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Money, Banking, & Capital Markets
Information Sources

Compiled by Prof. Martha Cooney
October 2006


  • Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, & Handbooks

    Finance & Investment Handbook

    Bus HG 173 .D66

    The Fitzroy Dearborn Encyclopedia of Banking & Finance

    Bus HG 151 .F57

    The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

    Bus HB 61 .N49

    The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance

    Bus HG 151 .N48

    Wall Street Dictionary

    Bus HG 151 .S424

  • Directories

    Best's Insurance Reports (Property/Casualty)

    Bus HG 8501 .B475

    Best's Insurance Reports (Life/Health)

    Bus HG 8941 .B482

    Moody's Bank & Finance Manual

    Bus HG 4961 .M65

    Standard & Poor's Security Dealers of North America

    Bus HG 4907 .S4

  • Investment Information

    How the Stock Market Works

    Bus HG 4551 .D29

    How to Read a Financial Report

    Bus HF 5681 .B2 T733

    Value Line

    Reference Desk
    One-page company profiles for the investor are provided for 1,700 companies arranged by industry category. The Value Line reports are useful for both retrospective and forecast data on company performance.

    Daily Stock Price Record (1962 to present)

    Bus. Ref. Stack 2

    Mergent's Handbook of Common Stocks

    Bus HG 4501 .M59

  • Periodicals

    In addition to the following print subscriptions, students have access to many more business magazines, journals, and newspapers in print and electronic formats.


    Periodicals Dept.

    Business Cycle Indicators

    Periodicals Dept.

    Federal Reserve Bulletin

    Government Information Dept.

    Financial Times (London)

    Periodicals Dept.

    Journal of Finance

    Periodicals Dept.


    Periodicals Dept.

    U.S. Cyclical Outlook

    Periodicals Dept.

    Wall Street Journal (1889 to present)

    Periodicals Dept.


The following databases are available on campus and from home. Your LIU username and password will provide access from off campus.

These databases will provide many full-text articles about all business topics including company and industry information.

Hoover's Online Library databases
Use Hoover's Online to find overview, history, and some financial information about your company. Easy links are provided for SEC filings (10-K).

Mergent Online Library databases
In addition to the features found in Hoover's Online, the Mergent database provides 15 years of financials, investment information, annual reports, and EDGAR (SEC) filings. Financials can be downloaded to Excel, and reports of multiple companies can be created.

Business & Company Resource Center Library databases
Use "Advanced Search" to locate company and industry information, investment reports, history, rankings, and many current articles.

Business Source Premier (Ebsco) Library databases
Business Source Premier provides full text articles for over 8,000 scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for more than 1,100 scholarly business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922. Includes detailed company profiles for the world's 10,000 largest companies.

General BusinessFile Library databases
Produced by the same company as the Business & Company Resource Center, this database provides similar information in a somewhat different format.

ABI/Inform Global (ProQuest) Library databases
The ProQuest databases provide a wealth of information in full-text articles. Use the "Advanced Search" to locate articles by specific company and/or subject heading.

Conference Board Library databases
In addition to research and publication on many management topics, the Conference Board publishes the Consumer Confidence Index, the U.S. Leading Index, the Help Wanted Index, Business Cycle Indicators, and other economic news and forecasts.

NBER Working Papers Library databases
The National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works, and disseminating unbiased economic research. Many of the Working Papers are eventually published in scholarly journals.


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