Library databases are collections of articles, reports, or information that are not easily available for free via a Google search. These licensed resources are purchased by the library for use by our students, faculty, and staff, and thus require you to login with your Rowan credentials. Click the links below to start your research on companies, industries, consumers, and more!
Additional Databases, such as Bloomberg (in Bunce Hall Room 156) and Capital IQ (online access by specially assigned username/password only) are available in the Rohrer College of Business for certain courses. Contact your professor for more information.
Remember to always start your search from the Campbell Library home page.
To cite business databases properly, use tips located here http://libguides.bentley.edu/citingsources-apa (under each yellow bar).
Try the new Census Business Builder: Regional Edition for demographics of our local area. Choose the 'businesses' tab or the 'consumer spending' tab to see total numbers of local employers in a particular industry along with their payroll and employee counts, or total consumer expenditures on transportation, travel, housing and more, all for our local area. A similar resource is the ReferenceUSA database, which can create heat maps of various demographics and company locations.
Business Plan examples are in Business Plans Handbook (32-volume ebook from Gale), which has basic examples from every industry. Be sure to check out our ever-growing list of e-books and print books from the library on how to write a business plan.
The popular NOLO Business Start-up books such as Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business are in the Small Business Reference Center database.
Graduate students need to know that Research Insight (Compustat) software is now on the Rowan Cloud.
Some directions and tutorials for using Research Insight that may be helpful:
http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/ref/dbdesc/researchhowto.htm ("Beyond the Basics" link)
FAQs within Research Insight software under the software's Help menu
For more, search “research insight” on YouTube!
And of course, check with your professor.
Browse by clicking on the dates of each journal's issues, or search for a keyword within that journal's articles. If you are off campus, you will be required to authenticate by logging in with your Rowan user name and password.
Remember, the links below are for individual journals that you can browse. In order to search multiple journals at once, use the Best Databases for Management and Entrepreneurship link, or the All Business Databases at Rowan link.
The websites of major newspapers often do not have the same contents as the printed or subscribed versions of those newspapers. Websites often include user-generated content like comments, blogs, etc. in addition to real articles from journalists. Use these databases to find the official versions of newspaper articles which have been editor-reviewed.
Print books on the shelves and electronic books online both count as real books in your bibliographies for papers. Books may give lots of information on a particular topic, or they may give more detail on a particular aspect of that topic or offer how-to assistance in a subject. There are a few main ways to find books in Campbell Library:
Below are some examples of e-books that are useful to accounting and finance majors. If you need help finding more books, please contact the library.
You can browse the library catalog using business subject headings like these. If you need any assistance in accessing an e-book (electronic resource) or locating an item on the shelf (print book), please contact the library.
Some books just do not come in electronic formats. In addition to browsing the e-books above, you can also browse print books on the shelves in Campbell Library. Most business books are on the third floor, in between call numbers HA and HF. When you find a book you like, just take it off the shelf and bring it with your Rowan student ID to the front desk for check-out. Borrowing books and videos is free for students, as long as you return them on time.
Using the library's catalog, you can conduct subject searches which will result in a list of book titles that focus on a topic you need. From the library's homepage, simply click on the LibraryCatalog link and try a few keywords.
While searching is a useful strategy, it is also sometimes helpful to browse our list of materials, since not every book will have the words 'human resources' in its title. The list below includes just some of the subject headings you might browse to find print books and e-books on specific topics in the field of human resource management.
Personnel management (note the subject heading is not 'human resource management' in this system)
Supervision of employees
. . .or . . .
Call number for browsing on the 3rd floor: HF5549
These resources are all restricted to Rowan University students and faculty. If you are off campus, you will be required to authenticate by logging in with your Rowan user name and password.