Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including company profiles, marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

Management issues, economic indicators and business theories and practices, as well as on the activities of companies and industries worldwide.

Statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry.

Gale Virtual Reference Center

A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, including country research


Source for statistical data for almost 200 countries around the world. In addition to statistics, historical, economic, and political conditions are available

Doing Business – World Bank Group

Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 countries and selected cities at the national and regional level

BBC – Country Profiles

BBC country profiles “provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries, territories, and international organizations. Provides related news reports, a chronology of key events, leaders and media.

U.S Central Intelligence Agency – The World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Global Gateway: World Culture and Resources

Electronic resources on the nations of the world selected by Library of Congress subject experts

World Desk Reference – Prentice Hall

A complete overview of the modern world: physical, political, historical and economic The World Desk Reference is packed with facts and statistics, maps, illustrations and diagrams. Each of the world’s nations is analyzed in up to 19 subject areas, from Climate to Chronology, from Aid to Transportation, from Politics to Economics.

Handbook of Latin American Studies

Subject: South America; Caribbean; North America–Central America. Full text journals and databases

Inside Europe

Maps, timelines, country profiles, institutional profiles, and much more relating to the European Union.

Company profiles, marketing reports, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance , and economics.

Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications, incorporating 75 business news magazines, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States, including Orange County and San Diego county business periodicals.

Materials organized by country, company and industry. Statistical data sources, news articles, case studies, academic journals, and topical reference materials.

Research on activities of companies and industries worldwide, management issues, and economic indicators.

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.

U.S. Census Bureau –  County  Business  Patterns

County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. This series includes the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll.

ZIP Code Business Patterns data are available shortly after the release of County Business Patterns. It provides the number of establishments by employment-size classes by detailed industry in the U.S.

Local Information:  San Diego Source Book

Search through San Diego’s top business lists, find executives and contact information, compare company sales and sizes,  and competitors information.

Local Information: San Diego Business Journal

Economic news, demographics and lifestyle profiles,  in-depth analysis of the San Diego community’s business and economic scene, including article and data on local companies and industries.

Local Information:  City-Data

Data from numerous sources to create  complete profiles of all U.S. cities, including  local business profiles.

Annual Reports – EDGAR – Security & Exchanges Commission

All publicly traded companies are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free through this web page.

LegalTrac – Gale Infotrac

LegalTrac® provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.  LegalTrac® also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.

Criminal Justice Collection – Gale Infotrac

Access to more than 700 journals, including American  Criminal Law Review, Legal Times, Criminal Justice, and others.


ProQuest contains more than 200 scholarly and trade periodicals on topics related to legal research and business law, including Journal of Legal Economics,  American Business Law Journal, American Journal of International Law, Finance Law Review, Contemporary Legal and Economic Issues, and others.

Business Source Premier

More than 700 periodicals with information and analysis relevant to legal research, including  major law reviews and leading  scholarly journals.  The database contains legal services industry profiles.  Local sources, such as San Diego Law Review and California Law Review, are also available in the Business Source Premier database.

Regional Business News

Access to the Business Law Report and some regional business law journals.


More than 200 full-text books on law and legislation are available in the eBrary database (Business & Economics collection).  In ALL SUBJECTS on the top bar select LAW.


Resources and links for both state and federal laws,  including re