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Subject Specific Databases
Business Source Elite Full-text, 1985-present
1,100 business journals and newspapers
Datamonitor (formerly MarketLine) continuously updated full text
Company, industry, and country reports
Global Road Warrior Full-text, updated continuously
Information about culture, demographics, and business etiquette for 175 countries.
LexisNexis full text, 1980s - present
Lexis Nexis provides full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Some of this information includes:
- National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources.
- U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information.
- Shepard’s® Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789
- Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.
OMNISelect Full-text, 1980s - present
Contains all the same journals as Wilson Select Plus, but with a different search interface. 2,700 journals from many fields, including: business, education, social sciences, science.
Country Information Web Portal
From the International Business Center at Michigan State University. Contains a variety of information and links with country information, cultural information, and statistics.
Government, politics, history and foreign relations.
Short but comprehensive overview of government, economics, and politics.
Basic overview with statistics and a focus on international issues (illegal drug and human trafficking, current international disputes)
Basic overview information & facts about media and freedom of the press.
Statesman’s Yearbook (Statesman’s Yearbook)
Reference HA46.S7 2008
Includes basic country statistics and political and economic data.
Language, culture, customes, and ettiquite
Reference GT150 .C85 2006
Basic overview including information about the county’s history, people, customs, lifestyle, culture, and society.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture
Reference HM621 .G74 2007 v. 1-6
Contains information about art, fashion, film, food, games, music, media, sports, transportation, travel, and more.
This is a great tool for country comparisons across a huge range of topics. It is also a good place to find sources for statistics.
To search: Go to the Country A-Z list at the top of the website, select your country, select the topic area you wish to find statistics for, and then click on “all stats.”
These yearbooks include statistical data on a country’s population, economy, society, education, culture, and more.
Register for a free account to view this database of international business and trade statistics. This resource pulls freely available data together in one location from many different online sources.
Country statistics from official sources gathered from across the internet. This site is earchable by country, region, or topic. It is a good place to find sources for statistics.
International Business Etiquette
Online cultural guides to doing business in select coutnries
From Canada’s office of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Country facts and topical cultural information on doing business in countries of the world.
Kiss Bow Or Shake Hands
HF5389 .M67 2006
Global Business Etiquette
Dun & Bradstreet’s Guide to Doing Business Around the World
HF1416 .M78 1997
Mind Your Manners, managing business cultures in the new global Europe
HD70.E8 M653 2003
“Also available in E-book
Doing Business in the New Latin America (Doing Business in the New Latin America)
HF3230.5 .Z5 B43 2004
Marketing Across cultures in Asia (Marketing Across cultures in Asia
HF1416 .G437 2002
Doing Business Internationally
Prepared annually by U.S. embassies, these reports present a comprehensive look at countries’ commercial environments.
To search: Click on the above link and select Country Commercial Guides as your Report Type from the drop down menu.
Discover how easy (or difficult) it is to do business in 181 economies.
U.S. Government resource to assist American businesses succeed in planning their international sales strategies.
Government website to search for import and export data.
1. Click on “National Trade Data.”
2. Pick either “Global Patterns” to search for export data on a product type to all countries or “Product Profiles” to search based on a particular country or region.
3. Click the change button under the “product” module to search for you particular trade good. You can pick your product based on different industry codes.
The Pennsylvania International Trade Guide is designed to assist Pennsylvania companies to develop international markets for their products.