Use a dictionary or encyclopedia to find definitions and explanations of business terms and concepts.
EIU Economist Intelligence Unit 
Provides excellent coverage in 2 sections. Country reports: provides information on the political structure, economic policy, domestic economy, sectoral trends, and foreign trade and payments. Country profiles: outline a country’s economic and political status and background. They give an annual perspective on the long-term political and social issues affecting each country, as well as statistical tables providing a five-year run of data.
Europa World Plus 
Online version of the Europa world year book and the nine-volume Regional surveys of the world series. Covers political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
Finding a MNC
Look for a SWOT anaylsis:
Look to the company's web site for valuable information: Read the Management Discussion and Analysis - (MD&A) section of the Annual Report or 10k. Read the letter to the shareholders from the CEO in the company's annual report.
Search NAICS 2012  to get the NAICS code for an industry.
Look for valuable information and data from trade associations
Google the industry + country or region + association
Magazines and newspapers are very useful for up to date information on events, countries, companies, industries. Can you tell the difference between magazines or popular journals and scholarly journals? 
Use business magazines and newspapers for current information:
The Economist 
Financial Times 
Wall Street Journal 
Financial Times  ( London )
The Globe and Mail 
National Post Online Includes the Financial Post 
News monitoring and analysis
Roubini Global Economics  Select a country under Economies; explore emerging markets under Markets.
GMID - select a category such as Business Environment under Economies and limit to a specific country or explore Economic Regional Totals under Geography
Use the following indexes to search newspapers, magazines and journals by topic:
Population statistics: GMID 
Behavioural information: GMID 
Look for data and information that will help you examine and analyze one of two variables:
From the tool bar at the top of the page, select:
> countries & consumers
> Technology, Communications and Media
>under Analysis Finder choose Country Briefings
>select country from All Geographies
>explore Rank Countries by category... both historical and forecast
>internet subscribers (by country) etc.
> under Analysis Finder exlpore Strategy Briefings
> Power to the Consumer: How Web Technology Is Influencing Behaviour
> Understanding the Techsumer: How Technology is Changing Global Consumption
Explore the latest research - do a keyword search
> k=consumer trends - see Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2015
> k=social media - see Top 3 Trends in Social Media for 2015
>k=online adspend - see Global Online Advertising Soars Despite Continued TV Dominance
Doing Business  provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies. Each economy is ranked according to 10 sets of indicators. These are combined into an overall "ease of doing business" ranking.
Enterprise Surveys  provides reports which provide a quick glance at business environment indicators and a graphing tool to create a custom graphic for the country of your choice
Global Economic Prospects - Regional Outlooks 
World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) to view trade flows
Search the Library Catalogue by Subject to find books on writing business reports.