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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
Articles include international business related subjects.

Applied Science & Technology Source


Business Insights: Essentials

Business Source Alumni Edition

Business Source Complete
Includes SWOT reports

Computer Source
Trends in High Technology

Financials, Company overview, History, Competitors


Lexis-Nexis Accounting

Lexis-Nexis Company Dossier

Lexis-Nexis Company Profiles

Newspaper Resources
A Greenley Library research guide for accessing newspaper articles.

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.

Tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.

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 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.


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.

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

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, first name.

Information Please Business Biographies
A to Z 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 WritingThe Owl at Purdue
Writing a basic business letter

CSU - Colorado State University  
Guides to Writing Business Letter

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 FactFinder  
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 StudyCountry 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.

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., etc.

NASDAQ Small Business Administration

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.Long Island Business Sites

The Long Island Association
Information on the LI economy and small business issues.

Long Island Business News


Citing Sources

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



Research Help

Have a question? Librarians are available to assist you during all open hours.

Email: reference@farmingdale.edu
Phone: 631-420-2184