Boston College Libraries Faculty Newsletter


FALL 2005

Subject Area Highlight: Business & Management: Going Global

As businesses become more global, it is not surprising that many of the business and management resources are also going global. Though most of our databases have traditionally been more focused on the United States, they are increasingly becoming more global by adding more international sources. Each database provides a different emphasis, with the content typically being stronger in one particular area over another. Generally the information is in one of these groupings:


  • General international news about or published from a specific region
  • Market research reports on industries in certain geographic areas.
  • Foreign company information
  • General country reports and statistical information including: country profiles, business forecasts, political risk and economic studies.


The Business & Management research guides are a good starting point to finding international information. Although there is one guide specifically on International Business Resources it is good to look at many of the guides for more in-depth coverage on some topics.


Since it would be impossible to list all our databases with international coverage, those mentioned below are a few excellent ones that are heavily used: Factiva, ISI Emerging Markets, and Business Source Premier.



Factiva/Dow Jones Database is a global news and business information service that provides access to more than 9,000 sources from 152 countries in 22 languages. Included are more than more than 500 newswires such as Asia Pulse, Dow Jones-VWD, Agence France Presse, Agencia EFE as well as the exclusive Dow Jones, Reuters and Associated press, other press releases, and local newswires. Some key international newspapers are The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Financial Times, Les Echos, South China Morning Post, Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Straits Times, Yomiuri Shimbun, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Irish Times and local newspapers from every corner of the globe. Some key international magazines are The Economist, Forbes, Fortune, Time, Finanz & Wirtschaft, Satellite News, Focus, L'Express, The Bulletin, Far Eastern Economic Review and many others.


ISI Emerging Markets

ISI Emerging Markets provides news, company, industry, financial and economic data on emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The information is provided directly from local markets of over 4400 publications. Access is offered in English and many additional languages. The company information contains profiles of both listed and unlisted companies along with analyst’s reports.


Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier provides country economic reports from the EIU (Economic Intelligence Unit), Global Insight (formerly DRI-WEFA), ICON Group, CountryWatch, PRS Group (Political Risk Yearbook) as well as detailed profiles provided by Datamonitor. Just click on the country reports icon for a complete list.


Claire O'Leary, Business & Management LibrarianClaire O’Leary
Senior Business & Management Librarian

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