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ACE 435 - Guide for Research in Agribusiness

This guide showcases resources and research tips for locating information on companies and commodities. Created by Becky Smith and Sarah Williams

ACE 435 Research Guide

Welcome to this research guide created specifically for ACE 435 by Becky Smith (BIS Librarian) and Sarah Williams (ACES Librarian).

Explore the other pages in the left navigation to find resources and tips for business and company research and resources for agricultural and commodity statistics/data.

Easy Search for Business Articles

For simple searching, you can try Business- Easy Search. This is a good place to start when you aren't certain where to go first.  Type your phrase in the box, enclosed by parentheses, eg  "Corporate Sustainability Reporting".  It searches 4 of the major business-related literature databases for your convenience: ABI/Inform, Business Source Complete, Scopus, and Academic Search Complete".  If you want to get more specific, using subject fields, the directions are below for ABI/Inform, EBSCO Business Source Complete, and LexisNexis Academic Universe.

BIS also has Best Bets, a database of frequently asked questions on a topic level. You can search the entire database or click on one of the areas of finance, accounting, economics, labor, companies, industries, etc. and look at the lists of questions. NOTE: This is not the place to do a company search on a specific company. Instead, it is a tool which will lead you to sources on how to find information on companies or industries.