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Business Resources: Business Databases

Business books, articles, and websites

Introduction to Business Resources at the University Library

Start your search for information by selecting a relevant source from the key resources listed below. 

Quick Links

Google Scholar Search

This link provides the Full Text @ KAUST link. If searching from an off-campus location login with your KAUST ID and password; or login you Google Scholar and change settings. 


To start using BrowZine from your desktop or laptop, simple go to

To access BrowZine from your mobile device(s), download the BrowZine app from the appropriate app store.





After you have downloaded and installed the app, select King Abdullah University of Science and Technology from a list of libraries. Follow the instructions to log in to BrowZine.

To organise and track your favourite journals and personalise your bookshelf, create a separate BrowZine Account. Your account will be synchronised across web and mobile services.

For help, access the BrowZine Knowledge Base or email you questions to the Library.

Business Directories

Business directories are websites that list businesses within niche based categories. You can usually search by niche, location, activity or size.


Global Business News and Market Research

ABI Inform Complete

Comprised of three business databases (ABI/INFORM Dateline, ABI/INFORM Global and ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry) to provide comprehensive International business news, analysis, market reports, newswires, etc. 


      Use the Browse Tab to go directly to the following resources:

Industry and Market Reports by Business Monitor International (BMI) and First Research reports

Commodity Reports by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Oxford Economics Commodity Price Forecasts

Country Reports by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Oxford Analytica Daily Brief Service and Country Profiles

SSRN Working papers


      Use the Publications tab to access the full text of:

MIT Sloan Management Review (Spring 1972-present)

Financial Times (May 31, 1996 to present [30 day embargo on Full Text])

Wall Street Journal (January 2, 1984 to present)

Wall Street Journal Online (January 8, 2012- present)

WSJ: the Magazine from the Wall Street Journal (June 2011-present).


      For online training, videos, search tips and more, click here.

Business Resources Ultimate (EBSCO)

BCC Market Research



Statista: the Statistics Portal

Statista aggregates the most important statistics and studies from market researchers, organizations, specialist publications, as well as from government sources.

Online tutorials are available at this link

The Statista brochure (PDF) is at this link.

Private Company Research

PrivCo is the premiere source for business and financial research on non-publicly traded corporations (i.e. private companies), including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies. Includes has private company financials, information on private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital fundings, private equity deals, etc. Good for locating investors and competitive intelligence research.
PLEASE NOTE: You must create an account using your KAUST email before you start to save your search queries and track companies.