Skip to Main Content

MBA Library Orientation Guide (2020/2021)

General library guide provided to incoming MBA students on August 19, 2020.

Company Resources

For company directories, profiles and analyses, you can start with these resources:

Industry/Market Resources

For industry and market reports and analyses, use these resources:

Finance Resources

For SEC filings, financial statements and investment reports, you can start with these resources:


Two terminals located in the BSIC.

Marketing Resources

For information on demographics, marketing strategy and market research, start with these resources:

News and Literature Resources

To access news articles and trade publication for background information, trends and case studies, use the  resources below.

For more effective searching in these databases, see the page on effective searching in article databases.

For assistance on how to best search news and literature databases, see the Libraries' advice for generating keywords and search tips.

General Library Resources

  IUB Libraries Website

Use the "Research" tab to find databases by subject/discipline. The Business subject page has a curated list of business databases, or consult the A-Z Database link for a list of all the Indiana University Bloomington subscription databases. These resources must be accessed through the Libraries website or portals like this guide.

   Business/SPEA Citation Guide

Examples of how to cite business information in both MLA and APA citation formats.