BINT-10301 Introduction to Sustainability in Business

Recommended Databases

ABI/INFORM Collection -contains a mix of newspapers, popular journals and scholarly publications including the Wall Street Journal.
Business Source Premier (Original Interface)
Business topics: management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. SWOT analysis on selected companies.

Business Insights: Essentials
Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, market research reports, SWOT reports, market share information, company histories, chronologies, journal articles, and interactive charts.  Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

ScienceDirect -excellent source for scholarly articles. Covers business topics.
Academic Search Premier
Multi-disciplinary database which includes a large collection of peer-reviewed journals in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.  Coverage varies, but begins in the 1990s for most journals.

Nexis Uni (replaces LexisNexis)
Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.

New York Times (1980-present)
Full-text of The New York Times from 1980 - present. For Historical coverage please use ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2007)

Wall Street Journal (1984 - present)
Full text of The Wall Street Journal from 1984-present. For issues from 1889-1993, see the  Wall Street Journal-ProQuest Historical Newspapers database.

US Newsstream
U.S. Newsstream enables users to search current U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. It features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. U.S. Newsstream provides key national and regional news sources from the U.S. and includes exclusive and preferred access to top titles, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune. All titles are cross searchable on the ProQuest platform.

Online Wall Street Journal
Links to top stories and market overviews. The library subscribes to the print version which can be found at the rear of the library facing the School of Music.


Ebook Central (formerly ebrary) -search for books and chapters by keyword, etc. Can save to virtual bookshelf, highlight, etc.

Subject Headings
social responsibility of business 
social entrepreneurship 
sustainable development 
environmental responsibility 


Finding a Company's CSR or Sustainability Reports -type the company name in Google and Investor Relations. You will then find links to various reports.
The leading source of corporate responsibility and sustainability, press releases, reports and news.

Corporate Watch
CorpWatch, formerly known as an organization called TRAC-Transnational Resource & Action Center, is a site that keeps and eye on corporations expanding into global markets and provides resources on these issues. The organization's mission is to "counter corporate-led globalization through education and activism. We work to foster democratic control over corporations by building grassroots globalization--a diverse movement for human rights, labor rights and environmental justice".

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
A CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development.  Site includes issue briefs and summary reports on relevant topics.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
GRI is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.