Discover articles and books from many of our databases.
Indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature (over 300...
Essential economic data coupled with superior business management research and insights from the...
Online service providing full-text access to the journal resources of a management library....
Academic OneFile indexes nearly 13,000 academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and reference...
This scholarly collection offers full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic...
Local, National, and International Newspapers
In-Depth Profiles, Histories, and Financials
EDGAR: Repository of registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms submitted to the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission.
Directories and Brief Entires
For private companies, the information and data can be limited. Lexis-Nexis is the best option we have available.
Company Profiles will bring up a variety of sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles (a key resource for private companies). The Dossier option for is better for financial data, when available, and current news about a company.
See also our print holdings of Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies. In print only. Reference Room, call # 338.74 H769p.
National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS): Another free resource collecting non-profit organizations tax records. (Form 990s ARE available)
Nonprofit Explorer : This free resource collects the financial filings of over 600,000 tax-exempt organizations. (Currently, can not provide access to Form 990s)
Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios. In print only. Reference Room, call # 338 T759. Includes 22 financial and operating ratios for over 160 industries.
See a short video on using these resources to find ratios: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkqATkemOo4
Surveys, Analysis, and Data
The Library can provide access to the full Morningstar Direct data and analysis tool on the PC workstations in the Library. Please see a librarian for log-in credentials.
Four web-accessible tools will also be available at the following URLs:
- Fundamental Analysis: https://direct.morningstar.com/FundamentalAnalysis
- Portfolio Analysis: https://portfolioanalysis.morningstar.com
- Morningstar Markets: https://direct.morningstar.com/Markets
- Asset Allocation: https://assetallocation.morningstar.com
Again, for these tools, please contact a librarian for access information.
Be sure to see the Marketing subpage of this Subject Guide for more direction
Organized in nearly 30 Industry Research Centers including: Advertising, Branding &...
Search the series of books from New Strategist Press for detailed spending breakdowns and consumer demographics. (Available via our subscription to EBSCO eBook Business Collection).
ProQuest Statistical DataSets is a Web-based research solutions tool that provides fast and easy...
US Bureau of the Census - includes information on the Census Bureau as well as parts of their publications, including graphs and statistics from their many demographic surveys. This includes Latest Economic Indicator, the latest Population Estimates and Current Industrial Reports. See also our subscription to Statistical Abstract of the United States and Historical statistics of the United States.
Business Statistics of the United States. In print only. Reference Room, call# 330.0182 Un3a
Bureau of Economic Analysis - A great source for U.S. economic data
Fedstats - "The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies."
Cost-of-Living Calculator - Uses the historical Consumer Price Index for urban consumers (CPI-U) to convert dollar values between any two years to adjust for inflation. Has data from 1914 to the present.
State and Local
RAND California is an online source for California and U.S. public policy issues with an...
California Economic Statistics and Indicators - This site has county profiles and economic indicators.
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) - Projections, highlighting statistics for San Francisco Bay Area cities and counties is published every other year; the most recent report is not available online. (Ref 317.946 As78). Go here for Census 2000 statistics.
OffStats - "Official Statistics on the Web." Browse by country, region, or topic. From the University of Auckland Library in New Zealand.
Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web - From the US Department of Labor, both national and international statistical sites. Browse by country.
Statistics Finland - Another helpful, comprehensive portal to international statistic and tables sites.
Search Albert to find books, movies, etc..
Reference and e-Book Collections
This collection includes over 9,400 e-books encompassing a variety of business topics such as...
Business Expert Press's Digital Libraries are filled with practical, concise books covering...
Ebrary Academic Complete is a highly interactive eBook database from ebrary that covers all...
A database of reference encyclopedias and handbooks published by SAGE covering the social...
Provides searchable full-text e-book versions of many reference works, including multi-volume...
Streaming Video Collections
Kanopy is a leading distributor of tertiary educational videos. Titles available in this...
Search journals, magazines, or newspapers by title, ISSN, or abbreviation
(See a short tutorial on finding specific articles, including those in the Harvard Business Review on our YouTube channel)
Some select Business periodicals to browse:
Browse the Periodicals List by subject: Business and Economics
Also see key local, state, and national newspapers for business news:
NEWS ALERT: Full online access to The New York Times is now available to the Saint Mary’s College of California community. This access enables students, faculty and staff to engage with The Times’ world-class journalism anytime, anywhere. Create an account using this link: www.NYTimes.com/GroupPass
using your stmarys-ca.edu email address. Sadly NYTimes.com cannot use SMC passwords, as symbols aren’t allowed.
If we don't have immediate access to an article you need, you can always request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) for electronic delievery in 3-4 business days.
The accepted format for citing soures in the social sciences is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) at Saint Mary’s College, too, emphasizes the use of APA in SEBA course work. For help citing sources use the Library's APA Format Guide.
APA Style Guide for Business - A supplement to the regular APA Style Guide highlighting common, hard to cite data-focused resources.
Other helpful resources
See our short animated tutorials on APA citation on our YouTube channel.
Encyclopedia of Associations - Available from Gale Directory Library
To find organizations specific to your interests or career aspirations, search Google for " <area of interest > professional association." For example: