Business Research Guide


Journal Articles

Business Source Complete
Covers all areas of business. Includes industry reports, company profiles, financial data, SWOT analyses, case studies, investment research reports, market research reports and more.

Business database with hundreds of full‐text journals, trade publications, dissertations, conference proceedings and market reports.

Lexis Nexis Academic
Comprehensive news, business, and legal information, entirely full text.


New York Times:

The Oregonian: Business Section

Regional Business News

Finance & Accounting

Mergent Online
Internet-based suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research.

Conference Board
Best known for the Consumer Confidence Index and the Leading Economic Indicators.  Includes reports, articles, newsletters and indicator releases.

IntelliConnect Tax Professional Library and GAAP Library Online
Tax-related information at the state and federal level. Users need to create an individual account to access the system.

Marketing Research

Information on 50,000 public and private companies, and key macro-economic, social, demographic and industry statistics for 215 countries.  Includes international company information.

Consumer lifestyle segmentation.  Look up the types of American consumers by zipcode.  Login information.

Reference USA
Find businesses in the US and Canada based on sales volume, employee size, type of business, and location.

Simmons OneView
U.S. adult consumer data on product and brand usage, spending behavior, media habits, etc. Create customized reports analyzing the demographic and psychographic characteristics of product users and their media behavior.  Limited to 5 simulataneous users.  Requires Adobe Flash.

Research tool providing access to quantitative data, statistics and related information.  Tons of great graphs, charts and infographics.

Entrepreneurship / Small Business

Small Business Resource Center
Covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more via a combination of periodicals and reference content.

Companies & Industries

Company Reports & Articles

Country Reports mergent-country-screencap

  • Marketline
  • Mergent (select Country at the bottom right to view an equity report)  

Industry Ratios (Averages)

Industry Reports/Profiles

Finding books

By subject search

Below are some links to various subject searches in the catalog. The subject search is a specific and helpful way to find materials about your area of interest. Explore these or try some of your own subject searches using the "Subject" search in Primo.

By call number

If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.

