Global Business

Below are some resources specifically useful for study of global business. Be sure to see the main Business Administration and Economics pages for general business resources. 

Subject Guides

Albert Search

Search Albert to find books, movies, etc..

Includes Countries of the World and their Leaders, Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, and Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

- Includes Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook

Background Notes - Country Information - U.S. Department of State background notes, arranged by country.

CIA World Factbook

Statesman's Year Book. ( Ref 305 St29) New York: St. Martin's, Annual.

World Government Data - Compiled by the Guardian (UK), a metasearch of governmental data from multiple countries, with downloadable data sets.

Constitutions, Treaties and Official Declarations Around the World - An alphabetical listing of approximately 140 countries, with links to their constitutions, and other links if available to treaties.

Americas Program ;- Policy briefs and analysis from the International Relations Center. Includes information on migration, sustainable development, and trade.

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Discover articles from many of our databases.


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International Company Profiles, Histories, and Financials

In addition to the 15,000 U.S. public companies listed on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges, includes 20,000 non-U.S. companies (active and inactive).

 (See OneSource for in-depth company information and financials for US and international companies) 

(follow the "Companies" link for Hoover's and Company Dossier for US and and some international companies)


International Directory of Company Histories


International Industry and Consumer Data

Features news and analysis on various product, service, and supply industries. Includes detailed consumer data for the US and 205 other countries.



World Bank Data, includes World Development Indicators.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Data and Statistics, includes World Economic Outlook, Global Financial Stability Report, and Fiscal Monitor.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Economics Department, includes "Economic outlook, analysis, and forecasts," and "Economic surveys and country surveillance."

Doing Business Project, Measuring Business Regulations (from the International Finance Corporation, of the World Bank)

An essential resource for global business! "Doing Business provides a wealth of information for studying business regulations across countries. This excellent World Bank publication "provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 185 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.' " (Description from Choice, October 2013)

30 languages available. Users can learn various languages through programs that have them interact through spoken dialogue, text and photographic images at their own pace. Users may also take interactive tests with speech recognition software to measure their progress and practice listening, speaking, and writing through a variety of exercises.

Publisher: Rosetta Stone
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The accepted format for citing sources in the social sciences is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) at Saint Mary’s College, too, emphasizes the use of APA in SEBA course work. For help citing sources use the Library's APA Format Guide

APA Style Guide for Business - A supplement to the regular APA Style Guide highlighting common, hard to cite data-focused resources.

The full manual is available in the Library.

See other citation styles (i.e., MLA, Chicago) on the Library's FAQs page "How do I cite my sources?"


Other helpful resources

See our short animated tutorials on APA citation on our YouTube channel.


Writing Assistance

Questions about grammar and structure? Don't forget to refer back to your ENGL 3, 4 and 5 writing manuals. We have a couple of copies on Reserve if you need to quickly refer back to rules on commas, noun/pronoun agreement, structuring your paper, or other issues.


The Writing Center

Having trouble putting it all together? The SMC Center for Writing Across the Curriculum (or, "The Writing Center") offers peer-to-peer advising sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students. You can call or stop by to make an appointment, or can also drop in and do a session immediately, if an adviser is available. See their website for more information, or stop by 1st floor De La Salle, or call them at 925.631.4684