Contents

  1. Accounting
  2. Advertising & Marketing
  3. Banking
  4. Business Plans
  5. Company & Industry Information
  6. Economics
  7. Finance & Investments
  8. General Business
  9. Human Resource Management
  10. International Business
  11. Management Information Systems
  12. Statistics
  13. Journal Directories (open source)
  14. Other Useful Business Guides

The Acronym Key at the bottom of the article has information about resource location.

1. Accounting

REF/Books

  • Accounting Trends Techniques and Techniques (LU print; 657.7 .A23 2007)
  • Blackwell’s Encyclopedic Dictionary of Accounting (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business & Finance (LU print)

Databases

  • ABI/INFORM (LU)
  • Business Source Premier (LU)
  • LexisNexis Academic – Accounting literature sub-section (LU)
  • Financial Accounting Research System (UCB)

Journals (online)

  • Accountant’s Handbook (LNA)
  • Accounting Today (LNA)
  • Journal of Accountancy (LNA)
  • Journal of Accounting Research (BSP)

Websites

Software / Online Tools

 2. Advertising & Marketing

REF/Books

  • Brands and their Companies (LU print; REF R658.82 B819 2009 V.1 & 2)
  • Encyclopedia of Business & Finance (LU print; REF 650.032 E466 2001 V.1 & 2)
  • Rand McNally Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide (LU print; REF 612 R15)
  • Sourcebook of Zipcode Demographics (LU print; REF 317.3 COMMUNITY 2009)

Journals (print)

  • Harvard Business Review (BSP)

Journals (online)

  • Advertising Age (BSP)
  • Adweek (BSP)
  • Administrative Science Quarterly (BSP)
  • Harvard Business Review (BSP)
  • Journal of Marketing  (BSP)
  • Journal of Marketing Research (BSP)

eBooks

  • Advertising Red Books (LNA)

Databases

  • ABI/INFORM (LU)
  • Business Source Premier (LU)
  • Statista (LU)

Websites

 3. Banking

Books/REF

  • Dictionary of Banking Terms (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business & Finance (LU print)
  • New Palgrave Dictionary of Money & Finance (LU print)

Journals (online)

  • Banking (formerly APA Banking Journal) BSP
  • RMA Journal (BSP citations only)

Databases

  • ABI/INFORM (LU)
  • Business Source Premier (LU)
  • Mergent Online (SFPL; OPL)

Websites

 4. Company & Industry Information

REF/Books

  • International Directory of Company Histories  (BIE; GVRL)
  • Almanac of Business and Industrial Ratios (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of American Industries (BIE; GVRL)
  • Encyclopedia of Global Industries (BIE; GVRL)

Databases

  • ABI/INFORM (LU)
  • Business Insights: Essentials (LU)
  • Business Source Premier (LU)
    • Tip: Search for “Datamonitor Reports” in the “Company” tab
  • D&B Million Dollar Database (SFPL)
  • Mergent Online (SFPL)
  • Kompass (SFPL)
  • Plunkett’s Research Online (LU)
  • Privco (LU)
  • ReferenceUSA (SFPL)

5. Economics

Websites

  • Adam Smith: http://cepa.newschool.edu/het/profiles/smith.htm
    This Web site provides full texts of The Wealth of Nations, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and Lectures on Jurisprudence, as well as selected letters, scholarly essays about Smith, and links to other Smith sites.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis: http://www.bea.gov/
    This statistic-packed site is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. News releases and articles help make the welter of numbers a bit easier to understand. The site includes analysis at the national, international, regional levels as well as industry-by-industry.
  • Center for Economic and Policy Research: http://www.cepr.net
    The Center for Economic and Policy Research is a Washington-based think tank that conducts research to “help promote democratic debate” about economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. The site features an internal search engine, data and articles on numerous social issues, and various economic indicator calculators.
  • Dollars & Sense: http://www.dollarsandsense.org/
    A bi-monthly magazine, Dollars & Sense “publishes economic news and analysis, reports on economic justice activism, primers on economic topics, and critiques of the mainstream media’s coverage of the economy.”
  • U.S. Department of Commerce: http://www.doc.gov/
    The Department of Commerce offers information on recent economic data and news involving the economy.

