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Business: Principles of Management Assignment Guide

Learn to use Western Library's Business databases to find information on companies and industries.

Start Your Research with Credo Reference

search iconUse Credo Reference to learn more about or better understand the meanings of business terms and concepts. Find background information - the who, what, when, where, and why - the key people, ideas, dates, places, origins and histories related to a topic.

LIST - Library Databases for Business Research

ReferenceSolutions - Tutorial #1

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ReferenceSolutions database to research:

  • up-to-date business and consumer data
    • employment by job skills, location, and industry
    • national companies and business executives
    • historical market trends
    • addresses and phone numbers
    • news articles for research

Use ReferenceSolutions to answer these questions about your business research.

  • What is the organizational structure?
  • Do you know who you are selling to?
    • Which demographic? 
    • What market?
  • What is the industry and growth potential?
  • Who is your competition?

ReferenceSolutions - Tutorial #2

Western Library provides access to three Reference Solutions databases:

ReferenceSolutions - 3 databases

U.S. Business

Search for individual businesses and/or executives or for groups of businesses, such as "coffee shops." For a more detailed explanation 

U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles

This database allows users to search millions of individuals. In this module you can search by lifestyles and real purchasing behaviors of these individuals. Lifestyles selections are real purchasing behaviors of the individuals over a 2-year period. There are more than 100 unique lifestyles selections broken into several main categories such as Apparel/Fashion/Beauty; Cooking/Wine; Health/Diet/Fitness; Pets/Animals; Politics/Religion/News; Sports; and more.

U.S. Consumer and LifeStyle search box

U.S. Jobs/Internships

Job listings are compiled from then cross-referenced with ReferenceSolutions U.S. businesses listings. Do a Quick Search for a job or an Advanced Search to narrow by position, company, location, etc.

Job Search - Search Box


Video Tutorial: ReferenceSolutions - Tutorial #3

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Click the link below for direct access to the ReferenceSolutions database. For a quick How-to-Navigate  ReferenceSolutions watch the video beneath the link.

Video Tutorial - Business: Gale OneFile

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Gale OneFile: Business - For Higher Ed Users

Gale OneFile Business is a comprehensive business resource for academic researchers seeking company news, creating & evaluating business strategy, making personal investment decisions, or choosing their business major or concentration. 

Business (Gale OneFile) 

  • accounting
  • economics 
  • finance
  • marketing
  • management and strategy
  • business theory and practice

Video Tutorial: Business Source Premier

Video Tutorial: RAB Instant Background Databases

VideoTutorial: Nexis Uni

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The video below describe how to use Nexis Uni database to find company information.

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