Course Guide

MBA290B-1 Biotechnology Industry Perspectives and Business Development

Fall 2010

The following online and print resources provided by the Long Business Library are key to finding information required for this course. Use the Library proxy Server to access the electronic resources from off-campus.


Use the OskiCat catalog to search for books. Subject headings, such as the following, will prove useful: biotechnology industries, pharmaceutical industry, life sciences, pharmaceutical biotechnology, biomedical engineering, entrepreneurship, business planning, etc. E-books may be located and used online through Ebrary.

Articles in Academic Journals, Magazines and Newspaperss

Academic Search Complete Indexes thousands of journals and magazines. Use the subject search box to look for articles on your topic. Full text is available for many of the articles. Good for viewpoints on business topics not normally found in business magazines.
Business Source Complete Indexes thousands of business journals and magazines. Use the subject search box to look for articles on the subject of your paper. Company names should be searched using the "company entity" box. Full text is available for many of the articles.
Business & Industry Database Indexes, abstracts, and provides partial full-text coverage of almost 1000 major U.S. and international trade journals, general business publications, and national & regional newspapers and newsletters.
Factiva A full text database of magazines and newspapers, including Business Week, Economist, Forbes, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, etc. Very useful for current information on business topics, company activities, and developments in U.S. and international industries.
Lexis-Nexis Academic A very user-friendly search tool for finding articles in magazines and newspapers, and company profiles and financials.
New York Times
You may read the paper by date of publication, or search by topic of interest.
Wall Street Journal
You may read the paper by date of publication, or search by topic of interest.

Industry Information

Business Monitor Online (BMO) BMO provides BMO provides quarterly, up-dated market forecast reports on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry for many countries of the world.
IBIS World Industry Market Research For over 700 U.S. industries, provides 25-30 page reports that include key statistics, segmentation, market characteristics, industry conditions, key factors, key competitors, industry performance and outlook.
MarketResearch Academic Provides the full text of market research reports. Select the biotechnology category under "Life Sciences" for access to dozens of reports.
Plunkett's Biotech and Genetics Industry Almanac Key statistics and trends plus profiles of leading firms.
Available only in print format
HD9999 B44 P57 Reference Collection .
Standard and Poor's Industry Surveys See the 47 page report on the biotechnology industry.
Available only in print format
HC101 S77 Reference Collection .

Company Information

Business Source Complete Click on SWOT Analyses link
Thomson ONE Analyst reports from investment banks via Thomson ONE.
Choose "Screening & Analysis -> Research" on the left sidebar.
Must be accessed using Internet Explorer.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Click on the Business category button for company profiles and financial data/annual reports.
Mergent Online Provides comprehensive financial information for public companies.
Value Line Research Center Provides stock market performance data, betas, and Value Line investment advice for 4,000 U.S. companies. Also performance and investment advice for 100 industries.

Related Campus Library

Bioscience and Natural Resources Library The Bioscience and Natural Resources Library offers materials and services related to the scientific element of biotechnology. Particularly useful are the Tutorials and Guides section of their website and their information services.

Other Useful Information

Long Library homepage
Librarians are available at the Reference Desk to assist you during these hours:
Monday - Thursday: 1 - 6 pm
Friday: 1 - 4 pm
Where Do I Find? (a brief guide to finding various types of business information)

Questions? Ask your business librarians.