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Business: Articles / News

Find information resources on companies, industries, market research, entrepreneurship, M&A, hedge funds, private equity, finance, energy, nonprofits, healthcare, and real estate.

Searching Articles

Should I search more than one database?  Depending upon what you're looking for, YES.  Although there's overlap, all publications aren't in every database, e.g. Harvard Business Review is in Business Source & Sloan Managment Review is in ABI/Inform.  If you don't want to miss something, search more than one.

What types of articles are you looking for?

Scholarly/Academic Literature:


General Business & Trade Publications:

Specialized Subject Databases:

Search Strategies

Start with a question:

"How does board diversity affect the bottom line in banking?"

Break your question into concepts, using synonyms or similar ideas together.

Concept A


Concept B


Concept C









Board of Directors






Corporate Directors





Use your terms in the database search:

(HINT: Use the * to truncate your search terms. Perform* will return performance, performing, performed etc.. 5221* returns all NAICS codes that start with those digits.)

Sample search criteria from Business Source UltimateSample search from Business Source Ultimate

Web Searches

Make the most of your web searches. 

If you're on the Dartmouth network, Google Scholar will link back to Library-subscribed journals and publications.

Use the Advanced Search features in Google.   

  • Limit to PDF files to find reports: filetype:pdf 
  • Limit to Excel files for data: filetype:xls
  • Limit your results to a domain like .edu, .org or .gov:

Getting Copies of Articles

Full text is available for most articles in these databases, look for the "full-text" or "pdf" links. 

If there is no full-text,  look for the Get It button.  This will link you to a copy of the article in another database, or help you request it though interlibrary loan:  DartDoc

Browser extensions will also allow you to quickly link to the full-text of articles where the Library has a subscription.  Learn more and download Lean Library and LibKey Nomad.

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