David & Lorraine Cheng Library

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Business Resources

Bibliographic and Database Guides

The following documents are in the Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files. PDF files are scanned reproductions of original documents that can be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which is available as a free download from Adobe.

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Business Databases

ABI/Inform Complete (Business Periodicals Database)
Indexes business magazines, trade publications and journals from 1971 to the present. Includes full-text articles from over 2,100 titles. Available from all campus workstations or via Remote Access.
Business Dateline
Indexes local U.S. and Canadian business periodicals. This is a FirstSearch database accessible only in the Library.
CCH Internet Tax Research Network
CCH Tax Research Network offers searchable and browseable full-text access to federal and state tax reporters, explanation and analysis, tax news, and primary source information from sources including the Internal Revenue Code, Federal Tax Regulations, federal tax codes, tax court cases, and IRS Letter Rulings. Available from all campus workstations or via Remote Access.
Compustat (North America)
Provides 20 years of financial data for more than 10,000 publicly held companies. Available at computer workstations in the Atrium labs, the Library Electronic Resource Center, and the Business lab in Raubinger Hall.
Conference Board Research Online Collection
The Conference Board's Research Online Collection is a database of full-text research reports and presentations on topical business issues. Included are surveys and case studies of major companies and trends in the areas of strategy, corporate governance, organizational effectiveness, structure, leadership, human resources, ethics, customer relationship management, work force issues, and much more. The database also features working papers in economic research, current news on economic indicators and the monthly publication Straight Talk. The full collection, with backfiles to 1998, can be searched or browsed, and most publications are in PDF format.
Subject indexing and abstracts of journals, books, dissertations and working papers from 1969 to the present. Research orientation. This is a FirstSearch database accessible only in the Library.
Mergent Online
Quick access to U.S. and international company information, including financial data, updates, and SEC filings.
Lexis-Nexis Academic
Full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Includes business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.
Proquest Complete
ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary database indexing over 14,000 publications, the majority of them available in full text. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences, and more. The publications include over 6,500 scholarly journals, over 3,600 trade publications, over 2,000 magazines and newspapers, and over 800 industry reports, plus dissertations and theses, company annual reports, and videos. Please note that access to this database is restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.

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Business News

Interesting reading especially in the area of technology and knowledge management.
Business 2.0 Web Guide
A searchable, annotated guide on general business topics including business leaders.
Business News/New Jersey Online
Focus on NJ corporate news with information and leads on New Jersey businesses.
BusinessWeek Online
Review the table of contents of both the U.S. and international editions. Selected articles are available to nonsubscribers.
Look for an overview of the day's business news and market update.
Financial Times
Follow the international business, economic and political news from the viewpoint of the London Financial Times. Find links to other sources of international business news.
Published every two weeks, this online newsletter provides articles, book reviews, papers and analysis of current issues. Registration is required.
Yahoo News/Business Headlines
Keep track of the latest news from a variety of business news sources.

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The College of Business at William Paterson University

Christos M. Cotsakos College of Business Home Page

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Company Directories and Information

Company Websites

Most corporations have websites, although some are more oriented toward customers than investors and researchers. URLs for companies are usually easy to guess, so before moving on to one of the other guides listed in this section, you may want to try to find the company's webpage first.

Examples of company URLs:

Ecomp Executive Compensation Database
This free web database allows you to research the compensation and net-worth of executives. Search the database by company name or ticker symbol, as well as by state, sector, and industry pull-down menus. Search returns list compensation summaries for the top executives, including salary, bonus, and total compensation. Clicking on the executive's name will give a more detailed summary, including restricted stock, LTIP payouts, and value realized for options exercised. Does not include the most recent figures.
Fortune 500
Review the latest 500 list as well as the Global 500. Other lists can also be viewed electronically such as the Inc. 500 (http://www.inc.com/inc500/).
Hoover's Online
Easy access to information on public companies with links to company annual reports and mission statements.
Mergent Online - Formerly FISOnline.
Quick access to U.S. and international company information, including financial data, updates, and SEC filings. Available from all campus workstations or via Remote Access.
Yahoo Business and Economy
Search for businesses by name and category.

More on Print Directories...

The Cheng Library maintains a large collection of print directories covering including titles such as:

Search the Online Catalog for additional directories or consult the Business Bibliographic Guides for representative lists of additional titles.

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Accounting Terminology Guide
Online glossary hosted by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Investor Words
This is an online glossary of over 5000 definitions pertaining to investments.
Marketing Terms Dictionary
Online dictionary maintained by the American Marketing Association includes definitions for over 4,000 specialized terms.
Washington Post.Com Business Glossary
Over 1200 business terms, searchable by term or through the browse feature.

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Industry Information

Current Industrial Reports
Provides data on broad categories of industrial production. For additional statistical information on various industries, consult Statistics for Business and Economics (2nd level, Call Number HA29.B8255).
Industry Research Desk
Detailed, useful advice on conducting industry and company research, including many links to free sources of information on the web.
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)
A paper copy of this publication is available in the Cheng Library (Call Number REF HF1042.N67). A complete revision of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Many resources are still using the SIC numbers.

