Start your researchUse this guide as a starting point to find information for your assignments. Discover the best keywords and databases to use for your topic by asking a librarian for a Subject Search.
For more extensive research these databases are listed in alphabetical order. Read the description of each one to determine the most suitable source of material for your research. Proquest Business is the key international database. Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS Statistics is the most important resource for Australian Data and statistical reports. Business Collection from Informit is the key source for Australian topics.
Business Collection Full Text
This database covers fields such as accounting, e-business, HRM, marketing, commercial law and corporate governance.
The Australian Tourism Index indexes materials on tourism and related disciplines.
The Consumer Science Index covers published materials on topics such as children, clothing, consumer economics, craft, family, fashion, food, health, home economics, housing, marriage, nutrition and textiles.
Gale Databases Selected Full Text
The Gale Databases cover the arts and humanities, social sciences, science and technology. They includes peer-reviewed journal articles, ebooks and online encyclopedias.
IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research Selected Full Text
IDEAS offers access to published and unpublished research in economics through its RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) database.
JSTOR Full Text
JSTOR contains the full-text journals across the disciplines from archaeology to zoology.
NewsBank Full Text
NewsBank has the full-text of more than 100 newspapers from Australia and overseas.
ProQuest Full Text
ProQuest includes academic and non-academic content in a wide range of fields, from arts, literature, and social science to business, science, technology, and medicine.
SAGE Premier Full Text
SAGE Premier includes 550+ journal titles in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine with full-text back to 1999.
Taylor & Francis Full Text
Taylor & Francis journals cover the humanities, economics, management, geography, environmental sciences and the social sciences.
Wiley Online Library Full Text
The Wiley Online Library includes current journals in a wide range of disciplines.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries
- AustLII's Encyclopedias and Dictionaries — Includes various works for Law, Finance and Investment.
- Business Abbreviation Sources — Economic and accounting acronyms, abbreviations and symbols.
- Census Dictionary — This ABS publication includes a complete listing of the 1996 Census classifications and a glossary of census terms and definitions.
Gale Virtual Reference Library titles relevant to business and marketing include:
- Advanced Project Management
- Coaching for Change
- CRM Project Management Handbook
- Encyclopedia of Business and Finance
- Encyclopedia of Leadership
- Encyclopedia of Management
- Encyclopedia of Small Business
- Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce
- Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice
- Leading the Professionals
- Practice of Project Management
- Supply Chain Management: Issues in the New Era of Collaboration and Competition
- Theory and Practice of Training
Oxford Reference offers a range of dictionaries and encyclopedias listed by subject.
Oxford Economics & Business Reference Works — A subset of Oxford Reference Online.
New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Full Text
The online edition of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics contains the full text of the 8 volume print edition. Note: Internet Explorer users require the free MathPlayer plugin for display of equations
SAGE Knowledge is a set of multidisciplinary encyclopedias.
Among the useful Sage reference titles are:
Web sites and Internet resources
Annual company reports
Australian company Web sites — Swinburne Institute of Technology's links to home pages of Australian companies
CAROL — Company Annual Reports Online for Asian, European and American companies. There is no charge, but registration is required.
EquitiesInfo — free annual reports and prices of equities for over 1,200 Australian companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
— company profiles and news items
Northcote — free access to current and archive copies of UK company annual reports. Free registration to access the information.
Australian Share Market
Australian Stock Exchange and Futures Exchange
Worldwide Stock Exchanges
US Securities and Exchange Commission — includes access to EDGAR (for company information and all SEC filings)
Yahoo Finance — ASX stock quotes, business news highlights, financial news, financial glossary
— produced by the US Government, these provide up-to-date information on doing business internationally
Index to Theses — provides abstracts to theses published in Great Britain and Ireland 1970-
United Nations system of organizations — an alphabetical index of direct links to all of the United Nations organizations, including joint initiatives, special projects, funds, programmes and specialised agencies.
Universal currency converter — Xenon Laboratories
Marketing and Management
BEP (Business Entry Point) — an online government resource for the Australian business community, providing a wide range of information about start-up, taxation, licensing and legislation.
Bplans.com — find, view, download and edit sample business plans optimized for the Web.
Business Council of Australia
ClickZStats — provides statistics and and articles on Web marketing information
Codes of Business Ethics — links to corporate codes of ethics, full-text publications and business ethics websitesDepartment of Industry, Tourism and Resources — Government site detailing competitive and sustainable business practices in AustraliaHarvard Business Online — the portal site for the Harvard Business School
ICAC — publications about eCorruption and the public sector
IDEAS: RePEc — Research Papers in Economics, a huge collection of full-text working papers and journal articles, plus software components.
Manchester Business School Working PapersTrade Marks — provided by the British Library. International in scope and providing sites about classification schemes, databases and gazettes, legislation and litigation, and official manuals on trade mark procedures. Includes links to Trade Mark databases.
Trademark Document Retrieval — US Patent and Trademark Office portal to 460 000 trademark applications.
US Census Quick Facts — demographic and business statistics to US County level with easy access to full Census data.
World Bank Monthly Commodity Price Data