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Business & Economics Resources



Online Catalog

WorldCat [Global Library Holdings] or Open WorldCat [Regional Library Holdings]


  • Use the Online Catalog to locate materials owned by Salem and our NC PALS consortium partners (Bennett, Greensboro, & Guilford College libraries). 
  • Use WorldCat to identify publications owned by libraries around the world - and Interlibrary Loan services to borrow books from these libraries.
  • Try to limit your search to the author, title, or key phrases...
  EXAMPLES:   Author (last name, first name): Bergsten, C. Fred
Title: China : the Balance Sheet
 Keyword: economy and china

Reference materials: almanacs, encyclopedias, and other informational guides relevant to research in Business and Economics. Please note that this is just a sampling - there are many others located in the same sections as the ones listed below. 


Reference Resource

Call Number

Handbooks in Economics Series
Series of handbooks (in full text) within the various branches of economics, held within Science Direct  database

EBSCO eBookCollection

Search and browse reference resources including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, thesauri and more.

State Profiles:  The Population and Economy of Each U.S. State (3rd ed.)

ref  HA  203  .S734  2006

The Directory of Business Information Resources

ref  HD  2421  .B875  2005

International Encyclopedia of Business and Management (6 vols.)

ref  HF  1001  .I53  1996

Encyclopedia of Advertising (3 vols.)

ref  HF  5803  .A38  2003

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns 

ref  HF  5837  .E53  2000



* = Highly Recommended 
Academic Search Complete

Magazines and journals on many subjects, includes peer-reviewed and scholarly works.

America: History and Life

Comprehensive index to articles, dissertations, and books about American history and culture.

* Business Source Complete

Business journals, peer-reviewed publications, and magazines. 

Directory of Open Access Journals

"Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals" - SEE: BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Entrepreneurial Studies Source

offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world's largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.

Environment Complete

Journals on topics including agriculture, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, urban planning, and more.


Business research platform that allows you to search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, & geography to build lists, create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds.

Legal Information Reference Center

contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms.
* Lexis Nexis
Index to articles, with full text, in hundreds of news, business, legal, medical, and general reference resources, including the NY Times.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)     with Full Text

Provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
Project Muse

Full-text scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences 

ProQuest Research Library

Information from newspapers and periodicals on a wide range of topics, including the arts, business, humanities, health, and the sciences. 

ProQuest Newspapers -Wall Street Journal

Includes abstracts and full-text to the Wall Street Journal.

Regional Business News 

Currently contains abstracts for 67 regional business publications, with full text for 52 of those titles. 

Elsevier's scholarly journal collections w/limited full text.  Please use Interlibrary Loan services to request the actual articles.  
    Handbooks in Economics Series

Series of handbooks (in full text) within the various branches of economics, held within Science Direct  database

FirstSearch databases include: 


Regional information vital to businesses

Business and industry facts, figures, and key events

Practical aspects and approaches to business management

Organizations that serve business and industry

Directory information on companies publicly traded on U.S. exchanges

Journals, books, and working papers on economics

Leading English-language business periodicals

Indexes leading English-language business periodicals

 Data / Statistics

see also: 
Salem's Statistical Resources page        
***Morningstar Library Edition***

 Comprehensive information on mutual funds and stocks. 

 Economic Development Information System

 Searchable profiles of NC counties - you must create an account for first time use
NC Agricultural Statistics
 Tables, maps, graphs of NC agriculture
  Regional Accounts Data
 Personal income data by state and county
State Data Center
 Population, economic, income, health data & more
State Demographics
 State, County, and Local demographics
Simply Map

A web-based demographic, business and marketing data mapping tool. USERS MUST "CREATE PERSONAL WORKSPACE" TO SAVE WORK. 

United Nations Common Database

Statistics from all the countries of the world 

WDI Online  

World Development Indicators Online--statistics from around the globe. Published by the World Bank. 


Accounting Web Resources

Accounting (LSU Libraries Webliography)

Links to sites for auditing, taxation,  international accounting, associations, federal and state boards, accounting firms and journals. 

American Accounting  Association

Homepage with information on activities and membership; also  valuable information on accounting topics and links to other resources. 

Financial Accounting Standards Board

Information on accounting standards and practices; articles and reports. 

Tax and Accounting Sites Directory

Comprehensive index of tax and accounting resources. 

Business Plans and Profiles Index

Lists types of small business that includes background information on small businesses and business plans. 


Economics Web Resources

WebEC: worldwide resources in economics

Annotated listing for micro and macro economics; financial, business and regional economics; industrial organization 

Resources for Economists on the Internet

Lists more than 1200 online resources in 73 sections and sub-sections; sponsored by the American Economic Association. 


Developed to provide easy access to basic economic and financial information; includes a variety of resources 

Economic Data and Links

Extensive list of current U.S. and international economic data 


Easy access to statistics and information produced by more than 70 agencies of the U.S. government 

World Bank Group

Information on developing countries and about particular development topics (i.e., agriculture, energy, etc). 

 Penn World Table

provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 189 countries/territories for some or all of the years 1950-2009. 
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Company/Industry Research & General Web Resources


Company and industry reports from a respected source.


A commercial site with useful business news and commentary - beware of advertising. 


Up to date reporting from a respected economic news source; see, especially, the "Business & Finance" section.


Publicly accessible and searchable company report filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Yahoo! Finance -or-
Google Finance 

Yahoo!'s financial pages have existed a bit longer, but both are useful for the latest trade figures, news, etc.


Associations and Organizations

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