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BIZ 1001: TREX for Business Students

How Is Research in Business Different?

  • Business research involves many different types of content:
    • company reports
    • industry profiles
    • financial information
    • business ratios
    • statistics
  • Many of our library databases can be searched at the same time using SearchONU, but business databases that are not primarily for articles are NOT included (i.e. Business Source Complete is included, but the Mergent databases are not)
  • Lots of information is proprietary and not freely available
  • Limited information is available about private companies

Search Terms

Search Terms
  • Most important part of research
  • Identify a variety
  • Only use necessary words when searching
  • Keep track of what you tried, what worked, what didn't
  • If you get no results, check your spelling


Finding Full-Text Articles and Off Campus Access

Most databases will have full-text articles available in PDF or HTML formats.  If PDF or HTML is unavailable look for the following link:

small circle with green stripes and text: find it @ ONU

Click on this link to find your full-text article.

If the above link is not available, request your article through Interlibrary Loan.

When using library resources off campus, the system prompts for your Ohio Northern University username and password

  • When prompted for your username, type your ONU username.
  • Your password is the same password you use to sign into your ONU email.

Please contact with any questions.