Databases

  • ABI/INFORM (LU)
  • Business Insights: Essentials (LU)
  • Business Source Premier (LU)

Guides

6. Finance & Investments

REF/Books

  • Encyclopedia of Business & Finance (LU print; REF 650.032 E466 2001 v.1-2)
  • Encyclopedia of Money (LU print; REF 332.403 22 .A43 2009)
  • New Palgrave Dictionary of Money & Finance (LU print; REF 332.032 .N 48 1992 V. 1,2 & 3)
  • Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Finance, Investment & Banking (LU print; REF 332.03 D56 2009)

Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

  • Wall Street Journal (LU print)

Journals (online)

  • Financial Accountability & Management (BSP)
  • Financial Management (BSP)
  • Financial Market Trends (BSP)
  • Financial Review (BSP)
  • Barron’s Finance and Investment Handbook (LU print)

Databases

Annual Reports

  • www.AnnualReports.com
    A collection of hundreds of the annual reports and 10K reports of companies traded on the U.S. stock exchanges, including most of the Fortune 500. Search alphabetically, by company name, by ticker symbol, by sector, or by industry.
  • www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml (also known as EDGAR)
    Full-text searchable index to the filings by corporations to the Securities and Exchange Commission that are available to the public (including 10-K reports). EDGAR stands for Electronic Data Gathering Analysis And Retrieval.
  • www.carol.co.uk CAROL(free registration required)
    An on-line service offering direct links to the financial pages of listed companies in Europe and the USA. CAROL provides direct access to companies’ balance sheets, profit & loss statements, financial highlights etc.(Fee-based database)
  • Mergent Online (get free access from SFPL or OPL – login & password required)
    A great first-stop resource for financial information of publicly-traded businesses worldwide, and includes scanned annual reports and 10Ks.

Websites

 7. General Business

REF/Books

  • Dictionary of Business Terms (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Leadership (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (LU print)
  • Manufacturing and Distribution USA (BIE; GVRL)

Databases

  • ABI/INFORM (LU)
  • Business Insights: Essentials (LU)
  • Business Source Premier (LU)

Guides

Best of Business Websites – General Management: http://brass.libguides.com/management

 8. Human Resource Management

REF/Books

  • The AMA handbook of leadership / Marshall Goldsmith, John Baldoni, Sarah McArthur ; foreword by James M. Kouzes.
  • Encyclopedia of Business (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Business & Finance (LU print; GVRL)
  • Encyclopedia of Leadership (LU print)
  • Encyclopedia of Management (GVRL)

Journals (print)

  • Harvard Business Review (LU print)

Journals (online)

  • Administrative Science Quarterly (BSP)
  • Business Ethics Quarterly (BSP)
  • Harvard Business Review (LU print; BSP)
  • MIT Sloan Management Review (BSP)

Websites

Guides

 9. International Business

REF/Books

  • Hoover’s Handbook of World Business 2010 (LU print)

Journals, Magazines, Newspapers (print)

  • Harvard Business Review (LU print)
  • Financial Times (LU print)

Journals (online)

  • Harvard Business Review (BSP)
  • International Economic Review (BSP)
  • International Economy (BSP)

Websites 

Guides

 10. Management Information Systems (MIS)

See MIS Guide.

11. Business Plans

REF/Books

  • Anatomy of a business plan : the step-by-step guide to building your business and securing your company’s future / Linda Pinson. (LU print)
  • The Ernst & Young business plan guide / Brian R. Ford, Jay M. Bornstein, Patrick T. Pruitt. (LU print)
  • The entrepreneur’s guide to writing business plans and proposals / K. Dennis Chambers. (LU print)
  • How to write a business plan / by Mike McKeever. (LU print)
  • The successful business plan : secrets & strategies / by Rhonda M. Abrams. (LU print)

Sample Business Plans

Guides

 12. Statistics

13. Open Source Directories (Free)

14. Other Useful Business Guides

Acronym Key

Use the Acronym Key to find out where resources are located.

LU = Lincoln University Library
SFPL = San Francisco Public Library
OPL = Oakland Public Library
UCB = UC Berkeley Libraries
ASE = Academic Search Elite (LU Library subscribes)
BIE=Business Insights: Essential (LU Library subscribes)
BSP = Business Source Premier (LU Library subscribes)
FOD = Films on Demand (LU Library subscribes)
GVRL = Gale Virtual Refernece Library (LU Library subscribes)
LNA = LexisNexis Academic (LU Library subscribes)
PLU = Plunkett’s Research Online (LU Library subscribes)
PRI = Privco.com (LU Library subscribes)
STA = Statista (LU Library subscribes)