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Business Research Guide

To find Books, Ebooks & Non-print:

Use the ACM Library Online Catalog by going to the Library Welcome page. Enter a keyword or name in the search box. This online catalog lists all books, ebooks, DVDs, and other non-print items located in libraries at both campuses of ACM. For instructions on how to use the catalog, click on the Help tab.

Want to browse the print bookshelves?

Most business books have call numbers beginning with the Letters HB, HD, or HF..

To browse for ebooks: go directly to these ebook collections:

Click on the Ebooks link at the top of the opening page, then click on the subject category Business and Economics on the left

Click on the Economy and Business link in the drop-down menu under Available Titles.

Click on the Business category.

Reference Sources (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.):


Click on the Business, Finance & Economics Topic or Jobs & Careers or use a specific keyword in the search box.
Credo Reference also has the following Lib Guides available:

Be sure to click on the blue tabs at the top of each guide.

In Print:

  • The American Heritage Dictionary of Business Terms HF1001 .S348
  • Bulls, bears, boom, and bust : a historical encyclopedia of American business concepts HF3021 .D59 2007
  • Business: the Ultimate Resource HF1001 .B84
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance HF1001 .E52
  • Hoover’s Handbook of Emerging Companies HG4057 .A28618
  • Understanding American Business Jargon: a Dictionary HF1001.F65


To find Articles in Scholarly Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (Databases):

From the Library Welcome page, click on the Online Databases link on the left or top. Note: if you are searching from off-campus you will need to enter your ACM Login first.
The following databases cover Business topics:


Web Sites:  
Bloomberg BusinessWeek *

The Conference Board  

The Federal Reserve System Online

Forbes *

Hoover's Online **

Small Business Administration.

U.S. Census Bureau, Business & Industry

Occupational Outlook Handbook

*Note: The print publications of these magazines are also indexed in the Business Source Premier database.

** Note: some of the information here requires purchase. Check with your librarian first to see if you are able to obtain free information through the library resources.


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