Business, Economics and Careers


Business Source Premier

This business database provides full text for thousands of business periodicals, including peer-reviewed business publications, with archives back to the 1980s.  Includes Datamonitor Company Profiles in PDF, which give comprehensive economic data for all countries. Updated daily.

Ferguson Career Guidance

(Facts on File)


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center contains in-depth job descriptions complete with job-specific resource listings, detailed industry descriptions, career resources, career preparation information (including scholarships, academic programs, and non-academic programs), and web resources.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

A public database of career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, available on the open Web.  Use the menu on the right to search categories of professions, and find extremely detailed information about the qualifications, work conditions, career pathways, salaries, and much more for each profession.  A terrific resource provided by the federal government.


JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students. It provides access to more than 12 million peer-reviewed academic journal articles, books, and primary sources  in 75 disciplines. Business and Economics subjects covered include: Business, Development Studies, Economics, Finance, Labor & Employment, Relations, Management & Organizational Behavior, and Marketing & Advertising. Almost every college uses JSTOR, so get to know it now! 

Global Issues in Context 

Your best source of information for current international issues, including business, economics, and technology, Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

Library of Economics and Liberty

A free online resource of economics resources, featuring:

  • Authoritative editions of classics in economics, and related works in history, political theory and philosophy;
  • Links to the most commonly-used economics databases
  • Reading lists and annotated bibliographies organized by topic, for those looking for ideas for further readings;
  • Links to other sites of interest.

CIA World Factbook

"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities."  This is a free database provided online, so no passwords are needed.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Reference articles on every subject, including topics in business and economics.

World Geography and Culture Online (Facts On File)

World Geography and Culture Online contains regional, country, and state maps, plus thematic and geographical maps and an interesting ranking and comparison feature. Look in the left-side menu for detailed cultural information about each country.

Also look for career and business articles in any of the databases of magazine and newspaper articles.

Search any of the news databases with the name of the career AND the words "career" or "vocational guidance"