International Business

Literature Review

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

Introducing OMNI

The library's new search tool, OMNI, allows you to search for books, journal articles, media, and more with a single search.  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, OMNI doesn't search everything that the library owns so you will still need to search other resources such as subject specific databases to find everything that you need. 

Use OMNI 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 OMNI, described above.

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.

Suggested Subject Headings

  • Corporate culture -- Cross-cultural studies
  • Management - Cross-cultural studies
  • International business enterprises
  • International finance

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, nonpartisan, 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. The Harvard Kennedy School provides a searchable database of over 600 listings.  See Think Tanks page.

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:

Content last updated: May 21, 2020