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Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for over 27,000 scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for more than 1,400 peer-reviewed business publications. Subjects include virtually all areas related to business. Coverage for more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dates as far back as 1886. Also includes full text country economic reports, company profiles, country reports, SWOT analyses, case studies, and market research reports.


Search nearly 1800 worldwide business, trade, and industry periodicals for in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management techniques, theory and practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more. Includes the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Covers international business publications as well as city, state, and regional business publications, with publications on every major industry. Also includes over 60,000 company entries with business and executive profiles.

Business and Company Resource Center (Gale)

Provides access to a wide variety of global business information including business case studies, competitive intelligence, career and investment opportunities, business rankings, company histories and much more.

BePress Research Now

A collection of scholarly electronic journals in a variety of subject areas, including economics, business, international business, and marketing.


A journal archive covering arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. *Current issues may be available in other databases - to see our complete full-text coverage for a particular journal title, use the Magazines/Journal search in the library catalog.

LexisNexis Academic

Full text news, business information and legal research. Includes newspapers, magazines, news wire services, New York Times, trade magazines, corporate profiles, and financial data.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)

Provides full-text coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Oxford Reference Online

Contains about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Fully-indexed and cross-searchable, reference books are listed by subject - click on "Economics & Business."

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: HC [Economic History & Conditions], HD [Industries], HF [Commerce], HG [Finance]

Economic Indicators Handbook, 6th ed.

REF HC 101 .E385
Compiled from government and corporate sources. Includes a wide range of economic indexes and indicators.

Encyclopedia of American Economic History

REF HC 103 .E52 [3 v.]
The history of economics in America from colonial times to the late 1970s.

Encyclopedia of Busine$$ and Finance

REF HF 1001 .E52 2001 [2 v.]
Includes articles on accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law, management, and marketing. Also, special sections on careers and ethics.

Encyclopedia of Consumer Brands

REF HF 5415.3 .E527 1994 [3 v.]
A guide to well-known brands, their histories, and the companies that own them. Covers consumable products, personal products, and durable goods.

Lifestyle Market Analyst

REF HF 5415.33 .U6 L54
Profiles and statistics on US consumer behavior and lifestyles.

Moody's/Mergent's Handbook of Common Stocks

REF HG 4501 .M59
Profiles hundreds of New York Stock Exchange companies. Includes financial, stock price and dividend information. Published quarterly.

Related GTL Research Guides


International Business


NAICS: North American Industry Classification System (U.S. Census Bureau) U.S. Government Source

NAICS replaces the SIC system, reflecting the shift from a manufacturing economy to one based on service industries. The site allows searching, and contains tables showing correspondences between NAICS and SIC.

SIC: Standard Industrial Classification System (1987) U.S. Government Source

Allows searching by keyword, or searching by SIC code for a description of the classification.

Selected Business Websites (Penn Library)

Links to information on a wide range of subjects.

Small Business Administration U.S. Government Source

Information on starting and running a small business. See the "Library" section for SBA publications, business website links, and FAQs.

Company, Industry, and Investment Information

Business News at

Describes itself as "finance news for IT managers." Information about the IT and computing industries.

Company & Industry Research Subject Guide (Rensselaer at Hartford)

The basics of researching specific industries and public and private companies.

EDGAR Database (U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission) U.S. Government Source

Full text of financial reports filed by public companies with the SEC.

Reuters Investing

Stock value and financial picture of companies, plus market and industry overviews and business news.

Yahoo! Finance

Latest stock quotes and market information.


Last updated 09-07-07