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Articles on any industry can easily be located by searching the Business Databases list. The Cheng Library also has numerous guides to general industry information - see Bibliographic Guides. Books on industries can be found in the Library Online Catalog using topics such as airlines, automobile industry and trade, banks and banking, food industry and trade, steel industry and trade.

Some representative sites for industries large and small include:

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Stock and Investment Data


EDGAR Database of Corporate Information (Securities and Exchange Commission)
The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System provides access to required corporate SEC filings. Select Edgar Database to search these filings. Information and other publications of the SEC are also available at this site.
Hoover's IPO Central
General information and links to prospectus filings.
Securities and Exchange Commission Overview of the Most Common Corporate Filings
Includes a brief description of all of the EDGAR filings.
Standard & Poor's Index Services
For a list of the S & P 500 and other information on the S & P Indexes.
Yahoo! Finance

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New York Stock Exchange
Securities and Exchange Commission
World Federation of Exchanges

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Investment Terminology

Investor Words
This is an online glossary of over 5000 definitions pertaining to investments.

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Subject and Resource Guides

Business Law

Legal and regulatory information for America's small businesses, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
FindLaw For Business
Specialized version of the general FindLaw web site emphasizes business law topics. Useful portal to business law resources on the web.
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Securities Act of 1933
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Supreme Court Antitrust Debates
Uniform Commercial Code
U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division
U.S. Federal Trade Commission

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American Finance Association
Finance Resources on the Web
Finance links directory maintained by Prof. Ian Giddy, Stern School of Business, New York University.
Jim Garven Weblog (formerly FinWeb)
Blog maintained by James R. Garven, Professor of Finance and Insurance at Baylor University, explores the intersection of risk management, insurance, and finance.
OANDA.com, The Currency Site
This site provides an extensive set of currency conversion and foreign exchange information services for travelers, investors and businesses.

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Global Business

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Site maintained by Prof. Campbell R. Harvey, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, explores several topics in risk analysis.
Export Portal
Site hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce includes export data for the U.S. and individual states, information on export tariffs and taxes, and related links.
Federation of International Trade Associations
The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) is a membership organization founded to promote international trade. Its site includes a database of over 3,000 web resources related to international trade and other import/export information tools.
Inter-American Development Bank
Information on projects, reports and statistics from the IADB.
International Labour Organization
Documents, programs and statistics from the ILO. Most statistics are found in the ILO Databases link.
International Monetary Fund: Publications
Selected publications on member countries are available using Adobe Acrobat.
MSU-CIBER's International Business Resources on the WWW
This site, maintained by Michigan State University's Center for International Business Education and Research, includes feature articles as well as links to information by region and country.
Office of NAFTA and Inter-American Affairs (U.S. International Trade Administration)
Includes the complete text of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), plus official details regarding its implementation, related Federal Register notices, the text of speeches and reports, statistics, and other information.
TradePort is designed to be an easy-to-use tool offering one place to go for comprehensive trade information, trade leads, and company databases. It is an international trade/defense conversion initiative of BAYTRADE, managed by the Bay Area Economic Forum, and LA TRADE, managed by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. International Trade Commission
Provides access to ITC reports as well as trade statistics.
World Trade Organization

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Academy of Management Online
American Management Association
Human Resource Professional's Gateway to the Internet
In The Workplace: Information for Human Resources and Industrial Relations
Cornell University site contains position papers, brochures and access to WorkIndex with links to work-related Internet sites. Sponsored by the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Society for Human Resource Management

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Marketing and Professional Sales

Advertising World
Bills itself as the most extensive collection of advertising sites on the web. Maintained by the Department of Advertising at the University of Texas.
American Marketing Association
Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales
The Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales at William Paterson University is dedicated to advancing the field of professional sales by providing high quality educational, consulting, and training opportunities for both students and practicing business people. The Institute is housed within William Paterson University's Christos M. Cotsakos College of Business.
Sales and Marketing Management
An important publication for executives in the sales and marketing field. Most issues feature coverage of relevant trends, strategies, exclusive research, expert voices, and cutting-edge case studies. The ABI/Inform database includes a complete full-text archive of issues from November 1987 to the present.

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Small Businesses

The official business link to the U.S. government
Edward Lowe Foundation
A guide to information resources for the entrepreneur.
Inc. Magazine's Small Business Resources
Information resources for starting and growing small businesses.
Online Small Business Workshop (Canada/British Columbia Business Service Centre)
A nice overview of developing a business plan from the Canada/British Columbia Business Services Society.
Resources for Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. This site includes a wide variety of resources for small businesses, including forms, laws and regulations, downloadable business software, and much more.

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CCH Internet Tax Research Network
CCH Tax Research Network offers searchable and browseable full-text access to federal and state tax reporters, explanation and analysis, tax news, and primary source information from sources including the Internal Revenue Code, Federal Tax Regulations, federal tax codes, tax court cases, and IRS Letter Rulings. Available from all campus workstations or via Remote Access.
Internal Revenue Service
Tax news, forms, regulations - all from the IRS.
New Jersey Division of Taxation
Official site of the New Jersey Division of Taxation provides information about the Division, its programs and services, and forms and publications.

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Selected by K. Malanga - Library Liaison to the College of Business
Last Updated: March 14, 2011