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Tips for Access to Library Resources

  • The simplest way to initiate library research is to open up your favorite browser and go directly to library.villanova.edu.  MyNova is great for University information, tools and  email but does not enhance the online library experience.
  • Library subscription databases are authenticated with a single sign on.  Once you login to a single database with your Villanova email user name and password you will have access to all others. 
  • You will not be able to access known library resources by simply Googling them. 
  • Firewalls at workplaces are a common impediment to accessing library databases.  To avoid this problem find an open network connection elsewhere.  Few employers IT departments are willing to adjust firewalls.
  • Benefit can be gained by working within the Villanova gateway particularly if the authentication process for a library resources is malfunctioning.  To do this go to gateway.villanova.edu.  Log in with your Villanova email user name and password and start the network connection.  This will allow you to use library resources within a secure connection.

  Choosing the Right Database

Knowing which database to use is half the battle.  Asking professors, classmates and librarians for recommendations is often helpful.  When asking for suggestions about what sources to use, remember to provide a concise description of what information you think you need, describing how you would like to use the information.  Library database descriptions try to convey database content, but sometimes you will need to log on to the database to see or use database help tools.  To find out if we subscribe to a database:

  Get Full Text Article or Journal

  APA Citations

  Industry and Market Research Reports

  Company Profiles

  Country Business Profiles

  Finding Scholarly Studies

In business disciplines scholarly studies can take the form of books, journal articles,  working papers or reports.  Types of scholarly studies include theoretical papers, literature reviews or meta-analysis, and empirical research either quantitative and qualitative or mixed method. 

There are several dominant avenues for finding scholarly work:

  • Searching subject specific databases
  • Using general purpose and interdisciplinary search engines
  • Chasing citations in articles and books (see section on getting full text or article or journal)

 Subject Specific Scholarly Databases

 General & Interdisciplinary Databases

 Business Databases A-Z

  ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)

  Accounting, Tax and Banking Collection (Proquest)


  Advertising Age Datacenter

  Advertising Redbooks

  Asian & European Business Collection

  Audit Analytics


  Bloomberg Professional Terminal


  Books 24x7

  Business Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)

  Business Expert Press

  Business Market Research Collection (Proquest)

  Business Regional News (Ebscohost)

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

  Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities

  Canadian Business & Current Affairs - CBCA - Complete (ProQuest)

  Career and Technical Education (ProQuest)

  China Data Center

  Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)

  Conference Board Business & Economics Portfolio


  ESRI Business Analyst Online

  ESRI Community Analyst Online

  EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)

  Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)


  Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)

  Euromonitor (Passport)

  Financial Times

  First Research Industry Profiles

  Foundation Directory Online Professional

  Gale Directory Library

  Gale Virtual Reference Library

  Gartner Group Intraweb

  Global Financial Data

  Global New Products Database (Mintel)

  Hoover's Company & Industry Reports (Lexis-Nexis)

  IBIS World

  Import Genius


  Leadership Directory

  Lexis Nexis Academic

  Lexis-Nexis Company Dossier

  Lexis-Nexis Market & Industry Reports

  MRI University Internet Reporter

  MarketLine Company Profiles


  Mergent Online

  Mergent WebReports

  Mintel Reports

  Morningstar Investment Research Center

  NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's, Capital IQ)

  OECD iLibrary


  PRS International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) Tables

  Philadelphia Business Journal (American City Business Journals)

  Polling the Nations

  ProQuest Computing

  PsycARTICLES (ProQuest)

  RIA Checkpoint (Thomson Reuters)


  Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

  Scopus (Elsevier)

  Sports Business Research Network

  Statistical Insight (ProQuest)


  Value Line Investment Survey


  Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms


  WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

  Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)

lhauck Linda Hauck
Business Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Falvey Library, Room 222

mstein Merrill Stein
Geography / Psychology / Education / Public Admin. / Naval Science
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 221

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