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Business 103: Contemporary Economics



The online BUS 103 class has a project studying a political or social issue currently in the news, and analyzing the short- and long-term economic impact of the issue. The following provides direction to magazines, newspapers and government resources.

Best resources

Searching all EbscoHost Databases

Search multiple databases at one time. Check the "Full Text" box to limit to online articles.


Finding and Using Ebooks

  • Ebooks can be found by searching Rolfing Search:
    • After you search, limit to "Available online" on the full side of the page.
  • For Ebook Central, you can read the books online and download portions as pdfs.
  • For OverDrive or EBSCO, you will need to download and install the Adobe Digital Editions software.

Business Articles

Business database

Business Source Elite is the best place to search for business information

Accessing databases off-campus

When off-campus, you can log into the databases using your TIU username and password, which you use for Trinity email, myTIU and Moodle. If you need help with that username and password, contact IT.

If you are still having problems, check out the troubleshooting guide or contact a reference librarian.


Recommended journals

Requesting articles

If an article is not available full-text online, you can request it through WorldShare. The Interlibrary Loan department will either scan in the article from our print collection, or request it from another library. An e-mail will be sent letting you know that copy is available, and a PDF version of the article will be available through your WorldShare account. See instructions for requesting through WorldShare.


Databases for Newspapers

Government websites

Advanced Google Search

Writing Helps

APA Basics tutorial

Basics of APA citation

APA is the citation style used by students and writers in business. When writing your paper, use in-text citations with the author's last name, publication year and page number: (Miller, 2012, p. 83). At the end of your paper, include a Reference list with full citations.

Book example:
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Article example:
Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Psychology, 55, 893-896.

Use the resources below to get more help with APA format and citing specific resources.

APA citation guides

The Thrive Center

The Thrive Center (formerly the USSC) helps  students with their academic and writing needs. You will need to schedule an appointment with a tutor. You can call the Thrive Center at (847) 317-8193 or email them at


Zotero is a free bibliographic management program that one can use with any of these three browsers: Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. It allows one to download references from Rolfing Search, I-Share, WorldCat, and most of our databases, including ATLA, Academic Search Premier, and PsycInfo. After downloading references, Zotero can be used with its corresponding Microsoft Word (or Open Office counterpart) plugin to create parenthetical references/footnotes and bibliographies in many different citation styles. See our page here for help with Zotero.

Distance Students

Overview of distance student services

The library provides access to thousands of online resources for distance students:

  • Search and read the full-text of ebooks.
  • Consult online reference books, including Bible dictionaries, commentaries, lexicons and atlases.
  • Search in over 60 different subject databases for journal articles on your topic.
  • Use online media, including audiobooks, streaming videos and music.

The library will also provide access to printed books and journals

  • You can request scans of journal article and sections of books from Trinity's library and libraries around the world. This means you can access nearly any journal article you need.
  • Use local theological libraries that participate in Atla reciprocal borrowing.
  • If you are unable to access a print book at a nearby library, the Rolfing library will mail you a book.


Accessing databases from off-campus

From off-campus, log-in to the databases using your TIU username and password. (This is what you use to log into your Trinity email, myTIU, and Moodle.)

If you are having trouble logging in, see the login help page.

Distance Access Tutorial