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Reference Sources

Credo Reference - Business
Search Business encyclopedias and dictionaries

Encyclopedia of American Industries
REF HC 102.E53 2005

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance

Encyclopedia of Management
REF HD 30.15 .E49 2006

Encyclopedia of Small Business

International Directory of Company Histories (1988-ongoing)   
REF HD 2721 .I63

Working Americans (1880-2006)
REF HD 8066 .D47

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
Presents the new code to industry classification, as developed by NAFTA. Provides cross references to the older SIC codes.

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)
Presents the version of industrial classification previous to the NAICS. Please note that this version is still widely used.

Law Library of Congress
Sample report from the Law Library of Congress: "Citizens United v FEC and the Future of Federal Campaign Finance"

Legislative information from the Library of Congress: current and past

Claritas 360
Find general demographic and market/lifestyle characteristics of a Demographic Market Area (DMA) or county.

Statista offers statistical information and data in a variety of subjects – providing access to data from governmental agencies as well as business organizations, market research firms, and opinion research institutions.

Census Data / Demographics

Census Bureau
Census data from the ultimate source!

American Factfinder
Includes industry and business facts, community profiles, links to economic census reports and geographic summary tables.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Labor, economic, statisical data, including stats on unemployment and consumer price indexes. Includes full text of Monthly Labor Review and Occupational Outlook Quarterly.

County Business Patterns
Economic data for American counties by industry.

Economic Censuses
Industry data on a 5 year basis with 2002 latest.

Economic Indicators

Population and Housing
The decennial census providing extensive demographic information.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Economic statistics. Also provides access to the Survey of Current Business, a monthy governmental publication.

United Nations Statistics Division
Links to socioeconomic data for 229 countries.

Company / Stock Market / Industry

Doing Business
World Bank reports that address starting a business and dealing with contracts, licenses, gender issues, etc. in countries around the world.

EDGAR: Electronic SEC Filings
Documents filed by public companies including corporate annual and 10K reports.  


American Marketplace (2009 edition)
REF HA203.A635

Household Spending (2010 edition)
REF HC110.C6 O34

SRDS: The Lifestyle Market Analyst (2008 edition)
REF HA 203.L54

Consumer Expenditure Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Currency Converter
Currency converter for current and historical currencies.

Money—Past, Present and  Future
Site linking to history of and research about money and monetary policy.

Small Business

"One stop shopping" for small business resources--a collaboration of 21 federal agencies.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Includes publications, laws, regulations, reports, statistics, loan and government information along with links to business topics of interest.

Institute for Business and Professional Ethics
Created by DePaul University this site provides access to net resources on ethics.


Vermont business magazine Includes an index to the Burlington area Business Digest magazine.

Accounting organizations

American Accounting Association
AAA home page providing information on accounting topics, links to journals and newsletters, standards and reference sites.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
A searchable site for public accountants including information about the organization as well as publications and an interactive forum. 

Financial Accounting Standards Board
Provides news, information, and education for auditors and users of financial information.

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