Business Administration

Business Articles

Essential article databases

For articles in business journals, magazines, newspapers, and more, you will want to search two essential databases:


Other useful databases

Unless otherwise noted, these sources are included in Multisearch. These links will just limit results to those specific sources.

Newspapers of Record

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The New York Times

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The Wall Street Journal

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Financial Times

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The SMC Library has a site license for SMC community-wide access to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times online via their websites. Click one the links above to create an account and then use that account to access those websites from any computer or mobile device. 
See the FAQs pages for more information on signing up for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times.


Use the following databases to search or browse other local, national, and international newspapers.

To browse or search specifically for business content and sources, see

  • "Access Business News" under Quick Links (right side of screen below search box)
  • "Business and Economics" under Suggested Topics (middle of screen below search box)


Other key local, state, and national newspapers for business news


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East Bay Times

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San Jose Mercury News

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Los Angeles Times

Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee


Popular titles to browse

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Business Week

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The Economist

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Harvard Business Review

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The McKinsey Quarterly


Also, sign up for your account in Browzine to build virtual shelves for your favorite academic titles. You'll be able to see table of contents alerts when new issues are published. And for journals we subscribe to, you'll have seamless links to the full text. 


You can search for other specific titles in the search box below. 


If we don't have immediate access to an article you need, you can always request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) for electronic delievery in 3-4 business days.

Government Agencies

Search to find reports and documents about issues of international, national, and regional importance from various applicable government agencies.

For more specific searching, trying searching for your interests in Google, and add "site:gov" to your search (without the quotation marks) to limit your results to only those from US government agencies. You can limit to state by adding the state abbreviate, as well (example: "").

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Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

An increasing power on the World's stage is the non-governmental organization. The US alone is home to over 1.5 million NGOs. See the searchable directory to find NGOs on any given topic from WANGO, a leading umbrella organization for NGOs.

World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)


Also, Duke University offers a customized Google search box that limits keyword and topic searchs to known and verified NGO resources: Duke University Libraries NGO Guide


Research Institutes ("Think Tanks")

"Think tanks" are policy Institutes that research contemporary and important social and economic issues. Often housed by universities or afflicated with political action groups, think tanks are a wealth of great data and analysis, though not without bias. Research the background of think tanks to know more about their positions. 

Below are some of the more well known think tanks related to business and economics:

Brookings Institution

Cato Institute

Conference Board

Heritage Foundation

The Hoover Institution

National Bureau of Economic Research


Public Policy Institute of California

Also see the comprehensive guide to think tanks from the Library of Harvard's Kennedy School. Use the customized Google search they developed to search for your topic in hundreds of known think tanks.

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