Research Guide for ENT 481


Library Databases

  • A to Z | Directory of U.S. Businesses and Companies. Search by NAICS code, business size, geography and more.
  • Business Source Complete | Find articles from top business journals and newspapers, as well as industry reports and company SWOT analyses.
  • Euromonitor Passport | Your key to international business information, including industry data, market analysis, and country reports.
  • Gartner Research | The intersection of information technology and business, the Gartner database applies IT to business problems and opportunities.
  • IBISWorld | Thorough, in-depth industry profiles include key statistics, industry segmentation, and forecasts.
  • Mergent Online | Company data for thousands of companies. Includes annual reports, filings, company financials, and more.
  • Million Dollar Database | The Dun & Bradstreet Million Dollar Database provides information on both private and public company executives, in the U.S. and worldwide.
  • Mintel Oxygen | Consumer market data and industry information. Includes frequent updates on hot topics affecting key consumer markets.
  • S&P Capital IQ | Research on industries, companies, stocks, bonds, funds, and the economy.

Journals & Publications



  • GuideStar | A nonprofit database that includes IRS data and reports
  • Bridgespan | The Bridgespan Group helps nonprofit and philanthropic leaders develop strategies and increase their impact
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy | News and resources for nonprofit leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and donors

Writing & Citing

  • Library Citation Guide | Resources for various citation styles, including APA, MLA, Chicago, ACS, and more.
  • Bryant Writing Center | Consult with a writing tutor at any stage of your writing process, from brainstorming a topic to editing your final draft.

Always read the “about” section of websites and review the board/staff affiliations. All sources listed here are well-regarded; however, bear in mind that most professional associations and many nonprofit organizations, including many philanthropies, have been formed for specific purposes. The quality of your sources can strengthen or undermine your arguments, so know them well.



Mackenzie Dunn
Research & Instruction Librarian
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