Search library BUSINESS databases to find all types of information (articles, e-videos, ebooks, etc.).
- Students must login to access databases from off campus.
- Non-students must visit the library to use our databases.
Ask a librarian for help if you are not finding what you need.
ProQuest Entrepreneurship Collection of entrepreneurship articles, videos, blogs, how-to books, company reports, market research, sample business plans, templates, forms, and more
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.
Demographics Now Create customized demographic and market research profiles for your chosen location & population.
ReferenceUSA Use this database to identify competitors & similar businesses, and possible customers to whom you may market your product/service. Choose any geographic area you want.
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
Company & Industry Reports: ABI Inform
(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
Try a SUBJECT search on topics like:
- Small business - Management
- New business enterprises - Canada
- Business planning
- Success in business
- Venture capital
- Business law
NOTE: Click WIN Borrow in the Library catalog to find books located at partner libraries
NOTE: Click Request Item to have books sent to SCC for you
Here is just a sample of the types of books available in the SCC Library:
eBooks & eAudio
eBooks & eAudioBooks are available in library databases.
These are books that you can read or listen to entirely online.
then choose either eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
- Students: access from off-campus required login
- Non-students: contact a librarian to enquire about access
You'll find 100s of business and entrepreneurship related ebooks like these:
Business and Residential Directory; search for companies in all industries and service sectors; search for businesses and customers sets by geographic area; find competitor businesses
Periodical articles from journals, magazines, & newspapers; all topics; Introduction to using ProQuest database
Job and Industry profiles as well as Career and Industry resources
Full text database of more than 1,200 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus
Spokane Public Library has other Books and Databases, plus excellent research guides:
Renew Washington Grant
Some of the library's career resources have been obtained under the Renew Washington grant, a project funded in part under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Library.