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An introduction to Business Periodicals


09/20/2019 | Business

Forbes Magazine and Tablet Photo


When it comes to researching business topics or events, the Indianapolis Public Library has plenty of resources to help you find the information you need. Whether you are researching industry price fluctuations for an academic paper or learning how to use SWOT analysis for your business plan, our online databases give you access to thousands of magazines, journals, reports and studies.

The majority of online business periodicals available at IndyPL can be found by accessing several of our EBSCO databases listed below. Though they are all primarily focused on business subjects, each database has a slightly different emphasis than the others. Each of the databases is accessible through our Research page. In the section labeled “Filter Resources by Category” you click on either “Business & Non-Profit” or “Magazines & Newspapers.”


Business Journal Databases:

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database provides academic subject coverage in social sciences, humanities, general science, and education.

Business Source Complete
Scholarly journals and business magazines covering management, finance, economics, accounting, and international business.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Business journals, reference books, case studies, and company profiles for researchers in entrepreneurship and small business.

Newspaper Source Plus
Full text selections from over 180 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns, and other sources. Updated daily.

Regional Business News
Business news stories updated daily from all regions of the world.

Small Business Reference Center
Contains consumer and small business reference books, business videos, and information on how to create business plans.


Print Periodicals:

The Indianapolis Public Library has a great number of business periodicals in multiple formats. Print-based periodicals are available with up to three previous years’ issues available in sturdy magazine file boxes directly behind the display shelves. For the more popular magazines, many years of previous issues are also available as hardbound volumes. Print magazines available include:

Ad Age, Barron’s, Beverage Industry, Bloomberg’s Business Week, Fortune and Strategy & Business.

NOTE: Print magazines cannot be borrowed from the library.


Downloadable Periodicals:

Conveniently we also subscribe to many magazines in downloadable ebook formats. Titles include:

  • Kiplinger’s
  • The Economist
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Inc. Magazine
  • Fast Company

NOTE: Unlike the print magazines, which cannot be borrowed from the library, e-magazines can be downloaded to your phone, tablet, or computer – as many issues as you want and you may keep them for as long as you like.


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