These resources contain basic overview information that can be useful when you're just beginning your research.
Below are just a few of our databases useful for business research. For more databases with business content, check out our Databases A-Z page and select "Business" from the drop-down.
Besides the places listed below be sure to check to see if your product has an official Industry Organization (like American Cheese Society, for the American cheese industry: https://www.cheesesociety.org/ ) or Trade Organization (like BIO, which represents biotechnology companies: https://www.bio.org/)
You can search for books in our library and other libraries using the links below. If you're not sure how to find what you're looking for, ask us!
URSUS is the combined library catalog for the entire University of Maine system. You can search the entire system, or select University of Southern Maine Libraries in the drop-down.
Other helpful tips:
Most databases, as well as URSUS and MaineCat, assign subjects to books and articles. A subject is a designated word or phrase that describes an idea or concept and groups all articles or books about that concept together.
There are many ways you can get research materials from other libraries. In the vast majority of cases, there is no charge to you for this service!