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Case Competition - Business Resources: Research Resources

Types of information

Information sources for business come in a variety of types. Some of the most common types you will use include:

  • Newspapers
  • Trade publications
  • Magazines
  • Scholarly journals

Atlanta Business Chronicle's Book of Lists

The Atlanta Business Chronicle(ABC) and Book of Lists Online are accessible through the Robinson College of Business' Career Advancement Center's Handshake.  All students can access Handshake by first creating an account with your GSU campus ID and password.  Once in Handshake, you will see the access codes (user ID and password) that you can use to sign-in the Robinson's  Atlanta Business Chronicle account. 

Here are the steps:

1. Sign-in or Create a Handshake Account with your campus ID and password. If Handshake recognizes you as a Robinson student, you will be able to find ABC and the Book of Lists under the Resources tab. If not, follow Step 2-4 to access these resources.

2. Click here to view the access codes for the Atlanta Business Chronicle

3. Click on the Atlanta Business Chronicle link provided on that page, then go to the upper right corner and sign in with the access codes.

4. Once in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Book of Lists is located in the left hand-side "Your News" column and under "Digital Edition."

Please contact Robinson's Career Advancement Center if you have further questions. 


Article Resources

While the library has some journals, magazines & trade publications in print on the first floor of Library North, far more are available through the databases that are available. A selection of some places to start with research:

  • ABI/Inform Complete  - good for articles, news and trade publications
  • Business Source Complete - Company profiles, SWOT analyses, market research, trade publications
  • Google Scholaran excellent way to locate scholarly resources. Link your your Google Scholar's Settings to Georgia State University Library will let you quickly find out if we have access to that item through the library's resources. 

Business Consulting Books in the Georgia State University Library

The Library has a number of books focused on business consulting and communication in business. Some of these items are listed below. To find others, check the items close to these on the library shelves, or try searching for some of these terms:

  • Business consulting
  • Business communication
  • Business presentations

Sample Resources

One-button Studio

The library has one of the One-Button Presentation studios available on campus where your group can practice and record your consulting presentations.