Research Databases: Business

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Most Useful:

  • AtoZ Databases (LSC-North Harris)
    (AtoZdatabases) Business and residential profiles including various facets such as geographic area, type, size, ownership, income, and interests. 
  • Business Abstracts with Full Text
    (EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Full-text for articles in close to 460 publications from 1982 to the present.
  • Business Source Complete
    (EBSCO) Provides "journal and magazine full-text articles, financial data, case studies, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more."
  • EBSCO eBook Collection - formerly NetLibrary
    (EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Films on Demand (LSCS Libraries)
    (Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
    NOTE: Disable Compatibility View under Tools menu in Internet Explorer if the films do not play on your IE browser. Compatible browsers include: IE 8.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+, Google Chrome 3+, Apple Safari 4.0+.
  • Houston Business Journal - free web
    (American City Business Journals, Inc.) Search back issues from 1996 to the present in their archives.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (Morningstar, Inc.) Mutual funds investment information.
  • ReferenceUSA (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (NOTE: This link will refer you to the HCPL page where you will see the ReferenceUSA link and select it.)
  • Small Business Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Features some 400 full-text periodicals, over 450 full-text reference books, videos, and business plans.
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition)  (LSCS Libraries)
    (ProQuest) Help
    Comprehensive summary of statistics about the United States population, industries and more. Browse broad subject categories or search to locate statistics or use as a guide to more information in print and on the internet. Sources include the United States government, as well as commercial publishers.
  • Value Line Investment Service (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (Value Line) Investment advice on stocks.
  • Wall Street Journal (LSCS Libraries)
    (ProQuest) Provides f ull-text coverage from January 2, 1984 to the present.
  • Westlaw Campus Research (LSC-North Harris)
    (Thomson West) News, business, and legal research materials.
    NOTE: Click the GO button at the bottom right corner of the first screen to search the database.

Also Try:

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - free web
    (General Services Administration) Comprehensive listing of assistance programs administered by 57 Federal Agencies.
  • Country Information Sitesfree web
  • CountryWatch (LSC-North Harris only)
    (CountryWatch, Inc.) Provides news, geographical, political, economic, and cultural information and maps on each of the 194 countries of the world.
  • Economía y Negocios
    (EBSCO) - atención: resultados en español e inglés
    Con ese recurso, se puede sacar informacion financiera sobre rendimientos accionarios, regimenes cambiarios, politica fiscal, gasto publico y privado, dinamica industrial por todos los paises latinoamericanos.
  • Historical Stock Quotes-Big Charts - free web
    (MarketWatch, Inc./Dow Jones & Company) Allows users to input a company's stock symbol and find high/low/closing stock prices for currently-traded companies from 1970 to the present.
  • Houston Chronicle  
      (Infotrac) Citations only: Jan 1, 1996 -  Apr 25, 2012  
  • Houston Chronicle - free web
    (Hearst Communications Inc.) Access the elelctronic copy of today's Houston Chronicle  
  • Houston Chronicle Archives - free web
    (Hearst Communications Inc.) Back issue access: 1985 - 2011
  • Patent and Trademark Database - free web
    (U.S. Patent & Trademark Office) United States patents, trademarks, abstracts, full-text and images available.
  • Regional Business News
    (EBSCO) Daily international newswires and regional business publications.
  • ThomasNet® - free web
    (Thomas Publishing Company) Includes Thomas Register® and Thomas Regional® and is a comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. Free registration is required to view company records.
  • Yahoo! Finance-Historical Stock Prices - free web
    (Commodity Systems, Inc. (CSI)/Hemscott Americas) Enter a company stock symbol in the "Get Quotes" search box. Then click the "Historical Prices" link in the left margin. Select a date range and specify daily, weekly, monthly or dividend information. View the resulting table and/or download it to a spreadsheet.
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