Databases by Subject

Business & Public Administration Research Guide

Business & Public Administration

Database Description Available In SuperSearch Alumni Access More Info Tutorial
Business Expert Press Ebooks Access to over 300 Ebooks that focus on international business, mergers, finance, accounting, social networking, and many more related areas. All Ebooks offer no DRM (Digital Rights Management), Downloadable PDFs, and unlimited users. Yes No more information
Business Insights: Global
Database offering business case studies, in-depth statistical data and research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries, and industries. Partial Yes more information
Business Plans Handbook "For those looking for examples of how to approach, structure and compose their own business plans, the Handbook presents 24 sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries..." No No more information
Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier includes full-text coverage of nearly 1,900 business and trade journals. Partial No more information
Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities Directories of publishing opportunities by journal title, including submission process, type of review, acceptance rates, and more. Now includes both a blacklist of predatory journals and a whitelist of journals geared towards helping researchers get the most impact our of their research. No No more information
CountryWatch Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries. No No more information
Provides provides bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related literature Partial No more information
Emerald Management Xtra 60 Journal collection in the areas of business and management. Yes No more information
Global Issues in Context
A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. No Yes more information
International Directory of Company Histories Detailed information on more than 11,000 companies worldwide. Includes all volumes. Yes No more information
LexisNexis Academic Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. No No more information
Market Share Reporter
Presents comparative business statistics. Each entry features a descriptive title; data and market description; a list of producers/products along with their market share; and cites original sources. No Yes more information
Mergent Intellect Mergent Intellect provides private company data on over 100 million privately held global companies (plus 145 million inactive global companies). Intellect allows the end user to download up to 2,000 records at a time to a spreadsheet. This service also contains information on over 220 million individuals through White Pages Pro and executive contacts on over 90 million professional decision makers. Also included is global family tree information, census data, access to First Research Industry Reports covering 900+ industries and demographic data from Nielsen. No No more information
Mergent Key Business Ratios Key Business Ratios (KBR) lets researchers examine industry benchmarks compiled from D&B®’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios for public and private companies in 800 lines of business. Covers 2011 - 2014. No No more information
Mergent Online Mergent Online provides business and company research information on over 60,000 global publicly traded active and inactive companies. Includes over 30 years of financial statements, ratios and stock prices. Executive biographies, industry reports, histories, business descriptions, equity reports, economic data and much more. Includes Horizon that details supply chain, competitor, partnership and product information on over 6500 U.S. companies.. User limit of 50 total users. Yes No more information
Mergent Web Reports Webreports - contains the Moody's/Mergent Digital Manuals back files to 1909, consisting of the following eight manuals: Industrial, Over the Counter Unlisted, Over the Counter Industrial, Transportation, Bank & Finance, Public Utilities, International and Municipal & Government. No No more information
MRI University Internet Reporter
(Mediamark Research, Inc.)
MRI+ is a library of key magazine planning data resources providing an information link between the planner and publisher. Maximum of 10 simultaneous users. *Note: Registration required. No No more information
Oxford Handbooks Online Full text online versions of the Oxford Handbooks, available in seven complete subject modules: Business & Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Literature, Psychology, and History. Yes No more information
PrivCo - Private Company Financial Intelligence PrivCo is a source for business and financial data on non-publicly traded corporations. No No more information
Springer eBook, 2010-2017 Collections A collection of electronic books in a variety of subjects. Users have the option to order a personal print copy of ebooks owned by Drake (2010-2017 collection) for $24.99 (regardless of the actual book price). These "MyCopy" books are soft-cover b/w print copies that are mailed to the user’s address. Yes No more information
Statista Online statistics portal providing access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions. Includes many easily-cited authoritative infographics. No No more information
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. No No more information
Statistical Datasets
(Data Planet)
Statistical Datasets is a web-based research tool that provides fast and easy access to data from licensed and public domain datasets within a single interface. Yes No more information
Value Line Investment Survey Professional research and recommendations on approximately 1,700 stocks. No No more information
Wall Street Journal (Proquest) Full-text of the newspaper's eastern edition, 1984 - present. Yes No more information
World DataBank Access to nation-by-nation (or aggregate) statistical data. No No more information

