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Check out the guide below for more information on finding articles and legal research in general.
Scholarly vs. Popular
|Peer-reviewed (aka refereed)
||Written for general readership
|Written by professionals
||Variety of authors
|Include extensive references
||Limited to no references
|E.g. Harvard Law Review
||E.g. The Wall Street Journal
When you are writing an academic paper, you usually want to stick to scholarly sources. When you are performing business law-related research, however, you may need to look to popular materials for the answers. Business information can come from all types of sources. When you need up-to-date information on things like stock prices, contemporary news stories, or the latest business regulations, popular materials may be your best bet for finding the answer.
The resources on this page will help you find both scholarly and popular materials.
ABI/Inform Complete is a comprehensive business database containing articles in newspapers, scholarly journals, business magazines, trade journals, and regional business publications and cover a very wide variety of topics in business and economics including the Wall Street Journal, Academy of Management Journal, the MIT Sloan Management Review, and The Economist. Includes coverage of over 68,000 different business periodicals.
You can perform keyword searches of these databases to find business information. Note that these databases are restricted to persons affiliated with Drexel University and that you may have to provide your Drexel id and password to access. For help searching and navigating the individual databases, please contact a reference librarian.
Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete is a scholarly business database that contains both citations and full text scholarly articles for all disciplines of business including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, MIS, and POM. This database also contains every issue of the Harvard Business Review, financial data, books, case studies, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, and SWOT analyses
Factiva offers news publications from around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and newswires from the Associated Press and Reuters. The "News Pages" are particularly useful for reading major publications for a specific geographic area or within an industry. Factiva also has terrific stock and market graphing capabilities, which are found under the "Companies/Markets" tab.
Search for news articles from sources such as The New York Times and The Washington Post.
The Dow Jones business and financial weekly.
You may want to search individual publication titles to locate articles. The resources below may be included in some or all of the databases mentioned above, but you may want to narrow your search to a specific title if you have a good idea of what you are looking for.
Weekly business magazine.
Monthly publication focusing on worldly business issues.
Covers domestic and international business news.
Magazine covering contemporary financial and other business news.
Focuses on small business issues.
The Wall Street Journal
Daily newspaper covering international business and financial news.