Course Guide

UGBA 196-6 International Consulting for Small Companies

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.

For a more in-depth look at resources for international business research, please see Long Library Subject Guide #22 -- International Business Research.


Use the OskiCat catalog to search for books. Business etiquette, corporations -- Asia, corporations -- Europe, corporations -- Latin America, international business enterprises, and intercultural communication, are all subject headings in OskiCat. Choose the subject search box and restrict the search to the Long Library by choosing BUSI from the location menu. E-books may be located and used online through Ebrary.

The library carries a number of books to help business people communicate in different countries. Some of the more recent titles in the Business Library include:

Intercultural Business Communication
Lillian Chaney and Jeanette Martin (Upper Saddle River : Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007)
HF5389 .C47 2007

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than 60 Countries
Keri Morrison (Avon : Adams Media, 2006)
HF5389 .M67 2006

World Wise : What to Know Before you Go
Lanie Denslow (New York : Fairchild, 2006)
G156.5.B86 D46 2006

Journal Articles and Case Studies

Business Source Complete Business Source Complete offers a large selection of journal articles (scholarly and not) and case studies, along with industry and company reports and other information. This is an excellent general resource and a great starting point for research.


ABYZ News Link This is an a portal to online news sources from around the world.
Access World News A full-text database of news sources including over 700 international sources.
Business and Industry A full text database of trade publications and news sources from around the world.
Factiva Latest news on companies and business worldwide, including major business newspapers and magazines in 24 languages.
Lexis Nexis Academic A large full-text source for international newspapers, wire service, media transcripts, and more.

Country Information

Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports Background information on over 200 countries. Updated monthly, reports include political, historical, and economic information.
Library of Congress Portals to the World Authoritative and annotated information sources for basic information on countries around the world. Information is compiled by Library of Congress researchers is freely available without a login.

Country Economic Information

Economist Intelligence Unit Country Commerce A reference guide to economic and business conditions in 51 countries. Includes practical information such as local tax rules, IP, permits, etc.
Economist Intelligence Unit Country Finance Reports on finance, operating conditions, investment opportunities, and more for 45 countries.

Industry Information and Market Research

Business Monitor Online Quarterly market reports, including forecasts, for 55 countries.
Haas students only; log in required.
Find company, industry, and exective profiles, analyst reports, market research, and more.

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.