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Business Subject Guide

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Table Of Contents
Databases Financial Data
Accounting & Taxation International Business
Advertising & Marketing Management
Banking Small Business
Business Ethics Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds
Companies - U.S. HU School of Business
Economics Ejournal Finder



  • Academic Search Complete - via EBSCOhost - Index with many full text articles on most subjects, including business, economics, and finance
  • Business Source Complete - via EBSCOhost - Full text, scholarly journal articles on business
  • EconLit - via FirstSearch- Economics literature
  • Factiva - Business news and company data
  • Hoover's Online - Detailed company reports and industry profiles
  • Hospitality & Tourism - via EBSCOhost - Index of scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism
  • MERGENT - Detailed company financials
  • MERGENT HORIZON - Comprehensive coverage of all companies that are actively traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ, with enhanced product-level detail for 3,700 companies in the healthcare, technology, media, and finance sectors
  • OMNI File Full text Mega Edition - via WilsonWeb - a multi-subject database
  • Standard & Poor's Net Advantage - S&P industry surveys including stock guides and reports, as well as mutual fund information and S&P outlook
  • ScienceDirect College Edition - full text scholarly journals, including business journals


Accounting & Taxation

  • AICPA Online - The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is a professional association for accountants.
  • Rutgers Accounting Web - The best known and oldest accounting stop on the Web is intended for the academic community and has useful features for students and researchers.
  • Tax and Accounting Sites Directory - Compiled by Schmidt Enterprises, LLC, this easy to navigate site is a comprehensive index of tax, accounting and related resources on the Internet.
  • Tax Statistics - Produced by the Statistics of Income Division and other areas of the Internal Revenue Service.

Advertising & Marketing

  • Advertising Age - A well established, industry publication providing useful links for researchers.
  • Advertising World - The University of Texas at Austin's Advertising Department's collection of links to advertising and marketing information.
  • Know This: The Internet's Marketing Virtual Library - This website is a virtual library of Internet resources for advertising, selling, promotion and research in concise information areas.



  • American Banker's Association - This website includes sections on banking products, services, news, conferences, industry issues, schools, consumer connections and personal finance by the premiere voice of the American banking industry.
  • Bank Rate Monitor - Bankrate, Inc. is the Web's leading aggregator of financial rate information and includes free consumer information for over 300 financial products.
  • Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System - This website consists of various information related to the central bank of the United States.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) - Official documents from the FDIC include current CRA information, laws and regulations applicable to financial institutions, consumer news and a statistical database on banks and the banking industry.
  • House Committee on Financial Services - Banking and financial services bills, summaries, hearing transcripts, markups, meetings, press releases, rules and comprehensive full text reports are all available on this website.
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) - IMF's website offers access to numerous reports and databases of statistical information including current World Economic Outlook databases.
  • National Information Center - This website supplies comprehensive information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory or research interest including both domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the United States.
  • World Bank - This website allows access to world development indicators, entrepreneurial snapshots and information and advice on trends in the world economy.


Business Ethics

  • Better Business Bureau Online - The BBB maintains business report databases that provide information on the reputation of many businesses.
  • Guide To Ethics Management - This website has tools designed to help leaders and managers implement comprehensive ethics management systems in their workplaces.

Companies - United States

  • Fortune 500 - Search this list of top U.S. companies to find basic company information.
  • Thomas Register Online - Thomas Register of American Manufacturers is an extensive database of manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services. Registration is required, but free.



  • Econ Data & Links - This website supplies economic data from around the world.
  • Beige Book: Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions - This summary gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in each Federal Research bank district.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) - FRED provides downloadable, historical United States economic and financial data, including daily interest rates, monetary and business indicators, exchange rates, balance of payments and regional economic data.
  • Monthly Labor Review - This journal contains articles as well as statistics on employment and earnings.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States - A well indexed, comprehensive collection of statistics in tabular format, including basic statistics for a wide range of economic indicators. Each table lists the source of the statistics for further reference.
  • Survey of Current Business - This website includes monthly and quarterly cyclical indicator statistics covering such statistics as personal income, industrial productivity, business sales and inventories, commodity prices, producer prices, labor force and earnings.
  • Treasury Bulletin - This report of federal fiscal operations and other federal financial obligations also includes the positions of major foreign currencies and a profile of the domestic economy.


Financial Data

  • Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) - All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, financial reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR via the Security and Exchange Commission.
  • Morningstar - The website provides basic financial data. You must register to view most of the free content and premium content is fee-based.
  • Public Register's Annual Report Service - This is America's largest annual report service providing free company financials, including annual reports, prospectuses and 10-Ks on over 3,600 public companies.


International Business

  • CIA World Factbook - The United States Central Intelligence Agency publishes this website containing economic, social and political profiles of countries.
  • Europages: The European Business Directory - A multilingual directory site of 500,000 companies in 36 European countries searchable by product, company name or business sector.
  • GlobalEDGE - Home of Michigan State University's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), this site is a comprehensive starting point for global business research.
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - The ICC provides information on global chamber organizations and committees by country.
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - Known for its publications and statistics, OECD's work covers economic and social issues including macroeconomics, trade, education, development and science and innovation.
  • STRATEGIS: Canada's Business Information Site - Maintained by Canada's Minister of Industry, this site is includes information on companies, trade, economic analysis, research, investment, financing, legislation, employment and consumer information.
  • World Development Indicators - This website by the World Bank includes statistics on national accounts, international transactions, manufacturing and monetary indicators for World Bank member countries.




Small Business

  • - This site is maintained by Entrepreneur Magazine to support new business ideas and growing companies and contains selected articles from the publication and resources for business developers.
  • Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information - The 3rd edition of a guide compiled by the staff of the Business Reference Services' Science, Technology, and Business Division, Library of Congress. Contents include much of what you need to know to start and run a small business, including raising capital, human resources and marketing.
  • - Formed as an international resource to develop entrepreneurial economies, this site covers materials to assist with each phase of the entrepreneurial process.
  • Idea Cafe: The Small Business Channel - A fun approach to serious business, this website was developed by successful entrepreneurs and includes resources, ideas, practical advice, business news, and links to other small business information.
  • United States Small Business Administration (SBA) - The federal government's starting point for resources and programs offered by the SBA. This website covers everything you need to know about starting and maintaining a small business.


Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

  • Big Charts Historical Quotes - From, this website provides access to stock quotes with information as far back as 1985.
  • Bonds Online - Topics on this site include corporate bonds, municipal bonds, United States Treasury and Federal Agency securities, bond funds and convertible bonds.
  • MoneyCentral - This website from MSN Money covers information on markets, stocks and funds.
  • Mutual Fund Investor's Center - Published by the Mutual Fund Education Alliance, the non-profit association of the no-load mutual fund industry, this resource includes a large collection of mutual fund companies, website links, fund listings and exclusive planning, tracking and monitoring tools.
  • NASDAQ - The official site of The NASDAQ Stock Market features free stock quotes, stock exchange prices and stock market news.
  • New York Stock Exchange - This site provides up-to-date stock data on many United States and European companies.


Updated NS 2/3/11



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