participating societies
  • Encompasses over 10,500 articles


  • Full-text
  • Online collection of over e1,200 peer-reviewed journals and 25 book series
  • Interactive databases for high-quality STM journals, book series, books, reference works, and the Online Archives Collection
  • Architecture and Design; Behavioral Science; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Engineering; Humanities; Social Sciences and Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Medicine; Physics and Astronomy; Professional and Applied Computing

Wiley Online Library

  • Full-text
  • Indexes over 1,400 journals
  • Engineering, Computing and Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Life and Physical Sciences
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Medicine, Humanities, Philosophy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Social Work,
  • Business, Economics, Finance and Accounting
  • Education

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