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ProQuest – Business

  • ABI/INFORM Complete contains thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data.
  • Free to you as an Ashworth Student.
  • Access this resource by entering ProQuest through the Student Library link in your Student Portal

Business Subtopics

Additional Resources

Digital Commons Network – Business

  • The BEPress Digital Commons Network is an open source institutional repository which makes the scholarly output of several universities and institutions freely available
  • Business sections contains over 16,066 works from 183 institutions
  • Covers ten major subject areas including law, social and behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, physical sciences and mathematics, life sciences, education, engineering, medicine and health sciences, and business
  • A tutorial on using the Digital Commons Network can be found here

Digital Public Library of America

  • Brings together free resources from America’s archives libraries, archives, and museums
  • Striving to contain the full breadth of human expression, this portal currently provide access to over 5,000,000 resources
  • Use the bookshelf tab or the search bar to navigate to the search interface or find resources on a particular topic
  • Not business-specific, but use search features to narrow results down to your chosen topic

Directory of Open-Access Journals

  • “The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact”
  • Thousands of open access journals with full text articles

Google Scholar

  • “Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.”
  • Since not all resources on Google Scholar are free, look for items that have a PDF link on the right hand side of the page, which indicate they are available for free immediate viewing
  • Not business-specific, but use search features to narrow results down to your chosen topic

Internet Public Library – Business and Economics

Business and Industry

  • Business and economic reports from the United States Census Bureau

Bloomberg Businessweek

  • Website of the business magazine published by Bloomberg L.P.
  • Created to provide information and interpretations about what is happening in the business world

Businesswire News

  • The global market leader in commercial press release distribution
  • Used by thousands to member companies and organizations to transmit full-text news, regulatory filings, photos, and other content to the public

Center for Human Capital Studies

  • Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to facilitate understanding of human capital development and labor market issues
  • Broad focus on the interaction between labor markets and education sectors, and the derived associated human capital development and workforce policies

  • Website of the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers
  • Particular focus on areas such as trade, economic development. Technology, entrepreneurship and business development, environmental stewardship, and statistical research and analysis

Consumer Expenditure Survey

  • Website of the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) program, whose data is collected for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the U.S. Census Bureau
  • The CE program consists of two major surveys that provide information on the buying habits of American consumers, including information on expenditures, incomes and consumer unit characteristics

Dow Jones Indexes

  • Leading full-service index provider that develops, maintains and licenses indexes for use as benchmarks and as the basis of investment products
  • Offers more than 130,000 equity indexes, including measures of hedge funds, commodities and real estate

Euromonitor International

  • Market research focused on industry, country, company and consumer lifestyle research
  • Analyzes companies and markets in more than 200 categories across 80 countries
  • Lifestyle, demographic and socioeconomic country data spanning 206 countries


  • Time-series and cross sectional data relating the food and agriculture for approximately 200 countries
  • Includes information about agricultural supply, resources, investment, trade, production, prices, and more

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • The FDIC is the independent agency created by Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection, and managing receiverships


  • Website of the American business magazine which was first published in 1917
  • News and opinions on news on current happenings in finance, industry, investing, marketing topics and more


  • Website of the global business magazine published by Time
  • News and opinions on news on current happenings in finance, industry, investing, marketing topics and more


  • Web-portal that connects international business professionals to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities


  • Largest bibliographic database dedicated to economics available freely on the internet
  • Hosted by the research division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


  • Website for Inc. magazine
  • Advice, tools, and services to help business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their own businesses

Leadership Training Institute

  • Program dedicated to educating students on the significance of leadership and relay the concepts of leadership through interactive curriculum
  • Directed at high school students but provides a solid and free introduction to business
  • Created as part of the MIT Open Courseware project

Minority Business Development Agency

  • Entrepreneurially focused organization from the U.S. Department of Commerce committed to wealth creation in minority communities
  • Mission is to actively promote the growth and competitiveness of minority business enterprises

North American Industry Classification System

  • The standard used by the Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy

NYSE Euronext

  • The world’s leading and most liquid equities exchange group
  • Comprised of equities and derivatives exchanges across the U.S. and Europe which trade cash equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

  • Non-profit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and public interest by promoting informative, accurate and independent audit reports
  • Oversees the audits of broker-dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws, to promote investor protection

  • Portal to the U.S. Small Business Association
  • Provides comprehensive resources for small businesses, small business owners, and prospective business owners


  • Links to the complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching to the EDGAR database
  • All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR

Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

  • IRS information related to small business

Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse

  • Created to meet the information needs of the SBDC community in the U.S.
  • Serves as a resource for providing timely, relevant research, web-based information, and training to SBDC counselors and their small business clients

Survey of Current Business

  • Monthly survey which is the definitive source of information for the Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Presents national, international, regional, and industry estimates, provide information about major revisions, discuss ongoing innovations and keep users up-to-date on relevant BEA issues and initiatives


  • Supplier discovery platform for finding manufacturers, distributors, and service providers
  • Includes section for staying informed through new product news

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

  • Aims to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation