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


Databases Home

Databases A-Z

Database FAQs

Remote Access FAQs

Citation Style

Preventing Plagiarism

Library Homepage

Business Databases -- Research Services and Reference Books
(see also Company Information and Business--Directories)

[Online Video]    [Business]    [Biography]    [Company Information]    [Consumer & Market Research]    [E-Business]

[Ethics]    [Finance & Investing]    [Industries]    [Information Management]    [International]

[Management]    [Small Business & Entrepreneurship]    [Indexes]    [Also of Interest]


Online Video:

Business Education in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Formerly Global Business and Economics in Video, this collection of lectures, case studies, biographies, documentaries, 'how to' features, executive interviews, and corporate training videos focuses on all aspects of the global business environment. Subjects covered include ethics, finance, strategy, marketing, technology, negotiations, management, globalization, microeconomics, macroeconomics, entrepreneurship, operations & logistics, international business, cross-cultural communication, and much more. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.


Business--General:

Business Source Complete (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides full text, indexing, and abstracts for the most important scholarly journals in all disciplines of business including: finance, marketing, economics, accounting, management, management information systems, production & operations management, and more - some dating back as far as 1886. Additional full text content includes: books, case studies, monographs, book digests, financial data, country reports, industry reports, SWOT analyses, company profiles, major reference works, market research reports, conference proceedings, investment research reports, and more from sources such as Datamonitor and others.

The Conference Board (Conference Board) Remote access available Full text available
This is a searchable database of full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and U.S. and global economics. Economics material includes economic indicators and analysis and forecasts of regional, national, and international economic conditions Full-text coverage from 1995 to date.

The Conference Board Business & Economics Portfolio (Conference Board) Remote access available Full text available
Provides historical economic data from the indicators: Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) - The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence - The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) - and The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) - as well as the Total Economy Database macroeconomic time series on global output and productivity for over 100 countries. Includes: recorded webcasts - Executive Action reports - the Economics Watch suite of nine economic analyses and data sets - research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics - and issues of Straighttalk that provide analysis and forecasts of US and international economic conditions.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
More than three hundred entries present a wealth of information about the major functional areas of business including accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law, management, and marketing. Strong emphasis is given to careers, ethics, government legislation, and organizations in the field of business.

NBER Working Papers Remote access available Full text available
National Bureau of Economic Research scholars initially report their findings in scientific papers aimed at other professional economists. Nearly 500 NBER Working Papers are published each year, and many subsequently appear in scholarly journals. The full-text of Working Papers published from November 1994 to the present can be searched, viewed, and downloaded. Online statistical data is also available at the NBER site.


Business Biography:
(see also: Biography)

Business Leader Profiles for Students (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers 350 prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business and industry. Profiles range from 1,250 to 2,500 words in length.

International Directory of Business Biographies (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Features in-depth biographical narratives on more than 600 notable businesspeople. Covers the career paths, business achievements, leadership styles, business strategies, and impact of Fortune 500 and Global 500 corporate leaders and entrepreneurs.

LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
Provides company profiles and in-depth details on directors, executives and their professional interactions. Includes: all publicly traded US companies on the three major exchanges and significant companies on the smaller exchanges; privately held US companies with over $1 million in revenues or over 300 employees; and public and private international parents of US companies and international companies with over $10 million in revenues or over 300 employees. Company information includes: year founded, address, telephone, fax, email, website, business description, financials, stock exchanges, NAICS classifications, SIC classifications, competitors, executives, directors, board relationships, executive compensation, products & brands, outside service firms, recent mergers & acquisitions, corporate hierarchy (family tree), and company news. Executive biographical information includes: photo, year of birth, gender, education, associations, awards, board memberships, current & former positions, and executive move alerts.


Consumer and Market Research:

Business Rankings Annual (Gale Directory Library) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services, and business-related activities compiled from a variety of published sources.

SRDS: Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) Remote access available Full text available
SRDS provides valuable market information and advertising rates for more than 100,000 U.S. and international print, broadcast, and leading-edge digital and tablet media properties to enable media planners, buyers, and brand marketers to identify where they want to advertise and to find outlets that will reach their target audiences. Each entry contains: editorial profile, publisher's positioning statement, representatives, commission, cash discount, advertising rates, general requirements, closing dates, circulation, featured marketing opportunities, and more. Subscription includes: Business Media Advertising Source - Consumer Media Advertising Source - Direct Marketing List Source - Newspaper Advertising Source - TV and Cable Source - Local Market Audience Analyst - Radio Advertising Source - Out-of-Home Advertising Source - Interactive Advertising Source - Print Media Production Source - International Media Guide: Business: The Americas - International Media Guide: Business: Asia-Pacific/Middle East/Africa - International Media Guide: Business: Europe - International Media Guide: Consumer Worldwide - International Media Guide: Newspapers Worldwide - and SRDS Tablet Media Library.

