Business is an inclusive term but specifically designates the activities of those engaged in the purchase or sale of commodities or in related financial transactions.
Business. (2014). Merriam-Webster dictionary. Retrieved from

Economics is the modern field of study concerned with production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Economics. (2002). Greenwood encyclopedia of international relations. Retrieved from 

Terms to Search

business, business cycles, business enterprises, businessmen, capitalism, commerce, ecommerce, econometrics, economics, entrepreneurship, management, macroeconomics, microeconomics


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Online Open Access Journals

Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Michigan Journal of Business
Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management  
Strategic Management Review

Print Books

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Credo Reference
eBooks by EBSCOhost
Safari Books Online


What you need to know about SIC and NAIC Codes


Business/Economics Search Engine
This will search all of the websites listed below simultaneously or you may choose to select specific search site(s) to search.
Bankrate provides information on mortgage, credit card, and saving interest rates.
Bplans provides access to sample business plans and information on starting-up a business, including information on funding resources, blog posts, and articles.
CEOExpress is a directory of business web resources covering news, magazines, research, and surveys in all aspects of business.
ESRI ArcGIS Explorer
Free GIS viewer that gives you an easy way to explore, visualize and share specialized map made with your data.
Edgar Database  (SEC)
Corporate reports filed with the US Security and Exchange Commission in a searchable database. Reports include 10-K and Annual for all publicly owned US companies.
Ethics Resource Center
Ethics Resource Center provides research and information on ethics in private and public institutions. Also included are surveys, reports, and articles on ethics.
Federal Reserve Economic Data
This internet site provides access to economic data collected and used by the Federal Reserve System.
Federal Reserve System
Federal Reserve System internet site provides information on government regulations, policy, and research on the United States economy.
Fortune Global 500
This is Fortune Magazine’s annual rankings of the world's largest companies with revenue and profit information, including CEOs, fastest growing companies, and brief company descriptions.
The Library of Economics and Liberty
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Statistic from the US Bureau of Labor are accessible on this internet site covering all aspects of employment and economics in the United States of America including inflation, pay, benefits, unemployment, and prices.
US Census Bureau:  Business and Industry
Access to statistics concerning economic indicators and national economic data for the United States.
US Small Business Administration
The SBA provides information on finance, laws, regulations, training, and small business advocacy.