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Search Business databases (includes Small Business)

Business Insights: Essentials: Research and analyze companies and industries around the world.

Business Searching Interface: Easy-to-use search interface for market research and analytical reports in Business Source Premier.
Films on Demand - Business and Economics: Hundreds of videos on business education, business technology, economics, ethics & business law, finance, accounting, taxation, management, and marketing.
VAST - Business & Economics: Streaming videos on marketing, sales, finance, logistics and operations, social media marketing, ethics, project management,  entrepreneurship, and more.
Doing Business in Memphis database: Get SIC-based lists of Memphis businesses. Contact Curt Rogers,, in the Career Center for assistance. (Also available in the Curriculum Library--Plough Library, lower level; and on CDROM for 3-day checkout, call# 338.7 D65.)
Find Journals in Business.

Search by journal name:
  • business communication quarterly
  • harvard business review
  • journal of business ethics
(For more, search the Library Catalog)
AMA handbook of business documents: guidelines and sample documents that make business writing easy (2011), EBSCO eBook.
Collins dictionary of business (2005), Credo ebook.
Encyclopedia of business & finance (2007), R650 E62.
Kiss, bow or shake hands (2006), R395 M67.
Supply chain management guide to business continuity (2011), EBSCO eBook.
Wiley guide to managing projects (2004), Knovel ebook.
WEBSITES Free advice and information for entrepreneurs; includes sample business plans, marketing plans, and a locator for small business development centers in the U.S. From MarketWatch; provides basic and advanced charting tools, current/historic quotes, market/industry data from the U.S., Canadian, and other world exchanges. (Registration required for some access.)

Biznar: Federated search engine for business resources (beta).

Business Planet: Investigate doing business in other countries; use data from WorldBank databases to aid in analyzing various countries' economies.

Business Plans and Profiles Index: Guide to sample business plans and profiles for specific business types created by staff at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

First Tennessee Small Business Center: Memphis Public Library's Small Business Center offers links to local and state small business resources and a directory, Where to Go for Small Business Information in Memphis and Shelby County.

globalEDGE - International Business Statistics Database: Portal to web-based 5000+ resources for global business information; includes industry analyses and an international business blog.
Mid-South Better Business Bureau: Ratings and customer complaint histories for businesses and charities.

Minority Business Development Agency: From the Department of Commerce; provides access to public/private debt and equity financing.

NAICS - North American Industry Classification System: Developed jointly by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America.

SCORE Memphis: Website of the local chapter of the national organization, which provides free assistance to small business owners.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center: Counseling for management and technical business problems. Find locations throughout the State. Includes training and education calendar.

U.S. Census - Business & Industry: Economic census data and economic indicators.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Information helpful for small businesses: currently available Federal financing and training, and general topics on starting and expanding a small business.

WolframAlpha Money & Finance: Calculate salary equivalents, get current stock data, compare stocks, compute mortgages, convert currencies, and more. (TIP: anywhere you see a >>, click for more examples.)
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