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Resources for Business

General Information | Books | Journals | Web Resources | Handouts |

 

Featured Resource

Rhode Island, Office of the Secretary of State: Business Services
As the official repository for business and commercial records, we maintain the records of over 65,000 registered corporate entities, 140,000 commercial liens, 4,000 trademark/service mark registrations and 21,000 notaries public commissions.
URL: http://sos.ri.gov/business/


General Information

Resources include library materials, featuring books, ebooks, journals, and/or media in your elective that are listed in the Library Catalog; and Web resources, featuring recommended Web resources  selected and annotated by NEIT's Reference Librarians.
These resources are intended to be a starting point only and are not a comprehensive guide to all the resources available.  Always be sure to Ask a Librarian.

Books

Books and media on Business in general can be found in the Library under the classifications 
HF5001 through HF6182.2. Works on Small Business, i.e., small business enterprises, are found in HD2340.8 through HD2346.5. Works on small business and the law are found in KF1659 (listed in the Library Catalog under the subject heading Small Business--Law and Legislation--United States).

For more titles, search the Library Catalog using the subject terms listed above in bold.

♦  The entrepreneur's guide to business law /
Constance E. Bagley, Craig E. Dauchy. 3rd ed.
KF390 .B84 B34 2008 
  Legal forms for starting & running a small business / Fred S. Steingold. 10th ed.
Ref. KF1659.A65 S74 2018
Small business legal companion -- Contract basics -- Forming your business -- Running your corporation -- Borrowing money -- Buying a business -- Leasing space -- Purchasing real estate -- Buying, selling, manufacturing, renting, and storing goods -- Hiring employees and independent contractors -- Extending credit and getting paid. [8/19]
♦  The small business bible : everything you need to know to succeed in your small business / Steven D. Strauss. 3rd ed.
HD62.7 .S875 2012 [8/19]

Journals

Search EBSCO's Full Text Finder for Journal titles, or by subject or simple keyword.
Suggested titles
below listed as (e-journals or electronic journals) can be located in the subscription service, EBSCO's Full Text Finder.

♦  Bloomberg Businessweek [Also called Business week]
Available online 1996 - present.  [10/19]
♦  Business & Economics Research Journal   (e-journal  2010 - present) [8/19]
♦  Business Today (e-journal  2007 - present ) [8/19]
♦  Consumer Reports
(in Library 
Current 12 months only) (e-journal   1991 - present [8/19]
♦  Harvard Business Review   (e-journal   1922 - present) [8/19]
♦  Journal of Economics and Business Research (e-journal  2011 - present) [8/19]
♦  Providence Business News  (in Library  Current 12 months only) [8/19]
♦  The Wall Street Journal (in Library   Current 2 months only) [8/19]

Web Resources

Listed are selected web resources pertinent to your elective:

Statistics
♦  Bureau of Labor Statistics:  Economy at a Glance
URL: https://www.bls.gov/eag/
Links to states and regions/cities of states to see timelines of economic data.  Also check data from the past decade. [8/19]
♦  Census: Business Formation Statistics by State
URL:  https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/interactive/bfs-by-state.html

Other Sources to research:
Census: Statistics of U. S. Businesses  [SUSB]

URL: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/susb/data/datasets.html
Federal Housing Finance Agency
URL: https://www.fhfa.gov/
US Department of Treasury
URL: https://home.treasury.gov/
Bureau of Economic Analysis [BEA]
URL: https://www.bea.gov/
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
URL: https://www.federalreserve.gov
Energy Informaton Administration [EIA]
URL: https://www.eia.gov/
Employment and Training Administration
URL: https://www.doleta.gov/

Other information
♦  FindLaw: Small Business Law
URL: http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/
Excellent resource for forms and great information for startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses. [8/19]
♦  RI Business Portal 
URL: http://sos.ri.gov/divisions/Business-Portal/
"This gateway is designed to help you access all of the tools that you will need to plan, start and maintain your busines or non-profit." Secretary of State. [8/19]
♦  Small Business Administration: Business Guide
URL: https://www.sba.gov/starting-managing-business 
This section of the SBA's website contains information on learning the aspects of starting a business, and managing and growing your business effectively.  [8/19]

Handouts:

♦  How to research a legal problem: a guide for non-lawyers [pdf]

♦  Business Resources  (rev. August, 2015)

Last updated 2019.10 ckw