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 (choose database name from the menu on left to get the example for each).
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.