Article Databases | Periodicals | Websites | Thesis Statements | Citing Sources | Investment Info
Magazine and Journal Article Databases
Business Source Premier "provides full text for over 2,800 scholarly
business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international
business and much more."
Regional Business News "is
a full text newswire database that incorporates business wires from all over the
world. Included in this database are A&G Information, Africa News Service,
Inter Press Service, Resource News International, South American Business, M2
Communications, PR Newswire, Business News Wire, Canadian Corporate News, News
Bytes News Network and Phillips Business Information Highlights. This database
is updated on a daily basis."
Academic Search Premier "provides
full text for more than 3,600 scholarly publications covering academic areas of
study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering,
language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic
Newspaper Source "contains full text for regional
U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns as well
as other sources. This database also contains indexing and abstracts for national
There are too
many relevant periodicals to list comprehensively, but here are a few examples.
- The online edition of this weekly economic news
Far Eastern Economic Review
- This is the electronic version of a weekly news and
business magazine from Dow Jones. It has feature articles, news by country, links
to recommended Web sites, etc. This is free, but you'll have to register to use
Honolulu Newspapers database from ProQuest http://system4.lib.hawaii.edu/sproxy/proxy.php?21
- Full text articles from the Honolulu Advertiser (from 2004) & Star Bulletin (from 2001).
Hawaii Newspaper Index http://ipac2.librarieshawaii.org:81/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=#focusfocus
- Brief citations to articles from the Honolulu Advertiser & Star Bulletin (from 1989).
Hawaii Newspapers Linkshttp://library.wcc.hawaii.edu/HNI.html
- Links to many Hawaii newspapers, including those from other islands.
- Economics Search Engine (ESE) http://ese.rfe.org/
- Indexes 10,000 world wide economics websites. Sponsored by the American Economic Association.
- Economics Links from Librarian's Index to the Internet http://www.lii.org/pub/topic/economics
- Librarian-selected Annotated links to quality online economics information sources.
Macroeconomic and Financial Policy Site http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~nroubini/asia/
site from the New York University Stern School of Business provides this collection
of articles and links relating to the study of macroeconomics. You can search
the site, or brows through articles on world economics, including country specific
information, current news and hot topics.
The Economist: Markets and Data http://www.economist.com/markets
- Various stock market indeces and commodity prices, and more.
- From the US Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration, with monthly compilations of economic indicators covering prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money, and Federal finance.
Resources for Economists on the Internet http://rfe.wustl.edu/
annotated directory of economic resources on the Internet. A Virtual Library site
sponsored by the American Economic Association.
University of Hawaii Economic Impact Report http://www.hawaii.edu/ovppp/inter/interecon830.html
the University of Hawaii website. Requires a PDF reader.
Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Library http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/index.html
- Includes reports, statistics and links to other resources
Euro website from the Economic Union
Euro Home Page http://www.econ.yale.edu/~corsetti/euro/
on the Euro, compiled by a Yale faculty member.
LatinFocus: The Leading Source for Latin American Economies http://www.latin-focus.com/
the latest available data from government sources, economic forecasts, market
analysis covering economic performance, political risk assessments and financial
market developments". Includes economic indicators several individual countries
and Latin America in general. You can also find news articles, facts, statistics,
economic reports, and useful links for particular countries.
Handbook of International Economic Statistics, 1998 http://www.cia.gov/cia/di/products/hies/
- This CIA publication has basic historical statistics (1970, 1980 and
1990-97)about the economic performance of many countries and regions around the
Regions and Countries (The World Bank) http://www.worldbank.org/html/extdr/regions.htm
great site for extensive data on the economies of developing nations and regions
of the world. You'll find overviews and detailed economic data.
Federal Reserve Bank http://www.federalreserve.gov/sitemap.htm
Asked Questions, links, and other information related to the Federal Reserve Banking
History of Economic
- Information on over 500 economists,
both historic and contemporary.
- "Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities"
World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/
- This site includes data on the
countries that the World Bank assists. Check out the publications, reports, and
World Economic Outlook - May 1999 http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/1999/01/
is a publication of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that looks at world
economic developments and the outlook for the future. This particular report studies
economic policy issues in Asia and economic development strategies in emerging
Trade Information System http://www.sice.oas.org/
- Information and
documents on trade agreements and treaties, intellectual property rights, investment
treaties, and related links, arranged both by topic and by country.
Hawaiian Bank Economic Forecasts http://www.fhb.com/hm_econ.htm
on the current situation and outlook for the local economy.
Narrowing Your Topic
View this PowerPoint presentation on narrowing
The Research Prossess
Use the LILO tutorial to guide you step-by-step through your research project.
Your paper needs a thesis statement - a sentence that
describes your specific topic, and what you're going to say about it. This gives
your paper direction as you write it, and assists your reader.
A good, quick
explanation on writing effective thesis statements can be found at the Online
Writing Lab (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/thesis.html).
In fact, this is part of a larger tutorial on writing
research papers (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/index.html).
Works Cited List
You must tell your audience or reader where you
got your information (data, images, ideas, quotes, etc.), whether it's from a book, podcast, blog, journal
article, personal interview, email exchange, photo, sound recording,
video clip, or wherever. Why?
- To give credit where credit
- To increase your own credibility in the eyes of your audience.
- To help your audience find
those items for their own research.
- To avoid plagiarism.
Information on how to cite using the APA style format can be found online.
- The Online
Writing Lab (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html) has
good guidelines on citing both electronic
- The APA website can also give you the run down on their guidelines for citing electronic sources.
- Fill in the blanks to let the Citation Machine format your citations, or use a similar fill-in-the-blank Citation Builder.
- Librarians are also extremely useful in helping you cite a
source. Don't be shy about asking them to help you out!