Business Resources

ABI/Inform Global (Proquest)

    Lexis-Nexis Company Dossier 
Academic Search Complete - EBSCO   Lexis-Nexis Company Profiles
Applied Science & Technology Source   Newspaper Source Plus
Barron's (Proquest)   New York Times Historical 1851-2008
Business Insights: Essentials   New York Times 1980-present
Business Source Alumni Edition   Opposing Viewpoints
Business Source Complete - (Includes SWOT reports)   Proquest - All Databases
Computer Source - Trends in High Technology   Proquest Newspapers
Hoovers (Financials, Company overview, History, Competitors)   Science Direct
Lexis-Nexis   The Wall Street Journal (Proquest)
Lexis-Nexis Accounting    

Company Profiles & Histories

This website contains thousands of company histories.  Searchable by company name in the search box or browse through companies by clicking the first initial of the company name at the top.


Pew Research Center - 
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.

American Fact Finder 
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys. Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.

Background Notes-US State Dept. (Fact sheets by Country)
Background Notes provide information on geographic entities and international organizations and are updated periodically.

Case Study Analysis - Steps for Analyzing a Case Study

Writing a Case Study -

Country Studies
This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Because the original intent of the Series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive.

CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook, produced by CIA's Directorate of Intelligence, is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities.

SUNY Plattsburgh Business Guide
This guide to business websites covers topics such as researching companies, the stock market, international business, and more.

Chamber of Commerce Locator
Find any local chamber of commerce in US or Canada. Also, find addresses and contact names for embassies and Congress members.

Consumer Price Index
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the CPI is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a fixed market basket of consumer goods and services from A to Z. Contains a faq section and an inflation calculator.

EDGAR Database of Corporate Information
The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Retrieve publicly available filings submitted to the SEC from January 1994 to the present.

Financial Times
Get current business news, stock info, industry overviews,

FindHow The How-To Search Engine- Starting a Business
This site includes: Planning, Buying, and Financing a business, as well as information on Non-Profits and Home based businesses.

Global Edge -International Business
Maintained by Michigan State Univ. Center for Intl. Business Education and Research. Find articles, news, websites and directories for foreign countries, trade info., et c.

Librarians Internet Index - Business and Economics
Type in your Search Term to locate quality web sites by research topic.


Small Business Administration - 

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Click on Banking, Finance & Insurance and Business Enterprises.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
Find companies or products using this free online version of the "big green books." Sign up for free membership the first time you use the site.

Washington Post Business Glossary -  Browse or search this glossary of over 1250 business terms.

Business History

  • Harvard Business School - Business History - Browse by topic: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Globalization, Leadership, Marketing, Operations, Strategy, etc. Browse articles by industry, geography, date. Site includes case studies
  • - Company Histories
    Company Histories.ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. In January 2010, the website "ipl2: information you can trust" was launched, merging the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites. The site is hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology, and a consortium of colleges and universities with programs in information science are involved in developing and maintaining the ipl2.

  • Timeline - Dow Jones History
    The history of Dow Jones from 1882 - 2009


Long Island Business Sites

  • American Business Associates of New York Metro (Manhattan, Long Island, New Jersey)
    "American Business Associates (ABA) is the longest-running professionally-managed networking organization in the New York metropolitan area."

  • The Long Island Association
    "As the region's largest business and civic organization, the LIA brings together business, labor, government and academia in a s hared effort to improve the Island as a place to live, work and do business." Find information on the LI economy, small business issues, read their publications, and more.

  • Long Island Business News
    "The pulse of Long Island Business."

Multinational Corporations List
List of Corporations. Sponsored by: Wikipedia.


  • The Federation of International Trade Associations
    The FITA Global Trade Portal, is the source for international import export trade leads, events, and links to 8,000 international trade (export import) related Websites. FITA (The Federation of International Trade Associations) has 450 association members and 450,000 linked company members

  • American Business Women's Association
    Business skills training, workshops and leadership development. 1,400 local chapters.


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