Small Business Core Collection for Libraries

Core Business Reference Titles

The advertising age encyclopedia of advertising / editors, John McDonough and the Museum of Broadcast Communications, Karen Egolf ; illus. ed., Jacqueline V. Reid. NY: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003.

The bank directory. Skokie, IL:  Accuity, 2005

Business rankings annual. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research, 1989-

Best’s insurance reports: life-health and best’s insurance reports: property-casualty Oldwick, NJ: A. M. Best Co.

Business plans handbook, 13 vols. Detroit: Gale
Also In Gale Virtual Reference Database)

The business writer’s handbook / Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, Walter E. Oliu. by Alred, Gerald J.  Boston : Bedford/St. Martin’s, c2003.

Capital changes reporter. Chicago, Ill. : Commerce Clearing House, continually updated.

D&B/Gale industry handbook. Detroit, Mich. : Gale

Directory of United States importers. New York, NY: Journal of commerce. 1967-

Directory of United States exporters.  New York, N.Y.: Journal of Commerce, Inc., c1990-

The directory of business information resources. Lakeville, CT : Grey House Pub., c1992-

The directory of venture capital & private equity firms, domestic & international. Grey House Pub. – Published annually

Encyclopedia of advertising / editors, John McDonough and the Museum of Broadcast Communications, Karen Egolf ; illustration editor, Jacqueline V. Reid. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003.

Encyclopedia of american industries. Millerton, N.Y. : Grey House Pub., c2008.

Encyclopedia of business information sources.  Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1970-
(available via Small Business Resource Center, Gale)

Encyclopedia of leadership / editors, George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson, James MacGregor Burns. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, c2004.

Encyclopedia of management.  Detroit, Mich. : Gale, c2009.
(available via Small Business Resource Center, Gale)

Encyclopedia of small business / Kevin Hillstrom, Laurie Collier Hillstrom, 1963-  Detroit : Gale Research, c1998
(available via Small Business Resource Center, Gale)

The entrepreneur’s information sourcebook: charting the path to small business success – Susan C. Awe, 2006

Financial compound interest and annuity tables / computed by Financial Publishing Company ; under editorial supervision of Charles H. Gushee.  by Financial Publishing Company. Boston : Financial Publishing Company, 1978.

How to set up your own small business – American Institute of Small Business, 2007

How to start a business in the state of New Jersey. Novick, Lawrence, Holmdel, N.J. : L.N. Inc. c2005

Industry norms and key business ratios. New York: Dun & Bradstreet

International directory of company histories / writers and researchers, Gretchen Antelman … [et al.].

Chicago, IL: St. James Press, c1988-<c2009 >

Legal guide for starting and running a small business – Fred S. Steingold. 11th edition 2009

LexisNexis corporate affiliations.  New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis Group, c2002-

Market guide.  New York : The Editor & publisher co.

Market share reporter.  Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1991-

Small business sourcebook.  Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., c1983-

NOLO Series- var. authors, Berkeley CA : Nolo Inc.

  • Incorporate your Business
  • LLC or Corporation
  • The Employer’s Legal handbook
  • The New Bankruptcy
  • The Small Business Start-Up Kit

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Startup Series – Entrepreneur Press

  • The Ultimate Start-up Directory
  • Start your Own Business
  • Forming a Partnership
  • How to Start a Business in New Jersey

Online Resources:

Core Business Databases

  • ABI/Inform
  • Business and Company Resource Center
  • First Research
  • Hoover’s Online or Factiva
  • Mergent Online or Net Advantage (S&P)
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
  • RDS Business Suite including RDS TableBase
  • Lexis Nexis
  • CoreFacts
  • Statewide databases – Reference USA, Business Source Premier, Regional Business News, Frost & Sullivan, Career Transitions, Job and Career Accelerator, Small Business Resource Center


  • Ebook readers (Nook, Kindle)
  • Selection of pre-loaded ebooks
  • iPads