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Business Information

Materials on business may be found by browsing the HD and HF call number areas or by searching the library catalog. For more specific information, you may try one of the keywords listed below.

Keyword Search
Business or any of the subjects listed below or names of specific companies.

Subject Search
Business, business enterprises, small business, success in business, industrial management, selling, or type of business such as advertising, real estate, etc.


Reference Works

BUSINESS: The Ultimate Resource Electronic Book
Capstone Encyclopaedia of Business Electronic Book
Collins Dictionary of Business Electronic Book
Dictionary of E-Business Electronic Book
Dictionary of Human Resources and Personnel Management Electronic Book
The New Penguin Business Dictionary Electronic Book
The Ultimate Business Library Electronic Book
Encyclopedia of Banking and Finance Ref HG151.M8 1993
Encyclopedia of Business
Ref HF1001.E466 1995
The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money & Finance Ref HG151.N48 1992
Taking Care of Business Ref HF1001.C33 1997
Business Services and Information Ref HF5353.M36


You may access the following databases from any computer workstation on campus. For
off-campus access, please follow the instructions found on the library’s homepage under
“Off-Campus Access Instructions" or click here for an online tutorial.

Factiva provides full-text material from over 8,000 leading business resources. Click here for an online tutorial.

Business Source Complete is a definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content.

Mergent Horizon provides seamless capabilities for finding, filtering and organizing information about companies and industries.

Mergent Online offers information on public companies including company histories, annual reports, 30 years of stock prices, and more. Click here for an online tutorial.

Regional Business News offers full text for more than 50 regional business publications.



Annual Reports, the leading provider of online annual reports to individual and institutional investors, allows users to review annual reports free of charge.

Barron's Online Annual Reports
also provides free access to annual reports and other information on selected companies.

Business Resources on the Web (Subject), from the University of Washington, categorizes business websites by category.

BusinessWeek Online is the online version of Business Week and includes a searchable archive. Free registration and sign-in will provide access to the portfolio manager, magazine archives, free newsletter, and forums and message boards and more.

CAROL - Company Annual Reports Online is an on-line service offering direct links to the financial pages of listed companies in Europe and the USA. Access is free but registration is required for access to annual reports.

EDGAR allows you to search for company financial information filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Hoover's Online - The Business Information Authority features brief company descriptions and financial information for over 13,500 companies. News articles, stock quotes, and global industry overviews are also featured.

Small Business Administration provides guidance and assistance to small businesses through loans, contracts, counseling, and other means.  

Department of Commerce presents a wide array of information and statistics dealing with the U.S. economy.

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System Search allows you to find SIC codes for businesses and industries.

Virginia Business and Employment provides information on starting a small business in Virginia including requirements for licenses and permits, employment and career resources and business resources.

If you have questions regarding any of these resources or need assistance
finding additional information, please Ask a Librarian.