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USC Subscription-Based Online Resources

Note: Entries marked as "USC restricted" can only be accessed from USC network connections. This is automatic if you are on campus. Click here for information on connecting from off-campus.

  • EIU Online
    Produces objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries.  Click on "Enterprise Client Access" to launch the database, then click on Australia in the country menu to retrieve these reports:
    • Country Reports are published monthly and cover the economy, the economic outlook, political scene, economic policy and some core industries.
    • Country Profiles provide analysis of historical, political, infrastructure and economic trends. The Profiles are updated annually and have a large amount of detailed information.
    • Country Commerce reports cover permits, licenses, foreign investment and other information for foreign companies doing business in Australia.
  • ISI Emerging Markets
    Click on the country link to 'Australia' to find industry, company, and macroeconomic information, plus news reports.
  • Global Market Information Database
    Keyword search "Australia" to find statistics and market reports on consumer goods; Search the 'Consumers' tab to find "Consumer Lifestyle" reports.
  • Investext
    Find analyst reports on specific companies or broader industries.  Advance search to retrieve reports published in Australia.
  • STAT-USA/Globus
    Select Globus/NTDB for international information. Search the "Country Commercial Guides" and "Industry Sector Analysis Reports" to find information on Australia.
  • Country Commercial Guide
    A guide produced by the U.S. Department of State, aimed at companies thinking of doing business in Australia, that summarizes political and economic conditions. This report is a PDF file that's more than 150 pages, so be aware before you print.
  • Global Road Warrior
    Contains basic country profiles and cultural and business etiquette information.
  • World Marketing Data and Statistics: Australia
    Detailed demographics, market sizes and information on consumer goods. 


Business Climate

Business climate is more difficult to summarize. You often need to read a variety of articles and build your own picture. These are some good resources for finding articles. Try searching for "Australia" and "business" and "trends" or "markets" or "finance." Also try limiting your search to the last few months.

  • Factiva
    Good source of current news. You can limit your search to publications from Australia by going to the "Region" section and drilling down to 'Australia'. Single-click on Australia to include all related publications in your search. USC restricted.
  • ProQuest
    Good source of background information on business happenings in Australia. USC restricted.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
    Another good source of international business news, though it is not as easy to limit your search here as it is in Factiva or ProQuest. USC restricted.

Search for articles written about business in these locally published Australian publications:

Some suggested topics are "AUSTRALIA AND INDUSTRY TRENDS" or "AUSTRALIA AND [specific industry here]" or "AUSTRALIA AND BUSINESS."

USC Libraries

Search HOMER for "AUSTRALIA and BUSINESS" or "AUSTRALIA and CULTURE" to locate books on these topics.  Try other search terms as well.  Note: If a book is checked out, it can take up to two weeks to recall.  Search eBrary to find full-text books online (USC network connection required).

  • Australia Business (Crocker Library Reference HC605.A7736 1996)
    A guidebook for doing business in Australia. Some of the information is dated, but there are very good sections on business culture and etiquette.
  • Global Business Etiquette (Business Reference HF5389 .M375 2006)
  • Global Etiquette Guide to Asia (Business Reference BJ1838 .F67 2000)  Chapter 9: Australasian Cultures (pg. 187+)
  • Global Business Practices  (Business Reference HD58.7 S3477 2006)
  • Exporters' Encyclopaedia  (Business Reference Desk HF3011 .E9)
  • Doing Business in Emerging Markets  (Business Reference HD62.4 .C387 2002)
  • Handbook of Country Risk  (Business Reference HG 4538 R57)
  • Global Competitiveness Report  (Business Reference HF1414 G5563)

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