Background Information

Carrot2 Search Engine

This is a search results clustering engine that helps you find subtopics under your main search topics. Try searching on a person, company, or game, and see what categories it suggests. Try clicking the “Treemap” or “Pie-Chart” tabs on the far right to see a visual representation of your results.

International Directory of Company Histories

Choose “Search Within” under “Filter Your Results” to find your company’s history.


This portal serves up a wealth of data compiled from a number of business and government sources. Try it for questions like sales data and market share. Try searching ‘Game Console Sales’ and see what results you can find.

Encyclopedia of Adolescence

The Encyclopedia of Adolescence breaks new ground as an important central resource for the study of adolescence. Comprehensive in breath and textbook in depth, the Encyclopedia of Adolescence – with entries presented in easy-to-access A to Z format – serves as a reference repository of knowledge in the field as well as a frequently updated conduit of new knowledge long before such information trickles down from research to standard textbooks.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries

Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.

Credo Reference

This tool includes 3 million entries from notable subject encyclopedias, handbooks, guides, companions and readers covering over 80 major subject disciplines and more than 6 million research concepts. In addition to full-text content, it provides access to more than 1,000 videos and animations, as well as 500,000 contextual visual aids, images, photographs and maps.