Library databases are collections of articles, reports, or information that are not easily available for free via a Google search. These licensed resources are purchased by the library and university for use by our students, faculty, and staff -- therefore you are required to login with your Rowan credentials. Click the links below to start your research on companies, industries, consumers, and more!
So how do I get started? Actually, there are three ways we use library resources most frequently in Business:
Additional specialized databases for students in the Rohrer College of Business, such as Bloomberg (terminals in Trading Room in Business Hall) or Capital IQ and Wharton Research Data Service/WRDS (online access by specially assigned username/password only) are available to business students for certain courses. Contact your professors for more information on these. POM for Excel, SAP, Salesforce and other software applications can be accessed via your Rowan NetID. Search on Rowan's home page for specific directions.
Remember to always start your search from the Campbell Library home page, where you will log in with your Rowan credentials in order to access all of our database subscriptions.
Need to cite a business database for your bibliography? Use the link below for tips on citing business databases in APA 7th (choose database name there by scrolling to get the APA citation example for each library database).
If you encounter databases which have features to auto-generate citations to get you started, be sure to check them against the APA examples given, so that you submit the most polished bibliography possible to your professors.
Let the librarian know if you need APA styles for anything not listed. For example, to cite something you find in the library database called PolicyMap, you may need to give credit to the original source of the data like this:
General APA Format:
Data source(s). (Date Last Updated in PolicyMap). Title of map layer or table [Map of a location or zip code you chose]. PolicyMap.https://rowan-policymap-com.ezproxy.rowan.edu/
U.S. Census American Community Survey & PolicyMap. (2018). Predominant racial or ethnic group between 201872021 [Map of Albany, NY]. PolicyMap. https://rowan-policymap-com.ezproxy.rowan.edu/
Need more help on paper format, constructing an argument with sources to support it, or just a place to collect all of your citations and put them in alphabetical order? Check out even more suggestions, tools, and resources from the Rowan University Libraries.
Most Common Newspapers
The websites of major newspapers often do not have the same contents as the printed or subscribed versions of those newspapers. Websites often include user-generated content like comments, blogs, etc. in addition to real articles from journalists. BOTH of these types of articles will often appear in the library's holdings. Use the Library Search (to enter a topic) or the Journal Finder to query a specific periodical (journal, newspaper, magazine) by its title or ISSN #. Sometimes it is helpful to include the title of the journal in quotes (such as "Financial Times"). Then be sure to choose the right version of that newspaper from the results list.
Library Databases to Find Even More Newspapers
In addition, some library databases serve as aggregators for newswire articles and newspaper articles from around the country or around the world. As an alternate way to search, choose a newspaper database first, then see if that database has the particular newspaper titles, dates, or topics that you need. Below are some library databases that have business news articles, both current and historical:
The PREP STEP database on library home page provides practice tests online.