Many of our reference sources are now online and fully searchable in electronic databases. JSC students, faculty and staff have access to these titles with their MyJSC ID and password. Use the links in the center of this page to locate subject encyclopedias and reference sources.
At the Library Reference Desk
For subject-specific sources, see the Company & Industry and Small Business pages (tabs) in this guide.
Encyclopedia of the United States Census, 2nd ed.
Call Number: R/304.60973/En19an/2012
Subtitled "From the Constitution to the American Community Survey (ACS)" this source provides a wealth of information on the history of the Census and statistics gathering methods and products. Basic concepts and data collection techniques are discussed in the entry on the Economic Census.
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
Call Number: R/016.071/G131/Year
"The definitive media source since 1869." (Preface) Essential for identifying marketing "channels" for your business. Covers U.S., Canadian and international print and broadcast media.
General Note: "An annual guide to publications and broadcast stations, including newspapers, magazines, journals, radio stations, and cable systems."
North American Industry Classification System
Call Number: [REF DESK]338.01/N811/2012
The NAICS supersedes the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC). Web access for other editions is also available on the "Websites" tab of this guide.
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Business Titles in GVRL
Select business titles in Gale Virtual Reference Library include: