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
LIU Libraries Homepage
Bookmark http://library.liu.edu for easy access and links to the
online/remote access databases,
and AskALibrarian (live chat).
Business databases are available to support all Business
Program departments and are especially useful for
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.
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
WWW Business Sources
Use these links to find free,
authoritative Internet resources on many business topics including
statistical information, and
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)
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
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