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Business Resources

Articles and Databases

Search databases to find articles in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, reference sources, and other publications. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

Academic Search Complete Articles from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines useful for many subjects. A great place to get started with research.

ABI/Inform Global (Proquest) Articles include international business related subjects.

Applied Science & Technology Source

Barron's (Proquest)

Business Insights: Essentials

Business Source Alumni Edition

Business Source Complete - (Includes SWOT reports)

Computer Source - Trends in High Technology

Hoovers (Financials, Company overview, History, Competitors)


Lexis-Nexis Accounting

Lexis-Nexis Company Dossier 

Lexis-Nexis Company Profiles

Newspaper Source Plus

New York Times Academic

New York Times Historical 1851-2008

New York Times 1980-present

Opposing Viewpoints Articles from academic journals, magazines, and reference books. Also includes audio of news reporting and interviews, videos, statistics, geographic data, and more.

Proquest Research Library Articles from academic journals, trade publications, and magazines across many subjects, including business.

Statista - Tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.

The Wall Street Journal (Proquest)

Films on Demand
Educational films on a wide range of topics, including psychology. Includes options to view films in short segments and read transcripts.


This list shows academic journals in the discipline of business. Click on "Full-Text Access" under each title to discover how to access journals via databases and in print.


Search for Business textbooks by course number via this list of textbooks on reserve. Also search by title in the Library's catalog. Request textbooks at the Circulation Desk. Use these books for up to two hours in the Library. Call numbers are designated by course number, e.g. BUS 101

Print Books
Search for books in the Library's catalog. Also find print materials via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc.

  • Circulating Books: Located on the Lower Level. Check out up to 10 books for 2 weeks at a time with your FSC ID
  • Reference Books: Located on the First Floor. Must be used within the Library. Includes encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, test prep books, etc.

Search for ebooks via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc. View materials as a PDF and access from off campus with your FSC username and password.


Below are selected websites which feature authoritative Business related content.

Fundinguniverse.com 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.

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

ipl2.org - 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.

Chronology of  Dow Jones 

Business Biographies

American Business Leaders of the 20th Century Database - Search By Last Name This database was compiled in an effort to identify and chronicle the lives of 20th century men and women whose business leadership shaped the ways that people live, work, and interact. Clickable links in alphabetical order. Harvard Business School 2008.

Discovering Biography  Gale Database - Discovering Collection of Biographies. Type in the last name, firstname.

Information Please Business Biographies A to Z clickable list of business biographies. 

Notable Business Biographies –Information Please Selected biographies of well-known Business Biographies, same bios as above, different list of names.

Business Writing

The Owl at Purdue Online - Writing the basic business letter

CSU - Colorado State University  Guides to Writing Business Letters

4hb.com Sample Business Letters Contains 596 Sample Business letters, listed alphabetically by type of letter. This web site is searchable.

Business Glossary by Bplans.com - Clickable list from A-Z for definitions for common terminology and acronyms in business plans, accounting, finance, and other aspects of small business.

Research Tools

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,

How Start 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.


Small Business Administration - http://www.sba.gov/ 

Statistical Abstract of the United States http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/ 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 http://www.thomasregister.com/ 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 - http://washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/business/longterm/glossary/indexag.htm  Browse or search this glossary of over 1250 business terms.

Long Island Business Sites

American Business Associates of New York Metro (Manhattan, Long Island, New Jersey) http://www.aba-ny.com/ "American Business Associates (ABA) is the longest-running professionally-managed networking organization in the New York metropolitan area."

The Long Island Association http://www.longislandassociation.org/ "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 http://www.libn.com/ "The pulse of Long Island Business."

Multinational Corporations List - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_multinational_coprorations.

Citing Sources

Business courses use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style. See below for basic guidelines and examples of APA citation style. See the “Citation Help” section for more details, examples, and sample APA papers.


Why you need to cite sources:

  • Citing sources is the only way to use other people’s work without plagiarizing (i.e. if you are using any resource [journal article, book, website, report, interview, etc.], you NEED to give credit to the original source).
  • The readers of your work need citations to learn more about your ideas and where they came from.
  • Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done.
  • Citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.

In-text citations give credit to sources in the body of your paper. Use in-text citations when paraphrasing, directly quoting, or using ideas from sources.

  • APA citation style uses the author-date method for in-text citations: Author(s)’ last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in parentheses in the text.
  • Names may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the date should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.

Include page numbers if you are directly quoting the material.

Citations in the Reference List must correspond to in-text citations; The word or phrase you use in your in-text citations must be the first thing that appears on the left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Reference List.


  • Separate page labeled “References,” double-spaced, same margins as rest of paper.
  • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.

Author Names

  • Alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
  • Authors' names are inverted (last name, first initial)
  • List all authors of a particular work for up to and including seven authors. If the work has more than seven authors, list the first six authors and then use ellipses (...) after the sixth author's name. After the ellipses, list the last author's name of the work.

Capitalization and Punctuation

  • Capitalize only the first word of a title and subtitle and proper nouns (books, chapters, articles, web pages)
  • Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals.
  • Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays in edited collections.


Access NoodleTools

NoodleTools is a citation manager that can help you generate and format citations correctly.

  • Select the type of resource you are citing (article, book, website, etc.) and NoodleTools will prompt you to enter required information. A citation is then generated in your selected format (APA).
  • NoodleTools requires an account, so every time you log in your citations will be saved for you.
  • When you are finished entering information, a reference list can be generated for you and exported to MS Word or Google Docs.

For more details and examples of APA citation style, visit the following websites:

Also find books on APA citation style when you search the Library’s catalog by subject: Psychology -- Authorship -- Style manuals


American Marketing Association http://www.marketingpower.com/Pages/default.aspx

The Federation of International Trade Associations http://fita.org/ 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 http://www.abwa.org/ Business skills training, workshops and leadership development. 1,400 local chapters.

Research Help

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