Who's Buying Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Beverages (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on drinks by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of spending at a glance.

Who's Buying Apparel (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on getting dressed by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of spending at a glance.

Who's Buying at Restaurants and Carry-Outs (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on eating out by the demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Also presents who-are-the-best-customers analyses of the data, showing the demographics of spending at a glance.

Who's Buying by Age (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides weekly and quarterly spending data on what households buy, how much they spend, and how often they buy certain items. Also examines average spending in 2000 and 2005 for the seven age groups ranging from under age 25 to age 75 or older.

Who's Buying by Race and Hispanic Origin (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Presents detailed spending data by race and Hispanic origin on hundreds of products and services in major categories ranging from apparel to transportation.

Who's Buying Entertainment (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on amusing themselves by the following demographics: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Examines products and services such as sports and photographic equipment, sound components and TVs, videogames, movie and theater tickets, and much more.

Who's Buying Executive Summary of Household Spending (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Presents a broad overview of household spending in the year 2005 and is designed to give researchers insights into consumer spending patterns and how those patterns differ based on various demographic characteristics.

Who's Buying for Pets (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on pets by the demographics that count: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Provides data on who's buying pet food, supplies and medicine, veterinary services, etc.

Who's Buying for Travel (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on getting out of town by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Products and services examined include airline and ship fares, lodging on trips, food and alcohol purchased on trips, auto rentals on trips, luggage, recreational expenses while on trips, etc.

Who's Buying Groceries (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on food at grocery and convenience stores by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education.

Who's Buying Health Care (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend out-of-pocket on their health by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Products and services examined include health insurance, medical services, drugs, and medical supplies.

Who's Buying Household Furnishings, Services, and Supplies (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on their homes by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Provides data on who's buying furniture, floor coverings, household textiles, appliances, day care, lawn care services, postage, etc.

Who's Buying Information and Consumer Electronics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on information and consumer electronics by the demographics that count: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education.

Who's Buying Transportation (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on getting around town by demographics such as: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Items examined in this report fall within the categories of vehicle purchases (new and used cars and trucks, etc.), gasoline and motor oil, other vehicle expenses (insurance, finance charges, maintenance and repairs, etc.), and public transportation in home city.


E-Business:

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Practical information for entrepreneurs and researchers, organized into three sections: how-to topics that serve as a guide through the workings of e-commerce, providing answers to the major questions about the launching, development, growth, and maintenance of an e-commerce enterprise; directory listings of companies, services, associations, and government agencies related to e-commerce; and a listing of the top 250 e-commerce companies worldwide, including rankings by revenue and number of employees.

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Features 470 essays covering the world of Internet commerce and presents answers to common questions about website development, financing, advertising, and more. Includes topics and terms, profiles of the top e-commerce companies, biographies of e-commerce innovators, and coverage of events and legislation related to e-commerce.


Ethics: (See also: Philosophy - Ethics)

Dealing with an International Clientele: Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Designed for information professionals, this book sets out how to provide an effective library service to patrons from different countries and ethnic backgrounds, and covers communications with patrons whose mother tongue is not English, as well as the differences in cultural etiquette.

Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers the history and business forces of white-collar and corporate crime, from mercantilism to globalization, both in the United States and internationally.

Ethical and Socially Responsible Investment: A Reference Guide for Researchers (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Annotated bibliography of 500 information sources that discuss ethical issues that can relate to business: the environment, human rights, working conditions, animal welfare, arms issues, food safety, sexual exploitation, health & safety, and tobacco. Includes a chapter that describes sources on socially responsible investment (SRI) and a selected list of ethical and SRI investment funds available on the UK and US markets.


Finance and Investing:
(for financial information about individual companies, see: Company Information)

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
More than three hundred entries present a wealth of information about the major functional areas of business including accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law, management, and marketing. Strong emphasis is given to careers, ethics, government legislation, and organizations in the field of business.

Ethical and Socially Responsible Investment: A Reference Guide for Researchers (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Annotated bibliography of 500 information sources that discuss ethical issues that can relate to business: the environment, human rights, working conditions, animal welfare, arms issues, food safety, sexual exploitation, health & safety, and tobacco. Includes a chapter that describes sources on socially responsible investment (SRI) and a selected list of ethical and SRI investment funds available on the UK and US markets.


