Reference books provide background information and overviews on a given topic. Reference materials help researchers refine their topic, understand the depth of materials available, identify additional resources.
Some BUSINESS REFERENCE SOURCES include:
Schreiber, Mae N. International Trade Sources: A Research Guide
New York: Garland Pub., 1997. HF1379.S37 1997 Rosenberg Reference
Woy, James, editor. Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources. 14th ed.
Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, 2000. HF5353.E9 2000 Rosenberg Reference
D & B Regional Business Directory. San Francisco Area
Bethlehem, PA: Dun & Bradstreet, 2004. HG 4058.S4 D86 3 vols. Rosenberg Reference
San Francisco Business Times Book of Lists.
San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Business Times, 2007. HF5068.S3.S35 Rosenberg Reference
HANDBOOKS AND GUIDES
Business: The Ultimate Resource.
Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2002. HD38.15.B874 2002 Rosenberg Reference
Morrison, Terri, Wayne A. Conaway, and Joseph J. Douress.
Dun & Bradstreet’s Guide to Doing Business Around the World
Paramus, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2001. HF1416.M78 2001 Rosenberg Reference
Siegal, Joel G. and Jae K Shim. Accounting Handbook 4th Ed.
Hauppage, NY: Barron’s, 2006. HF5635.S586 2006 Rosenberg Reference
Baker, Michael J., editor. The IEBM Encyclopedia of Marketing
London; Boston: International Thomason Business Press, 1999. HF5412.I32 1999 Rosenberg Reference
Helms, Marilyn, editor. Encyclopedia of Management. 4th ed.
Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, Inc., 2000. HD30.15.E49 2000 Rosenberg Reference
Malonis, Jane A., editor. Encyclopedia of Business. 2nd ed. 2 vols.
Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, Inc., 2000. HF1001.E466 2000 Rosenberg Reference
Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S. 3 vols.
Detroit: Gale Research, Inc., 2006. AS22.E5 2006 Rosenberg Reference
New York Times Index.
New York, New York Times Co.
AI21 .N44 Rosenberg Reference
Wall Street Journal Index
New York, N.Y.: Dow Jones & Co
HG1 .W2 Index Rosenberg Reference
California Statistical Abstract
Sacramento, Calif.: Economic Development Agency of the State of California.
HA261.C3 S7x Rosenberg Reference
HA202.U5x S7 Rosenberg Reference
Woelfl, Charles J. Encyclopedia of Banking and Finance. 10th ed
Chicago, IL: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1994.
HG151.F57 1994 Rosenberg Reference
for Articles in Periodical Databases
databases group together journal, magazine, and newspaper articles
by subject. They also usually provide abstracts (brief summaries)
and the full text of the articles.For more detailed information Click Here.
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the differences between scholarly
journal v. popular magazine articles?
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will need to have a current CCSF ID card with a barcode to access
those that CCSF subscribes to. Located on the CCSF ID cars is a barcode # that enables the user to access all library services. The CCSF ID card will either be mailed to your home address or can be received in person at Smith Hall 118. More information about obtaining a library bar code.
Infotrac is a brand name for several databases with coverage from 1980 to the present. Most useful periodical databases for business topics include the General Business File ASAP, Business and Company ASAP, Business and Company Resource Center, and LegalTrac.
a. General Business File ASAP:
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings.
b. Business and Company Resource Center:
Business and Company Resource Center brings together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, providing indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.
Provides full text indexing of the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street journal, and Washington Post -- Time periods vary.
are some examples of business related web sites.
If yu use a search engine, such as Google,
remember to evaluate
the quality of the results.
American Accounting Association
The association’s site provides a gateway into programs, services, documents, and conferences.
Tax and Accounting Sites Directory
A comprehensive index of web-based tax and accounting resources designed to be a starting point for
people who are searching for tax and accounting information, products, and services.
Links to advertising-related sites are grouped together in more than 80 broad topical areas, e.g. Account Planning,
Demographic Information, Ethics & Self-Regulation, Product Placement, and Web Ad Placement.
Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
The materials, drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University,
presents over 9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising in the United States.
This free financial report service, provided by IR Solutions, a financial information services firm, offers PDF
versions of company annual reports and HTML versions of their Form 10Ks.
How to find a Company’s Annual Report Online
Site provides users with several methods to locate a company’s annual report online
The mission of CorpWatch is to “counter corporate led globalization
through education, network building and activism”.
CSRwire offers well-organized, straightforward access to wealth of information on the topic of corporate social responsibility.
SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR)
Site provides users with access to SEC filings for publicly traded companies.
Wachowicz’s Web World: Web sites for discerning Finance students
This site offers a wealth of links from accounting through taxation and world markets.
Provides a wealth of financial information including a daily market summary, market indexes,
currency rates, financial news, and links to educational tools.
BEOnline Plus is an ambitious effort by the Library of Congress’s Business Reference Services division
to select and catalog business, economic, and related Web resources.
This web site contains well-chosen links to business ethics resources: articles and publications, case studies,
corporate code of ethics, professional organizations and associations, and resources and centers.
Business Plan Archive
In partnership with the Library of Congress, the Center for History and New Media, and the University of Maryland Libraries, the Archive collects and preserves business plans and related planning documents, especially strong in dot-com companies.
Rutgers University Libraries: Subject Research Guides: Business –Stock and Commodity Exchanges
This Web guide lists stock and commodity exchanges, including those dealing in futures, options, and
derivatives, as well as sources for market and stock prices and reports.
Established by the World Bank, this site was created to identify the regulatory aspects of private-sector
development and investment across 175 economies.
http://www.export.govThe International Trade Association (19 federal agencies involved in export) and the
Trade promotion Coordinating Committee have developed this US government portal covering export and international trade information.
http://globaledge.msu.edu Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at
Michigan State University, this site organizes and annotates more than 5,000 business and country specific Internet resources.
This resource contains current and valuable information on starting and managing a small business.
United States Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.govAn authoritative resource of the US government intended to provide small business owners with information and tools to start and manage their companies.
Business and Industry Economic Programs
Census Bureau provides statistics about U.S. businesses and governments and includes links to data products, related programs and additional information.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Site provides users with a variety of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States.
Statistics of U.S. Businesses
The SUSB tabulate economic data on the following items: companies, establishments, employment, annual payroll, and receipts.
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition
Site provides users with employment forecast by county, employment forecast by job type, employment guides by job type and more.
Vocational Information Center
This resource is designed to make “existing career and technical online resources easier to find”.
Webpages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask
A UC Berkeley - Teaching Library Internet Workshops
Analyzing Information Sources
Developed by Olin-Kroch-Uris Libraries at Cornell University.
and Citing Source
A quick and easy check list to use when determining the quality
of web documents. Prepared by Librarians at CCSF.
help you may contact the Reference Desk by phone at (415)
452-5543 or stop by the East and West reference desks at the Rosenberg
and Citing Information Sources
Electronic Reference Service to CCSF students, faculty, staff and
registered community users. Use this service when you are NOT in
a CCSF library.
and Web Research Workshops
Fifty minute workshops are given throughout the semester on effective
methods in searching for books, articles and information on the
Several useful sources for evaluating the quality of web pages, how
to prepare citations for a "Bibliography" or "Works Cited" list, and
how to avoid plagiarism.
Online Writing Lab
One of the most thorough and easy to navigate writing labs available!
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