Students and area residents can use a rich source of business and entrepreneurship information using Spokane Business Library. Our area is very lucky to have access to this extensive collection of business research tools. Use them in conjunction with SCC Library resources, and consult with SCC Librarians for research help.
ACCESS FOR SCC STUDENTS: If you don't have an active library card from an area public library, contact the SCC library to get a free access card. This card will allow you to search online to find all types of business information including:
This highly valuable collection of business databases is made available through a collaboration between Spokane Public Library, Spokane County Library District, and Eastern Washington U. http://www.spokanebusiness.org
Use the library Search to find books on specific subjects. You'll find print books and some ebooks.
Your SCC Library has books on these subjects and more:
NOTE: Click WIN Borrow in the Library Catalog to find books located at partner libraries
Here is just a sample of the types of books available in the SCC Library:
Search our BUSINESS databases to find all types of information (articles, e-videos, ebooks, etc.).
Ask a librarian for help if you are not finding what you need.
ProQuest Collection of articles and other information covering all subjects, not just business and entrepreneurship. Librarians can help you do an advanced search to find company profiles from the publisher Hoover's and industry profiles (like those from First Research).
Searching First Research industry profiles in ProQuest
Try adding the following to your search: pub("first research")
If you don't find an industry report you need, ask a librarian for help.
Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection Content from industry journals, travel guides and magazines; provides well-rounded coverage of tourism, plus cultural and economic aspects of travel, leisure activities, and more
Academic Search Complete Article database of 1000s of periodicals which cover all topics
Use Library Databases, like ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry to get market and industry reports, like those from Business Monitor International (BMI). This database also contains company, country, and commodity reports and numerous articles, newsletters, and other reports.
To see the full list of research tools, click on the BROWSE link near the top of the page.
(Ask for these at the Reference Desk)
Journal of Business: Book of Lists (current year)
Contains data useful for identifying contacts, targeting sales leads, compiling mailing lists, viewing growth markets in our region, researching competitors
Journal of Business: Market Fact Book (current year)
Market research data from Spokane County and selected areas of Kootenai County.
Spokane Vitals (also online)
From Greater Spokane Incorporated lists 20 economic indicators including: business growth, education, annual wages and other quality of life measures
Spokane Public Library has other Books and Databases, plus excellent research guides:
eBooks & e-audioBooks are available in library databases. These are books that you can read or listen to entirely online.
Students: access from off-campus requires login
Non-students: contact a librarian to enquire about access
You'll find 100s of business and entrepreneurship related ebooks & e-audiobooks