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Guide for MBA Students: Reports & Data

What you can find in library databases

As a PSU student, you have access to many proprietary resources through the Library, including but not limited to:

  • Company directory and profiles (including SWOT analysis)
  • Analyst/investment reports 
  • Industry profiles
  • Market research reports (e.g., trends, market/brand shares, consumer demographics/lifestyles/behaviors)
  • Country data and profiles
  • Articles from both scholarly and trade publications

Check the Guides & Tutorials section for specific recommendations on the topics mentioned above. 

Business Databases at the Multnomah County Library

Multnomah County Library (MCL) provides some excellent databases that are not available at the PSU Library. You (even if you don't live in the county) can present your PSU ID to get a free MCL card that grants you remote access to their online content (databases, ebooks, audiobooks, etc.). However, you will be asked for a local address (e.g., department building address if you don't live here -- inform your department office manager) for them to send you a welcome postcard (no personal info except for your name). 

With the MCL card, you can access most of their databases remotely (from home or elsewhere). Below is a select list of relevant business databases. For a comprehensive list of available MCL online resources, go to Research Tools and Resources. 

Business Databases at the PSU Library

This is not an exhaustive list. Please review the full list for a complete list of business databases.