Business & Careers Resources

The library has many resources in the field of business. The purpose of this Research Brief is to give you some suggestions for getting started. Please note that the librarian at the Reference Desk (732-987-2422) can suggest other useful sources and assist you in using the library catalog and the electronic resources. Use Ask A Librarian to email your questions.

Wall Street Journal


Searching by topic in these databases will give you a list of articles that appeared in journals, newspapers and databanks. The Journal List will help you locate specific articles using citations. These resources are available both on and off campus: the user name and password for remote access is the same as those used to access the campus network.

New York Times (full text in Lexis Nexis; indexed selectively in Wilson Business Abstracts)

Wall Street Journal (full text in ABI Inform; indexed selectively in Wilson Business Abstracts)

(Both of these newspapers are available in print in the library and on digital microfilm)

ABI Inform (Proquest) 

Premier business journal database; includes full text of the Wall Street Journal from 1984 – present. Search by topic, company name or industry type.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

Major business database; includes full text of the Harvard Business Review.

Business Abstracts (Wilson Omnifile)

Select: Subject Area: Business; peer reviewed journals; includes many full text journals plus indexing for NY Times and Wall St Journal 

Hoovers Online 

Company information; provides in-depth profiles of major companies; see competitive landscape, links to recent press releases, company homepages and SEC data.


Business and news database with newspaper articles and full text NY Times; includes company, industry, tax & legal information

NetAdvantage (Standard & Poors)

Online version of the Standard & Poor’s suite of business publications. Provides in-depth economic and business information on 52 major US industries in Industry Surveys, analysis of stock market trends in Stock Reports that track key ratios for the past 10 years, plus mutual fund and bond reports. Search under company name for in-depth profiles including financial data and competitors.

Value Line 

Investment information service provides in-depth financial reports and ratios for 1700 stocks in 94 industries. Includes full-page individual stock reports (including income statements) and industry reviews. Use tabs at left to "lookup company" and "lookup industry".



The following websites provide current stock market and financial market information. Up-to-date prices for commodities, rates & bonds, currencies, and futures.

WSJ Market Data Center

Markets at a glance - current rates [please wait a few seconds for the web page to load]

Bloomberg Easy-to-use, current rates, streaming coverage of major business news



The library catalog lists books, e-books, periodicals, maps and audiovisual materials in the GCU Library.

Materials in business are often listed under subject: corporate governance, computer industry, economics, management, organizational behavior, resumes.


Select List of Business Reference Sources and E-Reference books:


Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources. 16th ed. Gale REF HF5351 .E93 2002

Arranged by industry, includes trade associations

International Directory of Company Histories. St. James REF HD2721 .I5833

In-depth company histories, Vols. 69-123 most recent editions available in E-Reference

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). REF HF1042.N6 2007

Replaces the SIC code with the first-ever industry classification for all of North America. Includes a bridge between the SIC and the NAICS U.S. Census Bureau

Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Dept. Of Labor REF HF5382.5.U5O3

Descriptions of 250 occupations with the latest information on salaries, trends, projected outlook, education, and working conditions Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Guide to Industries (CGI), 2010-11 Edition 

The Career Guide to Industries is a companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which provides information on careers from an occupational perspective.

New Jersey:

New Jersey Business Source Book. Resource Communications Group REF HF5065.N5N43

Information on professional and trade associations, chambers of commerce, business publications and ranks NJ’s largest employers


INTERNET RESOURCES (samples of the many web sites available on Internet)

New Jersey Business Portal State of NJ business portal brings information from Commerce, Economic Development and other state agencies together in one place: Starting & Operating a Business, Moving to NJ, Small Businesses, Minority & Women Owned Businesses, & Licensing.

The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities & Job Resources on the Internet (Personal favorite: extensive and easy-to-use)

America’s Job Bank 
Nationwide database of jobs, search by keyword or zipcode

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Online version of the official handbook, includes salary info

Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network (WNJPIN) 
Local job and employer information, includes state and local government job listings, employment statistics for NJ

Salary Wizard
Comprehensive salary tool sorted by occupation and region

Career Journal
Wall Street Journal business portal, contains salary info

Valuation Resources
Excellent site of links to salary surveys, business and industry info

The U.S.’s largest online job site. Nationwide database searchable by keyword, category, location, and company. You can also upload your resume, take career tests, and set up job alerts.

Nationwide job database searchable by job title, keyword, and location. Also features career information resources, degree program search, and career-specific social networking sites.

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