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ABI/INFORM Global - Provides scholarly
and comprehensive coverage of business research topics. Search nearly
3000 worldwide business 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. Expanded international coverage.
Includes The Wall Street Journal.
- Provides hard-to-find local and regional business news coverage of
large corporations, privately held companies, local start-ups, executive
profiles, marketing, finance, and industry news. Provides access to
business information not typically found in national news sources.
Contains news and analysis, information on local markets, and more
gathered from major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire
services, and city, state, and regional business publications.
ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry - Covers a
subsection of the ABI/Inform Global business periodicals with a trade or
industry focus. Provides users with the latest industry news, product
and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of
other topics. Contains publications on every major industry, including
finance, insurance, transportation, and construction.
Snapshot Series - Snapdata International
Group is the only market research company to specialize in top-line
international market research overviews. The Snapshot International
Group Series of 4,600 reports is designed to provide an instant overview
of a market, and the data is supplied in both graphical and tabular
format for ease of interpretation and analysis. All data is compiled in
house by the Snapdata Research Department, an international team of
CBCA Complete - This product includes all the content
present in the Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) databases.
Information is present from all areas including: current events,
business, education, science and medicine, arts, law, academia, and
lifestyles, all with a Canadian focus. Full text is available within
ProQuest Asian Business and Reference -
Asian business and financial information from key international
publications including Far Eastern Economic Review and Asiaweek.
Hoover's Company Records - Up to date
proprietary editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and
non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely
recognized as a leading provider of corporate data, delivers in depth
industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary
financials, top competitors, and top officers.
Standard & Poor's Net Advantage - Provides basic financials, stock
advisories, and industry analysis for thousands of public companies.
Online legal research service provides quick, easy access to West's vast
collection of statutes, case law materials, public records and other legal
resources, as well as current news articles and business information.
General Journal Databases:
- Includes articles from over 11,000 magazines and journals. Many,
but not all, provide the full-text of articles. Over 160 subjects areas
are covered extensively in this product including business and
economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, and
Research Library - A smaller collection
of periodicals than ProQuest Central. Covers a broad range of subjects
including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health,
humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology,
sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.
ProQuest National Newspapers Premier -
Includes a balance of national and regional newspapers chosen for their
journalistic excellence and regional representation. All titles are
available in full text. Papers include national titles such as The New
York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post along with a
selection of titles from across the U.S. such as the South Florida Sun
Sentinel, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Denver Post, The Sacramento Bee plus
other important U.S. papers.
Business Address Database:
ReferenceUSA - The database provides real-time access to
more than 20 Million Businesses, 222 Million Consumers, U.S. New Businesses,
and U.S. New Homeowners and Movers.
- provides information about the
materials owned by the LCSC Library and other North Idaho Academic Libraries,
including North Idaho College and the University of Idaho. Also has a
link to WIN Libraries, so you can search Gonzaga, Whitworth, and
Encyclopedia of business and finance / Burton S. Kaliski,
Encyclopedia of privacy / William G. Staples, editor.
Encyclopedia of small business / Kevin Hillstrom, Laurie Collier
Everyday Finance : Economics, Personal Money Management, and
Green business : an A-to-Z guide / Nevin Cohen, Juliana
Green consumerism : an A-to-Z guide / Juliana Mansvelt, general
How to prepare a business plan / Edward Blackwell.
Leadership at the crossroads / Joanne B. Ciulla, set editor.
Marketing in the
21st Century / Bruce D. Keillor, general editor.
Vol. 1 :
New World Marketing
Vol. 2 :
Interactive and Multi-Channel marketing
Vol. 3 :
Company and Customer Relations
Vol. 4 :
Integrated Marketing Communication
Credo Reference - Search
a collection of up to 100 online dictionaries and subject encyclopedias.
Or click on "Find a Book," and search within only one title, such as
Cambridge Guide to Theatre or Bloomsbury Guide to Art.
Virtual Reference Library - Search a collection on online
reference books from Gale, a respected publisher of subject-focused
encyclopedias and dictionaries.
- A catalog of items held at libraries throughout the
world. Many of these materials can be borrowed through inter-library
loan. This database also provides more in-depth cataloguing to materials
owned by LCSC.
Google Books - Info from their Website:
"Just do a search on Google Book Search or on Google.com. When we find a book
whose content contains a match for your search terms, we'll link to it in your
search results. Click a book title and you'll see, like a card catalog entry,
some basic information about the book. You may also see a few snippets of text
from the book showing your search term in context. If the publisher or author
has given us permission through our Partner Program then you'll see a few full
pages from the book and if the book is out of copyright, you'll be able to page
through the entire book." Click on the "About This Book" link and look for
a link called "Find This Book in a Library" to locate the nearest library
Ad Council - "As the leading producer of
public service announcements (PSAs) since 1942, the Ad Council has been
addressing critical social issues for generations of Americans" [from the
Advertising Age - Data Center - "A
subsection of the Advertising Age site, the Data Center provides many statistics
useful for marketing and advertising purposes. Some of this data may be
obtained for a fee, but much of it is available at no charge to registered users
(registration is free)." [L. Kong, CHOICE review, April 2007]
(Business and Economics Online) -- A subject guide to selected Websites.