Subclass HA  
HA1-4737 Statistics
HA29-32 Theory and method of social science statistics
HA36-37 Statistical services. Statistical bureaus
HA38-39 Registration of vital events. Vital records
HA154-4737 Statistical data
HA154-155 Universal statistics
HA175-473 By region or country
Subclass HB  
HB1-3840 Economic theory. Demography
HB71-74 Economics as a science. Relation to other subjects
HB75-130 History of economics. History of economic theory
HB131-147 Methodology
HB135-147 Mathematical economics. Quantitative methods
HB201-206 Value. Utility
HB221-236 Price
HB238-251 Competition. Production. Wealth
HB501 Capital. Capitalism
HB522-715 Income. Factor shares
HB535-551 Interest
HB601 Profit
HB615-715 Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty. Property.
HB801-843 Consumption. Demand
HB846-846.8 Welfare theory
HB848-3697 Demography. Population. Vital events
HB3711-3840 Business cycles. Economic fluctuations
Subclass HC  
HC10-1085 Economic history and conditions
HC79 Special topics
Subclass HD  
HD28-9999 Industries. Land use. Labor
HD28-70 Management. Industrial management
HD39-40.7 Capital. Capital investments
HD41 Competition
HD45-45.2 Technological innovations. Automation
HD47-47.4 Costs
HD49-49.5 Crisis management. Emergency management.
HD50-50.5 Delegation of authority. Decentralization.
HD56-57.5 Industrial productivity
HD58 Location of industry
HD58.7-58.95 Organizational behavior, change
HD59-59.6 Public relations. Industrial publicity
HD60-60.5 Social responsibility of business
HD61 Risk in industry. Risk management
HD62 Standardization. Simplification. Waste
HD62.2-62.8 Management of special enterprises
HD66-66.2 Work groups. Team work in industry.
HD69 Other
HD72-88 Economic growth, development, planning
HD2321-4730.9 Industry
HD2329 Industrialization
HD2330 Rural industries
HD2331-2336 Home labor. Home-based businesses
HD2337-2339 Sweatshops
HD2340.8-2346.5 Small and medium-sized businesses, artisans,
HD2350.8-2356 Large industry. Factory system. Big business
HD2365-2385 Contracting. Letting of contracts
HD2421-2429 Trade associations
HD2709-2930.7 Corporations
HD2951-3575 Cooperation. Cooperative societies
HD3611-4730.9 Industrial policy. The state and industrial organization
HD4801-8943 Labor. Work. Working class
HD4861-4895 Labor systems
HD4909-5100.9 Wages
HD5106-5267 Hours of labor
HD5306-5474 Labor disputes. Strikes and lockouts
HD5481-5630.7 Industrial arbitration. Mediation and conciliation
HD5650-5660 Employee participation in management.
HD5701-6000.9 Labor market. Labor supply. Labor demand
HD6050-6305 Classes of labor
HD6350-6940.7 Trade unions. Labor unions.
HD6941-6948 Employers' associations
HD6951-6957 Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labor
HD6958.5-6976 Industrial relations
HD6977-7080 Cost and standard of living
HD7088-7252 Social insurance. Social security. Pension
HD7255-7256 Vocational rehabilitation. Employment of people with disabilities
HD7260-7780.8 Industrial hygiene. Industrial welfare
HD7795-8027 Labor policy. Labor and the state
HD8031 Labor in politics.
HD8038 Professions (General). Professional employees
HD8039 By industry or trade
HD8045-8943 By region or country
HD9000-9999 Special industries and trades
HD9000-9495 Agricultural industries
HD9502-9502.5 Energy industries. Energy policy. Fuel trade
HD9506-9624 Mineral industries. Metal trade
HD9650-9663 Chemical industries
HD9665-9675 Pharmaceutical industry
HD9680-9714 Mechanical industries
HD9715-9717.5 Construction industry
HD9720-9975 Manufacturing industries
HD9999 Miscellaneous industries and trades
Subclass HF  
HF1-6182 Commerce
HF294-343 Boards of trade. Chambers of commerce.
HF1014 Balance of trade
HF1021-1027 Commercial geography. Economic geography
HF1040-1054 Commodities. Commercial products
HF1701-2701 Tariff. Free trade. Protectionism
HF3000-4055 By region or country
HF5001-6182 Business
HF5381-5386 Vocational guidance. Career devlopment
HF5387-5387.5 Business ethics
HF5410-5417.5 Marketing. Distribution of products
HF5419-5422 Wholesale trade
HF5428-5429.6 Retail trade
HF5429.7-5430.6 Shopping centers. Shopping malls
HF5437-5444 Purchasing. Selling.
HF5446-5459 Canvassing. Peddling
HF5460-5469.5 Department stores. Mail order business.
HF5469.7-5481 Markets. Fairs
HF5482-5482.4 Secondhand trade
HF5482.6-5482.65 Black market
HF5484-5495 Warehouses. Storage
HF5520-5541 Office equipment and supplies
HF5546-5548.6 Office management
HF5548.7-5548.85 Industrial psychology
HF5549-5549.5 Personnel management.
HF5601-5689 Accounting. Bookkeeping
HF5717-5734.7 Business communication
HF5735-5746 Business records management
HF5761-5780 Shipment of goods. Delivery of goods
HF5801-6182 Advertising
Subclass HG  
HG1-9999 Finance
HG178 Liquidity
HG179 Personal finance
HG201-1496 Money
HG258-312 Precious metals. Bullion
HG315 Small coins
HG321-329 Mints. Assaying
HG335-339 Counterfeiting
HG348-353.5 Paper money
HG361-363 Legal tender
HG381-395 International coinage
HG401-421 Bimetallism
HG451-1496 By region or country
HG1501-3550 Banking
HG1621-1638 Interest rates. Interest tables
HG1641-1643 Bank loans. Bank credit. Commercial loans
HG1651-1654 Discount
HG1655 Acceptances
HG1656 Bank reserves. Bank liquidity.
HG1660 Bank accounts. Bank deposits.
HG1662 Insurance of deposits. Deposit insurance
HG1685-1704 Drafts. Checks
HG1706-1708 Accounting. Bookkeeping
HG1709 Data processing
HG1710-1710.5 Electronic funds transfers
HG1722 Bank mergers
HG1723 Bank stocks. Banking as an investment
HG1725-1778 Banks and the state.
HG1811-2351 Special classes of banks
HG2397-3550 By region or country
HG3691-3769 Credit. Debt. Loans
HG3810-4000 Foreign exchange. International finance.
HG4001-4285 Finance management. Business finance.
  Corporation finance
HG4301-4480.9 Trust services. Trust companies
HG4501-6051 Investment, capital formation, speculation
HG4530 Investment companies. Investment trusts.
HG4538 Foreign investments
HG4551-4598 Stock exchanges
HG4621 Stockbrokers. Security dealers.
HG4701-4751 Government securities. Industrial securities.
HG4900-5993 By region or country
HG6001-6051 Speculation
HG6105-6270.9 Lotteries
HG8011-9999 Insurance
HG8053.5-8054.45 Insurance for professions. Malpractice
HG8059 Business insurance
HG8075-8107 Insurance business. Insurance management
HG8111-8123 Government policy. State supervision
HG8205-8220 Government insurance
HG8501-8745 By region or country
HG8751-9295 Life insurance
HG8779-8793 Actuarial science.
HG8799-8830 By class insured, by risk, by plan
HG8835-8899 Life insurance business. Management
HG8901-8914 Government policy. State supervision
HG8941-9200.5 By region or country
HG9201-9245 Mutual life insurance.
HG9251-9262 Industrial life insurance
HG9271 Child insurance.
HG9291-9295 Maternity insurance
HG9301-9343 Accident insurance
HG9371-9399 Health insurance
HG9651-9899 Fire insurance
HG9956-9969 Casualty insurance
HG9969.5-9999 Other insurance
Subclass HJ  
HJ9-9940 Public finance
HJ9-99.8 Periodicals. Serials. By region or country
HJ210-240 History
HJ241-1620 By region or country
HJ2005-2216 Income and expenditure. Budget
HJ2240-5908 Revenue. Taxation. Internal revenue
HJ2321-2323 Tax incidence. Tax shifting. Tax equity
HJ2326-2327 Progressive taxation
HJ2336-2337 Tax exemption
HJ2338 Taxation of government property
HJ2351 Inflation and taxation
HJ2351.4 Tax revenue estimating
HJ2361-3192.7 By region or country
HJ3801-3844 Revenue from sources other than taxation
HJ3863-3925 Direct taxation
HJ4113-4601 Property tax
HJ4629-4830 Income tax
HJ4919-4936 Capitation. Poll tax
HJ5309-5510 Administrative fees. User charges.
HJ6603-7390 Customs administration
HJ7461-7980 Expenditures. Government spending
HJ8001-8899 Public debts
HJ8052 Sinking funds. Amortization
HJ8101-8899 By region or country
HJ9103-9695 Local finance. Municipal finance
HJ9701-9940 Public accounting. Auditing
HF5691-5716 Business mathematics. Commercial arithmetic