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Use this guide to find basic print and online sources for companies, industries, marketing and small business.
Last Updated: Feb 4, 2016 URL: http://guides.jsc.edu/business Print Guide

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Finding Background Information

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.

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    Encyclopedia of the United States Census, 2nd ed.
    Call Number: R/304.60973/En19an/2012
    ISBN: 9781608710256
    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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    ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States, Year
    ISBN: 9781598885910
    Click on the title to link to the full description of this essential source for locating statistics produced by various agencies and departments of the federal government.


    Credo Reference- Business


    This box will search all JSC Library Credo Reference titles for business.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Need to become an instant expert? Find background information in reference books on virtually any subject in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Search the subject collection, link to a list of titles, or search the separate titles listed.

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      Need to become an instant expert? Find background information in reference books on virtually any subject by using this link to titles in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Or, select the Title List and search individual titles.

    Business Titles in GVRL

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      Citing Business Sources

      Based on the MLA Handbook, 7th edition, this guide has been adapted for citing sources available to JSC business students.

      Updates and revisions by Linda Kramer


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