For basic background information, overviews, and links to other related resources, check out these reference sources:
- Business Insights: Essentials
Database to research all business and management topics. Includes directory listings for over 300,000 companies as well as company profiles, industry rating, product brands, company performance ratings, investment reports and ratings, industry statistics, financial overviews, financial ratios, etc.
- Mergent Online
Financial information of public company -- US Company Data Direct, which contains more than 10,000 U.S. companies (including EDGAR (SEC) filings) and International Company Data Direct, which contains more than 17,000 non-U.S. companies.
- Hoover's Company Profiles
Contains proprietary information about public and non-public companies and key executives.
Business reports in five categories: industry market research, industry risk ratings, company research, global industry research, and economic and demographic data.
- MarketResearch.com Academic
Market research reports covering the following industries and categories: business services, consumer goods, food and beverage, demographics, heavy industry, life sciences and technology and media. Sources for reports include Kalorama Information, Packaged Facts, Simba Information and Specialists in Business Information (SBI).
- Plunkett Research Online
Takes you directly to industry-specific research portals for the most important business sectors, from energy to e-commerce and retailing to financial services.
Collection of 300,000 images for use in the teaching and study of art, architecture and archaeology.
- Materials Connexion
Provides a quick global view of the latest innovative and often cutting edge materials. Designed to serve the design disciplines broadly.