Business Research

See also our research guides for company research, international business, and accounting.

Background Information

More books on business can be found on the fourth floor, in sections HA, HB, HC, HD, HE, HF, HG, and HJ.

Bulls, Bears, Boom, and Bust: A Historical Encyclopedia of American Business Concepts REF HF 3021. D 59 2007
Business Library and How to Use It REF Z 675. B 8 B 87 1996
Complete Book of Business Schools REF HF 1131. S 88 2002
Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society REF HF 5387. E 53 2008
Encyclopedia of Management REF HD 30.15 E 49 2006
Encyclopedia of Small Business REF HD 62.7 H 553 1998
Working Americans, 1880-2006 REF HD 8066. D 47 2008

Journal Articles

This general business database covers almost 2,000 business periodicals with articles on management, human resources, marketing, economics, and so on.
Academic Search Premier
This general database contains current news as well as scholarly literature about business, management, and more.
Business Source Premier
BSP is a large, comprehensive database that includes company and business research, articles about marketing and management, and much more.
This database takes a broader view than the other business databases. It focuses on economics, consumer and business behavior, economic forecasting, and more.
JSTOR is a historic journal archive that includes several decades' worth of business and economic research.
ScienceDirect Social Sciences and Humanities
This database also provides extensive research on economics.

Web Resources

Created and maintained by the Federal Reserve, this site offers access to thousands of government documents that can help track economic indicators over time.
Bloomberg is a premier sources for business news. In addition to coverage of news and the stock market, Bloomberg has an extensive media library of news broadcasts, podcasts, and more.
Business Resources on the Web
This series of research guides from the University of Washington covers marketing and advertising, accounting and finance, statistics, and resources for different kinds of businesses.
Free Management Library
Featuring articles written by business professionals, this online library contains information on specific issues in business management including crisis and conflict management, human resources, organization, and more.
This site, maintained by Michigan State University, contains a wealth of data about markets, industry outlooks, state and country data, and case studies.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This guide takes a focused look at entrepreneurship and small business. Created by the Harvard School of Business, all the resources on this guide have been vetted. This guide also includes links to further help on finding funding and creating business plans.
Management Resources
The Business Library at the University of South Carolina has created this guide to management, human resources, and small business management.
Regional Economic Accounts
The Bureau of Economic Analysis provides an easy way to locate hard-to-find statistics such as local personal income, local gross domestic products, and more.
STAT-USA Links to Sources
STAT-USA was a database of government information on business, economics, financial indicators, trade and more. This list of links replaces the now defunct STAT-USA.
US Census Bureau: Economic Indicators
This site shows data sets compiled by the US Census Bureau and shows economic indicators in manufacturing, construction, housing, sales, trade, and more. Most of the data sets are updated quarterly or monthly and are downloadable.
World Bank Databank
DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool with free statistics from reputable sources worldwide. It that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics.