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USC Subscription-Based Online Resources

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  • EIU Online
    The EIU produces objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries. Click on the "Enterprise Client Access" link to launch the search module and select "Ireland" from the Country menu to browse these reports: (Choose the html version for easiest navigation; this lets you jump to specific sections of the report.)
    • "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.
  • Global Market Information Database
    'Text Search' "Ireland" to find statistics and market reports on consumer goods.  Under the 'Consumers' tab find "Consumer Lifestyle" reports by country (Ireland). 
  • 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, such as
  • Investext Plus
    Find analyst reports on public companies or the Irish economy in general ('Keyword' search "Ireland" or "Irish")
  • 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 "IRELAND AND BUSINESS" or "IRELAND 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.  Find additional full-text books online through eBrary.

Crocker Library

  • Global Business Etiquette (Reference HF5389 .M375 2006)
  • Global Business Practices (Reference HD58.7 S3477 2006)
  • Global Etiquette Guide to Europe (Reference BJ1838 .F673 2000) (Ireland: pg.31+)
  • Exporters' Encyclopaedia (Reference Desk HF3011 .E9) 

Business Climate and General Articles

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 "Ireland" 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 Ireland by doing a basic search and selecting Ireland in the "Regions" field. USC restricted.
  • ABI/Inform
    Good source of background information on business happenings in Ireland. Use the guided search to limit your search to the geographical name Ireland. USC restricted.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
    Another good source of international business news, though not as easy to limit your search as Factiva or ABI/Inform. USC restricted.

Search for articles written about business in these locally published Irish resources:

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