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USC Subscription-Based Online Resources

  • The EIU produces objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries. Go to the section on Brazil and browse the following:
    • "Country Report" covers the economy, the economic outlook, political scene, economic policy and some specific industries.
    • "Country Profile" provides analysis of historical, political, infrastructure and economic trends.
    • "Country Commerce" covers permits, licenses, foreign investment and other information for foreign companies doing business in Mexico.
  • ISI Emerging Markets
    Includes Brazil, and is a good source of country, industry, business and news information. Some of the information is written in Portugese.
  • Global Market Information Database
    Keyword search "Brazil" to find statistics and market reports on consumer goods.
  • STAT-USA/Globus
    Select Globus/NTDB for international information. STAT-USA compiles information that is produced by the U.S. Government. Much of this information is freely available elsewhere; see "" below.
  • USA Trade Online
    Import and export information for the U.S. that can be sorted by trading partner.
  • World Marketing Data and Statistics
    Detailed demographics, market sizes and information on consumer goods.
  • Global Road Warrior
    Contains basic country profiles and cultural and business etiquette information.

Generally Available Online Resources

The USC Libraries

Search HOMER for "BRAZIL AND BUSINESS" or "BRAZIL 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.  You can also find full-text books online through eBrary.

Crocker Library

  • Global Business Etiquette (Reference HF5389 .M375 2006)
  • Global Etiquette Guide to Mexico and Latin America (Reference BJ1838 .F676 2002) Brazil: Chapter 6; pg. 136+
  • Cross-Cultural Business Behavior  (Reference HF5389 .G47 2002x)  Brazil: pg. 216+
  • Exporters' Encyclopaedia (Reference Desk HF3011 .E9)
  • Doing Business in Emerging Markets (Reference HD62.4 .C387 2002)


Search for articles written about business in Brazil in ABI/Inform, Factiva and Lexis/Nexis. Some possible topics are "BRAZIL AND INDUSTRY TRENDS" or "BRAZIL AND [your industry here]" or "BRAZIL AND BUSINESS." Note: These are USC subscription-based resources.

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


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Brazil Sites

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