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International Business

This guide is a collection of resources focused on international trade between the U.S. and its trading partners as well as other international business topics of interest.

Key resources for country profiles

Country profiles can be found in the following databases in our library collection

  • icon of a building Users listed next to this icon have access on campus. (This will often say ALL indicating all users have access on campus. There are a few exceptions.) 
  • icon of a house Users listed next to this icon have access off campus.

Business Source Premier

Search tips:

  • Use advanced search to filter by Country report under Publication type. In this database you will find:
  • Country Profile reports by MarketLine which include PESTLE analysis
  • Country Monitor reports by IHS Markit
  • Country Review reports by CountryWatch
  • Country Risk reports by BMI Research, but not available in full text

EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit)

Search tips:

  • Includes country economic forecasts and country industry forecasts by Oxford Economics

Mergent Online

Search tips:

  • Use Country insight tab

Nexis Uni

Search tips:

  • Select Country info in Guided search, then the country of interest, and one of the choices under Choose a source.
  • Go to Business under Discover topics – BMI Country Risk Report under Featured publications – click on the three dots – Get documents.

OECD iLibrary

Additional recommended websites

These are publicly available websites you can use to find country reports, data sets, news, etc. 

Bureau of Industry and Security

  • Country analysis – statistical analysis of U.S. trade with various countries

Bureau of Economic Analysis 



Global EDGE 


Institute of Export and International Trade (UK)

International Monetary Fund 

International Trade Administration





The Observatory of Economic Complexity 

The World Bank 

Thomson Reuters 

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 

Business search engine

Enter keywords in the field above to search more than twenty business-related periodicals.  

These resources were chosen because they are from respected organizations with a primary focus on business. Note that some of these sources, such as Harvard Business Review, have a limited access if you don’t have a subscription. If you are unable to open an article from the search results, search for the article title in the Alvin Sherman Library catalog.

For peer-reviewed journal articles, literature reviews, and primary source material, utilize the business databases on the Alvin Sherman Library website.

The Atlantic Fast Company Inc New York Times Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg Financial Times International Business Times NPR's Planet Money podcast Wired
Business Insider Forbes MarketWatch SeekingAlpha  
CNN Money Fortune Money Training Magazine Network  
Entrepreneur Harvard Business Review The Motley Fool Trend Hunter