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Business Source Premier (EBSCOHost) (searching tips)
Provides full text for more than 2,300 journals relating to business, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles.

EDGAR (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Filings & Forms)
Provides free access to information contained in registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms submitted by foreign and domestic companies.

LexisNexis Academic (on campus only)
Choose the Business Module tab for access to business news, industry & market information, accounting literature, company profiles, business directories, and SEC filings.

Regional Busisnes News (EBSCOHost) (searching tips)
Incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

U.S. Government Business Data and Statistics
Find data and statistics on banking, earnings, economic analysis, trade and more.

Provides statistics at the European level to enable comparisons between countries and regions.


Academic Search Premier (EBSCOHost)(searching tips)
Academic Search Premier includes general interest and scholarly articles in a variety of areas including the social sciences.

Provides access to scholarly journals in many disciplines including business. Coverage begins with volume 1 for each title. Depending on the publisher, the most recent three - five years may not be available via JSTOR.

Access to local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers. Paid advertisementss and newswire articles are excluded. This database includes the Aberdeen American News, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the New York Times.

ProQuest Research Library (searching tips)
ProQuest includes general interest and scholarly articles in a variety of areas including the social sciences.

Reference Books

Credo Reference (select "Business")

Dictionary of Banking Terms -- 2006
5th edition, by Thomas P. Fitch, published by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

DigitalCommons@ILR is a project that offers electronic access to unique material that encompasses every aspect of the workplace. It is a service of the Martin P. Catherwood Library, School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

Encyclopedia of Business & Finance -- 2006
Covers five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns -- 2007
An annual publication that profiles important marketing campaigns of the 20th century.

Encyclopedia of Small Business -- 2nd ed., 2007
Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business.

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook -- 2003 (
Coverage includes how-to topics in e-commerce and directory listings of companies, services, associations, and government agencies related to e-commerce.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History -- 3rd ed., 2002
Presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce -- 3rd ed., 2002
Provides access to the world of Internet commerce and addresses the concerns of those who want to join the ranks of the Internet business community.

Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics -- 2005
Authoritative data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies together into a convenient, single-volume source of labor data.

Manufacturing and Distribution USA -- 2nd ed., 2006
Statistics on more than 500 SIC and NIACS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Nation's premier source for career information! Profiles cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010-20 decade.

The Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography -- 2005
Authoritative data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies together into a convenient, single-volume source of labor data.


  • Films On Demand (Select "Business & Economics" under Subjects)
  • I.O.U.S.A. (2009) -- DVD 395
  • The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need (2003) -- DVD 126

Online Resources
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Business Ethics

Economics and Finance


  • Biz Info Library -- a service from the entrepreneurial experts at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Edward Lowe Foundation, and the James J. Hill Reference Library.
  • Business Stages for Entrepreneurs -- free online information resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses owners to help them start, run, and grow their businesses.
  • Edward Lowe Foundation -- Championing entrepreneurship through research, retreats, recognition and rethinking economic development.
  • Entrepreneurship Corner -- Provides a free collection of over 1600 videos and podcasts, featuring lectures by today's Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders.
  • Entrepreneurship.gov -- A public-private partnership focused on leveraging best practices in entrepreneurial leadership to advance economic growth around the world.
  • Entrepreneurship.org -- A free, online international resource designed to help build entrepreneurial economies.

International Business

  • Business without Borders -- an online platform for businesses expanding beyond the U.S. borders. Content addresses the issues and needs of growing U.S. companies, from business tools, global trends and market analysis, to case studies and sector profiles.
  • Doing Business -- Created by the World Bank, the Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.
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