Business and Economic Resources
Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary database contains more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals. (Available through Ebsco)
Business Source Complete
Comprehensive coverage offered by this database includes indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals going back to 1886. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,200 journals. (Available through Ebsco)
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Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. It incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and news wires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis. (Available through Ebsco)
Focusing on news and other business information, Factiva offers the full text for more than 9000 sources from 152 countries in 22 languages. Provides access to business profiles and stock information.
Mergent is a database of corporate information covering 22,000 US and foriegn public companies. Data output can be customized and exported as comma-delimited files (readable by Excel and other software). Advanced search capabilities include searching by executive's name, auditor, country code, NAICS or SIC industry code, and selected financial characteristics and ratios.
General Websites on Business
Search engine focused on finding business resources.
General Websites on Accounting
"The complete online resource for accounting professionals" has sections on news, research, products and community. It is a commercial site with certain areas limited to members, but signed, presumably unpublished articles are available for free.
Accounting Terminology Guide
From the New York State Society of CPAs, this webpage includes terms with definitions.
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
This agency, formerly the General Accounting Office studies how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. The GAO advises Congress and the heads of executive agencies about how to make the government both more responsible and more responsive.
This website covers the latest news and issues in the field, including articles from Accounting Today, Accounting Technology and Practical Accountant.
General Websites on Business Administration
Bplans.com: The Planning People
This one one of many commercial sites that make free items available as a courtesy. Sample business plans are available here.
EntreWorld: Resources for Entrepreneurs
This site has sections about starting and growing your business and supporting entrepreneurship with full text articles and some audio. Topics include market evaluation, product and service development, people, legal and tax issues with sections on special interest groups.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
This government website includes the full text of both Monthly Labor Review and Occupational Outlook Quarterly, as well as other useful information.
General Websites on Economics
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Maintained by the governing body of the Federal Reserve, this site provides an excellent gateway for the Federal Reserve System as a whole. An excellent starting point for anyone interested in banking at the federal level and the economy as a whole.
History of Money from Ancient Times to the Present Day
Based on the book of the same title, this website has a chronology and a collection of essays on various themes regarding monetary history. Of special interest is the detailed chronology of money in its social and political context from the very earliest times onwards. The sources at this site are also useful in trying to determine how much a specified amount of money at a certain time would be worth today.
RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet
This is part of the American Economic Association's website. Check out the links on Scholarly Communications (some full-text articles).
Government Resources on Business and Economics
Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis collection information on national and international trade, accounts, industry, and economic indicators. BEA maintains a section of its website titled "The U.S. Economy at a Glance," which highlights their most influential economic indicators.
Economic Research Service (ERS)
The second principal statistcal agency operated under the USDA, ERS, like NASS, collects information on agriculture in the United States. However, ERS collects with an eye more toward the economics of agriculture and related fields. Food safety and prices, commodity markets, the rural economy, and agricultural income are covered among other topics.