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Databases, websites, and books that cover global (international) business.
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Country Information in Databases

  • Business Source Complete  
    To access country reports, go to the Publication Type box and use the pull-down to select Country Reports, then type your country in the search box. Can also be used to get articles.
  • Business Insights: Essentials  
    Provides company profiles, histories, investment reports, financials, rankings; SIC and NAICS industry descriptions; newspaper and periodical articles.
  • LexisNexis Academic  
    Indexes and provides some full text of news articles, company and industry information, biography, medicine, law, tax, and general reference.
  • World Development Indicators  
    Contains statistical data for over 800 development indicators and time series data from 1960 for over 220 countries and country groups. Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators. See the Data Manual for information on what is covered.

Country & Market Information from Websites & Books

Background Notes Published by the State Department, this series covers information on the people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations of most countries.

Europa World Yearbook (Bartle Reference JN1 .E89)
Includes essays on information such as industry, government, communications, and population. Select your country, and once on that page, click on the "Doing Business in..." link.  This will take you to the Country Commercial Guide (CCG) for that country. The Trade Statistics section is particularly useful.

globalEDGE Click on the Global Insights link to get to Country Commercial Guides and more. The Tools and Data tab will take you to the Market Potential Index (MPI) for Emerging Markets.

European Marketing Data and Statistics Ref HA 1107.E87

International Consumer Markets 2014 e-book

International Marketing Data and Statistics Ref HA 42.I56

National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers  e-book


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