Other Resources

Database Description Available In SuperSearch Alumni Access More Info Tutorial
Academic Search Premier
Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 2,800 peer-reviewed journals. Partial No more information
Academic Video Online
(Alexander Street Press)
A single cross-searchable repository of Alexander Street Press online video titles currently available to Drake users. This includes American History in Video and World History in Video Yes No more information
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955. Partial No more information
American History in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
Historical coverage from the early history of Native Americans to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf. Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century to modern day figures. Yes No more information
Artemis Primary Sources
Combines Gale primary source databases into one searchable environment. No No more information
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals in business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology and popular culture. Partial No more information
Book Citation Index
(Web of Science )
Allows cited reference searching of over 30,000 editorially selected books published since 2005 in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No No more information
Britannica Online Fully searchable version of this authoritative, general encyclopedia. It also includes the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Britannica Book of the Year. Yes No more information
Business Economics and Theory
Database of full-text academic journals and magazines with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. Yes Yes more information
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
(GPO Access)
Free index to federal government publications distributed through the Superintendent of Documents. Yes No more information
Chronicle of Higher Education News, information, and jobs listings for college and university faculty members and administrators. No No more information
Chronicle of Philanthropy News and information source covering the non-profit world. No No more information
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) Scholarly source for theory and research in international affairs; includes papers, projects, proceedings, books, journals, policy briefs and teaching materials (i.e., case studies and background readings). No No more information
Communication & Mass Media Complete
A major indexing and abstracting database for Communication Studies and Journalism & Mass Communication. It indexes over 400 journals and includes the full text of over 200 journals in these fields. Partial No more information
Communication Studies
Full-text source for journals relating to journalism and communication. Yes Yes more information
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
(Web of Science)
This citation index covers conference literature in all scientific and technical fields, as well as all fields of social sciences, arts, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No No more information
Corporate ResourceNet
Index to over 1,300 business and management periodicals, with abstracts and full text of many articles. Includes profiles of the world's 5,000 largest companies and a collection of images. Partial No more information
CQ Press Researcher Online Looking for a "hot topic" on which to do a research paper? This database is a great place to start! It offers pros & cons, background information, and in-depth analysis on a variety of topics, issues, and controversies currently in the news. Yes No more information
Credo Reference Portal to over 500 highly regarded reference sources. Examples of sources covered include: Art, Business, Food & Beverage, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology. Yes No more information
Current Contents Connect
(Web of Science)
Current awareness database provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, abstracts from recently published issues of scholarly journals, and evaluated websites. No No more information
Data Citation Index
(Web of Science)
Indexes data studies and datasets across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and links the datasets/studies with published literature. No No more information
Derwent Innovations Index
(Web of Science)
Enables patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. No No more information
Des Moines Register (full-text version)
Iowa's largest and most influential newspaper, focusing on Des Moines and its suburbs with news coverage including regional, national, and international issues and events. Coverage: 11/27/2002 - date. Older material is available on Microfilm only. No No more information
Encyclopedia of Associations The Encyclopedia of Associations is a comprehensive source of detailed information on over 151,000 nonprofit membership organizations worldwide. No No more information
eScholarShare (Drake University) Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations. Yes No more information
Ethnic NewsWatch
Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. Yes No more information
Filmakers Library Online
(Alexander Street Press)
Collection of over 1,400 international documentary films made from 1974 to the present by independent filmakers from all over the world. They are feature length films, providing hundreds of hours of viewing and transcripts that scroll as the video plays. Yes No more information
Forbes Magazine Archive
Archive of Forbes Magazine, covering 1917-2000. Partial No more information
Gale Directory Library A media directory containing thousands of listings for print media, radio and television stations, and cable companies. Includes Market Share Reporter. No Yes more information
Gale Virtual Reference Library A collection of reference works on the Arts, Business, Education, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, and the Social Sciences. Yes Yes more information
General OneFile
Gale's largest general interest database of articles from general, specialized, and professional newspapers and periodicals, many with full text and images. Yes Yes more information
Glassdoor A comprehensive career resource with information on 26,000+ companies. No No more information
Insurance and Liability Collection
Database of resources covering topics such as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more. Yes Yes more information
