Useful Links for IS Researchers

August 7th, 2017

Useful Internet Links for IS Researchers

Internet Reference Sites
Key Purpose
Survey Instruments in Information Systems AIS repository of MIS survey instruments and related citations.
Qualitative Research in Information Systems This page “aims to provide qualitative researchers in IS – and those wanting to know how to do qualitative research – with useful information on the conduct, evaluation and publication of qualitative research.”
Research Tasks Repository (by category) for IS Research “Our purpose is to provide a place for storing and finding research tasks and sharing knowledge regarding the use of those tasks.”
IS Theories “This site provides researchers with summarized information on theories widely used in information systems (IS) research.”
MIS Theory/Research Bibliography @BRINT.COM A bibliography of key articles in MIS theory and research (not exhaustive or comprehensive) from 1993-1996.
MLA Citation Guidelines Standardized guidelines for citing journal artciles, magazine articles, books, online sources and databases.
For a “free” list of examples and illustrations of the MLA style check out the Hawaii University library MLA examples page. 
APA citation guidelines American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines provides a set of standardized guidelines for citing printed and web-based references.
A+ Research and Writing An excellent step-by-step guide for learning how to do  library research and write a research paper.
UNO Library Electronic Indexes Provides access to online databases such as ABI/INFORM, EbscoHost, Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe, Firstsearch, and Brittanica online. UNO ID required.
EDGAR Database of Corporate Information This is the official site of the corporate reports submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics This site includes a wide variety of data, including work stoppage data, consumer and producer price indexes,
employee benefits survey, occupational safety and health data, the National Compensation Survey (NCS), and the Consumer Expenditure Survey.
U.S. Bureau of the Census This site provides social, economic, and demographic data.  Find a topic easily with “Subjects
A to Z” or select one of the major categories (people, business, geography). Much data is available for states and smaller geographic areas such as counties.
Business Advisor Aims to “provide business with one-step access to federal government information, services, and transactions.”
Coordinates information from over 60 different government agencies. Sponsored by the Small Business Administration.
Scout Report for Business and Economics A bi-weekly evaluation of Internet
resources chosen especially for students, librarians, and faculty in higher
education.  Also available as a free e-mail subscription. Each issue
selects, evaluates, and annotates several Internet sites related to business
and economics. A searchable archive is also available. Up-to-the-minute news and data about money and markets from Bloomberg News. See especially the financial news section and the business news section
Companies Online Produced by Dun & Bradstreet this database provides basic information for more than 100,000 public and private companies. Included are the address and telephone, the D-U-N-S number, the trade names, the industry, the Web address(es) with links, the ownership structure and ownership, the ticker symbol and exchange, the latest stock quote, and (for a fee) a business background report.
MSU-CIBER International Business Resources Managed by the Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research, this
site provides links to news/periodicals, regional and country-specific information, statistical data and information sources, government resources, national trade information and leads, directories, and much more.
Corporate Information Organized by country, this meta site provide links to dozens of other sites (such as the SEC’s EDGAR)
that offer information about individual companies.
Fortune 500 Lists the 500 largest corporations in the world compiled annually by Fortune magazine. Search and rank corporations by several criteria. Also includes a directory of CEO’s.