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)
  • 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)
  • Nexis Uni – Accounting literature sub-section (LU)
  • Financial Accounting Research System (UCB)

Journals (online)

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

Websites

Software / Online Tools

 2. Advertising & Marketing

REF/Books

  • Encyclopedia of Global Brands (GVRL)
  • Encyclopedia of Business & Finance (GVRL)
  • Rand McNally Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide (LU print; REF 612 R15)
  • Sourcebook of Zipcode Demographics (LU print; REF 317.3 COMMUNITY)

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 (NU)

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; GVRL)
  • 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: https://www.iep.utm.edu/smith
    An article on Adam Smith in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a peer-reviewed academic resource.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA): 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.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): https://www.bls.gov
    Data and analysis on employment, unemployment, spending, time use, productivity, benefits, pay and workplace injuries.
  • 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.
  • Data.gov: https://www.data.gov
    Easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government.
  • 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.”
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED): https://fred.stlouisfed.org
    Provides historical U.S. economic and financial data, including daily U.S. interest rates, monetary and business indicators, exchange rates, balance of payments and regional economic data.
  • 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

  • Mergent Online (get free access from SFPL or OPL – login & password required)
    U.S. and international company financials, ratios, news, and annual reports
  • Morningstar (get free access from the SFPL)
    Financial data on stocks, funds, and industries, with analyst reports, portfolio screenings, and other tools for making investment decisions.

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.
  • See Mergent Online database.

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 (LU print)
  • 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

  • Harvard Business Review (LU print; BSP)
  • Administrative Science Quarterly (BSP)
  • Business Ethics Quarterly (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.

Libraries
LU = Lincoln University Library
SFPL = San Francisco Public Library
OPL = Oakland Public Library
UCB = UC Berkeley Libraries

Databases
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 Reference Library (LU Library subscribes)
PLU = Plunkett Research Online (LU Library subscribes)
PRI = Privco (LU Library subscribes)
NU = Nexis Uni (LU Library subscribes)
STA = Statista (LU Library subscribes)