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Resources for finding Articles in Journals and Newspapers

Articles about a company, an industry, a business concept, or the economy in general can be a wonderful source of information. You can use articles to gather information about a company or industry’s history, activities, and sometimes prospects for the future. Journal and/or newspaper articles can also be a good source of information about the economy in general; such as worker shortages, credit availability, regulation, and other things going on in the world. It is important to remember that not every company and industry will have much or anything written about it. Many of the resources listed also include company profiles, industry reports, reports on countries, and more.


ABI/Inform Collection

Business research from 400+ popular press business magazines, 3,000+ academic journals, and 2,000+ trade publications. There are also 2,000+ market research reports (from publishers including Business Monitor International and First Research) and reports on the business and economic climate in Countries (from publishers including Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Oxford Economics and Economist Intelligence Unit), and working papers. This resource is the only place to find the full-text and/or “page image” of articles from the MIT Sloan Management Review


Business Source Premier

Business Source Complete provides Indexing, abstracting and the full-text of articles from more than 1700 popular press and trade publications, and from more than 1800 peer-reviewed business journals. Topics covered include leadership, management, economics, banking, finance, accounting and much more. In Addition there is full text of non-journal content that includes 2,200+ market research reports, 18,000+ industry reports, 1,600+ country reports, 17,000+ company profiles, 3,000+ SWOT analyses, 6,000+ executive interviews, 900+ books, and 1,300+ working papers. Coverage varies depending on journal, in many cases back to the first issue published of a journal. This resource is the only place to find the full-text and/or “page image” of articles from the Harvard Business Review.



Tools for searching and monitoring general news and company, industry, and other business information. The sources include newspapers, academic journals, trade journals, popular press magazines, transcripts of radio and television broadcasts and newswires. Factiva includes full-text of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and more than 10,000 other sources from more than 150 countries in more than 22 languages. Most publications are updated on the day of publication. But more than 400 of the 600+ newswires are updated continuously.

Special Notes:

  • Please note that only FIVE users may access this resource simultaneously. So when you are finished, please exit Factiva by clicking on the “logout” link in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Not all sources are available to Academic accounts. If you receive 0 results for any given Source search, it is likely that the source is not available to you.
  • The time out period for inactive viewing is 10 minutes


The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is the financial newspaper of record. It is an indispensable source for business professionals, providing business and financial news coverage, personal and company profiles, feature reporting, special reports, and regular columns. Please NOTE this is NOT the same as The Wall Street Journal’s on line site for which UNC does not have a subscription.


New York Times Academic Pass

UNC Chapel Hill students, faculty, and staff now have full, year-round access to The New York Times, including smartphone, tablet, and browser access, thanks to a sponsorship from the University Library. For app downloads, visit

Access does not include e-reader editions, NYT Cooking, Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps. Pass users also receive access to the New York Times archives (1851-2002) which includes 5 PDF downloads from the Times Machine per day via Archive articles outside that date range are not subject to that limit. Digital access is available only during the time that our New York Times Site License is active.

To set up your account: Please consult for detailed directions on setting up your account.  (Davis Library)

Other databases

There are many other databases that provide indexing and full-text of articles in journals and newspapers.

  • For a list of more databases that focus on business and economics see the lists of databases here.
  • For a list of databases that cover other subjects (education, psychology or are more general in coverage see the list of databases here.

Most recent update on May 16, 2022.