Research By Subject: Business
Books: Use the Library Catalog
Contains full-text news, business, and legal information, with some types of information dating back to 1790.
Business Source Elite
An index and full-text source of peer-reviewed business journals and trade publications.
Academic Search Complete
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is a database of more than 4,000 open access, peer-reviewed journals.
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, Jstor includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.
A general, interdisciplinary database that contains an index and full-text for periodicals, primary source documents, and ebooks. Periodicals coverage is from 1975 to the present.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. Covers 1985-present.
Regional Business News
Contains regional business newspapers, newswires, and journals.
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Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.
Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society
Recognize the inherent unity between business ethics and business and society, that stems from their shared primary concern with value in commerce. Spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment.
Oxford Dictionary of Accounting
Provides definitions of the latest financial jargon along with comprehensive coverage of financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, direct and indirect taxation, corporate finance, and auditing. Coverage is international, and includes worked examples of difficult concepts and feature entries on key topics.
Oxford Dictionary of Business and Management
Wide-ranging and authoritative dictionary contains 7,000 entries covering all areas of business and management, including marketing, organizational behaviour, business strategy, law, and taxation.
Oxford Dictionary of Economics
An authoritative and comprehensive dictionary containing clear, concise definitions of over 3,400 key economic terms, this A to Z covers all aspects of economics including economic theory, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labour economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, and environmental economics. There is strong coverage of international trade and many entries on economic organizations and institutions from around the world.
Oxford Dictionary of Finance and Banking
Covers the vocabulary used in banking, money markets, foreign exchanges, public and government finance, and private investment and borrowing, and much more. Recommended up-to-date web links for many entries provide valuable extra information.
Oxford Handbook of International Financial Terms
Comprehensive and up-to-date reference book on the world of finance. Numerous examples to show how particular calculations and instruments are used; details are also given of acronyms, currencies, and major markets.
Strauss's Handbook of Business Information
Valuable resource for figuring out where to look for the business information that you need. The first seven chapters cover business information according to the formats in which it is made available. The second part of the book covers specific topics within the area of business. Included are chapters on marketing; money, credit, and banking; and the many aspects of investment ranging from stocks through bonds, mutual funds, and futures and options.
Call Number: REF HF1010 .S779 2012
Use the Company Information search to find company data including news, financials, executives, company hierarchy, brands, legal cases, and patents and trademarks.
Business Source Elite
Click on "Company Profiles" in the top blue bar to look for your company of interest. (Not all companies have profiles in this source.)
Website for Barron's weekly financial magazine, which offers access to the weekly edition, business news, and stock information. Entering a company name into the website search box provides "Companies & Quotes" option, which leads to up-to-date company information as well as historical stock information and sections about the company and other financial information.
Note: Most recent four or five print issues of Barron's are available in the Current Periodicals section at the Library. Ask at the desk for older issues.
Website for the bimonthly magazine with core topics including business, technology, stock markets, personal finance, and lifestyle. Forbes periodically compiles lists of people and companies with certain characteristics (e.g. America's Largest Private Companies). Searching the website for a company name provides basic company information, including its placement on any Forbes lists.
Bi-weekly magazine specializing in business, investment, career, management and small business information, also home of the Fortune 500 along with other rankings. Searching the website for a company name or stock symbol provides a CNN Money summary page about the company, including recent stock performance, news, growth & valuation, and recent stock performance of selected competitors.
Note: Full text of Fortune Magazine issues are available via Business Source Elite.
EDGAR (database of SEC filings)
EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval) is the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's database of company information.
GuideStar Directory of Charities and Nonprofit Organizations
"GuideStar is the most complete source of information about U.S. charities and other nonprofit organizations there is. Search our database of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized organizations to find a charity to support, benchmark your own nonprofit's performance, research the sector, and more."
OpenCorporates collects open data about companies worldwide including location, officers, subsidiaries, and trademark registrations.
Global Road Warrior
Global Road Warrior provides detailed cultural, social, political, and business information and statistics for 175 countries.
globalEDGE Global Insights
Provides international business and trade information on over 200 countries, the 50 U.S. states, as well as nearly two dozen industry sectors, and many of the world’s trade blocs.
Oxford Guide to Countries of the World
Provides a wealth of information for every country in the world. Each entry gives a brief history and outlines contemporary social, economic, political and religious issues. In addition, for each country there is a clear map and a quick-reference fact box containing data and statistics including languages, population, GDP, capital city, life expectancy, and more.
CIA World Factbook
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Bureau of Economic Analysis compiles data about a variety of economic topics at the national, international, regional, and industry levels.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the federal government.
Statistical Abstract of the United States: Business Enterprise
United States Census Bureau information about business topics, including data on the number, type, and size of businesses; financial data of domestic and multinational U.S. corporations; business investments, expenditures, and profits; and sales and inventories.
From the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a wide range of tables, articles, and data that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system including business and organization tax statistics, Statistics of Income, and statistics by tax form.
BookBoon eBooks: Business
Free ebooks on business topics such as accounting, communication skills, finance, management, marketing, organization, sales, and software products like Microsoft Office.
Note: Ebook download requires you to provide an email address.
Business Data and Statistics, U.S. Small Business Administration
A collection of resources providing free access to information about business and economic conditions and indicators collected by the U.S. government. These sites include data and statistics on income, employment, trade, and manufacturing, and more.
Census.gov: Business & Industry
Economic and industry data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau from numerous government surveys and reports. Potentially useful reports include the Industry Snapshots and County Business Patterns.
Economic Indicators.gov is brought to you by the Economics and Statistics Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Our mission is to provide timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
The industry codes developed by the census bureau.
Statistics and data pertaining to financial markets and the economy from SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association).
Overview of current business news including stock prices, news, and commodity and industry trends.
An aggregator of current business news including stock prices, histories, and trends.
Wall Street Journal MarketWatch
Market information including currency, bond, and commodities news and data, market and sector indexes, and interactive charts. Searching a company's stock symbol provides a summary of that company's recent stock performance.
Against All Odds: Inside Statistics
This video series emphasizes "doing" statistics. Each unit is based on a video module that introduces a statistical topic in real-world context and takes you on location to where people from all walks of life are using statistics in their work. Starting with descriptive statistics, the course continues through probability and inference.
globalEDGE Global Resource Directory
The Global Resource Directory offers a rich collection of thousands of international business- and trade-related resources, which have been selected for their content and usability and organized into categories: Research (Statistical Data Sources, Rankings, etc.), Current Topics in International Business (Regional Trade Agreements, Outsourcing, etc.), Trade (Trade Law, Trade Leads, etc.), and Reference (Standards and Conversions, Culture, etc.).
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.