Industries:
(for financial information about individual industries, see also: Company Information)

Comparative Guide to American Hospitals - 2nd ed. (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides a snapshot profile of each of the nation's hospitals, comparing them by 24 measures of quality in the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical procedures, and pregnancy care.

Contemporary Fashion (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers individual designers, fashion houses, and many facets of the fashion world throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

Directory of Business Information Resources (GOLD: Grey House Online Databases) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
For each of 99 industries, this directory provides contact and other information about: newsletters, trade shows, associations, industry web sites, magazines & journals, directories & databases, and international trade resources.

Encyclopedia of American Industries (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Business reference encyclopedia providing detailed, comprehensive information on over 1000 manufacturing, service, and various non-manufacturing industries in every realm of American business. For each, it presents an industry snapshot, organization & structure, background & development, current conditions, industry leaders, workforce, global marketplace, research & technology, and bibliography.

Encyclopedia of Public Relations (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Explores the evolution of the public relations field, with examples from history describing events, changing practices, and the key figures who developed and expanded the profession.

Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides comprehensive coverage of the concepts and realities in the field of virtual communities and technologies, presenting an in-depth analysis of the conceptual and technical impacts of virtual environments in our global village. Includes definitions of over 830 terms and an extensive bibliography.

International Directory of Company Histories (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Over 100 volumes detail the historical development of over 10,000 of the world's most important companies - those that have achieved a minimum of $25 million in annual sales and are leading influences in their industries or geographical locations - including public, private, nonprofit, and state-owned companies, as well as wholly owned subsidiaries and divisions if they are large enough to meet these requirements for inclusion. Entries generally contain company perspectives, mission, goals, ideals, key dates, milestones in the company's history, subsidiaries, divisions, operating units, competitors, number of employees, sales figures, stock exchanges, NAICS codes, contact information, bibliography, and more. Indexed by company name, industry, and geographic region. (Make sure that the "all volumes in this edition" button is selected to search through all volumes.)

Plunkett Research Online (Plunkett) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Designed to give the general reader an easy-to-understand total picture of an industry, each industry profile provides: statistics - the latest news - a video introduction - executive biographies - an industry-specific glossary - industry associations and professional societies - in-depth company details and descriptions (private, public, U.S. and non-U.S.) - market research and trends (including finances, technologies, deregulation, research/development, globalization, and competitive intelligence) - and a Build-A-Report feature that lets you create custom industry summaries. A Job Seeker Resource and Tools section contains: career guides - job market trends and statistics - occupational outlook handbook - and tools on how to apply for a job online. It also includes tutorials, how-to videos, and sample lesson plans for professors.

SRDS: Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) Remote access available Full text available
SRDS provides valuable market information and advertising rates for more than 100,000 U.S. and international print, broadcast, and leading-edge digital and tablet media properties to enable media planners, buyers, and brand marketers to identify where they want to advertise and to find outlets that will reach their target audiences. Each entry contains: editorial profile, publisher's positioning statement, representatives, commission, cash discount, advertising rates, general requirements, closing dates, circulation, featured marketing opportunities, and more. Subscription includes: Business Media Advertising Source - Consumer Media Advertising Source - Direct Marketing List Source - Newspaper Advertising Source - TV and Cable Source - Local Market Audience Analyst - Radio Advertising Source - Out-of-Home Advertising Source - Interactive Advertising Source - Print Media Production Source - International Media Guide: Business: The Americas - International Media Guide: Business: Asia-Pacific/Middle East/Africa - International Media Guide: Business: Europe - International Media Guide: Consumer Worldwide - International Media Guide: Newspapers Worldwide - and SRDS Tablet Media Library.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage (S&P) Remote access available Full text available
Source of in-depth industry information: Stock Reports provide detailed company analysis and stock pricing data back to 1984 - Industry Surveys with an archive of prior surveys going back to 1999 - Trends & Projections report on macroeconomic indicators and forecasts - IPC Notes with economic and market observations/projections for the U.S., Europe, Asia, and globally - Equities, bonds, and mutual funds reports, rankings, and analyses - Credit ratings analyzes the credit risk of issuers and individual debt issues - Articles on sector news and current issues along with links to trade journals, associations, organizations, and regulatory agencies - downloadable spreadsheets for industries, stocks, funds, bonds, and company comparisons with data that includes ratio, income, balance sheet, cash flow, valuation, and more - a How to Analyze section that walks the user through the factors that professional analysts examine.