International Historical Statistics Statistical compendium covering the years 1750-2010 (with annual updates). Includes all statistical tables as Excel spreadsheets, which can be downloaded for further analysis. Topics include population, national accounts, labor force, agriculture, external trade and industry. Each section has a full description of the sources used to compile the statistics. No No more information
Journal Citation Reports Measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels by showing the relationship between citing and cited journals available in the Web of Science. (Essential Science Indicators is another similar database for exploring scholarly metrics.) Yes No more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes No more information
Lynda provides a vast online library of training and instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. It's free for all Drake students, faculty and staff. Note: when logging in to for the first time, you must create a user profile and set up your user name and password. No No more information
Marquis Who's Who in America Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series. Yes No more information
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 20,000 contemporary testing instruments. No No more information
Mergent Archives Mergent Archives provides a vast historical collection of company, industry and country information. Access the Moody's/Mergent Digital Manuals consisting of the following manuals: Industrial, Over the Counter Unlisted, Over the Counter Industrial, Transportation, Bank & Finance, Public Utilities, International and Municipal & Government starting in 1909 to current. Key Business Ratios starting in 1979 to current. D&B Country Risk Profile/Riskline Reports detailing essential political, economic and commercial information on over 130 countries worldwide beginning in 2001 to current. No No more information
New York Times New York Times access 1851-present. Direct access to virtually all NY Times content from that time period. Requires a separate, one-time registration. For details, visit No No more information
New York Times (LexisNexis) NYT, from 1930 to present (for older coverage, see "New York Times Historical Newspaper") For all articles from today's version, just click on "Today" in the date field and then "Search." No No more information
New York Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Full-text including scanned digital images of the New York Times, 1851-2012 Yes No more information
Newspaper Source Plus
Newspapers, television and radio news transcripts. Yes No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest
Archive of monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering exploration, military and missionary activities, and economic and political imperialism in the nineteenth century. No Yes more information
Oxford Reference Online Access to dictionaries & reference works in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. Yes No more information
Oxford Scholarship Online Ebooks Ebooks in 16 subject areas. No No more information
Periodicals Archive Online
Archive of backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences, spanning more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages. Yes No more information
PIVOT Funding Search PIVOT is a funding search program that will offer tools and services designed to facilitate discovery and research. No No more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes Yes more information
RDS TableBase
RDS Tablebase specializes exclusively in tabular data on companies, industries, products and demographics. Tablebase features precise indexing, unambiguous table titles and links to full text International in scope and covering more than 90 industries and much more. **Note: requires username and password. Contact for credentials.** No Yes more information
RefWorks [Old Version] Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No No more information
SciELO Citation Index
(Web of Science)
SciELO content includes regional journals from Latin American and the Caribbean as well as titles from Spain, Portugal and South Africa. Yes No more information
Small Business Collection
Database of full-text, scholarly articles in HTML or PDF covering small business research. Yes Yes more information
Social Sciences Citation Index
(Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary index to more than 1,950 scholarly social sciences journals as well as relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Yes No more information
Springer Journals Full text access (1997-present) to most journals available through Springer. Yes No more information
Very Short Introductions
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes No more information
Vocational and Career Collection
Full-text coverage for 400 trade and industry related periodicals Partial No more information
Web of Science Web of Science, a database that provides quick and powerful access to the world's leading citation databases and sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities research content. (Includes: Biosis Citation Index, Currents Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, MEDLINE, SciELO Citation Index, Zoological Record, and the Web of Science Core Collection: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial No more information
Web of Science Core Collection A subset of databases within the Web of Science that provide access to the world’s leading citation databases, with multidisciplinary information from over 12,000 high impact journals and over 160,000 conference proceedings from around the world. (Includes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial No more information
Women's Wear Daily Archive
Entire run of Women's Wear Daily from 1910 to the present day. Yes No more information
World History in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
Contains a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow you to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late 20th century. Videos are global in scope, and capture longer-term and multiple perspectives, so you can make connections across cultures and over time. Yes No more information
WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. No No more information
WorldCat Dissertations
Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No No more information