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Research is essential to an entrepreneur. You need to understand your market, your potential customers, funding possibilities, and more.
This guide offers resources to get you started on your journey. Though some resources are freely available to all, most are available only to BGSU students, faculty and staff. Additional books/ebooks, databases, and websites can be found on the Marketing & Advertising and Company and Industry LibGuides.
For those unaffiliated or no longer affiliated with BGSU, many useful subscription databases can be accessed without charge through public libraries in larger metropolitan areas. Check out their websites to learn how to gain online access.
A database of industry information. IBISWorld employs a team of dedicated expert analysts to research economic, demographic and government data, providing insight into Americas 700+ industries. Additional modules cover China Industry, Global Industry, and U.S. Specialized Industry.
An online newspaper resource that includes international, national and regional papers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, The Guardian, El Norte, Jerusalem Post, and South China Morning Post.
Full-text newspapers, business information, and legal publications, including current news, company profiles, industry information, and federal and state laws and legislation. Formerly called LexisNexis Academic.