Some of the information incorporated into your written work in this course will come from secondary data (information that already exists somewhere), which can be found in our library. This guide is designed to help you locate various types of secondary data. Sources listed here have information on companies, industries, business conditions, and related topics.
If you are having trouble finding what you need, the reference librarians will be glad to assist you. TIP: Discuss your topic with a librarian before you start major research. Assistance is available Sundays 2pm until 10pm, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. until 10pm, and Fridays 9am until 5pm. Their extension is x1103. You may text them at 508 709-0223, and email them. Using LibAnswers, you can query the library's Knowledge Base or chat with us. You are invited to make an appointment with Joe Middleton, the Business Liaison Librarian, using the box to the right.
Using LibAnswers, you can query the library's Knowledge Base or chat with us. You are invited to make an appointment with Joe Middleton, the Business Liaison Librarian, using the box to the right.
Many other databases of business information exist besides those listed in this guide. Reference Librarians can help you identify and use them. Also, the MacPhaidin Library has a web-based guide to general business resources.
Most of the library’s electronic databases are available from off campus. See the Library’s Off Campus Access page, for more information. Books and articles our library does not have may be available to you through Interlibrary loan, a free service.
This guide is divided into seven sections: General Background Information, Industry Information, Demographic Information, Corporate Information, Marketing Information, Sources outside the MacPhaidin Library, and Citing Your Research.