Business Research

This guide will help you get started researching in business disciplines.

Business Librarian

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Anna Clymer
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(479) 575-4810

Walton College of Business

Below are links to Walton College of Business websites where you can gather information about your program and courses. As a student of Walton, you may also be eligible to access the variety of databases maintained by Walton College.


Hello! My name is Anna, and I am the Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian in Mullins Library. I am your go-to librarian for all things business, connecting you to our library's services and collections. I am here to build and promote the library’s business collection, as well as support students and faculty in all their business research needs. If you need assistance please send me an email or schedule a research appointment with me.

This research guide was designed as a starting point for library resources. Browse through the tabs on the left to discover resources, find information, and learn how to research in business disciplines. 

Business Research

The Business Research Guide is here to help you locate library resources as well as free online sources for researching business related topics. Business research covers many areas such as accounting, finance, information systems, management, and marketing. It blends ideas and real-world practice to offer useful insights for making smart decisions, creating new things, and growing businesses sustainably.

This guide provides sources such as

  • Scholarly Journals and Databases
  • Financial Statements and Reports
  • Industry, Market, and Company Reports
  • Cast Studies
  • Statistics and Datasets

Business research differs from other disciplines in various ways including

  • Applied Focus
  • Interdisciplinary Nature
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • Dynamic and Global Scope
  • Stakeholder Engagement

This research guide is just a starting point and these resources can help navigate the unique aspects of business research effectively, offering tools for both theoretical exploration and practical application. Use the links and resources provided here to dive into your research!

Whether you are an undergraduate student looking for a few articles to write your research paper, or a graduate student beginning a literature search for your thesis or dissertation, the library is here for you. 

Related Library Research Guides

Discover more specific library research guides using the links below, or view all library research guides here


OneSearch, the all-in-one search of articles, books, and more, is a great place to start. A search in OneSearch can tell you if you have a topic that is too broad or too narrow, or if you need to refine your search terms to get better results. OneSearch searches both online and print resources available from the library. The video below offers a brief overview of this search option.

If you come across an item the library does not have access rights to, Interlibrary loan is available. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a no cost service where libraries borrow books or other materials from each other so you can get items your library doesn't have.



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