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South Asian Studies: Historical and Contemporary Business Research

An introductory guide to doing research in South Asian Studies at UCSD Library

Related Research Guides

Click on the Country Information and Reports tab for a list of resources providing background, introductory, and even advanced country information and reports.  Many of these resources are taken from the Statistics/Data Tab of the UCSD Library International Government Information Research Guide which points to resources to find great background information and statistics on countries around the world. Using such resources is a helpful place to start research on any South Asian country.

The Business Research Guide is also an excellent starting place.

Approaches to Searching the UCSD Online Catalog (ROGER)

Keyword Searching for these phrases/keywords may be productive:

  • city directories city/region/country [i.e. city directories Mumbai OR city directories India]
  • companies directories country/region/city [i.e. company directories India]
  • industry/commodity history country/region/city [i.e. guano history India]
  • Annual reports of the world's central banks add country if desire

Databases for Business Research (Including Company and Industry Profiles)

Print Sets of Statistical Abstracts for South Asia

Newspapers and Periodicals

The News Sources on South Asia tab lists many general and regionally/subject specific news sources which are useful for historical and contemporary business research. 

In addition, there are many important business-specific resources to be aware of.  These include:

Business Week
Call Number: Offsite SRLF HF 5001.B89 (1929-1989)
Publication Date: 1929-
Call Number: Offsite SRLF HF5001.F72 (1930-1989); Journals, Geisel 1 E (1990-); Current Cournals, Geisel 2 W HF5001.F7
Publication Date: 1930-

Harvard Business Review (1922-present)