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Use these tips to get the desired results faster and easier.

1. Use the Boolean Operator OR for broadening your search results, e.g. 

2. Use the Boolean Operators AND, NOT for narrowing your search results.

3. Avoid using very common terms. They might bring irrelevant search results.

4. Search for alternative words in a thesaurus, e.g. Business Source Elite database or Merriam Webster's through Encyclopedia Britannica.

5. In the "advanced search" page of each search engine use the domain box to limit your search, i.e. .edu, .gov or .org (for educational, governmental and organizational web sites).

Business Databases

  • Business Source Elite

  • Statista

  • Regional Business News

  • Academic Search Elite

  • Encyclopedia Britannica

Popular Business Magazines

Getting Familiar With Business Subject Terms

Business planning  Marketing - planning
 Decision making  Marketing Research
Electronic commerce New business enterprises
Entrepreneurship Personnel management 
Family-owned business enterprises Small business
Franchises Small business accounting
Home-based businesses Small business finance
International business enterprises Small business management
Leadership Technological innovations

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Tip: try Title or Author search.

Do: Type the title/author and get the call number of the book.


Searching for a specific topic?

Tip: try Keyword search.

Do: Type Subject terms related to your topic.

Browsing the Shelves

The 600's are classified on the 2nd floor and the 300's on the 1st floor.
Accounting 657
Advertising 659
Auditing 657.45
Business Research 650.072
Company Law 346.4066
Cooperatives 334
Corporate Finance 658.15
Cost Accounting 657.42
Economics 330
Entrepreneurship 338.04
Financial Economics 332
Financial Accounting 657.3
Human Resource Management 358.3
International Economics 337
Labor Economics 331
Macroeconomics 339
Management 658.421
Marketing 658.8
Personnel Management 658.3
Public Finance and Tax 336
Public Relations 659
Socialism and Socialist Economics 335
Tax Law 343.4