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FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES
These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics.
- Business Source Complete: Offers full text articles related to business for more than 1,300 journals, and non-journal content includes investment research reports, industry reports, and company profiles
- Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 9,000 journals, including more than 7,800 peer-reviewed titles.
- Vocational and Career Collection: Offers full text coverage for nearly 350 trade periodicals for various industries and businesses
- Business & Company Resource Center: Provides a one-stop portal for business and industry content including periodical articles, company information and histories, investment reports and much more.
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
- Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 700 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics
f you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
Organizing Books By Subject
|SUBJECT||CALL NUMBER HEADING|
|Economic theory. Demographics||HB|
|Economic history and conditions||HC|
|Industries. Land Use. Labor.||HD|
|Transportation and communication||HE|
FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY
- US Business Advisor: Provides links to governmental statistics and information related to business, including compliance standards
- SmartPros Accounting: Offers information on accounting and finance, including a resource library, career center, and news feature
- American FactFinder: Find demographic information and statistics for business reports and market research plans
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Provides current government data about economics, industry, and occupations
- FedStats: Contains links to government statistics and statistical agencies, including lists of topics to search
- Small Business Administration: Presents information on small businesses, including a section with an online tutorial on how to start your own business
- Oregon Business Guide: Contains information about how to start a business in Oregon, including a business wizard, registries, and forms
- Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services: Provides information on regulations, laws, performance reports, and statistics
- Accounting, Business Studies and Economics Dictionary: Provides definitions to terms used in business, economics, and accounting for students in those fields
FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 to browse through some of these journals:
- Oregon Business
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- The Wall Street Journal
- The Economist
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here's some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: It's possible to copy from a source and not even know that you've done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style:The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don't hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!