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Finding Journal Articles
Journal articles contain more up-to-date research than books, and are a great way to supplement your research. The U of L Library subscribes to many indexes and databases which allow you to search by keyword, subject, and many more fields (ie. company; product; geography; person) to find articles on your topic. These tools provide not only the citation for the articles, but usually also abstracts (a summary of what the article is about) and often link you to the full text of the article. If the full text isn't available either from the database in which you found the citation or by clicking the 'find full text' button, you can request the article via
interlibrary loan. Remember that if your subject is somewhat multidisciplinary, databases from other subject areas may help. Database search tips
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Brand Reputation/Consumer Preferences/Demographic/Market Data
Contains a searchable archive of marketing research articles.
Institute for Public Relations
The web site from this independent nonprofit organization contains information centered on research, education, and education-industry affairs. The Research tab provides bibliographies, case studies, papers, and reports on more than 20 relevant PR topics; abstracts and free PDF links direct readers to material written by academics and practitioners. Other relevant sections as well.
Recommended Marketing Databases
Statista This link opens in a new window
Provides access to statistics, infographics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries.
Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC) This link opens in a new window
Search journals in areas related to communication and mass media, such as journalism, television, radio, newspaper publishing, speech, broadcasting, communication theory, and advertising. Also features over 5,000 author profiles and searchable cited references.
A leading advertising trade publication; free access to up to 10 articles/month with free registration (other content available for a fee).
APA PsycINFO [via Ovid] This link opens in a new window
Access scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Relevant to the study of consumer behaviour.
APA PsycARTICLES This link opens in a new window
Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), this database provides full text scholarly journal articles covering academic, research and practice literature in psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. NOTE: Click on Journals@Ovid Full Text for the link.
MarketLine This link opens in a new window
Access company, industry and country profiles along with key macro-economic, social, demographic and industry statistics. Also access news, commentaries and analyses.
Content: Industry profiles, company profiles, news, statistics and data
General Management Databases
ABI/INFORM Global This link opens in a new window
Indexes articles from worldwide business periodicals, including scholarly journals and trade journals. Includes in-depth coverage from thousands of publications, most of them in full-text, including the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Economist. Users can search by specific company name or NAICS code.
Content: Scholarly journals, working papers, trade journals, books, conference papers and proceedings, magazines, newspapers, reports
Business Source Complete This link opens in a new window
Access business information by product, company, industry code, stock ticker in addition to usual search fields. Provides detailed company information and data. Covers all disciplines of business.
Content: Scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, case studies, industry profiles, SWOT analyses, market research reports, product reviews, news articles, country reports
Nexis Uni This link opens in a new window
Access resources covering business news, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news. Includes Canadian and US legal information, as well as some international legal information.
Content: Scholarly journals, news, legislation, case law, statutes, company profiles, market & industry reports
SAGE Journals Online This link opens in a new window
Access articles in health sciences, social sciences & humanities, material sciences & engineering, and life & biomedical sciences.
ScienceDirect This link opens in a new window
Access scientific, technical and health research that span over 24 major scientific disciplines.
Content: Scholarly journals, books, data sets