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INBU 3301: Databases - current/credible/varied

Video for researching countries & products 

Business Source Complete

To find country reports type and search a country in the search box. When results get displayed select the Country Reports box on the left hand side of the page below Source Type.  You can also find industry reports this way. E.g., japan power OR germany solar.

Or, try searching using keywords:
argentina solar power

To retrieve scholarly results check the box on the left: Scholarly (Peer Reviewed). Or search from the Library Home page or Google Scholar (more info below).

Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database)

Try the search box along the top of the page with terms such as:

united arab emirates country profile
chile pest

mexico water
japan carbonates

sweden coffee
us consumers

Once you find a report:
1. Check the date (2021 or newer)
2. Download documents in PDF to print or save. Do not save the web address. 
3. Look for links for Related Articles and More Related Items for more documents.

APA reference examples:
Euromonitor. (2021). Sports drinks in Japan.  Passport GMID.
Euromonitor. (2022a). Japan: Country profile
. Passport GMID.
Euromonitor. (2022b). United Arab Emirates: Country profile.  Passport GMID.

Statista - statistics on all countries. Follow the "Source" link on the right to find more information.
Business Insights Essentials
 - company information
IBISWorld - good for United States industries.




The web can be a good source of quality research, including statistical information. Useful, credible websites: 

Find scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles through the library

Search articles, books, multimedia & more


Search examples:
taiwan economy
egypt consumers
coffee ethical trends

Resources to help: The differences between Scholarly/Popular/Trade publications and Is this scholarly?

This is the same search box that is on the Library homepage. Once you've done a search, you can change the type of your results by clicking the filters on the right.

  • Check off Articles under the Resource Type filter to just see both popular and scholarly resources.
  • Check off Peer-Reviewed Journals under the Availability filter to find scholarly articles. Select Available online to retrieve full-text articles. 
  • Limit by publication date by using the Creation Date filter
  • Find related articles by clicking on the red arrows (when available)
  • Use the Advanced Search link to open an advanced search box for more precise searching

Find scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles with Google Scholar

For off-campus access click the Menu icon on the left --> Settings --> Library links and add Mount Royal University. 
If you find one good article make sure to "chain" by clicking Cited by and Related articles below its summary.
Tip: determine if the article you've found is scholarly and Is this scholarly?


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MRU guide to APA citation
Quick tip: find the answer with Google: apa style twitter, apa style "no date". Good answers usually come from Purdue's Owl, APA style blog, and websites that end in .edu

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