Business

We do not accept unsolicited recommendations for additional links to our website.

Databases

TexShare Databases - 

Call the Reference Desk at 817-514-5865 for TexShare login information.  

  • Academic Search Complete - Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.
  • Business Abstracts and Full-text - Offering a multitude of business magazines and scholarly journals, this comprehensive database is an ideal resource for those looking to conduct research or find information in any area of business.
  • EBSCO Business Source Complete - Full-text journals in all disciplines of business. Non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.
  • EBSCO Vocational and Career Collection - Full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.
  • Newspaper Source - Cover-to-cover full-text for more than 40 national and international newspapers.
  • Regional Business News - Search EBSCO resources for business-related information.
  • Small Business Reference Center - Detailed "how-to" instructions buying, running, managing, or selling a small business.

Universal Class -

Access to more than 500 lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs).  Courses in business, accounting, economics, computer training, and so much more. Free service for Watauga cardholders.  


Magazines & Newspapers

Located in the Build a Better Business section of the Library.

Magazines

  • Entrepreneur
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Newspapers

  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • Wall Street Journal

Websites

General Business News and Resources

Company/Industry Research

  • Annual Report Service - A free directory of online annual reports available on the web.
  • Current Industrial Reports - The Current Industrial Report (CIR) program has been providing monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity for many years. The primary objective of the CIR program is to produce timely, accurate data on production and shipments of selected products.
  • ECHO - Use EPA's ECHO website to search for facilities in your community to assess their compliance with environmental regulations. You can also investigate pollution sources, examine and create enforcement related maps, or explore your state's performance.
  • Europages - More than a simple directory, Europages, the directory of European companies is a professional portal that encourages business-to-business exchanges.
  • NAICS Code Look-up - The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
  • SEC Filings
  • SIC Code Look-up

Consumer Interests


Markets & Research

  • Bankrate.com - A site providing bank interest rates for mortgages, loans, credit cards, various accounts, and certificates of deposit.
  • Big Charts - Stock and Mutual Fund daily closing prices, back to 1985.
  • CNNMoney.com - The site is the online home of Fortune and Money, and serves as CNN.com's exclusive Business site.
  • Cost of Living Comparison Calculator - Compare costs of living between United States cities.
  • DepositAccounts.com - Easy to find bank information and compare interest rates.
  • EDGAR - EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").
  • Kiplinger.com - A Washington, D.C. based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, available in print, online, audio, video and software products.
  • Mutual Fund Education Alliance - The MFEA is a unique community of investment management leaders focused on the future.
  • NASDAQ - Official site of The NASDAQ Stock Market featuring free stock quotes, stock exchange prices, stock market news, and online stock trading tools.
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • Treasury Direct - A website run by the United States Treasury that allows US individual investors to purchase Treasury securities such as T-Bills and others directly from the U.S. government.
  • Valueline - An independent investment research and financial publishing firm.

Small Business Resources

  • Big Charts - BigCharts is the world's most comprehensive and easy-to-use investment research Web sites.  It provides access to professional-level research tools such as interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary. 
  • ECorner - Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner provides a free collection of over 1600 videos and podcasts, featuring lectures by today's entrepreneurial thought leaders. 
  • Findlaw for Business - FindLaw's Small Business Law section covers everything from obtaining financing and hiring employees, to choosing the right insurance policies and filing taxes. Those who operate small businesses typically wear many different hats, but also must know when and how to seek help from others.
  • Governor's Office of Economic Development - The official website of Texas economic development, offering information about site selection, economic development incentives, and business research.  
  • Market Watch - Excellent investment, savings and personal finance resource.  Features calculators for investing, mortgages, career planning, autos and more.  Some features require free registration.
  • Minority Business Development Agency
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes - The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
  • North Texas Small Business Development Center Network - The NTSBDC promotes small business success by providing management education.  They assist small businesses in creating jobs and economic growth by utilizing the elements of quality counseling and training, community involvement and the leveraging of resources.
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office - The USPTO is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.   
  • SBA Free On-line Courses - Small Business Administration free media online courses.
  • SCORE - SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
  • Small Business Administration - Information and services offered by the SBA.
  • Small Business Development Center - The SBDC National Information Clearinghouse serving the Small Business Development Center Network and America's small business community.
  • Start a Business in Texas - Contains information from multiple government resources related to starting a new business. 
  • Switchboard - Find businesses and people with this online phone book.
  • Tarrant SBDC - The Tarrant Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides management consulting, training and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners in Tarrant County.
  • United States Congress and Legislation Information 
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office - The USPTO is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.
  • United States Small Business Administration - Information and services offered by the SBA.
  • Women-Owned Small Businesses - The gateway for women-owned businesses selling to the federal government.
  • Zip Codes and Extensions