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 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 Library Databases to research all types of business topics.
Database access: Library databases can only be accessed through the library homepage and you must login if you are off campus. If you have trouble accessing databases or finding information in them, contact a librarian 24/7.
Note about full text: If you find an article citation with no full-text, ask anyone at the SCC library to obtain the article for you.
Databases like ProQuest allow you to do an Advanced Search combining several concepts in one search.
Use these techniques to get better search results:
Now, combine several search techniques together like in these examples:
eCommerce AND "social media marketing"
motivation AND (employees OR workers)
Use Library Databases, like ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry to get market and industry reports, like those from Business Monitor International (BMI) and Dun & Bradstreet's First Research industry profiles. 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 ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry page.
ProQuest is a library databases containing articles and other information covering all subjects including 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
Add the following to your search: pub("first research")
If you don't find an industry report you need, ask a librarian for help.