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MKT 405 - Marketing Research

Economic and Consumer Data

American FactFinder - US Census
Offers access to demographic, housing, and economic data.

Consumer Expenditure Survey 
Average annual expenditures by consumer characteristics (age, income, ethnicity, etc.)


Demographic, expenditure, and other consumer data available as customizable reports.

IPEDS - Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
The National Center for Education Statistics gateway to college and university data.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The BLS has data on employment, unemployment, and consumer spending.

Repository for many types of government data

Global Market Information Database
International socioconomic data, including industry statistics, consumer behavior statistics, and country information.

UNESCO Education Statistics
International data on education

Articles and News
ABI/Inform Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Articles from the business press, trade publications, academic journals, and newspapers.

LexisNexis Academic Universe Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
A good source for current news as well as company information.

PsycINFO Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Consumer behavior articles. You can search by measures used in studies.

Business Source Elite Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Articles from journals and magazines; market research reports, etc.
Markets & Industries
Look here for in depth industry reports.

Business Insights: Global
Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and articles.

Datamonitor company and industry reports, country profiles and market research information.

Library Contact
Picture: Shawn McCann

Shawn McCann
Assistant Professor

Office Hours: W 2-4pm & Th 9-11am
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Marketing Scales
Some article databases contain marketing scales, because they have articles that have established or validated certain scales.
PsycINFO - search within "Test and measure." Adding "appended" to your search can return results with the actual instrument appended.

Here is a quick video tutorial on finding scales in PsycINFO

The library has handbooks of scales that are part of our reference collection:
Handbook of Marketing Scales
Marketing Scales Handbook
Citation Management
Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.

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