Business Information Services (BIS) is there for you! BIS is a digital research library that provides research consultation services (Mon-Thurs 10am-12:00pm and 1:30-4:30pm) and great web resources. Visit http://www.library.illinois.edu/bis/ to explore business subject guides, lists of business e-Journals, and more!
Their “Quick Business Questions” page under “Do-it-Yourself” is especially helpful for preliminary research. Here are some sample keywords to use to get the hang of "Quick Business Questions":
This resource guide provides links to key business resources, including public web sites and UIUC resources including databases, books, and journals.
Please explore the tabs at the top of this guide and don’t hesitate to contact Mary Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or Yoo-Seong Song at email@example.com if you have any questions about accessing or using these resources.
Different libraries on campus have different collections and subject specialties. Exploring collections at libraries other than BIS may be helpful to understand the context of your market research. Here is a brief list of libraries that may be especially helpful:
Communications Library (located inside Gregory Hall, near Wright Street entrance)
Grainger Library (located at 1301 W. Springfield Ave, just off the Engineering Quad)
Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (located in Rooms 100 and 101 of Main Library Building, 1408 W. Gregory Drive)