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Welcome to the Research Guide for the subject discipline of Entreprenuership.  This guide provides you with recommended library resources for your research.  If you have a research question, which this guide does not address please contact the Business Library at 305-284-6516.

Summer 2016 Schedule - May 5 to Aug. 21
Mon. – Fri.      9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sat. - Sun.        CLOSED

Summer holidays:  Memorial Day, Mon., May 30 & Independence Day, Mon., July 4

Fall 2016 Schedule - Aug. 22, 2016 to Dec. 14
Mon. – Thurs.       7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                     7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday                7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p..m.  
Sunday                  CLOSED

CLOSED:  Sat., Sept. 3 & Mon., Sept. 5, 2016 (Labor Day)

Thanksgiving Holiday - Nov. 19 to Nov. 27
Mon. – Fri.      9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sat. - Sun.        CLOSED

Entreprenuership Facts & Figures

  • OECD Entreprenuership at a Glance
    This site provides information about entrepreneurship indicators, growth factors and gender roles.

    The data is only available in PDF format.

DATABASE JUMP STARTS - Company & Industry

  • Business Insights: Essentials
    Business & Company Resource Center brings together in a single database company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, related periodical articles, and detailed company and industry news.
  • Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
    Popular research products including Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, among others
  • Value Line Research Center
    On-line access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.


  • Academic provides access to detailed market research from leading sources such as Kalorama Information, Packaged Facts, and Specialists in Business Information. Studies contain charts, tables, and graphs and are between 200 and 400 pages in length. Full studies are available on Academic with twelve (12) months of being made available to corporate clients.
  • MediaMark MRI
    Mediamark Research offers comprehensive demographic, lifestyle, product usage and exposure to all forms of advertising media collected from a single sample.
    As the leading U.S. supplier of multimedia audience research, MRI provides information to magazines, television, radio, Internet and other media, leading national advertisers and over 450 advertising agencies - including 90 of the top 100 in the United States.
  • Simply Map
    SimplyMap is an Internet-based mapping application that enables users to develop interactive thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables.

Link to UM's LaunchPad

  • LaunchPad at UM
    Link here to create your University of Miami LaunchPad account, see upcoming events, news releases, and more.

    University Center
    Room 100
    305.284.2789 (office)
    305.284.2816 (fax)


List of 100+ Business Databases
The University of Miami subscribes to over 700 online databases. From the list of 700, over 100 databases are dedicated to the subject discipline of business. Click the link above to access all the business databases.

Remote Access
Remote access to the University of Miami's online database is possible from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access.  Once you have selected a library research database, you will be prompted for your CaneID name and password.  This process is necessary to authenticate your enrollment status at UM.

NOTE:  If you have a firewall on your computer, please bring down the firewall.  All the library research databases contain encrypted data and this will not pass through a firewall.


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