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Business Management Capstone Business Plan Assignment LibGuide

Recommended resources and strategies for conducting research for your business plan. Browse the tabs at left to learn about searching these recommended resources from your library.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)


  • company profiles
  • up-to-date company news coverage 
  • current trade publications for various industries.
  • organizational structure
  • SWOT analyses 

Search Tips:

  • use the Advanced Search tool. (Use the Advanced Search to search by NAICS/Industry Code)
  • use the Source Types limiter to specify what you're looking for (company profile, SWOT analysis, etc.)
  • browse Market Research Reports (available from the homepage) and then search or browse by subject
  • search by NAICS/Industry

The homepage of Business Source Premier, pictured here, offers the option to browse or search by company profile, industry profile, country reports, or market research reports.


Video Tutorial: Business Source Premier

Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni logo


  • Company news
  • Company profiles
  • Legal cases
  • Financial information

Search Tips:

  • Search by company using the Guided Search options
  • Limit to the Business section

When searching Nexis Uni, use the guided search to search by company and retrieve all company information.

U.S. Newsstream (ProQuest)


  • News articles and coverage from national and regional sources
  • Company profiles published in key sources such as The Wall Street Journal

Search Tips:

  • Use the Advanced Search
  • Then limit your search by Company/Organization or by NAICS

U.S. Newsstream has a very helpful Advanced Search function, depicted here. Use it to limit your search by company or organization.

More Databases for Business Research

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