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Graduate Management Writing: Articles

Research guide for MAM and MBA students in the Graduate Management Writing course.

Finding Full Text

If you cannot find the full text to the article you are looking for in the database you are searching, try looking in the A to Z: Find Online & Print Journals list. This site will search all of the CSS databases for full text and it checks to see what journals the CSS Library subscribes to.

Journals, A to Z - NOTE: be sure to search for the JOURNAL title NOT the article title!!

Instructions - Step-by-step instructions for using the A to Z list.

Article Databases - Business

The CSS Library has several databases to help you with your research.  They include the following:

ABI Inform Global - Great for finding articles from journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. It has lots of full text.

Barron's - Business news.

Business Source Complete - Excellent database for finding articles. Also, great for finding company profiles. There is quite a bit of full text. 

Elsevier/Science Direct - A high end scholarly database that allows you to limit to the following subjects: Business, Management, and Accounting, as well as Economics, Econometrics, and Finance. Has some full text.

Health Business FullText Elite - Great database to find business information in the health field.  NOTE: Careful! Words can be deceiving! This database has SOME full text.

Lexis Nexis Academic - Good for finding articles. Great for searching blogs, tv and radio transcripts, company information, financial and legal information.  This database has LOTS of full text.

Plunkett Research Online - Research industry profiles

Regional Business News - A great database for locating business news. Has a mixture of full text and abstracts.

ValueLine - Research current stock and investment information. Only three users may access this database at one time.


Other Article Databases

General Databases:

Academic Search Premier - Ebsco's general database. Has lots of articles on a variety of topics. Has LOTS of full text.

Expanded Academic ASAP - Gale's general database. Like Academic search premier, it has lots of articles on a variety of topics. It has LOTS of full text.

Solar - Search multiple databases and resources all at once. Think Google, but only for library stuff!


Specialized Databases:

Most of your topics will overlap other fields, which is why it is important to check the databases in these fields to make sure you have not missed any important information!

CINAHL Plus with FullText - Health database

Communication & Mass Media Complete - Research topics about communication and mass media

Disserations & Theses @ The College of St. Scholastica - Search final applied projects, capstones, and theses from other CSS students.

Eric - Education database

Films on Demand - Ten streaming videos on business and finanace.

IGI Global Research - Over 100 ebook reference books focused in computers in the health fields 

Mango - Foreign language database. Great for students studying abroad!

MedLine with FullText - Health database - many of the articles in PubMed can be found here in fulltext!!

PsychInfo - Psychology database

PubMed - Health database

SocIndex with FullText - Sociology and Social Work database

SPORTDiscus with FullText - Sport medicine


Newspaper Databases:

Need articles from newspapers? Check these newspaper databases to get the fulltext from national and regional newspapers, including New York Times, Washington Post, Duluth News Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, etc.

Access World News - Provides access to full text newspapers from countries around the world.

America's Newspapers - Provides access to the full text to numerous newspapers, including Duluth News Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, and St. Cloud Times.

ProQuest Newstand Complete - Provides access to the full text to numerious newspapers, including the Boston Globe, New York Times, Washington Post, and Financial Times.


Research Tip

Light BulbTypes of Periodicals

Different types of periodicals have different types of information and are targeting different audiences.

What are the differences between the most commonly used the periodicals?

Academic (Scholarly) Journals

   Cover of Journal of Athletic Training

  • Written by scholars.                        
  • Few photographs or advertisements.
  • Authors are easily identifiable, credentials are given.
  • Does not attempt to entertain.


Cover of Home & Business





  • Written by journalists for general public.
  • Usually many photographs.
  • Authors may be hard to identify.
  • Attempts to entertain.

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