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Business, Accounting, & Economics

General Resources

Business Source Elite

This database provides full text from nearly 930 journals covering business, management, economics, banking, finance, accounting and much more. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 1,570 journals. This database contains popular business publications and scholarly, peer reviewed journals. Also included is Wall Street Words, a dictionary of financial terms, linked directly to words within the citations and full text and a Company Directory from Dun & Bradstreet. DataMonitor provides company profiles, including business locations, key products, biographies of notable employees, and an outlook profile for the future.

CQ Researcher

Original, comprehensive analysis on political and social issues in the news. Note: When finished using CQ Researcher, please click on the "Log Out" option at the top right corner of the screen.

EconLit

EconLit covers virtually every area related to economics, with over 1 million records from 1969 -present.

EDGAR (http://www.sec.gov/)

This is the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s online database of company filings. A specific company’s filing can be found by searching the company’s name or ticker symbol.

LexisNexis Academic Universe

Provides access to current information in law and business, and to the full text of major newspapers from around the world.

Statista

Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.

Wall Street Journal Online

The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news.

Yahoo! Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com/)

Yahoo! Finance has business, economic, and financial information including a profile section where you can get a quick snapshot of a company.

Accounting Websites

Financial Accounting Standards Board (http://www.fasb.org/home)

Establish and improve standards of financial accounting and reporting that foster financial reporting by nongovernmental entities that provides decision-useful information to investors and other users of financial reports.

Governmental Accounting Standards Board (http://www.gasb.org)

Establish and improve standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (http://pcaobus.org/Pages/default.aspx)

Oversees auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports.

Business, Company, and Industry Websites

Doing Business in… (http://www.doingbusiness.org/)

A great resource for looking at country information including regulations, taxes, or getting electricity.

NationMaker (http://www.nationmaster.com/)

This is a great resource for country comparisons across a huge range of topics, including crime statistics, agriculture, and disasters.

Small Business Administration (https://www.sba.gov/)

Excellent source for all areas of creating a business plan.

Startup Nation (http://www.startupnation.com/)

This site is organized in three main sections: Start Your Business, Grow Your Business, and Manage Your Business.

US Department of State Fact Sheets (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/)

Includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations.

World Business Culture (http://www.worldbusinessculture.com/)

Guides to doing business in 39 countries includes information on business structures, management styles, meetings, team work, dress code, women in business, top tips, plus more.

Cost of Living Calculators

CNN Money (http://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/)

Sperling's Best Places (http://www.bestplaces.net/cost-of-living/)

Economic Websites

Economic Census (http://www.census.gov/econ/census/)

Provides profiles for national and local economies every 5 years, as well as industry data.

Economic Indicators (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=ECONI)

Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly compilation is prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisors and provides economic information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money and Federal finance.

World Development Indicators (http://databank.worldbank.org)

Access to more than 800 development indicators with time series for more than 220 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to the present, where data are available. Produced by the World Bank Group.

News Resources

Google News (http://news.google.com)

LexisNexis Academic Universe

Provides access to current information in law and business, and to the full text of major newspapers from around the world.

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Career Exploration

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance

This encyclopedia features articles with detailed career information.

What Can I Do With This Major?

This resource outlines 80 majors and includes typical employers that hire students in each field and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Note the links to four categories: Professional Associations, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Miscellaneous Career Sites and Job Postings.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The OOH includes detailed information on close to 600 occupations, including job description, work environment, training and education, and projected job growth.

O*NET OnLine Occupational Information Network

O*NET contains information on hundreds of occupations and is continually updated.

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