World Press Encyclopedia (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Describes the press and electronic media systems of over 200 countries, including the overview & background, economic framework, general characteristics, number & type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, education & training in journalism, and more.


Information Management:
(see also: Library and Information Science)

Beyond Degrees: Professional Learning for Knowledge Services (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers continuing professional development and lifelong learning in the information services environment to provide guidelines for conceptualizing, designing, and measuring successful programs for professional learning, staff development, and professional growth in an organization.

Business Information Handbook (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Describes the major sources of business information for information specialists and researchers. Also discusses the role of business information in the business process as well as the recent changes brought about in sources and delivery by the new web-based technologies. Includes case studies from business information specialists that provide practical insights into the use of business information.

Communicating Knowledge: Publishing in the 21st Century (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Corporate Memory: Records and Information Management in the Knowledge Age (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides comprehensive coverage of the concepts and realities in the field of virtual communities and technologies, presenting an in-depth analysis of the conceptual and technical impacts of virtual environments in our global village. Includes definitions of over 830 terms and an extensive bibliography.

Work Culture Transformation: Straw to Gold - The Modern Hero's Journey (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


International Business:
(see also: the International Business page)

Dealing with an International Clientele: Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Designed for information professionals, this book sets out how to provide an effective library service to patrons from different countries and ethnic backgrounds, and covers communications with patrons whose mother tongue is not English, as well as the differences in cultural etiquette.


Management:

Beyond Degrees: Professional Learning for Knowledge Services (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers continuing professional development and lifelong learning in the information services environment to provide guidelines for conceptualizing, designing, and measuring successful programs for professional learning, staff development, and professional growth in an organization.

The Conference Board (Conference Board) Remote access available Full text available
This is a searchable database of full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and U.S. and global economics. Economics material includes economic indicators and analysis and forecasts of regional, national, and international economic conditions Full-text coverage from 1995 to date.

The Conference Board Business & Economics Portfolio (Conference Board) Remote access available Full text available
Provides historical economic data from the indicators: Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) - The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence - The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) - and The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) - as well as the Total Economy Database macroeconomic time series on global output and productivity for over 100 countries. Includes: recorded webcasts - Executive Action reports - the Economics Watch suite of nine economic analyses and data sets - research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics - and issues of Straighttalk that provide analysis and forecasts of US and international economic conditions.

Encyclopedia of Management (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers 350 topics in management theories and applications, written by academics and business professionals, including aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, supply chain management, and much more.

Practical Guide to Finance and Budgeting Skills for Nurse Managers (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
A comprehensive guide specifically designed to help new managers develop a departmental budget. Offers updated tips and tools that breakdown the financial side of healthcare.

Work Culture Transformation: Straw to Gold - The Modern Hero's Journey (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Small Business and Entrepreneurship:

Business Plans Handbook (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
vol.01, vol.02, vol.03, vol.04, vol.05, vol.06, vol.07, vol.08, vol.09, vol.10, vol.11, vol.12, vol.13, vol.14, vol.15. A collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries. Includes sample business plan templates, fictional plans, glossaries of small business terms, bibliographies, and directories of consultants and other resources.

Encyclopedia of Small Business, 3rd ed. (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides 600 detailed articles and overviews with how-to information that entrepreneurs and small business owners can apply to their own business, meeting all their key information needs in financing, financial planning, business plan creation, market analysis, sales strategy, tax planning, and human resource issues. (The 2nd edition is also still available.)

How to Market Your Business: A practical guide to advertising, PR, selling, and direct and online marketing (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Offers advice on constructing profitable marketing strategies for businesses. Covers topics such as advertising, promotion, selling techniques, product launches, exports, innovation and the Internet.

How to Prepare a Business Plan (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Explains the process of preparing a business plan, and includes guidance on: producing cash flow forecasts and sample business plans; expanding a business; planning the borrowing; and monitoring business progress.

Practical Guide to Finance and Budgeting Skills for Nurse Managers (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
A comprehensive guide specifically designed to help new managers develop a departmental budget. Offers updated tips and tools that breakdown the financial side of healthcare.


Indexes to Research:
(see also: Business--Articles)

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.


Also of Interest:

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Comprehensive coverage of American economic history from the Paleolithic age to the present with an emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the rise of the United States as an industrial power including era overviews, movements, industry profiles, inventors, unionizers, robber barons, reformers, politicians, manufacturers, successful women, minority leaders, and more, as well as the histories of the Native Americans, Aztec, Maya, and Inca.


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




NOVEL Database NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

HTML by Robert Delaney
robert.delaney@liu.edu

Long Island University

LIU Post

Library Homepage