International Business

Literature Review

There are many excellent online guides to doing a lilterature review.  Samples include:

Introducing Summon

The library's new search tool, Summon, allows you to search for books, journal articles, media, and more with a single search. You can access Summon from the library's homepage.  Also try the Advanced Search.

Once you have your results:

To see only BOOKS click on Book/eBook.

To see only JOURNAL ARTICLES click on Journal Article and click on Scholarly & Peer-Review.

Because there will be many results, it is important to narrow your search.  

However, Summon doesn't search everything that the library owns so you will still need to search other resources to find everything that you need. Summon also doesn't let you do sophisticated searches that you may be used to doing in specific databases or the library catalogue.  

Use Summon when starting research on a topic or when you are not sure which databases to use.  

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries


For books or ebooks on international business, search using Summon, described above, or in the catalogue by keyword or using the suggested subject headings below.

Books & Textbooks

Business faculty suggest the following titles as a good starting point.  The library does not  collect all textbooks; for titles not found, contact the university bookstore instead.

Wild, John J. International business : the challenges of globalization, 2016

Basu, Dipak R.,   Structural revolution in international business architecture, 2016

Marschan-Piekkari, Rebecca,  Language in international business : the multilingual reality of global business expansion,  2014
HD62.4 .C85 2008

International business [electronic resource] : new challenges, new forms, new perspectives, 2012

Global business ethics [electronic resource] : responsible decision making in an international context, 2016

Suggested Subject Headings

Key Databases

Additional Databases

Cited Reference Searching

Cited Reference Searching is a powerful tool in staying up to date with scholarly research.  Use Web of Science and Scopus  to find if a particular author and/or paper has been cited by other authors.

Grey Literarture, Policy Reports, Think Tanks

Consult the library guide Searching for Grey Literature for sources and searching tips.  Good databases for grey literature include:

      Policy Reports and Working Papers

      Think Tanks

      Think tanks are independent, nonpartisian, public policy research institutes that are often non-profit such as the American Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institute, etc.  They conduct research and analysis on current issues and topics.  Hillwatch provides a listing of key Canadian and international think tanks and the Harvard Kennedy School provides a searchable database of over 600 listings.  

Dissertations & Theses

View the full list of our theses and dissertations databases.

Cultural Awareness

Business News

Tips for Newspaper Searching

The following titles are available online through the Library catalogue:

Content last updated: February 14, 2019