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E/M 261: Organizational Behavior - Careers & Internships

Spring 2012
Finding Information

The library has many tools to help you conduct research on companies and industries. 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:

Job Postings
  • Company website
    • Look for links to "Human Resources," "Careers," etc.
  • Gustie Jobs
    https://gustavus.edu/careercenter/searching/jobsearch.php

    • And other links to sites with job listings.
Internship Postings
  • Gustie Jobs
    https://gustavus.edu/careercenter/intern/PageTitleGustavusAdolphusCollege.php

    Plus links to other internship databases.
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
  • Thomas Register
    http://www.thomasnet.com/

    Directory of manufacturers, distributors and service providers.
  • 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).
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm

    Find out about occupations in different industries, training and advancement, earnings, expected job prospects, and working conditions.
  • Current Industrial Reports
    http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/cir/index.html

    Monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity.
  • 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
Minnesota Research
  • Minnesota Prospector
    http://www.mnprospector.com/

    Use the 'Communities' link to get demographic information, labor force data, and consumer spending charts for specific towns in MN.
  • Twin Cities Business
    http://www.tcbmag.com/

    A magazine reporting on entrepreneurial and corporate enterprises in Minnesota.
Salary Data
  • Homefair.com
    http://www.homefair.com

    Relocation advice, salary calculator, compare the cost of living in different cities, etc.
Paying for Graduate School
  • Assistantships
    Stipends for teaching or performing research at the university. Varies by institution. Check graduate school webpages.
  • Students.gov
    http://www.studentaid.ed.gov

    • Information on scholarships, grants, research funding, and fellowships.
  • Tuition Payments from Employers
    A tuition reimbursement program through your employer.
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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