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Welcome to Business Research

Welcome to the Business Administration and Accounting & Finance Research Guide for The Ames Library.

This guide will provide you with suggested resources for researching topics in business, accounting, and related fields.

Do you have questions about how to:

  • get started researching your topic?
  • choose or narrow a topic?
  • use a particular database?
  • create a research strategy?
  • find information you need?

Please contact me and we can work together to find the resources you need.

Access to Morningstar Direct

Morningstar Direct is a global investment analysis platform that unites all of Morningstar’s data and institutional research, private and third-party content, rigorous analytics, and productivity tools. The software platform streamlines the process of finding meaning in financial information, then helps investment professionals communicate this information in customized reports and presentations with compelling data visualizations.

Please note: A user login and password are required for access.

This software is available on the computers in the Ames Library's computer lab and the computer lab in State Farm Hall. 

If you are a student in the Portfolio Management class, see Professor Brownell for user login and password information.

If you are an IWU student or faculty member and you would like to use the software and you are not in the Portfolio Management class, you may obtain the user login and password information in the following way:

1. Contact the library's business liaison, Chris Sweet, 309-556-3984, Ames 145.

2. Contact a member of the business faculty.

3. Stop by the Help@Ames Desk, located on the entry level of the Ames Library.

Subject Guide

Sue Anderson
Outreach Librarian and Professor

The Ames Library
Rm 139
Office Hours: Tues 11-12, Wed 10-11
309-556-3261- fax
This service is maintained by The Ames Library. Please contact us with any problems or suggestions.