Long Island University C.W. Post Campus
C.W. Post Campus B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library


Center for Business Research

Frequently Asked Questions About the Library

CBR Publications

CBR Homepage

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Where to Find Business Information
A Student's Guide to the CBR
Center for Business Research

The Library has substantial electronic and print resources for business, as well as an expert staff of librarians to assist you. The sources listed below highlight the services and materials that are available.


LIU Libraries Homepage
Bookmark http://library.liu.edu for easy access and links to the library homepage, online catalog, online/remote access databases, and AskALibrarian (live chat).


Business Databases
Business databases are available to support all Business Program departments and are especially useful for company, industry, economic, international, accounting, and tax information.

Most business databases provide full-text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles. Specialized materials include financial data, industry overviews, and management reports.

Access to databases is available on campus and remotely. If you start at library.liu.edu, you can follow the links to the business databases.

Remote Access: To access databases off campus, use the same username and password that you use with your MyLIU and email accounts. New students should visit or call the Circulation Desk in the Library to activate their library accounts. Don't forget to renew your account each fall, and in the summer if you take classes.


CBR Publications
Find online research guides for: Advertising & Marketing Information Sources, Company & Industry Information Sources, International Finance Information Sources, Public Relations Information Sources, Small Business Information Sources, and more.


WWW Business Sources
Use these links to find free, authoritative Internet resources on many business topics including company, industry, demographic, economic, small business, statistical information, and more.


ERes: Electronic Reserves
If your professor has placed readings on reserve for your class, you may access them through ERes, the Library's electronic reserve system. Access is available on campus and remotely, on any computer with Internet access. You may look up the reserve material by professor's name or course. Check with your professor or the Circulation Desk for the course password.


Business Resources in Print
In addition to the online resources available through Library databases, the CBR homepage, and the Internet, the Library has many business reference books available for use in the Library. These books are helpful for research on all business topics, but especially small business how-to, industry overviews, media information, financial data, and international finance and marketing statistics. Some frequently used titles are:

  • Business Plans Handbook  (Bus HD 62.7 .B865)
  • International Financial Statistics  (Bus HG 3881 .I6262)
  • Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys  (at Reference Desk)
  • Standard Rate & Data Service (ad rates)  (Bus HF 5905 .S745)
  • Value Line  (at Reference Desk)


Reference Help

In Person: When you come into the Library, please ask for assistance at the Reference Desk (near the front door). The librarians can help you focus your research and can suggest effective research strategies. Business librarians are also available to assist you.

Online: Chat live with a reference librarian via AskALibrarian, the Library's real-time reference service. Go to: library.liu.edu to access. Hours vary.

E-mail: Send a business reference question to the business librarians at:


Center for Business Research
B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library
LIU Post Campus/Long Island University
Brookville, New York 11548
Phone: 516-299-2310, 516-299-2985

Martha Cooney, 9/05
cbr@cwpost.liu.edu

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