Maintained by the Library of Congress.
Bloomberg.com -- Business news and
market data, as well as access to Bloomberg Businessweek (formerly
Business Week magazine).
BusinessDictionary.com - A free
online dictionary of business terms. Provided by WebFinance, Inc.
BusinessInsurance.org : An
Informative Guide to Small Business -- Basic advice for small business owners on
a variety of subjects.
eCorner : Stanford University's
Entrepreneurship Corner - Videos and podcasts related to
Internet Sources for U.S. Corporate, Industrial & Economic Information -
Links to lots of sites. Provided by the J. Murrey Atkins Library of the
University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
The National Retail Federation -- Provides
practical research and data collected by this association.
Prendismo - "Offers access to the
world's premiere collection of digital video content on business, leadership
and entrepreneurship.... Prendismo arose from the eClips project
at Cornell University, the Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and
Ithaca-based intellectual property development company, KensaGroup, LLC.
Prendismo has also received two Small Business Innovation Research grants
from the National Science Foundation." (from Website)
SCORE : Counselors to America's Small
Business -- A nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and
the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.
ThomasNet - Comprehensive
directory listings for industrial companies, products and services.
Formerly published in paper as the Thomas Register.
Trendwatching.com - "an independent
and opinionated consumer trends firm" in Amersterdam, the Netherlands.
Business.gov -- Helps small businesses
understand their legal requirements, and locate government services
supporting the nation’s small business community.
Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Data.gov - Information and access to data
generated and help by the Federal Government.
- The best movies of the United States
Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the
U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine flix are
available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever. A joint venture
between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.org.
Small business profiles
- an annual report put out by the U.S. Small Business Administration,
Office of Advocacy.
State & County QuickFacts
- Provides population, business, and geographic information for national, state,
and county levels in the United States.
State and metropolitan area
data book - features more than 1,500 data items for the United States and
individual states, counties and metropolitan areas from a variety of sources.
- A search engine for government Web pages, with an emphasis on the Executive
Branch of the Federal Government. Another good source of statistics.
Digital System - Searchable database of Web pages, with an
emphasis on the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government, including
Congressional bills and hearings. Provided by the Government Printing
Thomas - An
easy-to-search source for legislative information, provided by the Library
I-Docs - An online collection of
paper and digital resources selectively chosen from published Idaho Government
Labor Market Information -- Reports on sectors of the Idaho economy by
the Idaho Department of Labor. Includes reports on health care and
high technology in the Idaho economy.
Job & Graduate School Information:
- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor,
CareerOneStop provides job-seekers
with career information, as well as tools to help in a job search.
Idaho Career Information System
- CIS is a division of the Idaho Department of Labor and since 1980 has been
helping people in Idaho with volumes of information about occupations,
postsecondary education, financial aid and finding jobs.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information on careers from the
Department of Labor.
Learning Express - Each of the
Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses,
eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at
work, or in life. Create a free account for yourself, so that the program
can track your test results.
Test Prep Review -- Free access to
sample questions from many standardized tests, such as graduate school entrance
exams and certification exams.
and Style Guide
- Guidance provided by Purdue
University Online Writing Lab.
APA Citation Style - examples of citations in APA Format for your list of
and Style Guide - Guidance provided by Purdue
University Online Writing Lab.
Citation Style - Guidance provided by the University
of Illinois Writers' Workshop.
Knight Cite -- An automatic generator of citations in either MLA, APA, or Chicago style.
Registering for the service allows you to save citations to generate a
bibliography. A free service provided by the Hekman Library at Calvin College.
Son of Citation Machine -- An
"interactive Web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university
students, their teachers, and independent researchers in their effort to respect
other people's intellectual properties" (from the
Research Paper Help:
Online Writing Lab
- A service of the Humanities Division at LCSC, this center provides
one-on-one advice from other students on improving your papers before
turning them in.
Online Resources for Writers - Links to useful information from colleges and
universities, covering all phases of writing academic essays. Provided by
the Amherst Writing Center.
Calculator - Based on the start date and due date for your assignment,
this calculator will map out benchmarks for completing tasks leading up to
the final paper. It also provides links to other pages with tips on
understanding your assignment, focusing your topic, etc. It was
developed by the library at the University of Minnesota, so a few of its
linked resources are not available to you. But we have many similar
resources available to you on this campus.
Wikipedia : Researching with Wikipedia - A page on the Wikipedia site that
describes the strengths and weaknesses of Wikipedia as a source of information.
It includes this statement: "In all academic institutions, Wikipedia,
along with most encyclopedias, is unacceptable as a major source
for a research paper."
Author: Barbara Barnes
updated: May 3, 2011