Business Graduate Students Research Sources

Purpose: To acquaint you with materials in Cornette Library and on the World Wide Web that will make research for your assignment easier.

Reference Sources

General Sources

Annual Statement Studies: Financial Ratio Benchmarks
HF 5681 .B2 R6 Ref.
Annual publication. Data for over 680 industries derived from statements of financial institutions' borrowers and prospects. Arranged by NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code (formerly the SIC code). Latest year on Reserve.
Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios
HF 1016 .I53 Ref.
Annual publication. Statistics on over 800 lines of business. Arranged by SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) code.
Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
HC 106.6 .S74 Ref.
Surveys of 52 industries updated semi-annually. Publication published quarterly. For each industry includes information on the current environment, a profile of the industry, a glossary, industry references, and a comparative company analysis.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
HA 202 .A2 Ref.
Annual publication with statistics from many U. S. government departments. Index is to table number, not page number. Latest year kept at Reference Desk.
Statistical Yearbook
HA 12.5 .U63 Ref
Published annually by the United Nations. Includes statistics on such things as population, manufacturing, finance, trade, and social statistics.



Cornette Library's Online Catalog
Includes books, government documents, videos, journal titles, etc. available throughout the Library. Suggested searches include:
  • a keyword search for your subject, such as globalization.
  • the general LC subject heading globalization.
  • the LC subject heading for a specific time and place such as united states foreign economic relations.

To determine the most appropriate subject headings for your search, refer to the red Library of Congress Subject Headings near the Reference computers in the Library or search the online Library of Congress Authorities Catalog.

  • Online catalog for libraries around the world.
  • Lists Cornette Library books along with many more in other libraries.
  • Search by keyword, author, title, or subject.
  • Request books not in Cornette Library through the pre-filled Interlibrary loan form. Allow at least two weeks for the books to arrive.


Journal, Magazine, & Newspaper Articles

Provide current information

How to Access Databases

Which database?

Business Source Complete
Comprehensive coverage of business journals and magazines. Many publications in full-text. Includes Datamonitor reports (company profiles), industry profiles, country profiles, market research reports, and SWOT analyses
LexisNexis Academic - Business
Detailed information by company and industry. Full-text of journal and magazine articles.
LexisNexis Statistical
Statistical information and tables from a variety of government and other sources on a wide variety of topics.
Subject Guides
Find recommendations for other databases with material on the subject.

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Company Information

Sources for Company and Financial Information

Value Line Research Center
Detailed analysis and key financial ratios for stocks and mutual funds and overviews of about 100 industry segments. Also available in print from the Reserve Desk.
Mergent Online
Company details, financials, SEC filings, and news on publicly traded companies.
Morningstar.Com Library Edition
Independent investment analysis of 1500 stocks and 2000 mutual funds.

Government Documents

Cornette Library collects United States federal and Texas state documents on many topics.

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications


Web Sites

Following are some web sites that you might find useful in researching companies or topics in management and related topics.

Citing Your Sources

Why must I cite the sources I use for research projects?

Citation Style Manuals

Provide formats for citing many different kinds of sources:

Which one?

Instructor may specify.

Most often used are:



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