Geography 123 Introduction to Globalization
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Geography 123: Introduction to Globalization

Prepared by: Amanda Hornby, Geography Librarian
Phone: 206-685-1901
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Suggested Research Steps

Class Worksheet (Word document)
The Step-By-Step Research Outline provides links to the resources listed below.

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Company Information

Hoover's Online UW restricted
Detailed company information and industry profiles.
Mergent Online UW restricted
Detailed company information including financial information, SEC filings, corporate annual reports, etc.

See also these Research Guides from the Foster Business Library:
--Company Research
--Globalization Resources
--International Business
--Country/Market Team Consultation Resources
Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) regulates all trade of stocks and requires public companies to submit information on their business finances using the EDGAR online system. Use EDGAR to view reports such as the 10-K or DEF14A/Proxy Statement or 8-K.

Private companies in Washington state register with the Washington State Secretary of State Dept of Corporations
Provides definitions, forms, lookup website for corporations that have registered, phone/email to obtain complete registration report.
Registrants provide this info:
  • Corporate Name
  • Contact Info
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Registered Agent
  • Incorporators
  • Initial Annual Report - Optional

Articles in News Sources

Important source for current activities of your TNC related to products, employment & labor, legal issues, government regulation, international business, etc.
Alt-Press Watch UW restricted
Full text database of selected newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.
Lexis-Nexis UW restricted
Extensive array of full-text news from around the U.S. and the world (newspapers, wire services, transcripts and newsletters), business literature, industry and company information, legal, biographical, and reference resources.
Factiva UW restricted
Provides access to global news and business information, including newswires, newspapers, magazines, and trade publications; including Dow Jones and Reuters newswires, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times; sources are from 118 countries in 22 languages.
Access World News UW restricted
Top US newspapers (by circulation), local and regional papers, and international news publications (in English).
Washington Newspapers UW restricted
Indexing and full-text of major Washington newspapers, including the Seattle times, Seattle post-intelligencer, Puget Sound business journal, Spokane spokesman review, Tacoma news tribune, and Vancouver columbian, plus selected coverage of other regional sources

Articles in Business Magazines & Journals

Business Source Complete (EBSCO) UW restricted
Full text and abstracting for articles in 1200 business magazines and peer-reviewed journals (some as far back as 1886). Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.

Find Articles in Scholarly Journals

By Topic
EconLit UW restricted
Access to articles in scholarly journals about economics, economic theory, etc.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) UW restricted
Access to articles in popular and scholarly journals on a broad range of subjects.
GeoBASE UW restricted
Contains bibliographic citations and abstracts for human geography (including urban, political and economic geography), physical geography (ecology, geology, geomechanics), oceanogeography and international and development studies.
PAIS International UW restricted
Covers social and public policy literature from thousands of periodicals, U.S. and U.N. government documents, books, and other sources.
Agricola UW restricted
Provides broad coverage of agriculture and related fields such as pests and pest control, aquaculture, forestry, pollution, law, economics, and rural sociology.
Sociological Abstracts UW restricted
Contains abstracts of serial literature in sociology and related disciplines from approximately 2,500 journals.
Web of Science Citation Indexes UW restricted
Includes Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), 1975-present; Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), 1975-present; and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), 1975-present.
By Region of the World
Articles published in and about Africa.
Bibliography of Asian Studies UW restricted
Western-language periodical articles, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, etc. pertaining to east, southeast, and south Asia.
Handbook of Latin American Studies UW restricted
A bibliography of books and index of articles in periodicals Latin America. Includes materials in the social sciences and humanities.
HAPI Online (Hispanic American Periodicals Index) UW restricted
Index to articles in magazines and journals produced in and about Central & South America.
Index Islamicus UW restricted
A bibliography of books and index of articles in periodicals on Islam and the Muslim world.

Corporate Monitors

Corporate Watch (UK)
CorpWatch (US)
Sweatshop Watch
Human Rights Watch - Business & Human Rights

Statistical Sources

EIU Online (Economist Intelligence Unit Online) UW restricted
The Country Profiles provide economic and political information for 200 countries, both current & historical. ViewsWire provides concise analysis of economic, political and market developments worldwide. And there is more!
WDI Online UW restricted
World Development Indicators provided by the World Bank is an annual compilation of data about development, providing direct access to more than 550 development indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2004.
United Nations Statistics Division
Demographic & social, energy, environment, industry, national accounts, and trade data for U.N. member countries. A list of national data sources is provided.
United Nations International Statistics agencies
May have regional or topical focus that will supplement the UN Statistics Division resources.
National Statistics Agencies
A list of links, alphabetical by country name, maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau.
STAT-USA UW restricted
The primary data distribution point for the US Dept of Commerce. For international business, see especially the sections, Country Commercial Guides and the Market Research Reports but there is a great deal more available.
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
International Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO) Statistical Resources
Access the statistical resources of IGOs such as the UN, OECD, IMF, WHO, ILO, UNICEF, UNESCO and more dealing with international trade, finance, population, health, labor, and development issues, to name just a few.
Statistical Universe UW restricted
Index to publications with statistical content/tables, published by state, federal, and international governmental agencies as well as private and trade research organizations.

Citation Help

Citations and Writing guide
Harvard Citation Style

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Created by: Amanda Hornby
Last modified: October 6, 2009