This guide is a starting point for research covering honors thesis and forecasting literature review and key data sources.
For more specific business guides on Company, Industry, Marketing and Social Responsibility go to Business & Management Guides. For Forecasting, use the Industry guide for trends and forecasting information. For thesis topics that are interdisciplinary, go to our main Research Guides page and select a discipline.
Articles are great places to identify data sources. Be sure to cite all of your resources.
RefWorks is an easy to use tool for managing your bibliography. Most databases allow direct export of cittions into RefWorks.
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Find Articles includes database to search for articles and other documents on industry, management and economic issues. Use the cited references within the article for more relevant articles and also note sources of data which are cited in the articles!.
For international indicators use Find International Time Series. International agencies may calculate indicators in different ways. Make sure your data is comparable.
Historical company financial information can be found at Company Time Series Data. Compustat has the longest time series for sales and other financial statement data on a quarterly and annual basis.