Looking for scholarly articles about a company, industry, or business topic can be a helpful way to start your research and see what information is already available. Whatever stage of a project you're in, the databases listed below are great places to look for scholarly research and articles.
Articles+ searches through many of the academic journals Penn subscribes to, and brings you results all in one place. It has a much wider search range than individual databases, and is better suited for initial or exploratory research on a topic. If you want to narrow down your search, check out some of the other databases on this guide.
Access to Google Scholar with Penn-only links to full-text articles. Once authenticated through Penn's proxy, full-text articles to which Penn Libraries subscribe will become available within the Google Scholar search results.
Covers all aspects of business research. Provides in-depth coverage of business conditions, trends, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, marketing, and product development. It indexes over 3,000 publications, with more than 2,000 available in full text, including complete runs of key business and management journals. Dates covered vary by source.
Updated daily. provides nearly 3,300 full text scholarly publications, including more than 1,000 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 4,100 journals. This database offers information in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more.
The American Psychological Association's comprehensive indexing and abstracting service for the professional and scholarly literature in psychology and related fields. Coverage is worldwide. Sources are in English and over thirty languages.
Combined file of Sociological Abstracts + Social Services Abstracts. Covers sociology, case work, demographics, policy studies, political science, family studies, feminist studies, social work, human services, social welfare, social policy, and community development.
Bibliographic citations with abstracts describing scholarly literature in all aspects of urban studies. Topics include trends in urbanization, urban history, architecture and urban design, housing and real estate, urban development and redevelopment, urban planning and land use, environment and resource conservation, transporation and communication, crime and law enforcement, urban economics, social services and public services, politics and government, urban fiscal and budgetary policy, and social issues.