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About the Guide
Welcome, ACTG 495 students! Suggestions for identifying and finding information on a current business topic for your presentation:
BROWSE: if you just want to get some inspiration to see what's being reported in the media
- Browse key business publications (on publisher website or through the PSU Library; links below)
- Browse key business article databases (links below)
- Browse Google Business News
- Browse issues mentioned on corporate watchdog sites
SEARCH: if you have specific country/region, company, or topic in mind; search in the resources mentioned above.
If the article is not available from the PSU Library, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan at no cost to you.
Key Business Publications
Wall Street Journal
Offers full text articles in The Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition, 1984-present) and the online edition (2010-present ), excluding stock quotes and classified ads. Updated daily.
New York Times
Provides full access to the New York Times from 1980 to present.
Corporate Accountability Watch
"Non-profit investigative research and journalism to expose corporate malfeasance and to advocate for multinational corporate accountability and transparency"
Corporate Subsidy Tracker & Violation Tracker
Tracks economic development subsidies and other forms of government financial assistance to business, as well as regulatory violations by businesses.
Federal Contractor Misconduct Database
A "compilation of misconduct and alleged misconduct committed by the top federal government contractors from 1995 to the present."
OpenSecrets.org - Organization Profiles
Online directory of corporate lobbying and donations to political parties and candidates. Use the "Search for an organization" search box (left side of the screen) to search by company name.
Key Business Article Databases
Business Source Premier
Articles from newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and academic journals.
Articles from newspapers, magazines, wire services, Web news, blogs, etc..
Searching for a Known Article Video: PSU Library Catalog
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