Subject Specialist
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Janine Kuntz
Social Sciences Librarian
Tel: (508) 286 3222

Company & Industry Information
Popular Opinion and Reports
Gallup employs many of the world's leading scientists in management, economics, psychology, and sociology, and our consultants assist leaders in identifying and monitoring behavioral economic indicators worldwide.

Nielsen Reports
Nielsen reports combine proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to provide reports on consumers and markets worldwide.

Pew Research Center
A nonpartisan fact tank that conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis, and other data-driven social science research that informs the public about issues, attitudes, and trend shaping the world.
Historical Information
Hagley Digital Archives
Extensive digital collections on the history of business and technology in the United States, from the Hagley Museum & Library. 

Columbia Historical Corporate Reports
From Columbia University's Watson Business & Economics Library, this collection of historic corporate reports contains scans from 36 companies over the course of over a century, from the 1850s to the 1960s. 

Women Working: Harvard Open Collections
Focuses on women's role in the United States economy and provides access to digitized historical, manuscript and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections.

Trade Literature Collection [Smithsonian Libraries]
This collection contains more than 460,000 catalogs, technical manuals, advertising brochures, price lists, company histories and related materials representing over 36,000 companies.
Filling those knowledge gaps
AMA Dictionary of Business and Management
Covers a vast range of terminology from all areas of business. 

Business Collection in Credo Reference
Brief overviews of concepts, topics, people, and companies. Use this resource to find new keywords, get an understanding of a new concept, and find factual information.  

Encyclopedia of Research Design
Covers the spectrum of research design strategies and addresses cross- and multidisciplinary research need

Foreign Language Business Dictionaries
Available in French, German, and Spanish, these dictionaries provide a specialist business vocabulary covering all aspects of business. 
Business Databases
Provides market and industry reports, as well as dissertations, conference proceedings, and research articles, plus the full text of the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to present.

Business Collection [Gale]
Indexes and abstracts articles on business and management topics; many articles are in full text. 1980 - present.

Business Economics and Theory Collection [Gale]
Indexes articles on business and economics topics, with some overlap with EconLit.

Indexes and abstracts journal articles, books, book reviews, working papers, and dissertations in economics, 1969 - present.  Note: EconLit uses the JEL classification, which can be found under "thesaurus" in this ProQuest version of the database. 

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)
Full text access to national and international news, cases, company and financial records, BMI reports and more... 

Small Business Resource Center [Gale]
Contains articles from scholarly journal and trade magazines, with a focus on business strategy and entrepreneurship.
Social Science Databases
Indexes and abstracts the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines.  Video Tutorial of PsycINFO on EBSCOhost is available by clicking here.  

Indexes and abstracts scientific, technical, medical, social sciences and some humanities literature and web resources. Includes citation tracking and links to full text articles. Early 1900's - present for some abstracts; 1996 - present for citation tracking.

Social Sciences Full Text [H.W. Wilson / EBSCO]
Indexes articles and book reviews in some of the key international English language journals in the social sciences, for example: anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology; includes over 320 full text journals; 1984 - present.

Sociological Abstracts
Indexes journals, dissertations, conference papers, and selected books in sociology and related disciplines, 1952 to present. 
Data & Statistics
Bureau of Economic Analysis
BEA's economic statistics, which provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy, are key ingredients in critical decisions affecting monetary policy, tax and budget projections, and business investment plans.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
BTS is the preeminent source of statistics on commercial aviation, multimodal freight, and transportation economics.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-CPS)
IPUMS-CPS is an integrated set of data from the March Current Population Survey (CPS), beginning in 1962 and continuing until the present.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA)
The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA) consists of more than fifty high-precision samples of the American population drawn from fifteen federal censuses and from the American Community Surveys of 2000-present.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-International)
IPUMS-International (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International) is the world's largest collection of publicly available individual-level census data. The data are samples from population censuses from around the world taken since 1960.

Extensive database of statistics on (almost) any topic imaginable, drawn from thousands of sources. Also contains information about industries and individual companies and organizations. 

U.S. Census Bureau Economics Programs
Includes a variety of economic data by including reports by sector and geography, as well as links to economics data from other federal agencies.
Advertising/Market Research
Includes images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns.  From Duke University's Digital Collections.

First created in 1996, this website (originally known as "The Commercial Closet") chronicles "over 4,000 LGBT themed ads from around the world going back to 1917, exploring the range of representations of gender and sexuality in print and television advertising. The material represents the best and worst of Madison Avenue's commercial messages, and everything in between."

From the digital collections at the Duke University Libraries, this collection contains historic television commercials from the archives of the D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) advertising agency, covering the 1950s-1980s. 

Vintage Ad Browser
Containing more than 100,000 historic ads from the late 19th century onwards, this privately curated website "aims to collect vintage ads from a variety of sources, including comic books, CD-Roms, websites, APIs, your submissions, book, magazine, and comic book scans, and more."