Business Communication & Legal Studies


Subject Databases

Interlibrary Loan


General Databases

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) A multidisciplinary index giving access to articles in over 8,000 journals, with many available in full-text.

Dissertations & Theses  Includes bibliographic citations for dissertations and theses worldwide, from 1861 to the present, with full-text access available for the newer titles and abstracts available for the older titles.

Films On Demand Master Academic Collection Provides access to over 20,000 streaming videos appropriate for academic research. Videos can be watched in their entirety, or as individual segments. Set up your free User Account to create and share customized playlists, save your favorite videos for quick access, and set your default preferences.

*Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts, and articles.

*Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage Learning) Utilizes many different sources to provide information on both sides of controversial topics. Tutorial

Web of Science A multidisciplinary research portal that enables users to search current and retrospective information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides cited reference searching, allowing users to navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover information relevant to their research.

Subject Databases

Business Abstract with Full Text  A comprehensive database that covers business magazines and scholarly journals for those conducting research in any area of business.

Business Source Complete (EBSCO) Offers valuable company profiles with SWOT analyses (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats), industry profiles, market research and economic reports, case studies, business and management articles.   

*Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Business and Education Assists in the selection of journals that are most likely to publish a manuscript, with assistance in matching characteristics of the manuscript to the topic areas different journals emphasize, the type of review process, acceptance rate, and number of internal and external reviewers.

Computer Source (EBSCO) Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full-text for nearly 300 publications, and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

Business Commons  Resource from the Digital Commons Network that brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Global Road Warrior Provides comprehensive country data regarding society and culture, business etiquette, travel planning, money and banking, and international trade information. Demographic information and downloadable maps for all countries are included. 

Law Commons  Resource from the Digital Commons Network that brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

LexisNexis Academic Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information.

*Local Media by DMA offers access to every media type available in all 210 DMAs (Designated Market Areas) across the United States. Print magazines; Websites; Newspapers; Radio, TV & cable; and Out-of-home.

*Market Share Reporter Presents comparative business statistics. Each entry features a descriptive title, data and market description, a list of producers/products along with their market share, and cites original sources.

*Mergent Online A suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research, including USA and international company databases, and a private company search.

Regional Business News (EBSCO) Provides the full-text for 35 international newswires and 49 regional business publications.

*SRDS Consumer Magazine Media This database gives you comprehensive planning data on U.S. print magazines and websites that reach consumer audiences. With 2,800+ print media listings, 4,800+ digital media listings, 730+ media brands with iPad and tablet apps in the SRDS Tablet Media Library and over 80 market classifications.

Westlaw Campus Research News & Business Offers full-text information from Hoover’s Company Profiles and Basic Company Reports, and other business publications.

*WestlawNext Campus Research  A legal research database offering case law, laws from all 50 states, federal statutes, federal regulations, and more.



*eBook Academic Subscription Collection  A large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles that represent a broad range of academic subject matter, including art, business, education, literary criticism, philosophy, political science, religion, technology & engineering, and much more.

*Ebrary An electronic collection of full-text, searchable academic books customized for Steen Library. Users can add and remove books from a personalized bookshelf after creating an individual account.

Consumer Behavior 2014  Presents dozens of surveys analyzing consumer spending characteristics, behavioral responses, and preferences. Easy-to-read summaries of current research and other information useful for retailers, marketers, advertisers, and business consultants are presented. Consumer Behavior 2014 is the only resource that integrates the full spectrum of applied consumer psychology, demographics, and purchasing influences with major consumer surveys.

Online Books: Economics and Business



Association for Business Communication  "An international organization committed to fostering excellence in business communication scholarship, research, education, and practice." Interdisciplinary Membership.

Country Commercial Guides  Government Reports prepared by embassies, with the assistance of other agencies.

Country Study

Digital Archives and Collections Offers primary resource material from East Texas libraries and museums.

Findlaw  Find Cases through For Supreme Court go directly to Findlaw Supreme Court Cases.

New York Public Library Science, Industry and Business Library  Reference sites recommended by this major Public Library.

U. S. Supreme Court  Now, easy access to Supreme Court cases.

UNdata Country Profiles


Business Plans

Carnegie Library  An index of actual and sample business plans for small businesses. Links to other valuable resources.

SBA Small Business Planner  Advice on how to write a business plan, establish a business, manage and get out, if so required.



Entrepreneurship  Kaufman Foundation and U.S. Department of Commerce website to provide extensive resources in support of entrepreneurial leadership and global economic growth.

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)  An annual assessment of the entrepreneurial activity, aspirations and attitudes of individuals across a wide range of countries.

SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business  Provides mentoring to small businesses in the form of counselors, free online workshops, e-newsletters, tools and more.

Small Business Administration (SBA)  Established to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small businesses.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)  SBDC provides management assistance to current and prospective small business owners.

Wall Street Journal/Small Business  Wall Street Journal website for small businesses.



Company Financials  Search by company name, ticker symbol, sector, industry, exchange or index.

SEC Filings (Securities and Exchange Commission)  Current and historical company and other filings (10K's, 10Q's, 8K's) through Edgar (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System).


Venture Capital

Angel Capital Education Foundation  Provides a point of departure for all who are involved in entrepreneurial capitalization.

Corante  Contributors with interesting commentary on new technologies, news events, products, programs and innovations.

FormDs  This site permits visitors to search just Form D filings with an archive that dates from March 2009. Information provided on these forms typically includes names of executives, addresses, industry, and monies raised.

Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Money Tree  A quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States.

Sequoia Capital



American Fact Finder  U.S. Census Bureau fact finder. Obtain data in the form of maps, tables and reports.

Consumer Expenditure Survey  Provides information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and consumer unit characteristics.

Statistical Abstract  Statistics online summarizing the social, political and economic organization of the U.S. with data from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis and others.


Industry Codes

Logistics World  Search by SIC, NAICS or keyword; browse by category; use SIC/NAICS conversion table; or look up alphabetical SIC/NAICS categories.

NAICS (North American Industrial Classification System)  Six digit hierarchical coding system to classify all economic activity into twenty industry sectors.

SIC (Standard Industrial Classification)  Four digit numerical code assigned by the U.S. government to identify the primary business category.


Video & Film

NBC Learn Higher Ed Offers unique collections of video resources, primary sources, historic footage, images, mini-documentaries and text resources designed for use in the classroom.




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