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UMSI BSI Final Projects

Suggested resources to help UMSI BSI students gather background information on their clients, their industries and competitors, in order to complete the organizational research memorandum assignment.

Interdisciplinary & General Databases

Because the various topics, industries and organizations you'll be focusing on cover a variety of fields, a broad, interdisciplinary database is a good place to begin searching for scholarly articles. Remember that many of the following databases include BOTH scholarly and non-scholarly (newspapers, trade magazines, and other popular periodicals) sources.

Reference sources

Reference sources (encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, etc.) are good for finding background and overview information on a topic. Listed below are large gateways that include various subject-specific reference materials.

Subject-specific databases