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Introduction to resources for business and management at Georgia Tech

Sources for general business research

General business research may involve finding news (in newspapers or "trade" periodicals that people in the industry use) or reading scholarly articles. From this page you can

  • Access recommended resources for business news
  • Access business-related databases (A-Z)
  • Find scholarly articles for business research
  • Learn how the Georgia Tech Library uses OpenAthens for authentication

What is a database and why use one

What is a scholarly database? 

A scholarly database organizes the best quality, most relevant information for a field or discipline in one place so it can be searched. Because there is so much scholarly research and so many different fields, databases specialize in which kinds of information or tools they provide. 

Why use a scholarly database? 

Scholarly databases take into account the important publications and research methods of a field or discipline. The database helps you make choices about which articles you want to see - by subject, dates of publication, overall topic, and more. Google and Google Scholar, while vast, do no quality control on the content they provide or give you good tools to narrow your focus. 

Find top journals in business


Harvard Business Review is exclusively full-text (articles) in Business Source Complete database. Link is to library's eJournals page for HBR; select the database to browse articles in it or to search.

Key journal article and Periodical databases for business

When you want to search for news or for content in a trade/business periodical, scholarly journal, for newspaper, the following databases are most useful:

Find additional business databases on the A-Z list of business databases, or our A-Z Databases page.. See more information about OpenAthens in the video tutorial below.

How to navigate OpenAthens