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Beginner's Guide to Business Research

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Research Guide for Business & Management

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  • ABI/Inform Complete
    In depth coverage on business conditions, management techniques, business trade, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive markets. Includes Wall Street Journal.
  • Business Source Elite
    Covers all disciplines of business (e.g. marketing, management, MIS, accounting, finance and economics), with over 2,000 journals plus company profiles and SWOT analyses; industry, country and market research reports.
  • Lexis Nexis Academic
    Company and financial information from Hoovers, Investext, Standard & Poor's, Dun & Bradstreet, Datamonitor, SEC/EDGAR, Disclosure, Worldscope and Mergerstat.


Key Publications in Business


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Books on business have call numbers in the 330's and 650's. Reference books are on the main floor in the Reference Room. All other business books are located on the upper floor, 330's on right side, 650's on the left.


Other Relevant Databases

  • Business Abstracts with Full Text
    Full text access to 500+ key publications, including both business magazines and scholarly journals, covering a wide variety of industries.
  • Banking Information Source
    Trade publications and scholarly journals covering the financial industry.
  • Hoover's Company Records
    Profiles of more than 40,000 companies, 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    Full text access to over 1,000 newspapers (national, regional, and international) with over 38 million articles. Also includes over 900,000 transcripts from television and radio news programs.
  • Regional Business News
    Full text for nearly 100 regional US and Canadian business publications.
  • Small Business Resource Center
    Covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes, etc. Includes the entire Business Plans Handbook Series, which contains hundreds of sample business plans created by real-life entrepreneurs.
  • Reference USA Directories
    Directory of U.S. businesses. Search by company, brand or product; executive name, title or gender; business/industry type; location (city/state/county/radius); # of employees; sales volume; public or private ownership; headquarters or branch locations; financial data. Use OneSource for more in-depth information on a company or executive.
  • Sage Premier Journals
    Full text, peer-reviewed articles on management and economics.
  • Science Direct
    Scholarly journals in business, management, accounting, finance and economics.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
    Over 750,000 downloadable full text dissertations and theses, covering a wide range of graduate research topics, including all areas of business.


Recommended Websites

General Information

Small Business Administration
  • Services and planning tools to support small businesses.
GlobalEDGE Business Knowledge
  • Great resource for global business. Country and U.S. state information, industry analysis, links to case studies collections, data. Free registration required for some sections. Business Plans
  • Over 500 free sample business plans, plus tips for writing one.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Tracks positive and negative impacts of 5,000+ companies across 180 countries, including discrimination, environment, poverty & development, labor, trade, health & safety, security.
Better Business Bureau
  • Evaluates businesses against standards of fairness and best practices, and investigates consumer complaints.
Business Pages In Depth
  • Links to business sections of U.S. and international newspapers.
Seeking Alpha
  • News and analysis on stocks and market trends, written by investors. Includes quarterly earnings call transcripts for over 1500 public companies, including the S&P 500.


Business in New Jersey

NJ Business Portal
  • Learn how to start a business in NJ: law, tax requirements, location data, state contracts, financing.
NJ Business Gateway Services
  • Check business name availability, register a business name, merge, consolidate, or dissolve a business.



American Management Association
  • Articles on management skills
Executive PayWatch Database
  • AFL-CIO database of executive compensation. Browse by company, industry or state.
Leader to Leader Institute
  • Articles on innovation and leadership philosophies.


Human Resources

U.S. Department of Labor
  • Employment regulations and statistics
Occupational Safety & Health Admin.
  • Laws and data on worker safety
Society for Human Resource Mgt.
  • Resources for HR professionals
NOLO: Human Resources Law Center
  • FAQs on legal issues in HR



EconPapers (RePEc)
Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
  • Articles from over 150 top economists, over 80 biographies, plus tables and charts illustrating economics in action.
The World Bank
  • Research and data from international economic development organization
Economic Research from Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Provides a wealth of economic data and research papers from economic experts.
OECD Working Papers Series
  • Economic reports by topic
Economic Policy Institute
  • Research reports by nonprofit think tank
Levy Economics Institute
  • Research reports from non-partisan institute at Bard College