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BUKD X574 Professional Development and Career Management

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Business/SPEA Library

1315 E. Tenth Street, Room 150
Bloomington, IN 47405
Business/SPEA Library

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Business information experts give you the research needed to have a competitive edge for your interview. Walk in the door with knowledge of your company, market, and/or consumer to set yourself apart from the start.

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Company Research


Start with these databases for company information like history, financials, M&A and SWOT analyses. 

For private company information, see Privco and ReferenceUSA:

Industry Research

Of course, companies do not exist in a vaccuum, so understanding the industries in which they operate is often helpful.

Try these databases for information and analysis at the industry level:

News, Trade and Popular Press Research


You can also learn more about a company in trade and popular press sources through databases like these:

Career Resources

Use these resources to find job listings, prepare for interviews and negotiations and investigate the geographic hot spots for various industries and occupations.

Citation and Style Guides

Citation involves properly crediting the authors of information sources used in a paper or presentation. You will need to cite if sources are directly quoted and/or paraphrased or if reading a source contributed to the ideas presented. 

Always cite your sources.

Different disciplines use certain citation styles. Use these Quick Style Guides, the full citation manuals, or ask library staff for citation assistance.


Quick Style Guides


Full Style Manuals