Business & Economics Study Guide

The type of resource below is a list of authoritative sources available on this topic, such as books available at the NCTC Libraries and internet resources.


Search the Catalog. Use the NCTC Library catalog to search all NCTC campuses for books, DVDs, and more. Search by keyword, subject, series, title, or author. The call number and location indicate where the item is located.

Suggested Search Terms

  • Business
  • Business and Economics
  • Commerce
  • Economic History
  • Finance
  • Income Distribution


NCTC provides subscriptions to thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers and other credible sources of information through research databases.

Note: These links only work ON-CAMPUS. To access the databases off-campus, go the Library Databases page within MyNCTC.

Suggested Databases

Business Abstracts with Full Text
Provides access to full text articles and scholarly journals from more than 510 major publications dating from 1995 to the present in the following areas: product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, surveys, statistical rankings, as well as book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, and conferences.

Business Source Complete (Enhanced)
This scholarly business database provides indexing and abstracts for the most important business journals from 1886 to the present, with searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals. This database provides access to full text content also.

Regional Business News
Provides full text coverage for more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Small Business Reference Center
Offers full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos, and reference books to support small business owners or those interested in starting a business in areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users have the ability to search within specific business topics as well as business types to find information that is relevant to their needs.

Webucator Self-Paced Courses (Voucher code 9440501)
Any library user can take as many of the courses as desired at no cost by choosing "Webucator Vouchers" as the payment method and entering the code 9440501. Each user gets access to a student portal to track progress through each course that is taken.

Internet Resources
Resources for students from the premiere source for industry information, including licensing and internship resources, definitions for common accounting terms, and links to organizations that can lead to additional information.

Accounting Degree Today
An informational resource that provides school information, career articles, student guides, accounting student reviews, and advice from current accounting professionals. This website is a starting point for individuals who want to research their options for degree programs, with key information about accounting schools in each state as well as accounting job and salary information by metro area. The site also provides an accounting jobs board that is updated daily.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Economic statistical information for the United States. Also useful are the webpages Economic Indicators, which provides frequently updated information from the U.S. Census Bureau on information on current indicators as well historic time series and Economic News Releases, which is a primary source for federal economic information updated from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with information on employment, earnings data, and price indexes.

Business and Economics - Texas
Information related to business in Texas provided by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Business Research Guide
Provides assistance in doing research in a variety of business and management topics, with descriptions of databases and hundreds of reference books in the collections of the Rutgers University Libraries. Links to more than 3,000 selected business and management-related Internet resources are included also.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
Since 1981 the Center has conducted research and provided analysis for state and federal fiscal policy and public programs. The reports, which are online beginning with the 1996 publications, cover public policy regarding fiscal issues, poverty, health, housing, social security, taxation, and welfare reform.

Discover Accounting
Resources for Accounting Students and Accountants – an online guide that provides educational information and resources on accounting careers.

FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data
Developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, FRED includes more than 240,000 economic and financial time series data from dozens of US and international sources (from Library Journal).

Fortune 500
Gives information on all of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies: revenue, assets, profit data, etc. Also provides information on best employers, top-paying companies, firms with women CEOs, and more.

How to Become a CPA in Texas
Becoming a CPA in Texas is a relatively straightforward process, involving a combination of education, examination and experience in order to gain the licensure required to hold this coveted title. Information provided by Discover Accounting.

Online MBA Review
Career guides, MBA school and program information, and other resources and news relevant to those interested in earning their MBA.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) - Patient Information
Patent-specific information from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) - Trademark Information
Trademark-specific information from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

United States Trade Statistics
The United States International Trade Commission Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb provides international trade statistics and U.S. tariff data to the public full-time and free of charge.