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E/M 351: International Management

Fall 2011
Finding Information

The library has many tools to help you conduct research on your topics. Use this guide to explore a selection of sources available to you. If you have questions, encounter problems, or simply want to talk about your topic, stop by the Reference Desk to chat with any of our librarians. You are also more than welcome to contact me directly at mtwait@gac.edu or x7563.




Table of Contents:

Countries & Cultures
  • Country Studies
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html

    Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, these online editions of book-length country profiles are produced for U.S. diplomats. This site includes substantial information on each nation's culture, history, economy, and political system. It is searchable by topic and country. Be sure to note publication dates; some volumes are more than ten years old and may include outdated materials.
  • Finland: A Cultural Encyclopedia
    This title covers Finnish music, scholarship, design and architecture, religion, mythology, the media, and education.
    • Location(s): Ref DL1017 .F56 1997
  • Historical Dictionary of Finland
    A handbook with brief articles on all aspects of Finnish culture and history, including significant people, places, events, and institutions.
    • Location(s): Ref DL 1007 .M38 2007
  • Historical Dictionary of Iceland
    This dictionary contains a detailed chronology, notes on the Icelandic language, a listing of abbreviations and acronyms, an introduction which highlights important events in Icelandic history, and a bibliography of titles to assist the interested researcher in learning more about this country.
    • Location(s): Ref DL338 .G82 1997
  • Historical Dictionary of Sweden
    This dictionary provides information ranging from politics to economics, from education to religion, and from music to literature. It contains a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and appendixes.
    • Location(s): Ref DL643 .S37 2006
  • The Saami: A Cultural Encyclopedia
    A handbook with brief articles on all aspects of the indigenous Saami (sometimes spelled Sami) culture of northern Scandinavia and the Kola peninsula.
    • Location(s): Ref DL 1020 .L35 2005
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
    Offers lengthy articles on over 500 culture groups worldwide. Each article surveys the location and homeland of the people and covers a wealth of information on such topics as their language, folklore, religion, rites of passage, interpersonal relations, living conditions, family life, cultural heritage, work, and social issues. Each entry includes a selective bibliography.
    • Location(s): Ref GN 333 .W67 2009
International Business / World Economics
  • Academy of International Business
    http://aib.msu.edu/

    Global community of scholars for the creation and dissemination of knowledge about international business and policy issues. Website includes events, career center, publications (Journal of international business studies, AIB insights, AIB newsletter, conference proceedings), and links to online resources (case studies, course content, academic publishers, journals, professional organizations, and mailing lists).
  • Doing Business
    http://www.doingbusiness.org/

    The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational level. A joint effort from the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank.
  • Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than 60 Countries
    Covers the protocols of appointments, business entertaining, greetings, forms of address, gestures, dress, and gifts in 60 nations.
    • Location(s): Ref HF 5389 .M67 2006
  • The State of China Atlas
    Using color maps and graphics to illustrate key economic, political and social indicators, it examines China's economy and the issues facing the country.
    • Location(s): Ref G2305 .B46 2009
  • World Development Indicators
    http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog

    WDI is a database of global information and statistics compiled yearly.
Finding Company Information
  • Business Rankings Annual
    A compilation of rankings from the business press, emphasizing the ranking of companies within given industries.
    • Location(s): Ref HG 4050 .B88
  • Business Source Premier
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=bsi

    Full-text coverage to more than 2,800 scholarly journals and trade publications in business, economics, political science and public administration. Selected Datamonitor company reports and EIU country documents are also available. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
  • LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations
    8 vols. New Providence, NJ: LexisNexis Group, 2007. Commonly known as "Who Owns Whom," LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations provides basic information (key officers, addresses, and products) on thousands of parent companies, their affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions. U.S. and international; private and public companies are covered.
    • Location(s): Ref HG 4057 .A217 2010
  • LexisNexis Academic
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic

    Search current news, business information (including business news and corporate financials), and legal news and information. International news sources are also included.
  • Market Share Reporter
    A compilation of data extracted from periodical articles on top brands in given retail categories, top manufacturers and the largest companies in various sectors.
    • Location(s): Ref HF 5415 .M323 2011
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SEC Filings and Forms (EDGAR)
    http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml

    A public database of reports on publicly held corporations, which are required by federal law to file reports on their activities with the SEC. Most reports filed from 1994 to the present are publicly available through EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System) on this site. Information in these reports includes financial status, chief officers, stock information, company history, pending litigation that might have an economic impact on the company, and more. A brief tutorial for searching EDGAR is also provided.
Finding Industry Information
  • Business Source Premier
    http://gacproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=bsi

    Full-text coverage to more than 2,800 scholarly journals and trade publications in business, economics, political science and public administration. Selected Datamonitor company reports and EIU country documents are also available. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
  • Encyclopedia of Associations
    A comprehensive source of detailed information on over 135,000 nonprofit membership organizations.
    • Location(s): Ready Ref AS 22 .E5 2011
  • Trade Journals
    http://gac.liblink.umn.edu/gac/az

    Look for special issues of trade journals for that industry.
Business News Sources
Many of these are also available in the library's print journal collection or through our databases.
  • Forbes
    http://www.forbes.com/
  • Inc.
    http://www.inc.com
Additional Resources
Use these pages to explore other library resources.
  • Citing Your Sources
    http://gustavus.edu/academics/library/Documentation.html

    Start here to find information on citing your sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    http://gustavus.edu/academics/library/ill.html

    Use Interlibrary Loan to request books and articles that Gustavus doesn't own.
  • Off-Campus Access
    http://gustavus.edu/academics/library/remoteaccess.html

    Instructions for accessing article databases from off campus.
  • Reference Desk
    http://gustavus.edu/academics/library/reference_question.html

    Reference Desk hours are: Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 5:00 & 6:00 - 10:00, Friday 10:00 - 5:00, and Sunday 2:00 - 10:00
Contacting Michelle
I'm happy to meet with you at any time to chat about your research. I can suggest additional sources, advanced search techniques, and troubleshoot problems you may encounter. Email me at mtwait@gustavus.edu or call x7563.

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