A general guide to doing business research

Research Databases for International Business Information

Many resources are limited in their scope and only include information on companies and industries from the United States or North America. Both the research databases and free online resources listed below have information on international companies or provide in-depth country profiles, including industry and demographic information. 


library catalogLibrary Catalog

Combine a country name, such as "China" with these phrases:

business etiquette
business travel
corporate culture
capital market
international business

Free Online Resources

In addition to the resources available through the MCLA Library, there are a number of companies and organizations that make some information available for free through their websites. Some of the information listed below will be completely available for free, while others will give you a preview in hopes that you will pay for more access.

Related Research Guides from other Universities

The University of Pennsylvania Business Library has created guides to doing business in specific regions and countries, including Asia, China, Japan, India, Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Harvard Business School research guides include information on country research, business in China, and emerging markets.

Emory University's Goizueta Business Library has created a guide on Global Perspectives which presents databases and statistical sources for international business resources.