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Library Resources For
CSUEB Overseas MBA Students

      Welcome to the Library page for students in the Overseas MBA and EMBA programs of California State University, East Bay (formerly CSU Hayward). This page provides links to online resources available 24 hours a day from the CSUEB Library, including subscription databases and online services; Internet search engines and navigational aids; and selected individual internet sites.

To access subscription databases: Click on " Databases A-Z. "

Online Databases and Electronic Journals - Over 80 databases
      The chart below shows the best sources for finding full-text business-related articles, company and industry information, country-specific information economic information, and international trade statistics:

Type of Information Recommended Database(s)
  Current U.S. Public Company Information   (annual reports & other financial information,   SEC filings, directory information, history,   etc.)   Factiva
  Mergent Online
  Hoovers Company Records
  LEXIS/NEXIS - Business Library
  Business Source Premier
  Previous years' Financial Reports   Mergent Online
  LEXIS/NEXIS - Business Library:   Company   Financial/NAARS
  Private U.S. Company Information   LEXIS/NEXIS - Business Library:
  Business News & Company Financials/U.S.   Private Companies
  Factiva - articles
  International Company Information   Mergent Online
  Industry Information   Mergent Online
  Business Source Premier - Plunkett's
  Manuals & articles
  LEXIS/NEXIS - articles
  Factive - articles
  Snapshots North America
  Industry Information
  Company/Industry Comparisons
  Factiva - Companies/Markets - Reports
  Investment Company Research Reports   General BusinessFile
  Articles from Newspapers, Trade magazines &
   Wire Services
  LEXIS/NEXIS - News Library: General News or
  Business Library: Business News
  Articles from Magazines, Trade Journals,
  Scholarly/Research Journals
  Business Source Premier
  General BusinessFile
  Links to Company Home Pages   Factiva
  Mergent Online
  General BusinessFile
  Import/Export Statistics   STAT-USA - Globus & NTDB
  U.S. Economic Statistics   STAT-USA - State of the Nation
  Other Country Background Information   STAT-USA - Globus & NTDB
  Business Source Premier
  Mergent Online
  SWOT Analyses (Strengths, Weaknesses,   Opportunities, Threats)
  Business Source Premier

      For additional information about these databases, click here.

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Websites of Interest to Overseas MBAs

      This list, compiled by Judith Faust, provides links to sites that cover such topics as: Company Information; Country Background Information; Currency Converters; Import/Export Information; and so on.

Contacting a Librarian
  • Connecting to Ask a Librarian gives you access to both chat and e-mail reference service. Chat reference enables you to ask questions and get answers, in real time, from reference librarians 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
    (NOTE: You will probably not be talking with a CSUEB librarian if you use the chat reference service, but you will be talking with a trained librarian happy to help you.)

  • E-mail reference assistance is available directly from CSUEB reference librarians through a service called Libhelp. You should receive a response within 24 hours (it may take longer on week-ends and holidays). You can contact Libhelp at:

  • Or you may want to directly contact one of our business librarians:
Judith Faust Doug Highsmith
phone: (510) 885-2968 phone: (510) 885-3610
fax:      (510) 885-2049 fax:      (510) 885-2049

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I borrow books from or through the CSU, East Bay Library?

      No, it is currently not feasible for overseas students to have materials sent to them from the CSUEB Library, or to have the staff of the CSUEB Library place requests for materials from other libraries on their behalf.

      Suggestions for improving this page, and for improving library services to overseas MBA sudents, are welcome.

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Doug Highsmith & Judith Faust are responsible for this page.
This page was last updated on 07/01/09 .

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