On the shelf

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History (Ref HC15 .O94)
Northern Illinois Market Facts 2005 (Ref HC107 .I3 N67)
Encyclopedia of Management (HD30.15 .E49)
Encyclopedia of Business (Ref HF1001 .E466)
Miller GAAP Guide Level A (HF5616 .U5 M5)


Credo Reference
Search for basic business info across a range of specialized encyclopedias.  Includes Collins Dictionariy of Business, Collins Dictionary of Economics, The American Economy, Leadership Glossary, and Business: The Ultimate Resource.

Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
For researchers and practitioners needing information on research methods, training and development, staffing and organizational development, and team-building. Full-text.


Business Source Elite
Best place to start for business info. Find journal articles on business topics, business-oriented trade magazines, and Datamonitor company profiles. Plentiful full-text.

Films on Demand (Infobase)
Full-length video recordings on business and economics topics.

Nexis Uni (formerly known as Lexis Nexis Academic Universe)
Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents. Full-text access.

Regional Business News
Find articles from publications that cover business news locally and regionally. E.g., Crain’s, Indianapolis Business Journal, etc. Plentiful full-text.


If you’re browsing the shelves, books related to Economics, Business, and Accounting can be found in call numbers beginning with the following letters:

  • Statistics: HA
  • Economic Theory: HB
  • Commerce: HF
  • Finance: HG

Library Catalog
Books at Howard Colman Library.

Locate books available elsewhere and request via interlibrary loan.

Internet Resources

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Includes statistics on employment, prices and living conditions (e.g the Consumer Price Index), productivity, and more.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Information on trade, travel, and freight by air, land, and sea. Includes statistics related to the economy and energy consumption.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Provides info for consumers about paying for college, getting credit, and buying a home. Check out their guide for students

Department of Commerce
The Dept of Commerce homepage has news, economic indicators, and information about the department and U.S. economy.

Doing Business Project
The Doing Business project from the World Bank provides information and measures about business regulations and the ease of doing business in 189 countries.

EDGAR (Securities and Exchange Commission)
An electronic database of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to access corporate filings. Check out their EDGAR Research Guide.

The Observatory of Economic Complexity
An online resource for international trade data and economic complexity indicators available through interactive visualizations of countries and products.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
This website from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides basic information for hundreds of careers, including training, job outlook, and salaries.

Rockford Area Economic Development Council
Information on the local business climate and starting a business in Rockford.

Yahoo! Finance
Get stock quotes and other market data and news.