ECONOMICS, BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING

 

Reference

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)

Online

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.

 

Databases

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.

Lexis Nexis Academic Universe
Find current news, company information, and information about court cases. 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.

 

Books

Howard Colman Library Catalog
Search for books, periodicals, CDs, and DVDs housed in Howard Colman Library. Also provides access to books in other NIC Consortium libraries.

WorldCat
Search and request books from libraries worldwide.

 

Internet Resources

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

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

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

EDGAR (Securities and Exchange Commission)
The SEC’s EDGAR database provides free public access to filings and other info on companies, mutual funds, and certain insurance products. Check out their EDGAR Research Guide.

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

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

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.

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

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