Research Guide: Business

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.

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