MGT 4311/5311 (Dr. Rider) Business Ethics and Society

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

Company Information

Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives
HG 4057 .A4 Ref.
Directory of over 55,000 public and privately held companies in the United States.
Standard & Poor's Corporation Records and Standard Corporation Descriptions
HG 4501 .S7664 Ref.
Standard & Poor's Daily News
HG 4501 .S76635 Ref.
Available online since March, 2008.
Value Line Investment Survey
A comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Print version available at Circulation Desk.
Mergent Online
Extensive corporate financial information on 15,000 publicly traded U.S. companies
Moody's (Mergent) Manuals
Moody's Manuals cover bank and finance, public utilities, transportation, municipal governments, and industrial companies. Ask at the Reference Desk for their locations.
Mergent's Handbook of Common Stocks (formerly Moody's Handbook of Common Stocks)
HG 4905 .M815 Ref.
Mergent Dividend Record
HG 4905 .M813 Ref.



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 insider trading.
  • the general LC subject heading insider trading in securities.
  • the LC subject heading for a specific time and place such as insider trading in securities united states.

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

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How to Access Databases

Recommended Business Databases

Business Source Complete
Citations, abstracts (short summaries), and some full-text of articles on business topics including management, economics, finance, accounting, and international business.
LexisNexis Academic - News and Business Research Sections
Full-text of U.S. and international news, business/industry news, and legal news and journals.
Regional Business News
Full-text regional, national, and international newswires and news magazines covering business, politics, and economics.
InfoTrac Newspapers
Dozens of major newspapers in full-text.

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Government Documents

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

Government Resources

United States Government Manual
Also available in print at the Government Documents and Reference Desks.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Also available in print at the Government Documents and Reference Desks.
Texas State Directory
Available only in print and the Government Documents and Reference Desks.
GPO Monthly Catalog
GPO (Government Printing Office) provides citations for all federal government documents published from 1976 to the present.
LexisNexis Statistical Insight
This database indexes, abstracts, and links to the full-text of U.S. government statistical publications as well as to some other statistical sources.


Web Sites

Business and Government Websites

Web Guides

Scout Report Archives
Scholarly. Keyword or advanced search. Results listed by relevance.
INFOMINE Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Scholarly. Keyword search or browse by general subject area. Can limit to free sites.


Citing Your Sources

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

Citation Style Manuals


Your Comments

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